Museum Mile Festival: FREE Admission to 10+ Museums

There’s this exhibit at the Guggenheim that I am fairly certain I will hate but that I want to see because I am interested in masochism and also surprises. Not at the same time.

However, the Guggenheim is expensive as fuck for no reason (18 bucks to fume about how much Cindy Sherman sucks? No thanks.) so imagine my delight when I stumbled across this gem: today is the Museum Mile Festival, which basically exists to celebrate the fact that there are a lot of museums on or around Fifth Ave. on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. It’s not just the Guggenheim, if contemporary photography isn’t your thing: other participating museums include the Neue Galerie, the Met, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, the National Academy Museum and the Goethe-Institut.

Did I mention that admission to them is FREE this evening? If nothing else, that whole stretch of Fifth Ave. closed to cars should be wildly pleasant. I hear there will be live music. And jugglers.

Photo courtesy of alvarofontaneda via flickr.

Museum Mile Festival
Tuesday, June 8th, 6pm – 9pm
Fifth Avenue (various spots between 82nd & 105th Sts.)
[Upper East Side, Manhattan]
FREE

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Polina is Siberian by way of Alabama, and therefore cannot pronounce "fire" or "iron" correctly but despite this can still woo men with her cooking skills and enormous Russian cheeks. She can usually be spotted on the streets of Brooklyn either yelling into a cell phone in one of five languages or swilling gin at an inappropriate hour of the morning.

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