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April 1, 2017

Beyond the Blues

Music: Martha Redbone Roots Project

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Martha Redbone Roots Project’s indie soul blends folk and Appalachian sounds, and pays tribute to Redbone’s Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee, and African American roots. Part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series.

New York City Participatory Budgeting

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Propose and vote on community projects that affect your neighborhood. Council Members across the city are asking residents how to spend at least $34 million in capital funding for projects including improvements to schools, parks, libraries, and public housing. Voters should be at least 14 years old and live in a participating Council District.

Film: Eva Hesse

5:30 p.m.

Eva Hesse (Marcie Begleiter, 2016, 108 min.) captures New York’s 1960s downtown art scene through the short and extraordinary career of German-born American artist Eva Hesse. Followed by a talkback with the artist’s sister Helen Charash and the film’s producer, Karen Shapiro. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 5 pm.

Performance: Chloë Bass

6:00 p.m.

Conceptual artist Chloë Bass’s lecture performance #sky #nofilter interrogates a chronicle of everyday photographs taken during a year of racial trauma and critically questions what we all share when we look to the sky. 25 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 5 pm.

Curator Tour: Infinite Blue

6:00 p.m.

Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator of Asian Art, offers an inside look at Asian artworks showcased in the exhibition Infinite Blue.

Emerging Leaders of New York Arts

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Take a stand for the NEA. Stop by the ELNYA table to get tips for contacting your representatives (and write postcards on the spot!), participate in a public art project about the impact of the arts, and join our #SaveTheNEA selfie campaign.

Hands-On Art

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Get inspired by the colors of Infinite Blue and create your own marbled paper using the Japanese suminagashi, or “floating ink,” technique. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 5 pm.

Dance and Workshop: Brooklyn Dance Festival

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Dance Festival is in residence for the second time this year to present performances by SynthesisDANCE, The Bang Group, Sidra Bell, Diversity of Dance, Maurice Chestnut, and Jete Concert Group. Participate in a dance workshop with Jamie J and an after party with DJ Mr. Kid.

Pop-Up Poetry: An Address of the Times

7:00 p.m.

To kick off National Poetry Month, writer and performer Pamela Sneed presents a series of readings by spoken word artists Heather Johnson, t’ai freedom ford, and Timothy Du White.

Music: Geko Jones and Chiquita Brujita

8:00–10:00 p.m.

Geko Jones and Chiquita Brujita host performances dedicated to the divine feminine and all things blue. Includes Jones’s DJ set highlighting female musicians of the Afro-Latin diaspora, all-female Brazilian drumline Fogo Azul, a pop-up installation of blue spiritual art, Aina Luz singing to the orishas in Yoruba, and dance by Brujita.

Concert: Queen GodIs with Special Guests

8:30–10:00 p.m.

This Brooklyn-born lyricist—think Maya Angelou meets hip-hop—performs excerpts of new and previous work, a collection of gender- and genre-bending verses in the key of Michelle Obama. Followed by a talkback with the artists. 330 free tickets at the Admissions Desk at 7 pm.

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.