Out & About: A Night at the Museum
Discovering New York City Secrets
April has come and, while freezing showers may be in the forecast, we’ve got another New York City adventure for you to do this Saturday night.
This time you’ll cross the Brooklyn Bridge (we suggest doing it just at sunset, when vibrant hues dance on the East River and light reflects off of the Statue of Liberty) and settle upon the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights. And no April Fools here: we’re specific to this Saturday, April 2nd.
You see, this is when the museum undergoes a transformation of sorts. With extended hours and free admission, the Brooklyn Museum joins with Target to host its own party of sorts. And it happens once a month. Called First Saturday, visitors are treated with a delicious cavalcade of activities, art and conviviality. This is where live music thumps in the Martha A. and Robin S. Rubin Pavilion, live models emulate poses found in Norman Rockwell’s illustrations for a charcoal figure study, children spin dizzily among Rodin’s monumental bronze statues and a swell of revelers dance joyfully in the Beaux Arts Court. Add champagne and AndrewAndrew’s uncanny tunes and you have a night destined for artistic thrills. It’s quite the experience.
What to wear:
Dress casually; it gets warm inside (particularly in frenetic dance hall where European portraits glance upon giddy conga lines) and there is a coat check. Ladies: it gets crowded so we suggest carrying a small cross-body bag (like Jerome Dreyfuss’ petite python & leopard print mix or the latest rosegold interpretation from Alexander Wang). Also, arrange for a car afterwards — the taxi cab rush can be a bit jarring.
First Saturday Hours:
5pm — 11pm
Getting to the Brooklyn Museum by subway
Take the Brooklyn-bound to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Ride in the front of the train. After ascending the steps, turn right. The Museum will be just to your right.