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Free Art for All: the Museum Mile Festival Returns to Fifth Avenue (and East Harlem)

Free Fun for All: the Museum Mile Festival Returns to Fifth Avenue
The Africa Center at 1280 Fifth Avenue and 110th Street.

The 45th Annual Museum Mile Festival—one of the city's best free cultural events—returns to the streets of New York tomorrow, June 13 from 6pm to 9m.

Running on Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 110th Streets, the festival features free admission to eight major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Galerie, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio and the Africa Center.

Each museum will also have its own programming, including live performances and more.

If you're planning to start in East Harlem and work your way down, highlights include:

1280 Fifth Ave at E 110th St

Free admission—and a first look—at the new interactive installation "Black Future Newsstand," plus a musical performance by West African band Kakande.

1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th Sts

Free tours of "Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección," plus an art-making workshop inspired by indigenous decorations that appear in the exhibition, a performance by Afro Dominicano, music from DJ Jomero.

1220 Fifth Ave between E 103rd and E 104th Sts

Free entry to a range of exhibits, from "This is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture" to "Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate," plus a performance by New York, New York's Vanessa Sears at 6:30pm and breakdancing lessons.

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