Manhattanhenge

(Photo: Katie Killary/Flickr)

(Photo: Katie Killary/Flickr)

Twice a year, the sun sets perfectly in line with the NYC streetgrid creating a unique event nicknamed “Manhattanhenge.” This year, the Park will open its gates after-hours so that visitors can take advantage of this spectacular semi-annual light show. Mitch Frohman’s Latin-Jazz Quartet will play and food, beer, and wine will be available for sale at the Katchkie Farm Food Station. Bring your camera, grab a friend, and capture the NYC skyline as you’ve never seen it before. 

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Free; registration required. Space is limited.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 

There is a limited walk-in space available. Walk-ins are not guaranteed; capacity is limited.

As a reminder: 

  • To protect the memorial, there is no eating or drinking allowed in the Park with the exception of water. You may bring your own food to enjoy in our designated eating areas. Wine, beer, snacks, and meals (sandwiches, salads, etc) will also be available for purchase at our food station, Katchkie Farms.
  • Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in the memorial. The full list of Park rules is available here
  • No drones are permitted in the Park. 
  • There is limited seating at the Park. Please feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 

WHAT IS MANHATTANHENGE?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, explains this  event and its unique connection to baseball...via amnh.org.

Photo Courtesy of Justin Fontaine

Photo Courtesy of Justin Fontaine

Saxophonist & Flautist, Mitch Frohman, known for his 25-year stint with the Tito Puente Orchestra as well as his membership with the Mongo Santamaria band, is finally set to release his own album, "From Daddy With Love". Frohman is the leader/co-leader of three of the most in-demand Latin & Latin-Jazz groups; The Bronx Horns, The Mambo Legends Orchestra (former Tito Puente All-Star musicians), and the Eddie Torres Mambo Kings Dance Show Orchestra. He has also played with greats; Celia Cruz, Machito, La Lupe, Cheo Feliciano, Eddie & Charlie Palmieri, Blood Sweat & Tears, Paul Simon, David Byrne, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Milly, Jocelyn & Los Vecinos and even Aventura! Of course his signature sound can be heard somewhere in the world everyday as he is the sax soloist on the theme of TV's mega- hit "Sex & The City". After almost 40 years in the Latin Jazz community Mitch Frohman is long overdue to present his own music to the faithful Latin jazz audience.

(Cover photo: Michael Tapp/Flickr)