New York City has officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 104th Streets as "Museum Mile" because of the vast richness and diversity of the cultural institutions found there.
The second Tuesday of every June is the Annual Museum Mile Festival
. In the past two decades, well over one million people have taken part in this annual celebration where Fifth Avenue closes to traffic and becomes a walker's haven. Festival attendees can visit nine of New York City's finest cultural institutions for FREE that evening, while also enjoying various street entertainors and free live music.
The museums along the mile are:104th StreetEl Museo del Barrio
(212) 831-7272 103rd Street Museum of the City of New York
(212) 534-1672 94th StreetInternational Center of Photography
(212) 860-177792nd StreetThe Jewish Museum
(212) 423-3200 91st Street
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
(212) 849-840089th Street National Academy of Design
(212) 369-4880 88th Street Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
(212) 423-3500 83rd StreetGoethe Institut New York/German Cultural Center
(212) 439-8700 82nd Street The Metropolitan Museum of Art