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January 6, 2018

New Year, New Futures

Music: Sinkane

5–7 pm

Sinkane fuses funk rock, free jazz, and sub-Saharan pop. Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall.

Curator Tour

5:30–6:30 pm

Lisa Small, Senior Curator of European Art, provides a behind-the-scenes look at Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Create original zines inspired by the themes of dissent and activism in Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Community Talk

6 pm

Murad Awawdeh, Vice President of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, discusses ways you can take action to support immigrants rights in 2018. 25 free tickets in Forum line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Film: I Am Not your Negro

6 pm

The Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2017, 93 min.) presents an urgent and poetic meditation on the life and work of visionary writer James Baldwin. Followed by a conversation between activists Jessica Green and Aisha Karefa-Smart, Baldwin’s niece. Presented in partnership with ITVS, the film will be open captioned. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl

6:30 pm

Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl continues her monthly series focusing on Judy Chicago’s favorite feminist reads. This month, drop in to discuss selections from Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement (1970), edited by Robin Morgan.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

6:30–7:30 pm

ASK team members host short talks in the special exhibition Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making.

Performance and Workshop: Brooklyn Dance Festival

7–9 pm

Brooklyn Dance Festival kicks off the new year with performances and a movement workshop.


7:15–8:15 pm

BEARCAT, of Brooklyn-based collective Discwoman, spins a bass-heavy set to energize you for the new year. Discwoman celebrates female-identified talent in electronic music.

Music: Resonator Collective

7:30–8:30 pm

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Zaven, of Resonator Collective, creates an ambient in-gallery soundscape for Sergei Eisenstein’s black-and-white films in Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo, alongside an ensemble of genre-defying musicians.


8:30 pm

Leave 2017 behind with laughs from Nimesh Patel (NYC Broken Comedy), Emma Willmann (Crashing), Jordan Carlos (The Nightly Show), and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), followed by a conversation about humor as a tool for coping with struggle and for shaping alternatives. Presented in partnership with NYLaughs. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.

Pop-Up Poetry: DéLana R.A. Dameron & Rickey Laurentiis

8:30 pm

DéLana R.A. Dameron reads from Weary Kingdom, which follows the Southern-born poet’s journey of self-reflection to the streets of Harlem. Then, Rickey Laurentiis shares from Boy with Thorn, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Followed by a signing in the Shop.

Music: New Kingston

9–10 pm

Jamaican reggae and Brooklyn grit come together in a performance by Brooklyn-bred band New Kingston.

Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 pm. Happy Hour is 5–7 pm.

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.)

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.

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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.