CANCELLED: July 11th: Witness Manhattanhenge from the City’s Best Vantage Point: FDR Four Freedoms State Park
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

NOTE FROM FOUR FREEDOMS PARK: Manhattanhenge event is canceled. Our Sunset Sketching Workshop has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 14 from 10am-12pm; registration is available for the workshop here. 

WHAT: On July 11, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy will open the gates of FDR Four Freedoms State Park after-hours so that visitors can take advantage of “Manhattanhenge,” a semi-annual event when the sun sets perfectly in line with the New York City street grid.

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 from 6:30pm-8pm, led by acclaimed architect and artist Hugo Barros Costa, a pop-up library with books focusing on diversity and inclusivity, Wonder Photo Shop NYC will be onsite with an interactive photo installation, and many more surprises! 

Bring a friend and grab your camera to capture the NYC skyline as you’ve never seen it before.

This is a free event, but registration is required. For more information, visit our Manhattanhenge events page.

WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 5pm – 9pm. The park is open daily from 9am-7pm; closed Tuesdays. 

WHERE: FDR Four Freedoms State Park is located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. It is best accessed using public transit. Options include the Roosevelt Island Tram, New York City Bus & Subway, and the NYC Ferry.

WHY: FDR Four Freedoms State Park is one of the preeminent photography destinations for people of all ages and skillsets in New York City. This event, bringing the natural solar cycle together with our local built environment, is a time when the entire city takes a moment to stop, watch, and contemplate, and a perfect opportunity for visitors to capture “the perfect shot” of NYC’s skyline.