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
Art and Activism: “Takin’ it to the Streets”
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
333 West 23rd Street
The third annual Art & Activism event produced by School of Visual Arts, Division of Continuing Education, celebrates the power of collectives, performance as political activism, and artistic activations of public spaces.
A panel discussion will present a collaboration between Sing for Hope, an organization connecting artists, music and the city streets; and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which provides social services, community, and arts programming to LGBTQ youth. With the support of artist Joan Di Lieto, and illustrator and SVA faculty member Grant Shaffer, youths from HMI’s after-school art program designed and painted a piano, which spent the summer in NYC’s Astor Place Plaza as a functional, accessible artwork for the streets and communities of our city.
Artist, curator, and director of New York City’s Percent for Art Program, Kendal Henry, will discuss the contemporary role of monuments in public spaces, and his work with local communities and She Built to develop 18 new monuments representing women.
Photographer Stacy Arezou Mehrfar’s emotionally rich portraits of demonstrators at marches across New York City after the 2016 election, will be displayed in backlit lightboxes throughout the theater lobby. An excerpt of her large-scale video installation, A Collective Performance will be screened at the start of the evening.
Media personality Valerie Smaldone moderates.