Get Your Cameras Ready for Manhattanhenge!

June 21, 2024 Desiree Homer

If you have never heard of or experienced Manhattanhenge, you’re in for a treat! It’s a unique and rare phenomenon that occurs when the stunning sunset aligns with Manhattan’s majestic street grid and dips below the horizon framed by the city’s stunning skyscrapers. The visual effect brings golden rays perfectly situated in breathtaking alignment that draws New Yorkers and visitors alike. Mark your calendars and grab a camera to capture this really cool NYC moment!

When is Manhattanhenge Happening?

Full sun on the grid: Friday, July 12th at 8:20 pm.

Half sun on the grid: Saturday, July 13th at 8:21 pm.

What are the Best Spots to See Manhattanhenge?

The best sunset views of Manhattan's main east/west thoroughfares:

  • 14th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • 34th Street
  • 42nd Street
  • 57th Street

The sunset is also viewable from these locations:

  • Tudor City Overpass, Manhattan
  • Hunter's Point South Park in Long Island City, Queens

If you’re looking for something truly unique to experience in NYC, Manhattanhenge is an absolute delight! And for all your upcoming NYC events, trust the event planning experts at EMRG Media with all your planning needs! 

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