Pride Month: Queer Continuums
Music: New York City Gay Men's Chorus
New York City Gay Men's Chorus performs works from their latest season.
DisOrient: Queer Arab Film and Discussion
Enjoy new releases by queer Arab filmmakers during Ramadan and Pride, including the Brooklyn premiere of Breaking Fast (Mike Mosallam, 2015, 18 min.). Tarab NYC hosts a conversation with filmmakers on gender, homophobia, Islamophobia, and Orientalism across Arab art-making communities and identities. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 4:30 pm.
Join Rujeko Hockley, former Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, for an inside look into the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.
Hands-On Art: Crown-Making
Celebrate yourself! Create a royal headdress or crown to honor your unique personal identity. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.
Performance: D'hana Perry
D’hana Perry performs selections from LOOSE, an immersive documentary blending music, audio, and video to explore issues of race, gender identity, and sexuality. Part of our Black Queer Brooklyn on Film series, on upcoming Thursdays in June.
Pop-Up Gallery Talks
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute discussions about works of art by LGBTQ artists in our collection.
New York City Legacy Ball
Kick off Pride Month at the New York City Legacy Ball with Icons, Legends, Statements, and Stars of the ballroom community, hosted by father Sydney UltraOmni. Come ready to compete in categories celebrating the old and new, and catch footage of balls past from the U.S. and around the world.
Community Resource Fair
Become more active in your community and connect with vital resources offered by community-based organizations, including Gender Empowerment Movement (GEM) Program, Health and Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT), Brooklyn Zen Center, Diaspora Community Services, PERCENT FOR GREEN, Well Read Black Girl, Brooklyn Pride, and Audre Lorde Project.
Self-proclaimed “space aged singer/songwriter” SassyBlack fuses electronic, psychedelic, soul, and hologram funk with a jazz-infused tribute to black radical women musicians.
Black Queer Brooklyn on Film Preview
Celebrate the premiere of our Black Queer Brooklyn on Film series with new releases from Frances Bodomo, Dyani Douze, Ja’Tovia Gary, and Chanelle Aponte Pearson—members of film collective New Negress Film Society—and Brooklyn-based artists Lindsay Catherine Harris and Isabella Reyes, and with actor Ash Tai. Followed by a Q&A. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 6:30 pm.
Performance: Taja Lindley
Taja Lindley performs an adaptation of her upcoming work The Bag Lady Manifesta, debuting at Dixon Place in fall 2017. Lindley’s film This Ain’t A Eulogy will screen later in June as part of our Black Queer Brooklyn on Film series.
Saretta Morgan and Alysia Harris read poems that pay tribute to artists in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem. Cave Canem Foundation is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of black poets.
Tamar-kali delivers intense, melodic rock centered around her soulful voice.
Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 p.m. Happy Hour is 5–7 p.m.
In 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists as part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum.
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 the Admissions Desk. Members can pick up tickets from our Membership Desk while supplies last. We do our best to keep listings as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes last-minute program changes are unavoidable.
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.