Stargazing at The Evergreens Cemetery


The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, in conjunction with The Evergreens Cemetery, will be hosting the next public observing session on the following date in 2017: (weather permitting – check for weather related cancellations day of event)

Friday, October 27, 7-9:30 pm


About The Venue: The Cemetery of the Evergreens is a non-denominational cemetery in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, colloquially called Evergreen Cemetery. It was incorporated in 1849, not long after the passage of New York’s Rural Cemetery Act spurred development of cemeteries outside Manhattan. For a time, it was the busiest cemetery in New York City. The cemetery borders Brooklyn and Queens and covers 225 acres of rolling hills and gently sloping meadows.  It is a national historic landmark that has commanding open area views, free of glare from local lighting, where the majority of the urban night sky can be seen. Come have a look at the universe in Brooklyn, easily reachable by public transportation.


By Car:

From Long Island: Parkways to Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly the Interboro Parkway) to Bushwick Ave. Cemetery entrance is on right at Conway Street.

From Downtown Brooklyn: Eastern Parkway to Bushwick Ave. Right two blocks. Entrance is on left.

By Subway:

L Train – to Bushwick Ave-Aberdeen St. station. Left on Bushwick to cemetery.
J Train – to Broadway Junction-East New York station. Walk on Conway St. to cemetery.
A or C Train – to Broadway Junction-East New York station. Walk on Conway St. to cemetery.

By Bus:

Any bus to East New York Depot, Cooper Ave., or Cypress Ave.

Weather Prospects

Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the AAA home page, the AAA Google Calendar, and the AAA Facebook page. You can expect it to be canceled if the clouds are thick or if it’s raining. Let’s hope for clear skies!