Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)Price: Free
Music 5 p.m. New Orleans band Water Seed performs sophisticated jazz infused with adventurous funk. Film 6 p.m. Soul Food Junkies (Byron Hurt, 2013, 60 min.) explores the relationship between food, family, and identity. Followed by a talkback with the filmmaker. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m. Film 6 p.m. Animated documentary-in-progress Black Enuf takes a playful approach to questions of racial identity and self-acceptance. Followed by a talkback with the filmmaker Carrie Hawks. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m. Hands-On Art 6:30–8 p.m. Use fabric to design a quilt square inspired by people and events in African American culture. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m. Pop-Up Gallery Talks 6:30–8:30 p.m. Join a lively discussion about artworks celebrating African American artists. Music 7 p.m. Soul Science Lab's Chen Lo and Asante Amin present Soundtrack '63, a multimedia live music performance that honors the Civil Rights Movement. Talk 7 p.m. Kim Drew, founder of the blog Black Contemporary Art, leads a discussion with artists Devin Kenny and Sondra Perry about the ways black artists engage social media. Poetry and Community Talk 8 p.m. Black Poets Speak Out, a collective led by Mahogany L. Browne, Jonterri Gadson, and Amanda Johnston, presents a poetry reading and community forum inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m. Film 8 p.m. The Peculiar Kind, a documentary developed from the eponymous web series, uses unscripted conversation to look at the lives of queer women of color. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m. Book Club 8:30 p.m. Grammy Award–winning spoken word artist J. Ivy discusses his new memoir, Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain. Music 9 p.m. Classic R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Bilal performs tunes inspired by this month's theme, including selections from his album Love Surreal.More info See more free New York City events & things to do on Nifty NYC.
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