Price: FREE. $5 flat parking
Address: 200 Eastern Parkway - 718-638-5000
Target First Saturday celebrates the Caribbean communities in and around Brooklyn through music, film, and dance. Highlights include musical group Heritage O.P., soca dance with Candace Thompson, and screenings of the films 2x1 and Mas Man.
The 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. *Denotes a ticketed event.
5 p.m. Music: Heritage O.P., an acoustic percussion and vocal ensemble, fuses the rich cultural traditions and rhythms of the African diaspora.
6 p.m. Movement Workshop: Candace Thompson of Elle NYTT teaches the dance steps of soca, a style of music and dance from Trinidad and Tobago.
6 p.m. Film: 2x1 (Hannah Roodman, 2013, 30 min.) A documentary about the daily lives of Hasidic and West Indian residents of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The film is cut from scenes shot by residents who were given Google Glasses to record what they saw. Project 2x1 founders will be in attendance. Presented in partnership with caribBEING.
6 p.m. Book Signing: Ample Hills Creamery signs copies of Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop. Free samples of ice cream, while supplies last!
*6:30-8:30 pm Hands-On Art: Learn to create a woven fish--a traditional craft from Jamaica.
6:45 pm Music: Brooklyn-born Haitian singer-songwriter and flutist Melanie Charles melds jazz and contemporary music with traditional Haitian music. Presented in partnership with Haiti Cultural Exchange.
*7 p.m. Film: Mas Man (Dalton Narine, 2010, 56 min.) tells the story of Peter Minshall, a designer for the Trinidad Carnival who became the Emmy Award-winning artistic director for three Olympic Games. The film director will be in attendance. Presented in partnership with caribBEING.
8 p.m. Fashion Show: Brooklyn-based designers showcase fashions inspired by the Caribbean. Organized by Tiffany Rhodes, founder and Chief Designer of BUTCH DIVA.
8:15 p.m. Storytelling: Garifuna artist James Lovell hosts storytelling that illuminates themes and philosophies of the Uraga tradition.
8:45 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based Request Band (RQB) blends a unique style of calypso with reggae, dancehall, funk, and alternative music. Presented in partnership with caribBEING .
Note: There will be no September Target First Saturday because of the West Indian American Day Carnival events at the Museum over Labor Day weekend.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Venue Description: Open Wed., Fri.-Sun., 11am-6pm; Thurs., 11am-10pm; First Saturday of each month (except September), 5-11pm. $12; $8, students and seniors (62 & over). Under 19, free (as of 9/3/2014).