5. Fort Hancock Historic Post in Sandy Hook, NJ

Fort Hancock Historic Post in Sandy Hook. Image by Volunteer-in-Parks Stan Kosinski from the National Park Service

While this viewing location may not be in New York City, it’s certainly worth a short trip.

Make your way over the Sandy Hook, New Jersey, where you’ll join a park ranger and S.T.A.R Astronomy for a special solar eclipse event, taking place in the History House, Bldg. #1 of the Fort Hancock Historic Post. It’s free and experts will also be present, sharing tips on how to enjoy the solar eclipse safely. For more information, click here.