- Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
- 6pm – 9pm
- FREE ACCESS
to all the museums along the mile
- 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/German Cultural Center
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- 23 car-free blocks
5th Avenue between 82nd & 105th
- Live bands
- Art-in-the street
activities for kids
One day a year, for the past 29 years, nine of the country’s finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th street, the mile now officially designated as Museum Mile. Over 50,000 visitors attend the festival annually.
This year’s 30th annual festival kicks off at Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum with an opening ceremony, at 5:45pm, on the steps of its landmark building on Fifth Avenue @ 91st Street.
<!–Neighbors of the Museum Mile will have displays at certain points along the mile:
- Central Park Conservancy – at 84th street, 103rd street
- Church of the Heavenly Rest – at 90th street
- Czech Center NY – at 83rd street
–>Plus, follow the mile with street muralist De La Vega – grab a piece of chalk and make your mark!
g-dang i can’t go. but you could!