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Solar Eclipse events for the whole family

Don't miss seeing this rare and natural phenomenon

Solar Eclipse events for the whole family

The solar eclipse happening on April 8 is a rare and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon that offers a unique opportunity to witness the beauty and wonder of the universe. Observing the eclipse can create a memorable and educational experience for the whole family.

Dutchess County

April 5

Family Science: Solar Eclipses. Join Library Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer for an exploration of solar eclipses in advance of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. This program will include a short presentation about solar eclipses, highlighting what to expect when safely viewing a solar eclipse and explaining this amazing, rare phenomenon. After, youth and families will be invited to participate in several hands-on activities, including a virtual eclipse simulator, estimation games, and making a pinhole camera. Participants will also receive up to five free pairs of solar eclipse viewing glasses for their family. Ages 6-13 and families. 5:30pm. Pawling Free Library, 11 Broad St., Pawling.

Solar Eclipse Party. The Staatsburg Library is having a Solar Eclipse Party. Join us for an afternoon of fun! Pick up your certified solar viewing glasses, enjoy galactic snacks, make some cosmic crafts and get information about the April 8 solar eclipse. 4:30pm. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg.

April 6

Solar Eclipse. Want to be ready for the eclipse? Join us to get solar eclipse glasses and make a solar viewer. Remember – don’t look at the eclipse without protection. Note that photographs of attendees may be taken by the library at this event for use in library publications such as brochures, newsletters, magazines, web and social media sites, and display boards, or in other non-Library publications without further consideration or notification. 1:30pm. Blodgett Memorial Library, 37 Broad St, Fishkill.

April 8

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Join Barton Orchards with Skin n' Bones at the farm on Monday, April 8 to view the 2024 solar eclipse from one of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful locations! Admission is FREE! The farm will be open from 1:00 to 6:00, with live music starting at 2:00. Maximum viewing of the eclipse is expected to be shortly after 3:00. FREE viewing glasses for the first 100 attendees! The Tap Room, Dog Park, Petting Zoo, and Playground will be open, and there will be food available for purchase, and a face painter too. This is sure to be a celebration to remember! 1pm. Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Ln., Poughquag.

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum Pavilion. We promise a celebration to remember with engaging STEAM programs, delicious food, and a galaxy of solar-themed activities including eclipse crafts, eclipse science demonstrations, NEW StarLab Planetarium presentations about our solar system and the universe beyond, temporary and glitter tattoos, safe solar glasses (2 per family, free with tickets), and more! 2pm. Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum Pavilion, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. Sold out

Community Solar Eclipse Viewing. Join us at the library to safely watch the eclipse together! While the Hudson Valley will not be in the path of totality, it is expected that we will see between 88 and 99 percent coverage. The library has a limited number of solar eclipse glasses free for Clinton residents. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, and snacks! 2pm. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck.

Solar Eclipse Day. Join us on the Library Lawn to view the total solar eclipse! Ask library staff for eclipse-viewing glasses. Bring your snacks, lawn chairs and blankets! Must register. 1pm. Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd., Hopewell Junction.

Eclipse Viewing Party. While we aren’t in the total eclipse path, it will be 94% visible here in Rhinebeck. Bring a lawn chair and join us outside in the front lawn to witness this rare celestial phenomenon with your neighbors! The eclipse starts at 2:11pm and will reach its peak at 3:26pm. The eclipse will be over by 4:36pm. 2pm. Starr Library, 68 West Market St., Rhinebeck.

Eclipse Viewing Party. Monday, April 8, Pawling will be in the path of a near total solar eclipse. Celebrate this amazing experience with the library. Drop in to pick up free solar eclipse viewing glasses, eclipse viewing information, learn about our library telescope, and enjoy snacks. Sign up to receive a reminder before the event or drop in on the day of the eclipse. Working or away? Not sure you’ll make it in? You can also request solar eclipse viewing glasses for pickup. Drop in or sign up. 2:30pm. Pawling Free Library, 11 Broad St., Pawling.

Eclipse Viewing Party. Join us for an eclipse viewing celebration on the library lawn! Enjoy space-themed music and snacks while we gather to view the eclipse with eye-protection glasses provided. We will also make super simple pinhole projectors to easily see the quickly changing shape of the sun. Must register. 2:30pm. Millbrook Free Library, 3 Friendly Ln., Millbrook.

Orange County

April 8

Solar Eclipse - Live Stream. Beginning at 1pm, the library will live-stream NASA’s coverage of the eclipse, which will reach about 92.5% totality in our area. Join us! If the weather is good, we'll watch outside. We will begin distributing eclipse glasses on Saturday, April 6, reserving some to hand out on April 7 and April 8 as well: 2 pairs per Warwick family while supplies last. 1pm. Albert Wisner Public Library, 1 McFarland Dr., Warwick.

