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August 5, 2017

CaribBEING in Brooklyn

caribBEING House

5:00–9:00 p.m.

Mobile art center caribBEING House is stopping by our Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden for the month of August. Share your stories of #MyCaribbeanHeritage and see art from the diaspora in Brooklyn.

Music: RIVA & Bohio Music

5:00–7:00 p.m.

RIVA & Bohio Music mix traditional Haitian songs with elements of soul, R&B, and jazz.

Gallery Tour

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Join Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, for an inside look at the exhibition We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.

Film: Bruk Out!

6:00 p.m.

Catch a sneak preview of the film Bruk Out! (Cori Wapnowska, 2017, 69 min). The documentary follows Dancehall Queens across the globe who travel to compete in an annual international dance competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and the global influence of Jamaican music and culture. Followed by a talkback with director Cori Wapnowska and Dancehall Queen Famous Red, moderated by Seph Rodney, editor at Hyperallergic. 310 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Movement Workshop: Wukkout!

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Learn how to juk, wuk up, and wine in this high-energy soca dance class.

Hands-On Art

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Get inspired by the sea and create a painting with watercolor and salt. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Teen Apprentices host ten minute talks about pre-Columbian objects from the Caribbean.

Flag Fete

7:00–10:00 p.m.

Bring your national flag and enjoy a lineup of female-identified Caribbean artists showcasing a range of genres from Brooklyn and across the Caribbean, including masqueraders from Sesame Flyers and Freaks Mas.


  • 7–8 pm Sol Nova
  • 8–8:30 pm Young Devyn
  • 8:30–10 pm Ting & Ting featuring Kitty Cash and special guests

Film: Crown Heights

8:00 p.m.

Join us for an exclusive  preview of Crown Heights (Matt Ruskin, 2017, 99 min.), the much-anticipated winner of the 2017 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. When Crown Heights resident Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder in 1982, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence. Adapted from This American Life, this is the true story of their harrowing quest for justice. Followed by a Q&A. 310 free tickets at Admissions at 7 pm.

Book Club: Oneka LaBennett

8:00 p.m.

Oneka LaBennett reads from her book She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn. Followed by a signing in the Shop.

Music: Drums and Bugles International Bands Association

8:30–9:30 p.m.

Panamanian marching band Drums and Bugles International Bands Association ends the night with a bang.

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.

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

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.

Have a performance, film, or activity you’d like to present? Submit a proposal or email us.

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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.