Essex Eclipse 2024

April 8, 2024
Essex, NY

On April 8, 2024, the Adirondacks will be one of the best locations in New York state and the entire Northeast to view an exceptional event, a total solar eclipse.

This isn't just an amazing sight, it's also rare! Total solar eclipses happen over the same place on earth about once every 400 years; you won't want to miss this!

When is it?

April 8, 2024 from 2:13–5:11pm, with totality occurring at 3:26–3:29pm

Where is it?

Essex, NY (and all of the Adirondacks!)

Main Viewing Locations

  • Main Street, Essex: The street (between the intersection with Rte 22 and School St) will be closed to traffic from noon to 4pm so eclipse viewers will be able to set up and watch the event. Enjoy specials and events at the Main Street businesses like the Pink Pig, Barn Door Tavern, Essex Ice Cream Cafe, Adirondack Art Association, and The Essex Inn.

    Parking for this location includes the town lot near the Belden Noble Memorial Library (across from the Essex-Charlotte Ferry), and along Elm Street, School Street, and Church Street.
  • Whitcomb's: Watch the eclipse from the beautiful Whitcomb's backyard, next to The Whallonsburg Grange. Enjoy lunch provided by River & Rails Deli, peruse a special art show in Whitcomb's new gallery space, and pop into the Grange to see a magnified livestream of the eclipse on the big screen and learn more about the science behind it!

More Events and Attractions

Friday, April 5

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

Monday, April 8: Eclipse Day!

  • The Barn Door Tavern: Open from 10am–10pm, stop by for street food style snacks, souvenirs, and the usual beer and wine selection. Live music after the eclipse!
  • The Essex Inn: Open from 3–9pm with to-go options and a special dinner and drinks menu (reservations recommended).
  • Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness: Take an outdoor yoga class during the eclipse event, time and details to come!
  • Adirondack Art Association: Check out a special showcase of local Adirondack artists from 12–4pm.
  • Essex Ice Cream Cafe: Don't miss the debut of the Ice Cream Cafe's exclusive Eclipse Hand Pie!

...and more events coming soon!

To stay in the know about eclipse preparations across the Adirondacks and the country, check out the following information hubs:

The path of totality passes directly over Essex and much of the Adirondack Park.
Photo Credit: Phil Draper
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