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June 1, 2024

First Saturday: Fruitful

Celebrate Pride with a glittering lineup of queer and trans artists, collectives, writers, and musicians who are creating opportunities for community and joy throughout Brooklyn. From erotic literary readings of the new anthology SLUTS to musical sets from freshly released records, the evening spotlights recent art that’s shaping queer culture. 

This program is free; registration is required and includes Museum general admission. Tickets will be released on a rolling basis starting May 17. Sign up for the Brooklyn Museum newsletter to be notified of the next release.

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Music: New York City Gay Men’s Chorus

Iris Cantor Plaza, 1st Floor
5–6 pm

Step outside for a sunset serenade! New York City Gay Men’s Chorus returns to perform a family-friendly showcase of beloved choral and pop hits on the plaza steps. (Rain location: Lobby, 1st Floor)

Hands-On Art: Healing Sound Makers

American Art Galleries, 5th Floor
5–7 pm

Create an embossed, healing sound maker inspired by the work of Nico Williams, as seen in Nico Williams: Aaniin, I See Your Light.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
5–9:30 pm

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items highlighting queer and trans artists and vendors from across Brooklyn. Offerings include artwork, jewelry, fashion, and home and apothecary goods.

Artist Talk: Nico Williams

American Art Galleries, 5th Floor
5:30–6:30 pm

Learn more about Nico Williams: Aaniin, I See Your Light with a conversation between Williams and Dare Turner, Curator of Indigenous Art.

Book Talk: SLUTS

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

Celebrate SLUTS—the first publication from “vulgarian queer publisher” DOPAMINE BOOKS—with a marathon reading featuring Vera Blossom, Tom Cole, Jenny Fran Davis, and Miguel Gutierrez. Followed by a conversation between the contributors and editor Michelle Tea, and culminating with a book signing. This program contains adult content.

Music: STEFA*

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

Composer and performance artist STEFA* returns with songs from their newly released record Born With An Extra Rib. Pulling from punk, experimental pop, classically minimalist music, and queer maximalist aesthetics, the Queens-raised artist builds somatic worlds that offer “decolonial respite for the misfits, the displaced, and the future generations of Brown and Indigenous radical artists of the diaspora.”

Music: Disco Auntie

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
7–10 pm

Dance to sets by Disco Auntie, a New York City party and DJ collective organized by Jakari Wing, Offering Rain, Nadya Agrawal, and Roshni Samlal. Disco Auntie is devoted to platforming music of the South Asian diaspora and beyond.

Workshop: I’m Finna Talk

Museum Shop, 1st Floor
7:30–8:30 pm

Join I’m Finna Talk for a presentation on Protest Art followed by hands-on art-making. A femme-led collective, I’m Finna Talk hosts accessible dialogues and open mic events for Black, Brown, and Indigenous LGBTQIA+ people throughout New York City.

Film: D.E.B.S.

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

Honor the 20-year anniversary of queer cult classic D.E.B.S. (Angela Robinson, 2004, 91 min.), in which the head of a teenage paramilitary group falls for the villainess she is assigned to bring to justice. With an opening performance by gender-fluid drag artist Kiko Soirée.

Music: Siren

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

Close out the night with Siren, a Black and Brown trans music collective including FOR THE GWORLS founder Asanni Armon, s.e.r, Demi Vee, PHAROAH RAPTURE, WHATSGOOD!, and SunChild. They’ll perform music from their debut album, The GREAT OFFERING: VENUS UNDERWATER.

For twenty-five years, we’ve hosted First Saturdays—monthly evenings of free programming welcoming visitors from central Brooklyn and beyond—at the Brooklyn Museum. Join us the first Saturday of February–August and October, 5–11 pm.

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. Coat check is available in a limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Have a performance, film, or activity you’d like to present? Submit a proposal or get in touch with us at

Proud Sponsor of First Saturdays

First Saturdays are supported by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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