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Ditch Traffic and Take Mass Transit to Solar Eclipse Events

Updated Apr 4, 2024 4:30 p.m.

Events Being Held Throughout the MTA’s Service Region


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is reminding customers that public transit is the best and safest way to get to Monday’s total solar eclipse. Eclipse viewings are being held throughout the city, on Long Island, and throughout the Hudson Valley.


Information on some of these events and how to register or purchase tickets can be found below, and details on viewing tips and safety can be found on the I Heart New York website.




The Intrepid Museum will host a special celebration offering visitors the chance to watch the solar eclipse from the flight deck of the USS Intrepid.


Visitors can take the train to Times Sq-42 St, then walk or take the M42 bus to 12 Av and walk to the Intrepid Museum at 46 St. The Intrepid is a short walk from the M34 and M42 buses, and the M50 bus stops in front of the museum.


The Top of the Rock is hosting a special solar eclipse event while taking in 360-degree views of New York City.


Visitors can take the trains to the 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr station, the  train to the 50 St station, the  train to the 51 St station, or the  to the 49 St station, or the M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, or M50 bus. 


Take the  train to the Museum of Natural History and join experts before the eclipse for family-friendly educational activities and to receive a pair of eclipse glasses.


Join the Urban Park Rangers to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse through a pair of safety viewing glasses or through a solar lens telescope.


Inwood Hill Park is a nine-minute walk from the 215 St  train station.




Get a front row seat to Monday’s eclipse at the New York Hall of Science along with music, food and interactive activities.


Take the  train to 111 St, the Q23 or Q58 buses to Corona Av and 108 St, or the Q48 bus to 111 St and Roosevelt Av.




New Yorkers looking for an adventure can hike up the Fountain Side to the highest point of Shirley Chisholm State Park with park educators to view the solar eclipse. 


The BM2, BM3, B13, B82, B83 and Q8 buses all make stops near the park entrance.


Visitors can gather in Green-Wood’s Meadow and at the Historic Chapel where they’ll be able to view the eclipse through special-edition glasses and telescopes equipped with solar filters. Amateur astronomers will be on hand to operate telescopes and answer questions relating to the eclipse.


To visit by subway, take the  train to the 25 St station in Brooklyn and walk uphill one block to the Main Entrance.


The Bronx


Join the Urban Park Rangers for this free opportunity to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse through a pair of safety viewing glasses or through a solar lens telescope. 


The Van Cortlandt Park-242 St  station is a seven-minute walk from the park.


Wave Hill offers views of the Hudson River and open sky. Visitors can also pot up some seeds and make a festive eclipse party hat or celestial floral headband at the activity stations, and enjoy live music and story time with the Riverdale Library. 


Visitors can take the Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line to Riverdale station and walk to connect with a free shuttle, take the  train to Van Cortlandt Park-242, or the BxM1, BxM2, Bx7, or Bx10 buses to 252 St and the Henry Hudson Parkway.


Long Island


Visitors can take the Long Island Rail Road to the Rockville Center station and connect with the N16 Hempstead-Rockville Centre bus, which stops in front of the museum. 


Hudson Valley


The Poughkeepsie area will experience just over 90% eclipse coverage. The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum’s viewing party will feature STEAM programs, food, and solar-themed activities. 


The Museum is located on the Poughkeepsie Waterfront across the street from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station.