Museum Mile Festival | June 9, 2009

by Nick David

Museum Mile is an annual one-day festival that has been described as “New York’s biggest block party”. This is the day that New Yorkers and visitors alike converge on Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th Street and have free entry into nine of the city’s top museums and cultural centers. The traffic-free area also hosts street shows, live bands and activities for kids, making it one of the most exciting happenings in New York’s calendar. 

This year’s 31st Museum Mile Festival take place on Tuesday June 9th from 6pm to 9pm. Visitors can spend the evening visiting museums like Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (celebrating 5000 years of art) and more. 

The festival takes place irrespective of the weather. Visitors should expect waiting lines as more than 50,000 people attend each year. Notat that the lines move fast and there is enough space for everyone to see the cultural wonders of New York City.

Click for the official site of the Museum Mile Festival.

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