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Manhattanhenge: Canceled Due to Weather

** NOTE: Due to the forecasted heavy rains and thunderstorms, tonight’s Manhattanhenge event is canceled. Our Sunset Sketching Workshop has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 14 from 10am-12pm. Register for the workshop here. **

Twice a year, the sun sets perfectly in line with the NYC streetgrid creating a unique event nicknamed “Manhattanhenge,” and you can see it from FDR Four Freedoms State Park as we stay open late for one of our Summer Sunset Thursdays! This event kicks off Archtober, NYC’s annual month-long celebration of architecture and design in October.

The Park will have food, beer, and wine for sale, as well as picnicking on the lawn. There will also be a free sketching workshop led by acclaimed architect and artist Hugo Barros Costa, Wonder Photo Shop NYC will be onsite with an interactive photo installation, and many more surprises!

This event is free and open to the public; registration is required.

Food, Beer & Wine provided by:

As a reminder: 

  • Unfortunately, only service animals 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. 


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

About Archtober [ärk’töbər]

NYC’s architecture and design month features hundreds of events, tours, and exhibitions organized by more than 60 partners across the five boroughs. Learn more here.


This event is generously supported by FUJIFILM North American Corporation.