The Brooklyn Museum is host to thousands of visitors who flock to Brooklyn to experience an evening of free art and entertainment. Throughout the month the museum has a great selection of world class modern and classical art exhibits but after 5 p.m. on First Saturdays, the Museum is a smorgasbord of entertainment until 11 p.m. This June 2, the First Saturday will celebrate the beginning of summer with a night of music, dancing, games, contests, and food at the Best of Brooklyn Block Party.
First Saturdays are especially great for families with teens because there is a load of cultural things to do for the brain like films, lectures and art exhibits but at 8 p.m. there is a dance party featuring notable New York D.J.’s until 10 p.m. This is a great way for teens to feel like they are experiencing the NYC nightlife but in the safety of a large cultural institution and, well, with their parents.
For sustenance, the Museum ‘s café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer (with ID). There are also many decent restaurants a short walk away on 5th Avenue if you want a proper meal. The best way to get there is the 2 or 3 subway to Eastern Parkway, which lands you directly in front of the Museum. Or you can drive, parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m.