About the project
Free in June was an annual, month-long event to encourage people to attend cultural events in Jerusalem despite the political tension and economic downturn resulting from the Intifada. Major cultural institutions including the Jerusalem Kahn Theater, the Jerusalem Cinametheque (Jerusalem Film Center), the Yellow Submarine, Ein Yael Living Museum and the Bernard M. Bloomfield Science Museum were opened to the public free of charge once a week for four weeks. In its first year, the event drew 23,000 people. Beyond its goal of boosting morale in the city, the program supports Jerusalem’s major cultural institutions. In 2006, the program became Free in the Summer to offer events throughout the summer months.