Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum: Black History Month
Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway (Washington Ave.)
718-638-5000 Price: Free
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Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 pm. Happy Hour is 5–7 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.
Music: Aaron Abernathy
Pianist and soul singer Aaron Abernathy performs music inspired by gospel, funk, and the Civil Rights Movement.
Film: Whose Streets?
Whose Streets? (Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, 2017, 103 min.) documents the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the movement that ignited across the country in the wake of his death. Followed by a conversation with director Sabaah Folayan. 310 free tickets handed out in front of the Auditorium on the 3rd floor at 5:30 pm.
Community Talk: The Black Joy Project
Kleaver Cruz, Bronx-based writer, activist, and creator of The Black Joy Project, discusses the significance of centering black joy—online and offline—as a form of resistance. 25 free tickets in Forum line at Admissions at 5 pm.
Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl
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 bell hooks’s Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2000).
Music: The Skins
The Skins return to the Museum, where the Brooklyn-born and -raised band first performed as teens, with an irresistible mix of funk, rock, and soul from their album Still Sleep.
Black Joy Photo Booth with The Black Joy Project
Show off your Black joy and have your portrait taken by photographer Dominique Sindayiganza as part of The Black Joy Project.
Community Talk: Malcolm X in Brooklyn
Zaheer Ali, Oral Historian and director of the project Muslims in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Historical Society, discusses Malcolm X’s longstanding influence on Brooklyn’s religious, political, and cultural life.
Pop-Up Poetry: Urban Word NYC
Teen poets from Urban Word NYC, which champions the voices of New York City youth through free and uncensored writing, perform in our American galleries.
Music: Everyday People
Everyday People returns to the Museum to host its beloved dance party, featuring a set from DJ mOma and performances by Ian Isiah and Donae’O.
Performance: Latasha Alcindor
Brooklyn-based rapper and multimedia artist Latasha Alcindor, also known as L.A., presents the sequel to her 2017 autobiographical performance All A Dream. In All A Dream II: Things. Done. Changed, L.A. shares stories of the Around the Way Girl. 330 free tickets in Forum line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.