NYC Stargazing – Night Sky Observing Events

    NYC Stargazing – Night Sky Observing Events

    Courtesy of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

    Taking place through the year on various nights and locations.

    Please be sure to check at the related links provided on this page, but especially on the official AAA.org site for info regarding exact locations and for the sake of keeping on top of any changes in scheduling or cancellations due to inclement weather and such. Mind you, there’s also the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation site calendar at which you might find of some of the below listed items.

    High Line in Manhattan

    High Line Page / AAA’s Page

    Every Tuesday night from the start of April through the end of October.

    Beginning at dusk.

    According to the official site, most of the observing will take place at little W 12th Street, south of the Standard Hotel

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    Lincoln Center’s Plaza in Manhattan

    Beginning at and around sunset.

    Friday and Saturday evenings from April 5 & 6 until June 28, 29

    Following by August 2, 3 / 9, 10

    Then September 13, 14 / 20, 21 / 27, 28

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    Summer on the Hudson Stargazing and Sungazing in Manhattan

    Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.

    Stargazing Saturdays (8:00 – 11:00 pm):

    June 1
    July 6
    August 3
    September 7

    SunGazing Sundays (1:00 – 4:00 pm):

    May 26
    June 30
    July 28
    August 25
    September 29

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    Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan

    Meet at the park esplanade overlooking the East River. 86th Street entrance would be the closest to where they set up.

    At 8:30 pm

    One Friday Evening each month from April to October

    April 5
    May 10
    June 7
    July 5
    August 2
    September 6
    October 4

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    Great Kills in Staten Island

    The time at which this begins varies from 7:30 to 8:30 pm depending upon the time of year.

    Saturdays on the following dates:

    March 30
    April 6
    May 4
    June 8
    July 20
    August 3
    September 7
    October 26
    November 23

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    Floyd Bennet Field

    Gateway National Park in Brooklyn

    Fridays on the following dates:

    May 10
    June 7
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December 6

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    Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

    159 Pioneer Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn

    Beginning at 7:30 pm

    Second Sunday Meets

    May 12
    June 9
    July
    August
    September 8
    October 13

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    Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1

    Also, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s official page…

    Beginning at 8:30 pm

    Select Fridays in June, July and August

    June 7
    June 14
    July 12
    July 26
    August 2
    August 9

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    Hunters Point Park, Queens

    Beginning at Sunset

    Certain Friday nights from May to August

    West of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue

    May 10
    May 17
    June 7
    June 14
    July 5
    July 12
    August 9
    August 16

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    Brooklyn Museum Plaza

    First Saturday night of each month through November

    Beginning at 9:00 pm

    May 4
    June 1
    July 6
    August 3
    October 5
    November 2

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    Riverdale Bronx

    Beginning at about 30 minutes past sunset.

    West 235th Street and Johnson Avenue

    Select Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 10, 11 to Wednesday, October 9

    April 10
    April 11
    May 8
    May 9
    June 12
    June 13
    July 10
    July 11
    August 14
    August 15
    September 11
    September 12
    October 9