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Where to Watch the Eclipse from Hudson River Park

Scope out your spot — and plan to safely view — the solar eclipse from Hudson River Park!

There will be a partial solar eclipse visible in New York City on Monday, April 8. Check out these locations within HRPK where you can pick up safety glasses and watch the eclipse, and be sure to read the Solar Eclipse Safety Tips below beforehand.

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

Planning to enjoy the eclipse safely is important. Please see below for tips from New York State on how to have a safe and enjoyable viewing of this cosmic rarity.

  • Do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse.
  • Sunglasses, polarized or otherwise, are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses.
  • Viewing any part of the sun through a camera lens, binoculars or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.
  • If your eyes are exposed to the sun without the appropriate protection, it can cause “eclipse blindness,” which can temporarily or permanently damage your eyes.
  • Some of the best ways to view a solar eclipse include through a pinhole projector where you look at a projected image through a pinhole in cardboard paper, or by using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12312-2 certified eclipse glasses from a trusted source.

Read on for more info about where you can watch the eclipse from inside Hudson River Park.

Lilac at Pier 25

Evening shot of Lilac Vessel with a sliver moon in the sky

Explore America’s oldest lighthouse tender, the steam-powered Coast Guard Cutter Lilac, and watch the solar eclipse! Tour the historic 91 year old vessel with Captain Mary Habstritt, Museum Director of the Lilac Preservation Project. Watch as the moon covers 90% of the sun from a prime waterfront location. Bring your own lunch to enjoy on the open deck, mingle with fellow eclipse viewers and Lilac volunteers and get free eclipse glasses to safely view this celestial phenomenon.

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Pier 57

Two people looking up at the sky while wearing eclipse safety glasses

Come view the solar eclipse from Pier 57’s Rooftop Park! Glasses will be available while supplies last.

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The Intrepid Museum at Pier 86

The sun and moon during an eclipse Photo credit: NASA

The Intrepid Museum will host a special celebration offering visitors the chance to watch the solar eclipse from the dramatic setting of the flight deck of the legendary aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid on Monday, April 8.

While onboard, visitors can learn more about this cosmic phenomenon from knowledgeable Museum educators as they explore the science of eclipses against the stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline and the Hudson River.

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