Saturday, May 4th: Free Brooklyn Museum First Saturday with Garden Party, Live Music & More

Brooklyn Museum First Saturday
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)


5 p.m.
Judeo-Muslim ensemble Layali El Andalus showcases a repertoire spanning Andalusia, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Pop-up Talks

5:30–9 p.m.
Short, lively gallery talks shed light on travel-based and watercolor works in our permanent collections.
Curator Talk

6 p.m.
Curator Teresa Carbone follows John Singer Sargent through the gardens of Tuscany, exploring how he chose his vistas of flora and fauna.
Hands-on Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Capture light and reflection by painting a watercolor postcard of a destination from your imagination.

7 p.m.
Soul artist Jesse Boykins III lays down melodies that speak to travel and universal emotions.
Pop-up Theater

7–9 p.m.
A collection of ten-minute, immersive theatrical happenings inspired by Sargent’s paintings take place throughout the Museum.

8 p.m.
Catch Scratch Fever, official selection of the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival, chronicles the adventures of two young women traveling through multiple realities.
Children’s Film

8 p.m.
Eleanor’s Secret follows seven-year-old Natanaël, who inherits books that have the power to bring the stories within their pages to life.
Interactive Space

8–10 p.m.
Wear your finest and freshest attire for our garden party. Meet local gardening and watercolor experts, pose in a spring-inspired photo booth, and create floral accessories to wear during the evening. Musical group Les Chauds Lapins plays swing. You must be 16 years of age or older to be admitted to this Interactive Space.

9 p.m.
The Brooklyn-based group Young Magic combines electronic dream pop with field recordings made throughout Europe and North and South America. DJ Hannah Rad of East Village Radio opens.
Book Club

9 p.m.
Janet Wallach discusses her book about the woman who inspired Sargent to travel to North Africa, Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell.

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