A Celestial Angle on the Greatest Grid

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Join the Museum of the City of New York on this special day when the setting sun aligns precisely with Manhattan's street grid, a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge on Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 pm

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John Randel, Jr., The Commissioners’ Plan of 1811

Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 pm
A Celestial Angle on the Greatest Grid

Join us on this special day, one of two each year, when the setting sun aligns precisely with Manhattan's street grid, a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. This program also honors the closing days of the Museum's blockbuster exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011. Curator Hilary Ballon will reflect on the Master Plan and Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian at the New York Public Library, will explore the question: "Is the grid some sort of time piece?" Fans of The Greatest Grid which closes on July 15, can have a few minutes during a special open mic to express their thoughts about the grid--off-the-cuff or in poetry or prose! An event for all those who appreciate the many wonders of the grid.

Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library and presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
$12 Non-members; $8 Seniors and Students; $6 Museum Members
To order tickets visit: https://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/show.asp?shcode=406

For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

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