38th Annual Museum Mile Festival Attracted Large Crowds to Closed Off 5th Avenue

(Video: Max Scheidhauer for Viewing NYC. Music: Joakim Karud)

The Museum Mile Festival is an annual event in which the Upper East Side section of 5th Avenue from 82nd through 105th Street — aka Museum Mile — is closed off to cars for a block party that celebrates the various museums along the stretch.

One day a year, for the past 38 years, seven of the country’s finest museums —all ones that call Fifth Avenue home— collectively open their doors from 6pm – 9pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration.

This year's Museum Mile Festival took place yesterday, June 14th, 2016 and went off without a hitch. Crowds gathered to watch musicians, see street performers and dancers, draw on the sidewalk and streets, and of course, gain free entry into the following museums:

It was a great time for all, and a unique chance to walk 5th Avenue without worrying about traffic at all. See you next year!

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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