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Don't Miss the Free Museum Mile Festival in NYC

May 01, 2018 | Seasonal Things to Do

Don't Miss the Free Museum Mile Festival in NYC

The Museum Mile Festival in NYC is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the best artwork the city has to offer.

An Interesting and Free Event: Rain or Shine

Although the Museum Mile Festival in NYC began as a way to draw in new patrons during the financial crisis of the 1970s, organizers have kept it going ever since due to its overwhelming success. Now, tourists from around the country plan annual trips for this event.

This festival brings people of all classes and backgrounds together to celebrate art and New York's rich culture.

What's Happening at the Festival?

Tour NYC museums like El Museo del Barrio, Neue Galerie New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many others – for free. Is your favorite museum on the roster?

Art in the street gives you an opportunity to experience culture hands-on. You can create musical instruments, people-watch with drop-in drawing, or participate in design activities with the imagination playground.

Don't miss live entertainment from acts like Banda de los Muertos, Sarah King and the Smoke Rings, DJ Shabbakano and kid-friendly performances from Silly Billy.

Get Ready for this Summer's Free Festivals in NYC

This festival takes place June 12th at 2:00 PM. You can stroll through museums along Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets.

If you're planning a trip for this summer's free festivals in NYC, consider staying in the heart of the city with us at The Manhattan Club. Our residential-style hotel isn't far from the event.


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