Join Wired NY and ArtForward (www.meetup.com/artforward/) members for a visit to the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday. Thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer.
If the weather is nice, we'll meet outside the main entrance. If it's rainy, we'll meet inside. My cell is[masked], if you're late or if you can't find the group.
Current Exhibitions Are:
Kiki Smith: Sojourn. At the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor.
To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. At the Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor.
Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor.
Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets, Special Exhibitions Hall, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor.
First Saturday events this time are:
Brooklyn-based band Red Baraat Festival combines trumpets, saxophones, trombone, and sousaphone with a double-sided barrel drum called the dhol, melding brass funk with the infectious North Indian rhythm of bhangra.
Artist Elaine Tin Nyo invites you to "pick" flowers at the Museum. Find images of flowers in the permanent collection, capture them with your camera phone, and e-mail them to [masked]. Images will be projected by the artist collage-style on a screen, creating a spring bouquet.
Brooklyn’s LAVA dance company performs a combination of contemporary dance, theater, and acrobatics. Free tickets (330) are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
Create a floral wall hanging inspired by the exhibition Kiki Smith: Sojourn. Free timed tickets (380) are available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
Grupo Latin Vibe hosts a dance party with their live ensemble. Learn salsa dance moves with Stepping Out Studios at 8 p.m.
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 beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last.
Take the 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Transfers to the 2 and 3 are available from the 4 and 5 (at Nevins Street) and the B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street). See a subway map. Check MTA service advisories for the most up-to-date subway travel information.
The nearest bus stops to the Museum are:
B71 in front of the Museum
B41 and B69 at Grand Army Plaza
B48 at Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway
Limited on-site parking is available in the patrolled lot at the rear of the Museum off Washington Avenue. On Target First Saturdays there is a flat rate of $4 beginning at 5 p.m.
A meeting place will be posted nearer to the date.