Saturday, April 6th: Brooklyn Museum First Saturday with Knitting, Zine-Making, Performances & More

Brooklyn Museum First Saturday
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)
5-11pm
Free

Music

5 p.m.
Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess put a contemporary spin on early twentieth-century music.
Pop-up Talks

5:30–8:30 p.m.
Museum Guides discuss some of the Museum’s most intriguing works.
Curator Talk

6 p.m.
Catherine Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, explores the making of the exhibition “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts.
Dance

6 p.m.
Brooklyn Ballet pairs hip-hop dancers and ballet dancers for a piece entitled Quilt, accompanied by violinist Gil Morgenstern playing a mash-up of Bach and Barkauskas.
Hands-on Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Construct an expressive felt collage that can be used as a quilt square.
Music

7 p.m.
Adia Whitaker and neo-folkloric ensemble Ase Dance Theater Collective perform a musical set weaving together identities and experiences of the African diaspora.
Interactive

7–9 p.m.
New York–based artist Robyn Love presents her interactive knitting project SpinCycle, and instructors teach visitors how to finger knit.
Film

8 p.m.
Generations (Barbara Hammer and Gina Carducci, 2010, 30 min.) explores how art forms are reinterpreted by different generations. A Q&A with Carducci follows the screening. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.
Zine-making

8–10 p.m.
Learn about zines and contribute recipes and stories to a community cookbook. Organized with the Brooklyn Zine Fest and Malaka Gharib and Claire O’Neil of the Washington, D.C.–based food zine The Runcible Spoon. (Held at 8 and 9 p.m.) This activity is for visitors ages 16 and up.
Music

8:30 p.m.
Join Jesse Elliott of These United States and friends as they showcase the ways traditional American musical styles, like quilts, have evolved and been reinterpreted over time.
Book Club

9 p.m.
Brooklyn-based author Bernice McFadden discusses her novel, Gathering of Waters, named one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2012.

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