The 40th Annual Museum Mile Festival is tomorrow, turning Fifth Avenue from 82nd St. to 105th Streets into New York City’s biggest block party, with music, food, activities for the kids, and more.
The street fair is FREE, and so is FREE museum admission to ten world-class museums that give Museum Mile its name, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of New York, the Guggenheim Museum and El Museo del Barrio.
New Yorkers can get FREE admission to museums year-round with the NYC ID card.
Enjoy cabaret-style music for grownups, chalk drawing on the sidewalk with artists from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, and more. Lots more.
Museum Mile Festival 2018 kicks off at 5:45pm Tuesday, June 12, on the steps of El Museuo del Barrio.
Block-by-block details of Museum Mile events:
Check the Museum Mile Festival 2018 website for additional information.
Museum Mile Festival History
- Begun as an initiative to spur the development of new museum audiences and to increase support for the arts during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, Museum Mile was formed as a consortium by the museums that share the Fifth Avenue address.
- The first festival, in June of 1978, was an instant success, exposing both New Yorkers and visitors to an incredible collection of New York’s artistic riches.
- Over the years, Museum Mile Festival heas promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time.