Obscura Society NY: LICHenge - A Celebration of Astronomical Proportions - Atlas Obscura


Obscura Society NY: LICHenge - A Celebration of Astronomical Proportions

Join us to view the annual solar phenomenon that lights up our city's streets, from the banks of Long Island City.

Manhattanhenge is what you call the astronomical phenomena which sees the setting sun align with Manhattan's street grid. On a single day out of the year, the setting sun beams directly through the latitudinal streets of the city producing a spectacularly radiant sight. The problem with enjoying it is that if you're in Manhattan, you can't really see it. The NY Obscura Society offers a solution.

The Hunters Point Park Conservancy in Long Island City, and Newtown Creek Historian Mitch Waxman, present LICHenge. A short walking tour will start this event, which will meet up in Greenpoint and cross the Newtown Creek via the Pulaski Bridge into LIC. The tour will end at the HPS Park, where the conservancy will be throwing a party to celebrate this rare occasion. Enjoy live music, drinks, food, and unbeatable views of Manhattanhenge from across the river - all included in your ticket price.

In addition to spectacular panoramic views of the East River, every Obscura Society participant will become a member of the HPS Conservancy, which offers a full calendar of events all year long.

Meet-up: In front of St. Anthony's Church on Manhattan Avenue at Milton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/syCpL

All ticket sales are final.