This posting about the Museum Mile Festival is from 2016. Click here to read about the 2017 Museum Mile Festival.
Save the date: Tuesday, June 14, for the 38th Annual Museum Mile Festival. It turns 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.
- Reminder that the annual FREE Stars in the Alley performances by actors and dancers from top Broadway shows is tomorrow in Schubert Alley in Times Square.
- Reminder that the annual Taste of Times Square is Monday, June 6th with samples from top local restaurants, live music performances and more.
New Yorkers also can get FREE admission to museums with the NYC ID card, available to NYC residents only.
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.
Check the Museum Mile Festival 2016 website for the block-by-block schedule of what’s happening.
Museum Mile Festival 2016 is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine.
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.