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First Saturday: Welcome Back!

Bathe__Photographer Nathan Bajar
April 2, 5 pm10 pm.
Free

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5–6 pm: PERFORMANCE: VIVA BROOKLYN! WITH MEL CHIN

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Artist Mel Chin celebrates the finale of the Fundred Project—an initiative he founded that, since 2008, has connected hundreds of thousands of kids, communities, and policymakers from across the country to advance actions to end lead poisoning—with a dynamic lineup of special guests.

5–10 pm: COCKTAIL BY ODE TO BABEL

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor
Toast the return of First Saturday with a specialty cocktail, created by Crown Heights bar Ode to Babel, that pays tribute to the vibes of this signature Brooklyn event. Served throughout the Museum or at The Norm Restaurant.

5–6 pm: MUSIC: ISA REYES

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor
New York–based musician Isa Reyes offers a performance that blends R&B and indie pop to create a unique, atmospheric sound.

6–8 pm: TOWN HALL

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Museum director Anne Pasternak hosts a conversation with central Brooklyn’s newest City Council members: Crystal Hudson, Chi Ossé, and Rita Joseph. Join the conversation to learn how your representatives will prioritize community members and the arts two years into the pandemic. Admission is first come, first served.

6–7 pm: HANDS-ON ART

Education Gallery, 1st Floor
Participate in the Fundred Project! This artist-led initiative invites people across the country to reinterpret $100 bills in order to call attention to the danger of childhood lead poisoning. Newly created Fundred Dollar Bills will enter the Fundred Reserve on view in our special exhibition The Slipstream. 120 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

7–8 pm: MUSIC: BATHE

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor
Catch a musical set by Bathe, the dreamy surf-rock/R&B melding of Brooklyn-based duo Devin Hobdy and Corey Smith-West.

7:30–8:30 pm: TEEN POP-UP TALKS

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute pop-up talks in our American Art galleries that focus on building futures and exploring Black histories.

8:30–10 pm: MUSIC: THE LAY OUT

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor
Close out the evening with The Lay Out—a community event built during the time of the pandemic, creating moments for and by Black people to reclaim space, time, energy, and one another in the continued fight for justice—featuring sets by Niara Sterling, Quiana Parks, and friends.

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Brooklyn, NY United States

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