Celebrate Manhattanhenge

Friday, July 12, 2024

A salsa band performing in a street festival, with dancers enjoying a wide, blocked-off city avenue. Alvaro Keding/© AMNH
Manhattanhenge returns for a lecture and block party celebrating the last opportunity to see the Manhattanhenge Effect this year.

Join Museum Senior Scientist Jackie Faherty for a 3D presentation about the science and history behind Manhattanhenge, the phenomenon when the setting Sun perfectly aligns with the cross streets of the grid of Manhattan to create a stunning visual spectacle, using the Museum’s powerful OpenSpace visualization software.

An audience in a theater, its attendees wearing 3D glasses as they face the screen.
Alvaro Keding/© AMNH

After the program in Museum’s LeFrak Theater, join us for a spectacular Manhattanhenge viewing event outdoors! Experience the mesmerizing alignment of the setting sun with the city's grid as you groove to the vibrant sounds of the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra. Mark the start of summer with this unforgettable celebration of New York City's iconic phenomenon.

Two women dancing in a lively street festival.
Alvaro Keding/© AMNH

This program utilizes OpenSpace software supported by NASA under award No NNX16AB93A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.