Westchester County Parks’ Conservation Division to Host Solar Eclipse Events

Westchester County Parks’ Conservation Division will host solar eclipse events county-wide, Monday, April 8, where participants can safely view the solar eclipse and learn more about this astronomical marvel.

A total solar eclipse is where the moon will briefly cover the sun, leaving the sun’s outer corona visible. This eclipse will also fall over more places in the United States than usual.

Westchester County Parks was able to obtain viewing glasses for all events as it is not safe to look directly at the solar eclipse.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “It is rare for a total solar eclipse to be viewable to so many people and it’s exciting that it will be partially visible in our area. Experiencing it safely at our parks is a great way to mark this special phenomenon.” 

Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commissioner, Kathy O’Connor said, “Our Conservation Division does an incredible job of hosting educational events that inform the public of seasonal environmental happenings, and this event is sure to be both fun and informative.”

The following locations will host solar eclipse events:

•         Cranberry Lake Preserve in North White Plains, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•         Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary in Rye, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•         Lasdon Park, Arboretum, and Veterans Memorial in Katonah, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•         Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•         Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Events and parking are free.