Now celebrating its 41st year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm. Walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 110th Street while visiting some of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections are on view inside the museums’ galleries, with live music and art-making workshops on Fifth Avenue at selected museums.

In Cooper Hewitt's Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, a smiling three year old girl with big dark eyes and short brown hair tries grasps a blue foam block that's larger than she is. Behind her, more children, about four and five years of age, are building constructions of their own with the blocks

Imagination Playground, which takes place in Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden as part of the Museum Mile Festival

In the Cooper Hewitt galleries, explore Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial and Nature by Design: Selections from the Permanent Collection. In our Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, designers of all ages are invited to participate in the widly popular hands-on activity Imagination Playground (pictured above).


Opening ceremony:
5:45 pm at El Museo del Barrio

Participating museums:
The Africa Center, Fifth Ave at 110th St
El Museo del Barrio, Fifth Ave at 104th St
Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Ave at 103rd St
The Jewish Museum, Fifth Ave at 92nd St
Cooper Hewitt, 91st St at Fifth Ave
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fifth Ave at 89th St
Neue Galerie New York, Fifth Ave at 86th St
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fifth Ave at 82nd St

Additional outdoor activities hosted by:
New York Academy of Medicine Library, Fifth Ave at 102nd St
Church of The Heavenly Rest, Fifth Ave at 90th St
Asia Society New York, Fifth Ave at 84th St

The 2019 Museum Mile Festival is sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.