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Brooklyn Museum Ends Popular Saturday Dance Party

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Brooklyn Museum canceled its popular free Saturday dance parties because of overcrowding — much to the disappointment of regular attendees.

Organizers announced plans to scale back the monthly free event last week by placing the dance party, which has drawn as many as 20,000, on hiatus, according to DNAInfo.com. The event is known as Target First Saturdays because they are sponsored by the retail chain.   

“The dance party is nice because you have people who probably come into contact with each other in the museum and don’t really have much opportunity to smile or interact [otherwise],” Crown Heights resident Daniel Rios Rodriguez said.

The museum's Manager of Adult Programs, Elisabeth Callihan, said in a blog post that patrons can still look forward to hands-on art instruction, gallery tours, talks, live music and film screenings.

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