Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th streets
Manhattan, NY 10028
Description: Now celebrating its 34th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on June 12, 2012, from 5:45-9pm. More than 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting nine of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which will be open free to the public throughout the evening. In addition, several of the participating museums offer outdoor art activities for children, including chalk drawing, live model drawing classes, plus entertainment by Sammie and Tudie's Imagination Playhouse, Juggler Josh, Silly Billy, Daisy Doodle's Parties, and a slew of others.
The Museum Mile Festival's opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at National Academy Museum (Fifth Avenue between 89th and 90th streets).