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October 1, 2016

Beyond Borders

Music: Maria Usbeck

5:00 p.m.

Maria Usbeck performs songs from her first solo album. Recorded during her travels through the Americas and Europe, Maria’s Amparo returns to her roots with a percussive pop sound that pays tribute to her childhood in South America.

Curator Tour

6:00 p.m.

View our newly refreshed American Art galleries with curator Nancy Rosoff as she discusses indigenous art from the Americas spanning time, cultures, and geography.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Create a masterpiece in metal using repujado, or metal embossing, a traditional Mexican folk art technique dating back to the twelfth century.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

6:30 p.m.

Join our teen Museum Apprentices for talks in Spanish and English about depictions of everyday life in contemporary art.

Music: Sol Nova

7:00 p.m.

Sol Nova layers bass- and drum-heavy electronic dance music, giving prominence to music created by artists of the African diaspora.


7:30 p.m.

PROFILED (Kathleen Foster, 2016, 52 min.) follows Black and Latinx youth killed by the NYPD, bearing witness to the burning issues of racial profiling and police brutality. Followed by a talkback with the director and Natasha Duncan, activist and sister of Shantel Davis, who was killed by the NYPD; Joseph L. Graves Jr., evolutionary biologist and author of The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America; Kristine Anderson Welch, social worker and supporter of Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray campaigns; Jill Bloomberg, advocate and Principal Park Slope Collegiate; and Joël Díaz, educator, writer, and activist. Free tickets (310) at Admissions at 6:30 p.m.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

7:30 p.m.

Join our teen Museum Apprentices for talks in Spanish and English about depictions of everyday life in art from across the Americas.

Salsa Party

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Learn and dance with Balmir Latin Dance Company as they host a salsa party with lessons (7:30 p.m.) and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Book Club

8:00 p.m.

Hear author Gabby Rivera read from her debut novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, the story of a queer Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx who heads to Portland, Oregon, after coming out to her family. (Meet by Mickalene Thomas's painting A Little Taste Outside of Love.)

Music: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

9:00 p.m.

Transcend borders and celebrate the NYC immigrant experience with M.A.K.U. Soundsystem’s fusion of Colombian beats with funk, jazz, and hip-hop.

Join us for Target First Saturdays and enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 p.m. Happy Hour is 4–6 p.m. See the exhibition Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present at the discounted price of $10 (regularly $16) during Target First Saturdays (tickets only available on-site). Our Egyptian galleries close at 8 p.m. and all fifth-floor galleries close at 9 p.m.

The Norm restaurant and bar is open all evening. Also stop by BKM Café and Bowl for artist-created sandwiches, as well as salads, sweets, and beverages. 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 the 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.

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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.

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