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Twice a year, the sun sets perfectly in line with the NYC street grid creating a unique event nicknamed “Manhattanhenge.” In celebration, FDR Four Freedoms Park will stay open late, offering a perfect location with which to observe this fun and beautiful phenomenon. In conjunction, Archtober will host the second annual #ArchtoberSelects Instagram competition, judged by @field_condition! Event attendees can share the photos of the sunset with #ArchtoberSelects by 3pm on Friday, July 13 for a chance at winning prizes from Archtober and NYC Ferry.

The incredible Atomic Funk Project will flex their freedom of speech and expression muscles to perform a fantastic set of funk and soul classics, Wonder Photo Shop NYC will be onsite with an interactive photo installation, and many more surprises!

So, bring your camera, grab a friend, and capture the NYC skyline as you’ve never seen it before! When you’re finished,  join East Midtown Partnership for a belated happy hour in East Midtown just a subway or tram stop away! Participating restaurants/bars include:

Special deals available from 8:00-10:00 pm.

Free; registration required. This event is RAIN or SHINE. The capacity for Manhattanhenge at Four Freedoms Park is 1,750.

There is 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.
  • 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.
Organized by
Archtober and Four Freedoms Park
Thursday, 7/12
5pm to 9pm
Location
FDR Four Freedoms Park
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