New York City Calendar of Upcoming Events, Happenings and More
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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
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
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
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):
SunGazing Sundays (1:00 – 4:00 pm):
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
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:
Gateway National Park in Brooklyn
Fridays on the following dates:
159 Pioneer Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Beginning at 7:30 pm
Second Sunday Meets
Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1
Beginning at 8:30 pm
Select Fridays in June, July and August
Beginning at Sunset
Certain Friday nights from May to August
West of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue
First Saturday night of each month through November
Beginning at 9:00 pm
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
Photoville 2019 in Brooklyn Bridge Park
At Brookyn Bridge Plaza, Under the Bridge in DUMBO
Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 90+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
In store will be:
- Nighttime Screenings & Events
- Journalists Under Fire
- Container Exhibitions
- Outdoor Installations
- Freelance Safety Clinic
- Workshops & Guided Tours
- Education & Teacher Development Day
- Leica Pavilion
- Adobe Space
- Special Events & Pop-ups
The following comes courtesy of their official newsletter:
After an incredible festival earlier this year in partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, our team is back on the East Coast, refreshed and inspired by our West Coast debut.
Photoville NYC will return for its eighth year from September 12-22, 2019, beneath the majestic Brooklyn Bridge in our gorgeous home at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Our team of Photo-carnies will once again transform the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza into an immersive photography village populated by over 80 exhibitions in 60+ shipping containers.
We absolutely could not pull off Photoville without all of our partners and artists; our host and founding partner Brooklyn Bridge Park; our co-founding partners Two Trees Management, and Photo District News. Thank you for being there from the very beginning. Hats off to our friends and marquee partners Leica Camera, St. Ann’s Warehouse, PhotoWings, the DUMBO Business Improvement District, and our partners in crime, Smorgasburg! “”
Have a look at some videos posted from previous years’ events:
B&H Photography Podcast | Photoville 2018
Published by B&H Photo Video
Photoville 2018 Alan Eglinton
Published by extraordinary project Mug Publishing
Brand New Fishing Clinics for Kids and Adults in Brooklyn Bridge Park This Summer
August 9, 14 & September 14, 2019
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are offering over 500 free and low-cost events over the course of the summer, which marks the 20th Anniversary of the Conservancy’s free, public programming in BBP.
This summer, the Conservancy is proud to announce the launch of brand-new Fishing Clinics for kids and adults.
Participants can learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and even reel up a fish. Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, they will learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s aquatic organisms. The clinics are produced in part by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and equipment is provided on-site. While sessions are drop-in, participants are encouraged to RSVP on the website so that instructors can gauge flow.
August 17, September 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
August 9, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Space Exploration Related Events at the Intrepid Museum Sea, Air & Space Museum
Taking place in correlation with the Apollo 11 Exhibition
At the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th St, New York
Thursday, June 6
Teacher Professional Development
Chancellor’s Day: All About the Moon!
Sixty New York City school teachers will receive professional development credit for a one-day in-depth training entitled Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. It will feature a live webcast with The Museum of Flight in Seattle to tour their exhibition, Destination Moon.
Friday, June 14
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brinkley, takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge and America’s race to the Moon.American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the Moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. There will be a book sale and signing after the program.
Friday, June 21
Film: Apollo 11 TBC
Join us on the flight deck for a special screening of the acclaimed new CNN documentary, Apollo 11, by director Todd Douglas Miller and archivist Dan Rooney. Piecing together never-before-seen original NASA film footage from the 1969 Apollo mission with never-before-heard hours of original audio, the resulting portrait of those historic nine days is dazzling!
Thursday, June 27
This program is for individuals with dementia and their care partners. Led by trained Museum staff, small groups will explore the Museum and reflect on the history of the ship, its aircraft and the stories of people who served at sea. These multisensory experiences are designed to spark conversation and reflection. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a visit to the Space Shuttle Pavilion and pop-up planetarium.
Sunday, July 14
Access Family Programs
A program for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Commemorate this historic Moon landing with a unique tour and hands-on activities.
Friday, July 19
Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. This event is first-come, first-served.
Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening and are on first-come, first-served basis.
Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Introductions will be made by former NASA astronaut, Mike Massmino, who will also be on hand to answer Apollo questions. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting). Advanced registration is required.
Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20
Pop-Up Installation: Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation TBC
Meet members of the Space Enabled research group from MIT’s Media Lab and experience Earthrise: A 50 Year Contemplation, their celebration of the original Earthrise photo taken during the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968. Astronauts who have viewed Earth from space report feeling “inspired and changed by its size and fragility.” The Space Enabled research group asks if it is possible to create such a shift in view for Earthlings through an experiential installation.
Saturday, July 20
Intrepid Presents: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company
Join for an evening of wonder and hilarity with a celebrated New York improv troupe. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the audacious goal of landing an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. How was this going to be accomplished? We will explore this challenge with the improv group (and guest celeb) as well as former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and NASA’s Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is an after-hours program for adults 21+. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with ID.
Giant Leaps Planetarium Show
A planetarium show that will enable visitors to journey through the small steps that resulted in humanity’s giant leap to the Moon. Audiences will travel alongside astronauts on the Mercury and Gemini missions to discover the techniques and technology that NASA had to invent and perfect before attempting a trip to the Moon. Viewers will then travel 240,000 miles with the Apollo 11 crew and experience the lunar landing from the perspective of Michael Collins, command module pilot, who continued to orbit the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored its surface. The show will close with a discussion of how the lessons learned from the Space Race will be used to help humans return to the Moon and travel to Mars and beyond.
Early Morning Opening
Come to the Intrepid Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings with an early morning opening for children with autism and their families. Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.
Wednesday, July 24
Intrepid After Hours
Intrepid After Hours invites military veterans and service members to experience the Museum at night. Enjoy the Museum without the crowds, and then join peers for conversation, exploration, a celebration of the 50th anniversary and a catered dinner.
Sunday, July 28
Military Family Program
The Intrepid Museum invites current and former service members and their children to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings! Commemorate this historic event with a tour and hands-on activities.
Friday, October 11
Sensory Friendly Evening for Teens and Adults
Come to the Intrepid Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings with a sensory friendly evening for teens and adults with autism. The Space Shuttle Pavilion will be open late for exploration.
Space-Focused Programs for Schools and Other Educational Groups:
Bring your school, camp, scout or other 3-12th grade age group for a space-themed education program at the Museum!
Children in grades 3–6 will explore the challenge of maintaining physical health in a microgravity environment and discuss astronauts’ nutrition and preparatory physical training. Then, they will learn how the design and protective technology of space suits made it possible for men to walk safely on the Moon.
Students in grades 7–12 will delve deeper into the history of the Space Race and the competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Students will imagine the challenge of creating technology that operates in the vacuum of space and discuss the engineering behind the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise and its robotic arm. Students will then construct their own “robotic arms” to capture and move objects.
A regularly scheduled short educator talk One Giant Leap: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 will run for the length of the Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond installation.
Uncover Intrepid’s role in the early space program with our All Hands program for groups of individuals with disabilities. View the space shuttle Enterprise and explore replica space capsules.