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Peer into the mysteries of the heavens with these astronomy programs at Parks! We'll help you uncover the wonders of the universe from a park near you.

Astronomy Events

Friday, July 26, 2019

Jul26

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
On Friday nights in June and July, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

Astronomy

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jul28

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 2, 2019

Aug 2

Family Camping and Astronomy: Queens

at Fort Totten ParkQueens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Sleep under the stars! Camp overnight in the park with the Urban Park Rangers. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 24.
Free!

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete when the Amateur Astronomers Association's expert stargazers help us peer heavenward to see stars and planets.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Aug 8

Jazz at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
One of jazz’s living legends, pianist/composer Bertha Hope has toured globally with artists like Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and Eddie Henderson, while being a respected educator and bandleader.
Free!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Aug25

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete when the Amateur Astronomers Association's expert stargazers help us peer heavenward to see stars and planets.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sep29

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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