Explore the 2015 Museum Mile Festival June 9 (City Guide Magazine)

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Explore the 2015 Museum Mile Festival June 9

June 1, 2015 - by Linda Sheridan

The 2015 Museum Mile Festival will take place on Tuesday, June 9, from 6pm-9pm. The Museum Mile Festival was formed in 1978 as a consortium by the nine museums that share the Fifth Avenue address.


Outside the Guggenheim

Festivities will kick off at 5:45pm with an opening ceremony at the Cooper Hewitt. Then from 6pm-9pm, visit any participating museum, FREE. These include:

The Africa Center 

El Museo del Barrio

Museum of the City of New York

The Jewish Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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, chalk drawing, balloons, and more!

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Each year, thousands of tourists from around the world make their trip to the Museum Mile Festival. Total attendance records over its 37 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.

For maps or more information, visit museummilefestival.org.

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