Sunday, June 12, 2011

Free Stargazing on the Highline (ongoing)

Every Tuesday this Spring and Summer, the Highline Park offers FREE stargazing at dusk(~8:25pm est). With high-powered telescopes and expert instructors from the Amateur Astronomer's Association of New York, gaze in awe at NYC's nocturnal sky. Go by yourself, with friends, or on a romantic date with your beau and really make a wish upon a star!
If you haven't already visited The Highline, this is the perfect excuse to make a trip. The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets. After many years of abandon, the elevated weed-filled rail structure was transformed into the chic 1.45-mile-long public park in the sky that opened in June of 2009. 

The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 30th Street, between 10th + 11th Avenues. Access the Highline via stairs or elevator. Stargazing goes down somewhere along the Highline, but the location is contingent upon night sky conditions each week. Find out where each Tuesday by following @highlinenyc on Twitter, or call(212) 206-9922.

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