It's a Date! Explore the 2014 Museum Mile Festival on June 10 (City Guide Magazine)


It's a Date! Explore the 2014 Museum Mile Festival on June 10

June 4, 2014 - by Linda Sheridan

The 2014 Museum Mile Festival will take place on Tuesday, June 10, from 6pm-9pm. Created in 1978 as a means to stir public interest and support of museums, the Museum Mile Festival was formed as a consortium by the museums that share the Fifth Avenue address.

Museum Mile Festival
Outside the Guggenheim

Festivities will kick off at 5:45pm with an opening ceremony at the Museum of the City of New York. Then from 6pm-9pm, visit any participating museum for FREE. These include:

The Africa Center (new)

El Museo del Barrio

Museum of the City of New York

The Jewish Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Academy Museum & School

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Neue Galerie New York

There will also be live music, magicians, face painting, balloons, and more!

Museum Mile Festival

The Met Museum

Each year, thousands of tourists from around the world make their trip to the Museum Mile Festival. Total attendance records over its 27 years have surpassed one million visitors. Because of the success of the festival and the work of the consortium, the City of New York officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th Streets as “Museum Mile,”­ further cementing the area as one of the city’s major cultural resources.

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