Eclipse Party. Are you interested in seeing the solar eclipse? Come down to the library on Monday April 8th to join us for our Eclipse Party. To claim your eclipse glasses, you must sign up for the program. Walk in’s will not be guaranteed glasses.  Light refreshments will be provided. 1:30pm. Monroe Free Library, 44 Millpond Pkwy., Monroe.

Solar Eclipse. Come by the Library and get your Solar Eclipse Glasses!! Join the party!! 2pm. Chester Public Library, 1784 Kings Highway, Chester.

2024 Solar Eclipse Viewing. Experience the 2024 Partial Solar Eclipse at this great community event. See friends and neighbors and meet new folks - young and old. Bring lawn chairs. 2pm. Alumni Green SUNY Orange, Parking in the parking garage on East Conkling Ave., Middletown.

2024 Solar Eclipse Viewing. Experience the 2024 Partial Solar Eclipse at this great community event. See friends and neighbors and meet new folks - young and old. Bring lawn chairs. 2pm. Larkin Plaza SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus, parking in the Kaplan Hall garage at GPS: 73 First Street, Newburgh.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Join an eclipse viewing party at the Central Valley branch. John Fontana, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador will give a presentation about how eclipses work and the history of eclipse watching. We will then head to the parking lot to watch this spectacular event. No registration necessary - just drop in! Each attendee will receive a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses while supplies last! 2:30pm. Woodbury Public Library - Ida Cornell Branch, 23 Smith Clove Rd., Central Valley.

Solar Eclipse. Another partial solar eclipse will be visible here in Tuxedo Park this Spring! Eclipse glasses will be available at the library for pickup. Drop by the library all day on Monday, April 8th for a special eclipse themed snack. 3:15pm. Tuxedo Park Library, 227 Rte. 17, Tuxedo Park.

READ MORE: Learn about the eclipse and ways to safe while viewing it

Ulster County

April 8

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Please join us for a large-scale public viewing party at SUNY New Paltz on the Old Main Quad. A limited number of free solar glasses to safely view the eclipse will be available. We will also have several telescopes with solar filters operated by astronomy students and New Paltz faculty for the public to see the eclipse up close. 1:45pm. Old Main Quad SUNY New Paltz, Tricor Ave., New Paltz.

Eclipse Experience. Watch the eclipse outside at the library! We’ll have spare glasses and fun tools to use for safe viewing. Have fun with other enthusiasts! All ages. 3:15pm. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. There will be a solar eclipse on April 8th. Come to the library’s back garden to watch it at 3pm. We have eclipse glasses for you to use. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email Carol at fstaff@phoenicialibrary.org or call 688-7811. 3:15pm. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St., Phoenicia.

Eclipse Viewing Party. On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will pass over North America. Join us at Forsyth Nature Center to safely view Kingston’s 94.7% coverage. We’ll have eclipse glasses, snacks, and information on the science and culture of eclipses. No registration needed. Glasses are first come first served. Pick up yours ahead of time at the library. 3pm. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston.

Guided Hike to View the Solar Eclipse at Sam’s Point. Join Park Educators, for a guided walk on the Loop Road to view the solar eclipse from the Sam's Point cliff. Along the way, we'll discuss the history of solar eclipses and how they occur. At 94% coverage, the eclipse should be very visible from here. Bring your own viewing glasses if you have them, otherwise, the Park Preserve will have some to share. Remember to learn more about eclipse safety for your eyes before using cameras and binoculars too! We will finish the remainder of Loop Road after the eclipse gets through totality. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Sam's Point Visitor Center at 845-647-7989. 1pm. Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area, 400 Sams Point Rd, Cragsmoor.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Fun. Free Solar Glasses will be provided. Learn what an eclipse is all about. Stories with Miss Melissa. Make glow-in-the-dark slime. Free science, sun, and planet books. Snacks! Sun Chips & Capri Sun drinks. 3pm. Plattekill Public Library, 2047 Rte. 32, Modena.

Sullivan County

April 8

Partial Solar Eclipse. Join us as we watch an Indoor viewing of NASA live footage of the full eclipse. 2:10pm. Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello.

Rockland County
April 8 

Eclipse Viewing at Bear Mountain. Join us at the large field next to the Inn at Bear Mountain State Park to learn about eclipses and view the solar eclipse. We will have 50 eclipse glasses that will be distributed to guests on a first come, first served basis. If you have your own, please bring them, so you can safely enjoy the eclipse if we run out. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets so you can enjoy this rare event in comfort. 2pm. Bear Mountain State Park, 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove.

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