Watch the sun align with Manhattan’s street grid from Hunters Point Park in Long Island City

Photo courtesy of Facebook/Rafael O. Gonzalez

The spectacular alignment of the sun with the city’s street grid will occur on July 12 and Queens residents will have a front seat view.

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and Atlas Obscura will host LICHenge, a walking tour from Greenpoint to Long Island City followed by a party to celebrate the event, which occurs twice a year. Live music, drinks and food will be offered while attendees get a look at the astronomical phenomena.

Starting at St. Anthony’s Church at 862 Manhattan Ave. at 7 p.m., attendees will walk across the Pulaski Bridge into Long Island City’s Hunters Point Park. Every ticket holder will also become a member of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and get access to their calendar of events.

Tickets for the event are $45 and can be purchased on the Atlas Obscura website.

Those who don’t want to pay can visit the Long Island City waterfront to watch the sunset. Hashtag your own photos #QNS on Instagram to be featured on our website.