Sunday, June 12, 2011

Museum Mile Festival June 14 6-9pm in NYC

From a media release:

Museum Mile Festival
Nine Museums. One Destination.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm

Featuring:
• FREE ACCESS 6pm - 9pm to all the museums along the mile
• 23 car-free blocks
• 5th Avenue between 82nd & 105th

Live bands
Entertainment
Art-in-the street
activities for kids

One day a year, for the past 32 years, nine 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 traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th street, the mile now officially designated as Museum Mile. Over 50,000 visitors attend the festival annually.

Neue Galerie New York kicks off the festival on the steps of its 1914 landmark building on 86th street at 5:45pm.

Museum Mile welcomes its newest member, the Museum for African Art, slated to open in September 2011. Be sure to stop by their table at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street.

Plus, follow the mile with street muralist De La Vega – grab a piece of chalk and make your mark!


105th Street
El Museo del Barrio Museum for African Art
P-STAR: The ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company
Outdoor stage: The Folkloric Ballet of New York: Estampas Negras
On the street: Sidewalk chalk drawing
Plus: Superman 51 - artist running down mile
104th Street
103rd Street
Museum of the City of New York
Chalk Drawing Designs
The New York Academy of Medicine
Museum for African Art
100th Street
Paul Labarbera and Rockbeat Music Group
93rd Street
Sammie & Tudie's Imagination Playhouse
92nd Street
The Jewish Museum
Quarteto Rodriguez Cuban Jewish Allstars
Hotel Wales
91st Street
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
"Future Moves" Chalk Designs
Chalk Drawing Designs
Carnegie Hill Neighbors
90th Street
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
Live model figure drawing for children & creative chalk drawing
Hayes Greenfield Jazz Duo
Silly Billy the Very Funny Clown
Live model drawing class for children ages 8 to 12
Church of the Heavenly Rest
89th Street
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Create your own transportation system--bicycle, subway, car, subway, train, or airplane--of the future.
Fredo the Magician
Chalk Drawing
IRUBNY
Architectural Activity
Cool Culture Hunt
Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke
88th Street
Daisy Doodle's Parties, Magic, Face painting & Balloons!
87th Street
Juggler Josh
86th Street
Neue Galerie New York
Random Richards Ramble
Australian award-winning Cabaret artist Kim Smith
Fredo the Magician
Opening Ceremony, beginning at 5:45 pm 
85th Street
The Magic of Neil Alexander
84th Street
Dave Lowe Juggler
Czech Center NY
83rd Street
Goethe-Institut New York/German Cultural Center
Juggler Dan
Chalk Drawing Designs
82nd Street
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Free bicycle Valet Parking provided by Transportation Alternatives

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