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Museum Mile Festival: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

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What is the Museum Mile Festival?:

During this annual festival, 5th Avenue is closed to traffic and becomes home to a block party, complete with musical and artistic entertainment for children and adults. In addition to the nine museums offering free admission, there are activities, musical entertainment, and artist demonstrations along Fifth Avenue. Face painting and chalk drawing along Fifth Avenue are especially fun for children.

Which Museums Participate in the Museum Mile Festival?:

Tips for Enjoying the Museum Mile Festival:

  • Be prepared for the weather - the festival is held rain or shine
  • Be prepared for crowds - the event is attended by 50,000 annually
  • Lines at museums can be long, but move quickly
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum tend to be the busiest
  • This is a great opportunity to check out museums along the mile that you've never visited before
  • Spend some time strolling Fifth Avenue - artists and musicians, as well as cultural organizations offer an array of entertainment along Fifth Avenue

Directions to the Museum Mile Festival:

4/5 to 86th Street; 6 to 86th, 96th and 103rd Streets; walk two blocks west to Fifth Avenue

Restaurants Near the Museum Mile Festival:

In addition to vendors selling hot dogs, beverages, and pretzels, check out these nearby eateries near Museum Mile.
  • 92 - Moderate-Expensive American Cuisine
    45 E. 92nd St. (Madison)
  • Cafe Sabarsky - Moderately priced German/Austrian cuisine
    1048 Fifth Ave. (in the lobby of the Neue Gallerie at 82nd St)
  • Caffe Grazie - Expensive Italian cuisine
    26 E. 84th St. (Madison Ave)
  • One Fish Two Fish - Moderately priced American cuisine
    1399 Madison Ave. (97th St.)
  • Sarabeth's - Moderate-Expensive American Cuisine
    1295 Madison Ave., Hotel Wales (92nd/93rd)

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