The First Star Fest

The New York City Urban Star Fest was the first held by the AAA and took place on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1995 at the Sheep Meadow in Central Park. Then New York City parks commissioner Henry J. Stern gave an introductory welcome and the new acting director of the Hayden Planetarium, a young astrophysicist named Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson also gave remarks.

Urban Starfest II was held the next year on Saturday, July 20, also in the Sheep Meadow.

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