Solar Eclipse Events (4/8/2024)

We are all so excited about the upcoming 90% solar eclipse in NYC this upcoming Monday. For New York City, we’ll be able to see the Moon cover up to 90 percent of the Sun at 3:25pm. Skies here will start to darken around 2:51pm and will start lightening once again by 3:58pm on Monday, April 8, 2024.

An eclipse model for New York City on Saturday, April 6, 2024 (from

Please note that it is unsafe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing at any time during the solar eclipse in NYC, as the moon will NOT completely block out the sun. Regular sunglasses, polarized or otherwise, are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses.

For a multi-lingual NASA safety fact sheet:

Here are some upcoming events after dismissal.

  • Lower Division: At nearby Athens Square Park, Council Member Tiffany Cabán and the New York Hall of Science are organizing a Solar Eclipse Viewing Event from 2-4pm. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided while supplies last. You can also vote on this year’s participatory budgeting ballot, which includes several Q300-related proposals.
  • Upper Division: Promptly after dismissal, a group of Q300 parents will take the 10 minute walk to Socrates Sculpture Garden. There is NO formal program there; but it’s a great place for the kids to run around along the East River. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ECLIPSE GLASSES.
  • New York Hall of Science Eclipse Watch Party: The New York Hall of Science will hold a viewing party from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. behind the museum off of Science Avenue in Queens. There will be a DJ, food, and activities for children. The museum will also be giving out eclipse glasses to protect your eyes. Tickets for general admission start at $10, and if you’re a museum member, they’re discounted at $5. Students at certain schools will be able to get in for free. For more information on the event, check out Eventbrite (
  • Queens Library Watch Party. Solar Eclipse Watch Parties (
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing Event at Intrepid Museum. The Intrepid Museum will be offering museum-goers the chance to catch the solar eclipse from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Access to the flight deck will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get there before the event starts. The museum will offer free eclipse glasses based on availability. General admission to the museum costs $36 for adults and $26 for children between ages 5 and 12, but there is a discounted rate available for New York City residents. To find out more: Intrepid Event (
  • Solar Eclipse Community Event at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is offering free admission to its eclipse viewing event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Outside food is prohibited, but food can be purchased at the garden’s canteen. Eclipse glasses will be given out for free while supplies last. Tickets are free but you must RSVP to the event before going. For more information: More Info (
  • Solar Eclipse Day at American Museum of Natural History. Participate in family-friendly activities during the total solar eclipse at the American Museum of Natural History. The museum will be giving out eclipse glasses while supplies last. More Info at
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments