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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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This community event is free with registration
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This event is full. Only those who have preregistered will be admitted. Tickets must be present at time of entry.

The solar eclipse is coming to NYC and we’re saving you a front row seat! Experience this amazing celestial event from our open lawns with spectacular views of the Hudson River and open sky above. Pot up some seeds and make a festive eclipse party hat or celestial floral headband at our activity stations and enjoy live music and story time with the Riverdale Library. There's solar-spirited fun for all at this community event!

We won’t see another eclipse in NYC until 2044, so don’t miss it! All registrants receive a pair of safety-certified eclipse viewing glasses.

Grab a light lunch or drinks at our Cafe or bring snacks to enjoy in our outdoor picnic areas (limited seating available). Personal chairs and blankets are allowed for this special event and a limited number of folding chairs are available to borrow.

In case of rain, the party moves indoors! Watch the eclipse livestream on our flatscreen TVs. Enjoy all the activities throughout historic Wave Hill House and other indoor spaces.

Most events will take place in fully accessible areas of the garden.

Parking is extremely limited. We encourage you to take public transportation.

Eclipse Shuttle Schedule:
Our shuttle will run hourly to and from Wave Hill with stops at the #1 Subway Van Cortlandt Park/West 242nd Street station, Riverdale Park Lot and Metro North-Riverdale Station.

Pick-up to Wave Hill from:

  • #1 Train West 242nd St Station (in front of Burger King): 12:10PM, 1:10PM, 2:10PM, 3:10PM
  • Riverdale Park Lot: 12:25PM, 1:25PM, 2:25PM, 3:25PM
  • Metro-North Riverdale Station: 11:55AM, 12:55PM, 1:55PM, 2:55PM

Shuttle departs Wave Hill to:

  • #1 Train West 242nd St Station: 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM
  • Riverdale Park Lot: 1:20PM, 2:20PM, 3:20PM, 4:20PM, 5:20PM
  • Metro-North Riverdale Station: 1:50PM, 2:50PM, 3:50PM, 4:50PM

Last admission to the grounds will be 4:30PM. Gates close at 5:00PM.

Questions? Please email us at or call 718.549.3200 x251.

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