Brooklyn Museum: First Saturdays

Brooklyns largest dance party

Brooklyn's largest dance party

Just went back to this gathering on Saturday night and it still gives me a warm feeling inside. There aren’t many other places in NYC where you wade in this cross-section of beautiful people of all colors and ages.

How can you not smile at the kids going bonkers on the dancefloor?  Grandmothers and teens chillin’ side-by-side on a Saturday night? There’s so much to take advantage of at this free monthly event. The choice is yours: simply stroll through the exhibits, grab a beer and people-watch. Or you can meet a new “friend” on a Saturday night in a elegant setting that isn’t completely about boozing (or hooking) up. It’s the perfect cheap date or place to hang out with buddies.

Sure, the acoustics are far from perfect in the Beaux Arts court (the classiest dancefloor in Brooklyn), and the sound always seems to disconnect  at the eleventh hour just when everybody is warmed up to dance.  And the event usually gets a bit warm and crowded. But it’s one of the first places I’d take an out-of-towner if they want to witness Brooklyn in action.  A  relaxed, fun, educational, and unpretentious vibe — just what I hope for in an cultural institution.

Cost: FREE

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