Image via Luc Viatour

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible throughout the United States. This will be the first total eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since February of 1979 and everyone around the country is capitalizing on the opportunity to witness what is being dubbed as “The Great American Eclipse.”

Watch parties are being planned throughout the eclipse’s path. In New York City, public parks, museums, and libraries are all preparing for this once in a lifetime moment. While only approximately 71% of the sun will be covered in New York during the event’s peak at approximately 2:44 PM, it is the last total eclipse that will be visible in the city for the foreseeable future.

With additional assistance from Curbed NY, here are 12 of the best places in New York City to watch the upcoming eclipse:


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