NYC themed festival heading to Melbourne

Melbourne is morphing into the city that never sleeps, with a city-wide festival celebrating the culture of New York.

From June to August this year, Melbourne will take a bite out of the Big Apple through cultural events of art, music, food, comedy, dance, film and more.

The MEL+NYC festival will coincide with the National Gallery of Victoria's Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art.