The Brooklyn Museum Celebrates the New Year and New Futures at January’s Target First Saturday

On January 2, Target First Saturday will celebrate the New Year with artists, change-makers, and organizations to imagine new futures. The evening’s highlights include musical performances by Tamara Renée, DISCWOMAN, and Young Paris, a social justice workshop led by Police Reform Organizing Project, and screenings of GoFish and Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie).

Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis.

5 p.m. Music: Tamara Renée blurs the boundaries between soul, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, and funk to explore alternative and revolutionary musical narratives.

6 p.m. Film: GoFish (Jamila J. Brown, 2015, 20 min.) explores the community of Crown Heights during the riots of 1991 through the eyes of two friends, an African American girl named Rachel and a Jewish girl named Hannah. The screening will be followed by a question and answer with the director.

6:30 p.m. Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Enjoy ten-minute discussions about works of art around the Museum.

7 p.m. Interactive Space: U.S. Department of Arts and Culture hosts art-making activities, letter writing, and movement workshops that harness your creativity to imagine social change.

7 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based collective DISCWOMAN celebrates the diversity of talented female-identified DJs who are shifting the male-dominated culture of the industry. Sets by Tygapaw and Via App.

7:30 p.m. Pop-Up Poetry: Angel Nafis and Mahogany Browne of Cave Canem perform original work that pays homage to past, present, and ongoing struggles.

7:30 p.m. Community Talk: Members of the local advocacy group Police Reform Organizing Project facilitate a discussion exploring strategies for organizing social justice actions in our communities.  

8 p.m. Film: Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie) (Mikaela Shwer, 2015, 75 min.) follows Angy Rivera and her journey to become an activist for fellow undocumented youth in New York City. Presented in partnership with POV and followed by a talkback with Rivera.

9 p.m. Music: Young Paris layers socially conscious messaging over hard-hitting, electronic infused afro beats transporting listeners to other worlds where the “get down” is revolutionary.

 Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052

Tel: 718-638-5000

Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to galleries and events. Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.

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.

Sponsored by: Target.

WNYC Radio, broadcast media sponsor.

Press Contact:

Fatima Kafele, Public Information Officer, (718) 638-6331, fatima.kafele@brooklynmuseum.org

Sarah Lukacher, Public Information Associate (718) 501-6354, sarah.lukacher@brooklynmuseum.org

Street Team provided by: Streets of New York 411


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