Things to do in NYC: Stargazing at the High Line September 29 2017

Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Who said you can’t see the stars in New York City?  There are a few locations where you can enjoy the autumn sky with less light pollution, while still in the city limits.   One of the best things to do in NYC is check out Stargazing at the High Line.  What makes this even more special is that telescopes are provided so you can see much more of the night’s sky.  And to make things even better…this event is free with no reservation necessary.

Now, this happens at the High Line on Tuesdays from April through October 31st from sundown until around 930 PM, but visiting this lovely spot in early fall can be a magical experience. 

Note:  Stargazing at High Line is cancelled in the event of rain or snow. Updates are available on Tuesdays by 3 PM @highlinenyc on Twitter.

Stargazers are joined by people from the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York who are there to help you work with the telescopes, distinguish some of our neighboring planets, generally navigate the night’s sky and answer some basic and some more complicated questions about the power of the universe. 

Walking the High Line on its own is fun, but going up there to enjoy the cosmos, the brisk fall air and watching all the interesting people is a real happening. 

There are a few interesting food carts to grab a snack while on the High Line, but there are many worthwhile bars and restaurants in the area to visit when you have finished your walk and starry adventure. 

This activity takes place at the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck on the High Line at 14th Street. 

[Featured Image Credit Stargazing at the High Line]