No, we don’t mean looking for celebrities at this iconic theater site, but actually looking at the stars in the sky.

The Amateur Astronomers Association sets up telescopes in the area by the Lincoln Center fountain on Friday and Saturday nights from the beginning of April to the middle of August. Stop by from sunset until 11:00 p.m. and take a look at the moon and planets. (Note that these star observation events get cancelled if they skies are cloudy. Check the association’s website for updates)

The Lincoln Center plaza, with lights on the fountain and the illuminated facades of the theater, is a beautiful sight at night and worth an evening visit. Be sure to notice the risers of the steps, where the word “Welcome” appears in many different languages.


365 Free Things to Do in New York City

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