TONIGHT: Museum Mile Festival (NYC)

A concentration of nine museums along Fifth Avenue, between 82nd to 105th Streets, is affectionately referred to as “Museum Mile.” For a single evening each year (this being the 36th), these establishments open their doors free to the public. The event, named after the artsy strip as well, boasts itself as “New York’s biggest block party.” Museum Mile 2014 is tonight (jun from 6-9pm.

Now is your chance to experience some of the staple New York landmarks that you’ve been meaning to get to, but haven’t quite made it to yet. Even if you’ve been to them all, new exhibitions and installations fill their galleries, just waiting for you.

Participating are: The Africa Center, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, National Academy Museum and School, Guggenheim Museum, Neue Galerie and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Be warned. Lines are very long. But there are live bands, sidewalk chalk art, kids activities and the beautiful energy of Manhattan to keep you occupied while you wait. So get out there and take in some culture. Visit museummilefestival.org for more info.

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