Brooklyn Museum Block Party!

Tomorrow, check out the Block Party being held at the Brooklyn Musuem as apart of Target First Saturdays. The first Saturday of every month the museum presents a different theme to both educate and inspire visitors. Enjoy free programs of art and entertainment 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. 

Schedule of Events 


5–7 p.m.

Son de Madre blends Cuban music with jazz, funk, and Brazilian. Part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts series.


5–8 p.m.

Performers from the Museum’s local community showcase their talents throughout the Museum.

Action Station

5–8 p.m.

Laura Nova and Theresa Loong, creators of the Feed Me a Story project, invite visitors to reflect on their lives through memories of food.


6 p.m.

Hands to the Sky (Angelo Boyke, 52 min., 2010). A documentary celebrating the world of outdoor house music parties. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.


6 p.m.

Blue Marble Ice Cream’s Alexis Miesen and Jennie Dundas speak about their nonprofit, Blue Marble Dreams, which has helped eleven Rwandan women open their country’s first ice cream shop. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Gallery Tour

6 p.m.

A Museum Guide leads a gallery tour on the Museum’s architecture.

Hands-on Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Search the galleries for hot Brooklyn styles, and create a fashionable wrap to wear to the dance party. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Gallery Tour

7 p.m.

A Museum Guide leads a gallery tour on the topic of “Summer Fun.”


7–9 p.m.

Raw/Cooked artist Heather Hart discusses her installation, as visitors participate in transformative activities, from tarot readings to makeovers. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Dance Party

8–10 p.m.

Society HAE presents “Beats, Blocks & Brooklyn” featuring DJ crew the Ahficionados with Jasmine Solano, spinning music from Biggie to the Beastie Boys.

Participatory Program

8–10 p.m.

Pose for street style–inspired portraits by photographers Jamel Shabazz, Iafotographeuse, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. Visitors are also encouraged to post their own images, tagged #BrooklynMuseum and #BeatsBlocksBrooklyn.

Book Club

9 p.m.

Suleiman Osman, author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York, speaks about his book and leads a discussion on gentrification in Brooklyn.


9–10 p.m.

Zongo Junction blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz, and soul.

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 while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.

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