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Crowds take to the streets for annual Museum Mile Festival, beginning at the Met

Crowds take to the streets for annual Museum Mile Festival, beginning at the Met

Multiple locations on Fifth Ave. between 82nd & 105th Sts.
Tuesday, June 14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Admission: free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, now known as the Met Fifth Avenue with the addition of the Met Breuer in the old Whitney space, is the host of the thirty-ninth annual Museum Mile Festival, in which seven arts institutions along Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Sts. open their doors for free between 6:00 and 9:00. (Met prez Daniel H. Weiss will deliver his opening remarks at 5:45.) There will be live outdoor performances by Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, DJ Mickey Perez, Sammie & Trudie’s Imagination Playhouse, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Silly Billy the Very Funny Clown, Miss 360, Alsarah and the Nubatones, Magic Brian, Kim David Smith, and Justin Weber Yo Yo in addition to face painting, art workshops, chalk drawing, and more. The participating museums (with at least one of their current shows listed here) are El Museo del Barrio (“Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion”), the Museum of the City of New York (“Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs”), the Jewish Museum (“Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History,” “The Television Project: Some of My Best Friends”), the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (“Beauty — Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” “Pixar: The Story of Design”), the Guggenheim (“Moholy-Nagy: Future Present”), the Neue Galerie (“Munch and Expressionism”), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” “Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs”), along with presentations by the New York Academy of Medicine, the 92nd St. Y, and Asia Society. Don’t try to do too much, because it can get rather crowded; just pick one or two exhibitions in one or two museums and enjoy.

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