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October 5, 2019

Latinx Pride

Photo Booth: Inside Out

5–9:30 pm

Celebrate our new exhibition JR: Chronicles and join the more than 160,000 people who have had their portrait taken as part of JR's Inside Out project. Portraits will be wheatpasted in the Museum. First come, first served.

Music: Edna Vazquez

5–6 pm

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Edna Vazquez transcends the boundaries of language and genre including alternative rock, folk, pop, and R&B. Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall Citywide series.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Create a paper-based collage with text inspired by the works of Elektra KB, Felipe Baeza, and Brooklyn-based collective Papi Juice that are on view in Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall.

Film: Rock Rubber 45s

6–8 pm

Ballplayer, author, DJ, and filmmaker Bobbito García presents Rock Rubber 45s (2018, 96 min.), which explores the connections between global basketball, hip-hop, sneaker, and music cultures, followed by a DJ set with García in our Rubin Pavilion. Presented in partnership with the Afro-Latino Festival NYC. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Dance: Salsa Party

7–10 pm

Join Balmir Latin Dance Studio for a special edition of our monthly Salsa Party, featuring a class led by professional dancers, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances from Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Reading and Performance: Amigxs

8–9 pm

Celebrate the launch of volume 3 of the zine Amigxs, by Camilo Godoy (whose work is on view in Nobody Promised You Tomorrow), with readings and performances by Joshua Allen, Karlo Bueno Bello, Brian Contratto, ELSZ, and Cristóbal Guerra. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Performance: Uniting Diaspora, Making That Drum Talk!

8:30–10 pm

Bombazo Dance Co demonstrates the Caribbean and Central and South American dances and drum patterns of the African diaspora, followed by a discussion. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.

Music: Bobbito García and Friends

8:30–10 pm

DJ Bobbito García performs musical sets alongside an all-star cast, including a special live performance by Afro-Panamanian drum group Los Nativos de Brooklyn. Presented in partnership with the Afro-Latino Festival NYC.

First Saturdays do not include entry to the ticketed exhibition Pierre Cardin: Future fashion.

For twenty years, 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 January and September), 5–11 pm.

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

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

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