The annual Museum Mile Festival offers free admission to some of the world's finest art collections during extended evening hours. The nearly 30-block stretch of Fifth Avenue is home to eight participating institutions—The Africa Center, El Museo del Barrio, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, Neue Galerie and the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to all the art to see inside, there are plenty of outdoor festivities including face painting, chalk drawing and live music. The festival kicks off at 6pm, rain or shine.
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