Museum Mile Festival

When: Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 6:00pm

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Join the Museum of the City of New York and our neighbors up and down Museum Mile for the 45th Annual Museum Mile Festival.

2023 marks 100 years since the founding of the Museum of the City of New York and we are looking forward to celebrating our Centennial with you! We will be open and FREE from 6–9pm for you to explore our exciting exhibitions that delve into the history, culture, and spirit of NYC. Tour our newest exhibition This is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture; our first photography triennial, New York Now: Home, or Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate— and make sure to grab a Kids’ Activity Guide for the little ones.

Museum Mile 2023

Throughout the evening, join us for music, dancing, and art-making activities for all ages. The Dynamic Rockers—Kid Glyde, Indio, and Rinto—will lead breakdancing lessons with music curated by DJ Johnny Famous and provided by Hush Tours. Continue the festivities and make marbled birthday hats or personalized buttons to wish the Museum a happy birthday. 

Don't miss a special performance from New York, New York's Vanessa Sears at 6:00pm at MCNY!

A woman in a pink shirt smiles at the camera.

VANESSA SEARS (Francine Standby in the hit musical, New York, New York) is an award-winning actor, singer, and director. Broadway: Debut. Selected theatre: Nicola in the Canadian premiere of Kinky Boots (Mirvish); Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Elliot, Why We Tell the Story (Stratford Festival); An Octoroon, Grand Hotel, The Magician’s Nephew (Shaw Festival); King Lear, Queen Goneril (Soulpepper); Is God Is (CanadianStage/Obsidian/Necessary Angel); Passing Strange, Caroline, or Change (Musical Stage Co/Obsidian); Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, Mary in Mary Poppins (YPT); Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats). Selected Film and TV: “Sex/Life,” “Suits,” “Y the Last Man,” 14 Love Letters, Sappy Holiday. Follow Vanessa on instagram: @NessaSears.

More About Museum Mile

Established in 1978 to increase public awareness of its member institutions and promote public support of the arts, the Museum Mile Festival serves as a model for similar events across the globe. The eight institutions participating in this highly successful collaboration are 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; and The Africa Center. We will also be joined by several neighborhood partners, including the New York Academy of Medicine, the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Asia Society, AKC Museum of the Dog, and The People’s Bus of the NYC Civic Engagement Commission. 


Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are members of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a diverse coalition of 34 nonprofit museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens in New York that share a private-public partnership with the City and reside within City-owned property. 

The doors to each museum will be open to the public for free throughout the event. Please check each museum’s website to learn more about their programming.

Free to all, no registration required! 

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