14 Downtown Museums Offer Free Admission for One Night

By Irene Plagianos on June 16, 2014 3:18pm 

 The National Museum of the American Indian, pictured here, will offer free evening admission on June 24, along with 13 other Downtown cultural institutions.
The National Museum of the American Indian, pictured here, will offer free evening admission on June 24, along with 13 other Downtown cultural institutions.
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LOWER MANHATTAN — Downtown museums are opening their doors next week for one night of free history, art and culture.

The Night at the Museums event, part of the River to River festival, will feature 14 museums and historic landmarks, which will be open to the public for free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 24.

Participating museums include the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Place, the Skyscraper Museum at 39 Battery Place and the National Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green.

Reservations are required for a few of the museums, including the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, which already has free admission every Tuesday evening.

Many of the museums and historic sites will offer guided tours and special programs, including the African Burial Ground National Monument at 290 Broadway.

For a full list of the events, visit the Night at the Museums site.

River to River, a free music and arts festival held at various locations in Lower Manhattan, will run from June 19 to June 29. Check out the festival's website for a listing of events.

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