Do you want to be artsy and active at the same time? Well, look no further because the Museum Mile has arrived and it's actually pretty cool.
For one night a year — this time on Tuesday, June 14, from 6-9 p.m. — Fifth Avenue becomes a pedestrian plaza from 82nd to 104th streets for casual strolling the eight museums in between, all for free. Review the Upper East Side's newest exhibits, from the "Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kings," the successors of Alexander the Great, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Roz Chast's sardonic cartoon memoirs at the Museum of the City of New York, and more at El Museo del Barrio, The Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Neue Galerie.
If you need more reason to come, there will be DJs spinning Latin disco, arts and crafts, activities for children and a cabaret performance. Obviously, you also receive bragging rights that you partied on Fifth Avenue, and a serious culture boost to your Twitter presence.
After all that walking, maybe you'll get hungry and grab a bite at Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie for some Viennese pastries and savory plates. Or, perhaps you'd prefer The Wright, located inside the Guggenheim, for some cocktails in a more modern ambiance.
No matter what you're into, this isn't an event you're going to want to miss. So, walk and get your museum on!