Solar Eclipse Viewing Events in the Bronx

Solar Glasses- check (courtesy of Metro Optics)

Place to hang and watch the Eclipse- check.


If you’re looking for a place to go to watch the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st, we’ve started to compile a list of events and parties happening around the borough. Hosting one? Let us know and we will add to our round up!


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Pelham Bay Library

Monday, August 21, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Join us for the “Great American Eclipse” of 2017!

Although New York City is not in the path of totality, we will be able to see a partial eclipse where 71% of the Sun will be blocked by the Moon. The maximum eclipse will occur at 2:44 PM, don’t miss out!

FREE eclipse viewing glasses will be provided!


Solar Eclipse at Spuyten Duyvil Library

Mon, August 21, 12:30 p.m.

Join us for this “once in a lifetime” event. Build your own viewing device and draw a solar corona. Ages 5 and up. All materials will be provided.


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at West Farms Library

Mon, August 21, 2:30 p.m.

Join us for activities, crafts, and watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse at the library! Free eclipse viewing safety glasses will be provided. All Ages Welcome.

Solar Eclipse at Bartow Pell Museum Mansion

Monday, August 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Come look at the partial solar eclipse with us! BPMM Museum Educator and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Robin Vernuccio will conduct a workshop on the eclipse and peek at the eclipse from the Mansion (weather cooperating). Attendees will receive their own eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse and to take home. Children will have the opportunity to make Ultra Violet necklaces to measure whether the eclipsed sun gives off the same UV light as it does normally. Please note that a solar eclipse happens when the moon gets in the way of the sun’s light and casts its shadow on earth. This means that during the day the moon moves over the sun and the earth becomes dark. NASA is billing this eclipse as a great event! The solar eclipse will be visible partially or totally across the entire United States. Miss it and you will have to wait until 2024 for the next one. Warning! If you cannot make our event, never look directly at the sun with bare eyes! Unfortunately, REGISTRATION CLOSED


Safety Tips for Viewing the Eclipse


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