Watch the Eclipse Safely : Locations and free Eclipse Glasses

    Watch the Eclipse Safely

    Information courtesy of the Queens Library

    The solar eclipse is coming! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event (the last total eclipse visible in the United States happened in 1979!) and it’s going to take place on Monday, August 21. Queens Library will be holding special programs leading up to the eclipse, including an “Eclipsecon” movie series and, of course, viewings of the eclipse on August 21 at several of our community libraries.

    Note: Solar Eclipse glasses will be available only at our viewing events, and only for event participants, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Here are some safety tips and other viewing techniques for watching Monday’s solar eclipse!

    Watch the Solar Eclipse! 

    Monday, August 21
    1:30 pm

    “StarNet and [email protected] Library have generously donated solar eclipse glasses to be distributed at libraries across the country to watch the upcoming total eclipse, and Flushing is one of those libraries! Our eclipse program begins in the Flushing Auditorium with videos and information on the eclipse for children, teens and their families. We will distribute glasses on a first-come, first-served basis, and invite you to join us on the Outdoor Plaza to witness this historical event!”

    Seaside Solar Eclipse Viewing

    Monday, August 21
    2:00 pm

    “Learn about the solar eclipse, enjoy a little trivia and view the solar eclipse with us on the boardwalk. The library will provide viewing glasses to all participants on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Open to all!”

    Look Up, It’s A Solar Eclipse!

    Monday, August 21
    2:00 pm
    East Elmhurst

    “Families are welcome to join East Elmhurst for a solar eclipse viewing program. Special glasses will be provided and guests will learn a little bit about solar eclipses. Solar eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last at this event.”

    Solar Eclipse Celebration

    Monday, August 21
    2:00 pm

    “Join us to celebrate the solar eclipse. We will learn about the sun and how and why solar eclipses occur, make time capsule art cards and decorate our own cookie model of the sun. Supplies are limited.”

    Solar Eclipse Viewing and Craft!

    Monday, August 21
    2:00 pm
    North Hills

    “Come see the solar eclipse with us! Glasses will be provided to view the eclipse safely. Supplies are limited; first come, first served. Following the eclipse join us in the library for an eclipse-themed craft.”