On April 8, the eyes of New Yorkers will be cast toward the skies. That Monday afternoon, people across the Empire State and the five boroughs will join others in North America hoping to catch a glimpse of that day’s projected total solar eclipse, the first visible in the United States since 2017. And while the gap between then and now is a small one, it will be quite a while before New Yorkers next get a chance to see one — 20 years, to be exact.

While only a chunk of New York will be on the path of totality — the line along which the totally eclipsed sun will pass over the Earth — everyone in the state and in the country at large should be able to see at least a partial eclipse. And to celebrate this awe-inspiring celestial occurrence, museums and parks in the city and towns in the Hudson Valley and further upstate or west will hold eclipse-viewing events. Here’s a quick guide to all the eclipse events that you can attend by taking NYC Transit or Metro North.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Whether you attend an eclipse viewing event or simply take it in on your own outside, do not look or stare at the eclipse without wearing proper protection for your eyes or your viewing device (telescope, binoculars, camera, etc.). For more information on how to keep yourself safe, check out these handy guidelines from NASA.

Curious when the eclipse will occur in your area? NASA has an interactive map that will tell you roughly when you’ll be able to see it based on zip code; in midtown Manhattan, for example, the eclipse will reach its zenith (in this case, just above 90% coverage) around 3:25 pm.

Poughkeepsie: While there are no official events you can attend in Poughkeepsie, the town does offer a unique spot where you can take it in: the Walkway over the Hudson, a former railway bridge turned pedestrian path that connects Poughkeepsie and Highland. Running 1.28 miles long and standing some 212 feet above the river, it'll be a popular (and free) place for locals and visitors alike to check out the eclipse.

The Bronx: If you're in the Bronx, you can head to either Van Cortlandt Park or Wave Hill, both of which will be hosting eclipse viewing events. The former will be hosted by the NYC Parks Department's Urban Rangers, who will have safety viewing glasses and a solar lens telescope available to use; the latter will have eclipse-themed activities and giveaways, as well as live music and story time. Plus, visitors will be allowed to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Brooklyn: Head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a viewing amid the trees; a limited number of safety glasses will be provided as well, first come first serve. There will also be a solar eclipse viewing at Shirley Chisholm State Park near Canarsie.

Manhattan: Unsurprisingly, the American Natural History Museum will be hosting an eclipse viewing, featuring family-friendly educational activities and free safety glasses while supplies last. You can also head up to Inwood Hill Park, where the Parks Department's Urban Rangers will be holding a viewing. And on Governors Island, there will be four designated spots to view the eclipse, as well as free safety glasses for those who attend.

Queens: The New York Hall of Science in Corona is turning the eclipse into a party, featuring food from Queens Night Market vendors, music from DJ Annie Red, and family-friendly activities. Tickets come with safety glasses.