Museum Mile Festival Going on Tonight!
Calling all New York readers!! Today is the Museum Mile Festival! An amazing opportunity to spend the evening hanging around some of the best art in the world while enjoying a street festival on some of New York's most beautiful streets!
Details below, I am so jealous of anyone that is in the vicinity and I hope you will all go and write me about your fabulous time!
Have fun! I'm wishing I was there right now. Click on the title of the post to be taken to the Festival's website!
MUSEUM MILE FESTIVAL
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, 6pm - 9pm
Nine Museums. One Destination.
* 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
The Festival Includes:
* FREE ACCESS 6pm - 9pm to all the museums along the mile
* 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 31 years, nine of the country's finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6pm - 9pm 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.
In celebration of their 40th anniversary, El Museo del Barrio will kick-off the Festival at 5:45pm on the steps of their museum at 104th street!
Plus, follow the mile with street muralist De La Vega – grab a piece of chalk and make your mark!"
Posted by Lydia at 5:43 AM