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October 1, 2022

Our Historias Are Many

Historias, meaning both “histories” and “stories,” are plentiful within and beyond Latinx and queer communities. Honoring both Latinx Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month, this First Saturday is a chance to join artists, writers, and activists in sharing stories and celebrating collective histories.

This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
5–9:30 pm

Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than thirty artisans and vendors from across Brooklyn, featuring artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

Hands-On Art

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
5–7 pm

Learn to play the Salvadorian drawing game Tripa Chuca, and then add your drawing to a community mural inspired by the artist Guadalupe Maravilla (rain location: Education Gallery, 1st Floor).

Music: Strings N Skins

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor
5–6 pm

Brooklyn-based band Strings N Skins mixes acoustic drum vibrations with electronic violin sounds, producing explosive music reflective of their Caribbean and Latin American heritage.

Curator Tour: Climate in Crisis

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
5:30–6:30 pm

Nancy Rosoff, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, Arts of the Americas, leads a tour of Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas, with a focus on artwork from Central and South America. 

Book Club: Finding La Negrita

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
6–7:30 pm

Author Natasha Gordon-Chipembere celebrates the release of Finding La Negrita, a historical fiction retelling of the story of the Black Madonna set in seventeenth-century Costa Rica. Dr. Gordon-Chipembere is joined in conversation with award-winning author, associate professor, and patient advocate Tonya Cherie Hegamin. Followed by a book signing. This program will include ASL interpretation. 

Music: Fogo Azul

Brooklyn Museum Plaza
6–7 pm

Brazilian drumline Fogo Azul carries on the legacy of samba and reggae as protest music while activating our plaza.

Meet Your Borough President

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
6:30–7:30 pm

Deputy Director of Learning and Social Impact Adjoa Jones de Almeida joins Antonio Reynoso, Brooklyn’s first Latino Borough President, for a chat about his journey into politics and the roles of art and community-building in serving our neighbors.

Salsa Party

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
7–10 pm

Join Balmir Dance Society and DJ Tenosh from Noche Romantica for salsa showcases, instruction by professional dancers, and social dancing. 

Teen Pop-Up Talks

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
7–8 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute pop-up talks in the Arts of the Americas galleries.

Music: La Banda Chuska

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
7–8 pm

The Brooklyn-based group La Banda Chuska reimagines vintage Peruvian cumbia, chicha, and surf to create their own unique sound.

Pop-Up Poetry

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
8–9 pm

Poets Moncho Alvarado (author of Greyhound Americans and winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Book Prize) and Beatriz Yanes Martinez (currently Mutual Learning Fellow at the Hood Museum of Art) read their original work, which share overlapping themes of migration, queerness, and family archives.

Film: Takeover

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
8:30–10 pm

The documentary Takeover (Emma Francis-Snyder, 2021, 37 min.) focuses on the day that the Young Lords took over the Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital to demand healthcare for their communities. The film traces the events of July 14, 1970, when fifty activists stormed the hospital, raising the Puerto Rican flag atop the building and declaring it “The People’s Hospital.” The film is followed by a talkback and Q&A with Francis-Snyder and Mickey Melendez, cofounder of the New York chapter of the Young Lords Party, moderated by Neyda Martinez, Associate Professor and Director of the Media Management Graduate Program, School of Media Studies, the New School.

Music: duendita

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor
9–10 pm

The band duendita shares original vocal compositions dedicated to their loved ones, community, and native New Yorkers worldwide. 

For over twenty-one years, we’ve hosted First Saturdays—monthly evenings of free programming welcoming visitors from central Brooklyn and beyond—at the Brooklyn Museum. Join us for free every month (except January, July, and September), 5–10 pm. Note: First Saturdays do not include entry to Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech."

Advance registration is required. Admission is subject to our capacity at the time of your arrival. To ensure the safety of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, please enter through the front of the Museum starting at 5 pm.

Masks are optional except for programs in the Auditorium, at which masks will be provided upon arrival.

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Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation.

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