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July 7, 2018

Reimagining Independence

Starting at 5 pm, please enter through our front entrance. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that in order to comply with safety regulations we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity. (To see David Bowie is, you must purchase tickets online in advance.)

Music: Brooklyn Raga Massive and Arun Ramamurthy Trio

5–6 pm

Brooklyn Raga Massive performs compositions that take inspiration from and expand on Indian classical music. Arun Ramamurthy Trio with Roopa Mahadevan reimagine the traditional Carnatic repertoire.

Curator Tour: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

5:30–6:30 pm

Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, gives an inside look at Radical Women with a focus on U.S.-based immigrant artists in the exhibition.

Conversation with Aperture: Art and Incarceration

6 pm

Contemporary artists Sable Elyse Smith and Duron Jackson, and scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, co-editor of Aperture’s spring issue, Prison Nation, discuss the role art plays in creating a visual record of mass incarceration. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Create a collaborative mural inspired by immigrant voices in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 and the famous Williamsburg Murals.

Dance: Maria Hupfield and Electric Djinn

6–7 pm

Maria Hupfield activates felt sound-tools with Electric Djinn’s electronic compositions including sampled sounds, soft synths, programmed beats, and processed vocals.

Scholar Talk: "America Was Never White"

6 pm

Think Olio scholar Jamie Warren discusses the costs of American historical memory and intentional forgetting in reckoning with the United States’ history of slavery.

Music: Ushka

7–9 pm

Brooklyn-based DJ Ushka traverses genres that celebrate the diverse immigrant and diasporic communities of New York City.

Music: Mariachi Flor de Toloache

7 pm

New York City’s first and only all-women mariachi group honors and reimagines traditional Mexican music.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

7–8 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 focusing on Nuyorican artists.

Music: Resonator Collective

8–9:30 pm

Led by multi-instrumentalist and singer Zaven, Resonator Collective performs a tribute to the influential sounds of David Bowie.

Film: Dolores

8:30 pm

Dolores (Peter Bratt, 2017, 93 min.) documents the life of trailblazing labor activist Dolores Huerta, who led the fight for racial and labor justice by co-founding the first farmworkers’ unions in the United States with Cesar Chavez. Presented in partnership with ITVS. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Music: Abir

9 pm

Moroccan-born singer-songwriter Abir performs soulful pop influenced by her childhood listening to jazz and R&B in the limos her father drove.

For twenty years, Target First Saturdays have been the freshest place to kick off the month, thanks to great programming and our great community. To ensure the safety of all of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, visitors should enter through the front of the Museum. Please keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that in order to comply with safety regulations 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. NOTE: To see David Bowie is, purchase tickets online.

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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Sponsored by Target and adidas.

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.