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!

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