We've previously mentioned the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday programs, now here's a run down of their family friendly programs happening all month.  Don't forget to visit their neighbor, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, for their Spooktacular Halloween events (read our September 28th post).


For Families of All Ages: Hands-on Art at Target First Saturday
Saturday, October 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Artists of all ages are invited to this drop-in workshop to explore new materials and ideas through the art of the Museum. This month, celebrate Latino heritage and create a collage that reflects on your past and present and imagines your future. Afterward, dance the night away as DJ Bobbito spins Latin, Afro-beat, progressive hip-hop, and more, or listen to an artist talk with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, creator of The Latino List. Free timed tickets are available at the Visitor Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

See www.brooklynmuseum.org for a full list of events.

Families with Young Learners: Arty Facts
Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Children ages four to seven and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in each ninety-minute Arty Facts class. October’s theme is “Imagine, Create.” Families will investigate the basic elements of art (line, shape, form, texture, and color) through the Museum’s collections and then create an artwork inspired by what they saw.

Each class meets promptly in the Rubin Lobby, and there is a different program each day. Please do not bring siblings older than seven or younger than four.$10 materials fee per family (up to 4 participants); $5 materials fee for Gallery/Studio Families and members at the Family level; free to members at the Contributor level and above.(Materials fee does not include Museum admission.)

Visit Arty Facts on the web.

Families with Toddlers: Meet the Museum
Thursdays at 11 a.m and 1:30 p.m.

Registration for October’s Meet the Museum is closed. Register for November’s class beginning on October 15.

In this month-long class for the Museum’s youngest visitors and those who care for them, toddlers two and three years old explore art and culture through song, gallery activities, and art making. Adult companions work closely with their children and discover creative and fun ways to interact with them. Each class is an hour and a half long. Classes are held at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

There is a limit of twelve families per class, and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, e-mail youth.family@brooklynmuseum.org.The fee, which includes Museum admission, is $75 for nonmembers, $40 for members at the Family level, and free for Contributor-level members and above.

Note: Meet the Museum follows the NYC school calendar and does not hold classes during school recesses and closures.

Visit Meet the Museum on the web.