9. Inwood Hill Park

Another great location for anyone looking to avoid large parties is Inwood Hill Park. Located in the northern end of Manhattan, in the neighborhood of Inwood, the park is set on the Hudson River and is filled with natural beauty. While there, keep an eye out for leftover evidence of caves and ridges caused by glaciers, as well as the luscious growth of trees.

The park is located far enough away from the center of Manhattan, so light pollution and distractions won’t be as severe as they would be in other parks throughout New York City.

9. Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch

The Clinton Hill Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will be hosting an eclipse viewing party from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. The library, at 380 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, invites the public to join them in experiencing this once in a lifetime occurrence.

Guests at the Clinton Hill Library’s viewing party will have the opportunity to draw their favorite planets on the sidewalks in chalk, and even create their very own pinhole viewer. The library will provide some special eclipse glasses, but it is first come first serve, so make sure to arrive early if you don’t already have your own.