Museum Mile Festival 2012

The Guggenheim is one of 10 museums featured in the Museum Mile Festival

The second Tuesday in June has come to be known as a special one in New York City because it means than the Museum Mile Festival is here!  New Yorkers and visitors of the city alike will descend on the stretch of 5th Avenue above 80th street for an evening of fun and free arts.  From 6-9 p.m., all ten participating museums will be opening their doors for free and giving guests access to the most priceless art in the world.  The streets will be lined with activities including photo booth, drawing classes for kids, chalk art and of course, a DJ named Stormin Norman!

The Museum Mile Festival, which originally started as an event to raise awareness during the fiscal crisis in the 70’s, has become a hit in Manhattan.  Every year, this is one of the best events New York has to offer for families, or even if you’re on your own.  The festival kicks off a 5:45 at the National Academy Museum with an opening ceremony of sorts.  Our Uptown Loop can drop you off right on Museum Mile and enlighten you with some fast facts, so check it out!

Participating Museums:

MUSEUM FOR AFRICAN ART

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

THE JEWISH MUSEUM

COOPER-HEWITT, NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM AND SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

NEUE GALERIE NEW YORK

GOETHE-INSTITUT NEW YORK / GERMAN CULTURAL CENTER

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

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