Skip Navigation

We are open today from 11 am to 6 pm.

October 7, 2023

First Saturday: Brooklyn Nueva York


Celebrate the best of our vibrant borough and Latinx Heritage Month with an eclectic lineup continuing to honor twenty-five years of First Saturdays. 

This program is free; registration is required and includes Museum general admission. Tickets are released on a rolling basis. Sign up for the Brooklyn Museum newsletter to be notified of the next release. 

For access needs, including ASL interpretation, email us at


Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
5–6 pm

Listen to this twenty-first-century exploration of folk, Roma, and Ladino (Judeo-Español) music from the Balkans. The band’s original arrangements highlight the diversity and depth of the region’s culture.

Hands-On Art

Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
5–7 pm

Create yarn dolls—a nod to the yarn and hair used in the work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons—as personal keepsakes.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
5–9:30 pm

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items by more than thirty artisans and vendors from across Brooklyn, featuring artwork, jewelry, fashion, and home and apothecary goods.

Curator Tour: Behold

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Overlook, 4th Floor
5:30–6:30 pm

Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, leads a tour of María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold.

Pop-Up Talks

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
6–7 pm

Join teen staff as they host ten-minute pop-up talks in Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas.

Roundtable: The Immigrant Artist Biennial

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
6–7:30 pm

The Immigrant Artist Biennial cohosts a conversation with sculptor Raul de Lara, choreographer Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, filmmaker Ana Armengod, and attorney Annie J. Wang about navigating U.S. immigration systems as undocumented and formerly undocumented artists and advocates.. Copresented with the American Immigration Council and Define American.

Music: June McDoom

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
7–8 pm

Singer-songwriter June McDoom shares dreamy folk music from her self-titled debut EP.

Salsa Party

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
7–10 pm

Balmir Dance Society returns to First Saturdays to host an evening of salsa performances and a mambo lesson by legendary dancer and educator Eddie Torres.

Book Club: C Pam Zhang and Sally Wen Mao

American Art Galleries, 5th Floor
7:30–8:30 pm

Brooklyn-based writers C Pam Zhang and Sally Wen Mao discuss their new books. Written from a chef’s perspective, Zhang’s The Land of Milk and Honey is a love letter to food and delight. Mao’s The Kingdom of Surfaces examines the provenance of porcelain, silk, and pearls to frame a conversation on beauty, commodification, and empire.

Music: DJ Bianca

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor
8–10 pm

Immersed in New York City’s nightlife for more than a decade, Brooklyn-based DJ Bianca spins a soundscape of hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk, disco, house, and new wave. 

Music: Sunny Cheeba

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
8:30–10 pm

Sunny Cheeba closes out the night with a selection of funk, soul, disco, and Afro house hits from her vinyl collection.

Film: Unseen Nuyorican Films

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
8:30–10 pm

Watch a selection of films with Unseen Nuyorican Films, a cinema club dedicated to canonizing moving images of and by Puerto Ricans in New York. Followed by a conversation with founder Gio Escobar.

For twenty-five years, we’ve hosted First Saturdays—monthly evenings of free programming welcoming visitors from central Brooklyn and beyond—at the Brooklyn Museum. Join us the first Saturday of February–August and October, 5–11 pm.

Advance registration is required. Admission is subject to our capacity at the time of your arrival. To ensure the safety of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, please enter through the front of the Museum starting at 5 pm.

Masks are optional except for programs in the Auditorium, at which masks will be provided upon arrival. Coat check is available in a limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Have a performance, film, or activity you’d like to present? Submit a proposal or get in touch with us at

Proud Sponsor of First Saturdays 25th Anniversary Season

October First Saturday is presented by         


First Saturdays are supported by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation.