A host of new events and celebrations have been announced for Auburn to mark the total solar eclipse coming to the Finger Lakes area in April.
The City of Auburn and the Auburn Doubledays are holding an eclipse viewing party at Falcon Park. Admission to the event will be free with concessions available for purchase and there will be plenty of children’s activities on the field. Classic Hits 99.3 will also be broadcasting live from the park.
Auburn will experience the total eclipse at approximately 3:22p on April 8.
Seymour Library is also holding its own viewing party on the library lawn.
The library has plenty of programming scheduled for before the eclipse as well.
On Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00p, NASA/JPL Ambassador Solar System Ambassador Jim Reinhardt will talk about the eclipse at the Seymour Library. Maureen McEvers with the library told Finger Lakes News Radio what attendees can expect.
“He is going to be giving a presentation covering what we’re going to be experiencing in our area, what an eclipse is, how you can view it, and what makes them so special,” she said.
McEvers added that the museum is also planning STEAM activities and a full list of events can be found on the library’s website.
The Cayuga Museum previously announced it would hold a ticketed viewing party on top of the Phoenix Building in Auburn. The museum has added more events focusing on the eclipse. These include a 1920s-themed Eclipse Party fundraiser inviting guests to travel back nearly 100 years ago when Auburn last experienced a total eclipse as well as an eclipse-themed STEAM lab for children. More information on the museum’s events can be found on its website.
The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center will celebrate during April’s First Friday event. You can go to the ERHC and listen to the Bob Piorun Trio as well as grab a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses and a commemorative poster created by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism.