AAA Urban Starfest in Central Park

See the universe from Central Park! Join the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York at their annual Autumn Starfest on Saturday, September 9, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm at the Sheep Meadow. AAA members will share views through their telescopes of planets, star clusters, double stars, and other objects in the night sky. See the Summer Triangle stars of Vega, Altair and Deneb with your own eyes!  Amazing views of the heavens brought to you by the AAA and the Urban Park Rangers lead by Sgt. Sunny Carrao.

  • Free and open to the public!  All ages welcome.
  • Free raffles! Pre-register here for easy access to raffle tickets.
  • Free gift bags and glow sticks to the first 250!

WHAT: Autumn Starfest in Central Park

WHO:  Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York  ( and the Urban Park Rangers

WHEN: 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Saturday, September 9th, 2017 – clear skies or cloudy.  Free raffle at 9:00 PM.

WHERE: Central Park, Sheep Meadow.  Enter at W67st and Central Park West.


Since it’s beginning in 1995, Starfest is one of the AAA’s most exciting annual events. Click for more information on the history of Starfest.

Map of the Sheep Meadow

Photo gallery from Starfest 2011
Photo gallery from Starfest 2010
Photo gallery from Starfest 2008
Background and History of the Event
Photo gallery from Starfest 1995 – (First Starfest)