44th Annual Museum Mile Festival 2022
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Normally along this route:
Along Fifth Ave from 82nd to 105th Streets
Free and Open to All!
After two years of no live versions, the Museum Mile Festival is back this year with free and open access to eight nonprofit museums/institutions.
The following is from a page at the official site which disappeared within the past year or so:
“Begun As An Initiative To Spur The Development Of New Museum Audiences And To Increase Support For The Arts During The Fiscal Crisis Of The 1970s, Museum Mile Was Formed As A Consortium By The Museums That Share The Fifth Avenue Address. The First Festival, Held In June Of 1978, Was An Instant Success. Not Only Did It Expose New Yorkers And NYC Visitors To An Incredible Collection Of New York’s Artistic Riches, It Also Brought Together Disparate New Yorkers. From The Barrios Of East Harlem And The Townhouses Lining The Upper East Side, To The Winding Streets Of The Village And The Clustered Neighborhoods Of The Outer-Boroughs, People Came To Celebrate Their Shared Pride In Their City. Museum Mile Festival Promoted Public Awareness Through Increased Visibility, Accessibility And Attendance At All The Museums, And Brought Many New Yorkers To Upper Fifth Avenue For The First Time.”
Just as in past years, prior to the COVID pandemic, there’ll be performers of all sorts along the length of the festival. We’ll list just a fraction of the items we’ve come across at each site, listed below.
These include the following:
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art;
- Neue Galerie New York;
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum;
- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ;
- The Jewish Museum;
- Museum of the City of New York;
- El Museo del Barrio;
- The Africa Center.
Just some of the events taking place at certain sites. Be sure to check each one above at their respective link to see what’s being offered up.
At the Met:
IBEX Puppetry, Slavic Soul Party: Groove on the David H. Koch Plaza, Puppet Making, Storytelling and much more.
At El Muse del Barrio:
“”… a live musical performance by Jose Trombone & Conjunto Rumbon bringing the iconic salsa gorda sound that emerged in New York City during the golden era of salsa, and DJ Taina Enikeyi spinning Afro-Caribbean Boricua sazón with an incomparable New York flavor that makes you groove & move. “”
At the Guggenheim:
Sketch with Jeff, Guggenheim teaching artist Jeff Hopkins will share stories and drawing prompts inspired by the museum’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building. People of all ages are welcome to join Jeff outside the museum and share their sketches with the public.
At the Jewish Museum:
Rumba de la MUSA, a diasporic collective of artists who gather around the voice of the Caribbean drum, will perform three sets (at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm) outside the Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue.