2. Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge takes place four times a year, but the first event falls on Memorial Day. The Half Sun event will take place on Monday, May 29th at 8:13pm, followed by a Full Sun event on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:12pm. Later in the summer, there will be two additional viewings on Wednesday, July 12th at 8:20pm and Thursday, July 13th at 8:21pm.

Watch the sun meld into the horizon in perfect alignment with Manhattan’s East-West numbered streets. The prime viewing locations, according to the American Museum of Natural History, are large cross streets such as 14th, 34th, 42nd, 57th, and 79th. As a compliment to the event, the museum will also be hosting a special public program to discuss the history of the spectacle followed by a viewing at 79th Street. For more information, click here.