Tuesday, June 13, 2006

28th Annual Museum Mile Festival

The second Tuesday of every June, as day turns to night, one of the most beautiful sections of the city hosts the Museum Mile Festival. The mile-long stretch of Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 104th Street is closed to traffic while nine of the cultural institutions that line its sides are open to the public, free of charge. For a few all-too-brief hours this evening, this normally quiet, dignified street overflowed with laughter, awe, music, art and magic.


Face painting on 5th Avenue Posted by Picasa


Escaping from straight jacket & chains Posted by Picasa


Watching a magician Posted by Picasa


Jazz in front of National Academy of Design Posted by Picasa


Young sidewalk artist Posted by Picasa


Chalk drawing Posted by Picasa


Chalk drawings by Giorgia Posted by Picasa


Cassis (Birgit Staudt) in front of the Goethe-Institut Posted by Picasa


Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre Posted by Picasa


Juggling flaming torch, machete & apple Posted by Picasa


Watching a street magician  Posted by Picasa


Young juggler in front of Metropolitan Museum Posted by Picasa

  • Museum Mile Festival

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (5th & 82nd)

  • Goethe Institut New York/German Cultural Center (5th & 83rd)

  • Neue Galerie New York (5th & 86th)

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (5th & 89th)

  • National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts (5th & 90th)

  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (5th & 91st)

  • The Jewish Museum (5th & 92nd)

  • Museum of the City of New York (5th & 103rd)

  • El Museo del Barrio (5th & 105th)

  • Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre
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