Free Museums, Ancient Beer History, Jewish Culture, + the Diverse Lower East Side
If you've always wanted to check out some of the city's best museums but felt you couldn't afford it, tonight's the night. For the 39th year, Museum Mile Festival celebrates the arts when seven museums along Fifth Avenue open their doors for free and until 9pm. Sure, crowds will flock to the Guggenheim and the Met, but we recommend checking out The Jewish Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and the Museum of the City of New York.
We might think we know a bit about beer history, but Patrick E. McGovern who wrote the book Ancient Brews knows more about ancient beer history than most. He's discussing his book along with Chris Cuzme, Sarah Lohman, and Eamon Rockey on how he searched for, uncovered, and recreated ancient beer recipes.
The annual street festival spotlighting Jewish food and culture will be held along Sixth Avenue in Midtown and features dozens of delicious food purveyors celebrating the diverse culture of New York. The theme this year is "Diversity is Delicious" and we couldn't agree more.
Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican culture have all played a part in the character of the Lower East Side. The Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum celebrates all three in this festival mash-up that will feature food, music, crafts, and games from all three cultures. Nowhere else in the world can you enjoy challah, mah jongg, and bomba music all in the same neighborhood.