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May 6, 2017

Bang on a Can Marathon

Bang on a Can Marathon

2:00–10:00 p.m.

Bang on a Can comes to Brooklyn! Join us for eight hours of musical performances as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bang on a Can Marathon. (Suggested admission $16 before 5 pm; free as part of Target First Saturdays after 5 pm!)


Interactive Workshop: Found Sound Nation

5:00–9:00 p.m.

Express yourself with Found Sound Nation’s Mobile Street Studio, a recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!


Brooklyn Dance Festival

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Dance Festival presents David Parker’s Turing Tests, in which dancers from The Bang Group use their bodies to perform the musical score Perfect For The Bang Group, by Dean Rosenthal. Takes place every half hour.


Hands-On Art

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Get inspired by the rhythms and grooves of Bang on a Can and use everyday materials to craft your own musical instrument. After Hands-On Art, join us in the Biergarten at 8:15 to become a player in the Orchestra of Original Instruments. All ages welcome!


Pop-Up Poetry: Jaime Lee Lewis

7:30–8:30 p.m.

Stop by for pop-up spoken word performances and conga drumming organized by poet Jaime Lee Lewis. Features Jennifer Falu, Hadaiyah Bey, Ahlaam Abduljalil, Jamie Falu, and Lewis.


Workshop: Orchestra of Original Instruments

8:15–9:00 p.m.

Bring your handmade instrument from Hands-On Art, or clap and tap along! Join Bang on a Can All-Star and instrument designer Mark Stewart to create a live group arrangement in this exciting workshop for all ages.


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.

Tickets for Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern are discounted to $12 during Target First Saturdays (discounted tickets available in advance and on-site).

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.