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January 5, 2019

New Year, New Futures

Music: N0VA tREK

5–6 pm

N0VA tREK is a dynamic duo of soulful singer-songwriters who transport us with their futuristic sound that merges rock, hip-hop, and R&B.


Artist and Curator Tour: Rob Wynne: FLOAT

5:30–6:30 pm

Rob Wynne and Margarita Karasoulas, Assistant Curator of American Art, take you on a journey through the artist's mirrored glass interventions in our American Art galleries.


Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Create your own mixed-media mobile, inspired by the work of Betye Saar in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.


Film: The Foreigner’s Home

6–7 pm

The Foreigner’s Home (Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree, 2018, 57 min.) explores Toni Morrison’s exhibition of the same name, presented in 2006 at the Louvre. The exhibition showcased artists affected by cultural displacement as well as their ability to harness art’s redemptive power. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.


Book Club: Darius Bost’s Evidence of Being

6–7 pm

Author Darius Bost is joined by artist Tiona McClodden to celebrate the release of his new book, Evidence of Being, which focuses on the role of community for gay Black men in the face of apparent government abandonment during the AIDS epidemic. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.


Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks

6:30–7:30 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about artworks on view in Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection.


Music: Bembona

7–8 pm

DJ Bembona is a born-and-bred Brooklynite of Panamanian and Puerto Rican descent who focuses on music of the Latinx and African diasporas.


Dance: Brooklyn Dance Festival

7:30–9 pm

Brooklyn Dance Festival showcases the borough’s emerging talent, artists who push boundaries and imagine new possibilities for movement into the future. Tonight’s performances are followed by a movement workshop.


Pop-Up Poetry

7:30–9 pm

Enjoy readings by poets Ama Codjoe, Kyla Marshell, and S. Erin Batiste, who identify as activists and use their words to envision new ways of being in the world. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.


Community Talk: A Future for Immigrants, Know Your Rights Forum

8–9 pm

What can we do to create safe, welcoming spaces for immigrant communities? The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs leads a Know Your Rights Forum on how to build solidarity with those at risk for police and government harassment and to prevent the deportation and destruction of families and communities. 30 free tickets in Forum line at Admissions at 7 pm.


Performance: Neptune

8–10 pm

Timothy DuWhite’s Neptune imagines a space for those who have been labeled “too difficult” to properly love. Follow Wayne's journey as he uncovers a world beyond what he knows as a Black, queer, HIV-positive boy. Neptune was developed through the Dixon Place Artist-in-Residence Program, and commissioned by and first presented at Dixon Place in NYC with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funds from the Jerome Foundation. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.


Music: Young Paris

9–10 pm

Born in France to Congolese parents and now based in New York, Young Paris is redefining EDM with his innovative Afrobeats.


For twenty years, Target First Saturdays have been the freshest place to kick off the month. To ensure the safety of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, please enter through the front of the Museum. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity.

Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 pm. Some Target First Saturday programs take place in more intimate locations, so you’ll need a ticket. Lines often form one hour before ticket distribution at our Admissions Desk. Members can pick up tickets from Member Services while supplies last. We do our best to keep listings as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes last-minute program changes are unavoidable.

Visit The Norm restaurant or our Café. Parking is a flat rate of $6 starting at 5 pm. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 pm.)

We are committed to making our galleries and programs accessible to everyone. To request accommodations, such as assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, or open captioning, contact us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Have a performance, film, or activity you’d like to present? Submit a proposal or get in touch with us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Sponsored by Target.


Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.