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Museum Mile, New York City Overview

The mile-long stretch of Museum Mile on the Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side runs from the 82nd street up to 110th street and is also known as Upper Carnegie Hill. The stretch is actually larger than a mile by three blocks with nine museums located within the area, namely The Africa Center on 110th Street, El Museo del Barrio on 105th Street, Museum of the City of New York on 103rd Street, The Jewish Museum on 92nd Street, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on 91st Street, National Academy Museum of Design and School of Fine Arts on 89th Street, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on 88th Street, Neue Galerie New York on 86th Street and The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 82nd Street.

 Also notable within the vicinity is the Goethe-Institut that acts as the German cultural institution hosting film screenings, exhibitions, symposiums and performances and the Henry Clay Frick House with Frick Collection of fine furniture and old master paintings in 19 galleries. Although the timings and tickets for each museum varies, the annual Museum Mile Festival, generally hosted on June’s second Tuesday from 6 PM to 9 PM, offers free admission to the museums and you can enjoy outdoor kids art activities, street performances, live music, art demonstrations and interactive activities.   

Must Know Before You Visit Museum Mile

Timing : Varies accordingly. Museum Mile Festival on June’s second Tuesday from 6 PM to 9 PM

Disability friendly : Yes

Entry Fee : Varies accordingly. Free admission during Museum Mile Festival 

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Africa Center, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, National Academy Museum of Design and School of Fine Arts, Solomon R. G (Read More)uggenheim Museum, Neue Galerie New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Goethe-Institut, Museum Mile Festival  

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