Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend Event: Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays

At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m.

Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.


200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

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October 1, 2011

Latino Heritage


5:30 p.m.
ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company blends elements of mambo, funk, and Afro-Caribbean dance. Free tickets (330) available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.


6–8 p.m.
Jerry Hernandez y La Orquesta Dee Jay hosts a salsa party. A salsa lesson by dancers Farrah Benoit and Franklin Liranzo precedes the program at 5 p.m.


6:30 p.m.
Actress, playwright, and performance artist Carmelita Tropicana performs excerpts from original works. Free tickets (30) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Hands-on Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Create a collage that reflects on your past and present and imagines your future. Free tickets (380) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Curator Talk

7 p.m.
Curator of Contemporary Art Eugenie Tsai on Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective. Free tickets (30) available at the Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.

Film & Artist Talk

7:30 p.m.
HBO documentary The Latino List (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2011) explores the lives of the Latino Americans featured in special exhibition Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List. Following the screening, Greenfield-Sanders discusses his work. Free tickets (330) available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Dance Party

8–10 p.m.
DJ Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love spins Latin, Afro-beat, progressive hip-hop, and more.

Book Club

9 p.m.
Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, featured in the Latino List exhibition, speaks about growing up Nuyorican in Spanish Harlem, as chronicled in her memoir When the Spirits Dance Mambo.


9–10 p.m.
Brooklyn-based musician Jose Conde fuses Cuban and Latin American sounds with rock and soul.

Late Night in the Galleries

10–11 p.m.
All galleries open. Explore the Museum.

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