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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Targét 1st Saturday Tomorrow @ B'klyn Museum

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Target First Saturday on December 6th 2008

The Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays event, now in its tenth season, attracts thousands of visitors to free programs of art and entertainment each month. December's event is a celebration of creative social change and artistic communities around the world. Highlights include live music by the Brian Jackson Quartet; a poetry jam set to music by the Welfare Poets; a screening of the film Born into Brothels; and a dance party featuring the Manjinga Party's DJs, live percussion, and host.


5–7 p.m. Music: The Welfare Poets set their socially conscious lyrics to rhythms from Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the South Bronx.

6–8 p.m. Film: Born into Brothels (Briski and Kauffman, 2005, 85 min., NR). A poignant look at the lives of children growing up in an Indian red-light district. A question-and-answer session with the director, Ross Kaufman, follows. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6-7 p.m. Discussion: A representative from the international organization MADRE discusses its work focusing on women and H.I.V./A.I.D.S. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art: Participants use the Museum's contemporary art collection as inspiration for
constructing sculptural works from found materials. Free timed tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Artist Talk: Stephen Sollins discusses his work on view in the exhibition Burning Down the House.
Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Artist Talk: Photographer/Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders discusses the exhibition The Black
List Project.

8 p.m. Panel Discussion: Martha Diaz, President of the Hip-Hop Association, leads a panel of socially conscious New York City entrepreneurs. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

8:30 p.m. Young Voices Talk: Student Guides discuss the exhibition The Black List Project.

8:30 p.m. Music: The Brian Jackson Quartet presents a mix of jazz, hip-hop, and soul, featuring bassist Diallo House, drummer Ismail Lawal, and a special guest.

9–11 p.m. Dance Party: The Manjinga party's premier DJs and live percussionist present an eclectic selection of world, hip-hop, classic reggae, and funk.

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