Saturday, August 1
Celebrating the Caribbean
FREE admission from 5 to 11 p.m, Brooklyn Museum
5-6:30 p.m. Spoken Word Open Mic
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st floor (in case of rain: Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor). The enchanting Aracelis Girmay hosts a poetry open mic highlighting Cheryl Boyce Taylor and Alexis Marie of Urban Word NYC.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Performance
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd floor
Conjunto Nuevo Milenio performs music and dances that showcase the Afro-Latino roots of Panamanian Carnival. Free tickets (340) available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art Education Division, 1st floor Create a carnival costume headdress inspired by objects in the permanent collection. Free timed tickets (380) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m. Film
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd floor Calypso Dreams (G. Dunn and M. Horne, 2004, 90 min., NR). This award-winning documentary on the history of Trinidadian calypso music reveals why it is among the prized possessions of Caribbean people. Free tickets (340) available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m. Music
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st floor (in case of rain: Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor). The international influences in Meta and the Cornerstones' reggae take us to Jamaica and Senegal and bring us right back to Brooklyn.
8 p.m. Gallery Talk
Meet at entrance to Blum Gallery, 1st floorProfessor Veronica Gregg gives a talk on Yinka Shonibare MBE highlighting parallel themes of identity and power in Shonibare's work and in Caribbean literature. Free tickets (30) available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.
9 p.m. Book ClubHall of Americas, 1st floorProfessor Ferentz Lafargue leads a conversation about Edwidge Danticat's latest novel, Brother, I'm Dying.
9-11 p.m. Dance Party
Museum Parking Lot (in case of rain: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd floor). Sokalypso's house DJs and Jephte Guillaume host a soca versus zouk and kompa party.
7:30 p.m. Sneak Peek: New Technology, Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st floor
This Target First Saturday, 1stfans will get a sneak peek at a new technology project with two staff members from the Technology department. Meet in the Rubin Lobby at 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Saturday, August 1