Wednesday, June 18, 2014

First Ever Museum Mile Downtown: A Night at the Museums on June 24




Lower Manhattan offers a wide range of rich cultural experiences, and on June 24 from 4:00-8:00 P.M., visitors can discover the best of Lower Manhattan’s cultural landscape for free. Fourteen museums and historic sites, including the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, will be participating in the River to River Festival’s Night at the Museums by offering free admission as well as an array of special programming.

Spend a summer evening immersed in New York City’s history, explore what makes the United States unique, discover new cultures, take a walking tour of the area, and enjoy discounts at local restaurants. All 14 institutions are within comfortable walking distance of one another. Many of the museums will offer special programming, including fun, family-friendly activities for kids, such as a scavenger hunt at the South Street Seaport Museum and creating replicas of famous historic documents at the National Archives.
Participating museums and historic sites include the African Burial Ground National Monument, The Anne Frank Center USA, Federal Hall National Memorial, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, National Archives at New York City, National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian Institution, National September 11 Memorial Museum, NYC Municipal Archives Visitor Center, 9/11 Tribute Center, The Skyscraper Museum, South Street Seaport Museum, and Wall Street Walks.

The National September 11 Memorial Museum and Wall Street Walks require free advance ticket reservations, and will have a limited number of tickets available for walk-ups. Visit www.NightAtTheMuseums.org for details.

Pick up a Night at the Museums Passport on June 24 at participating institutions for special offers that are good all summer.

Night at the Museums is part of the 2014 River to River Festival, which features free arts events from June 19 to June 29 throughout Lower Manhattan. Over the course of 11 days, River To River brings 35 unique arts projects together including over 90 different artists. Visitors can discover the vibrancy of Lower Manhattan through a wide breadth of dance performances, live music, theater, writing classes, and more.
Learn more about Night at the Museums by visiting www.NightAtTheMuseums.org.

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