As NYC is currently covered in snow, one of our favorite art institutions, Brooklyn Museum, gives us a glimmer of hope in their programming for their Target First Saturdays series. In celebration of Women’s History Month, this weekend’s event is entitled “Women Changemakers”, featuring a slew of inspirational women in the creative realm. This is also an opportunity for guests to see the awe-inspiring exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Here are my picks for the evening:
Participate in a range of healing activities, including herbalism, tarot readings, acupressure, and partner stretch, among others. Led by Harriet’s Apothecary, a collective of black healers continuing the legacy of abolitionist, community nurse, and herbalist Harriet Tubman.
Princess Nokia, singer and voice behind the Smart Girl Club radio show, creates dance anthems for millennial feminists through a blend of trip-hop, cyberpunk, and electronic sound.
Editor, writer, and actress Tavi Gevinson discusses her founding of Rookie Magazine, a site by and for young women, and its companion print publication, Rookie Yearbook Three. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.
Join the performance collective Colored Girls Hustle for a group collaboration to create an interactive “mix tape” of sounds, songs, and remixes that explore hip-hop feminist politics. Celebrate how our community hustles hard for justice, creativity, and wellness. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m.
The DJ duo JSMN and MeLo-X spin reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, house, and electronic music inspired by downtown street cultures from around the world.
April’s programming features music by Lion Babe, and the unveiling of new exhibition, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks. Keep your eyes peeled here for full programming for next month!
*Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Museum