Guide: Solar eclipse watch parties in New Jersey and where to get glasses

Here are some of the locations in New Jersey that have events and viewing parties for the solar eclipse.

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2024, 5:21 PM

Updated 109 days ago

Share:

Monday’s total solar eclipse will happen along Mexico’s Pacific coast and cross into the United States, before exiting over Canada.
Parts of the Northeast will experience the path of totality. Below are some of the locations in the Garden State that have events and viewing parties for the solar eclipse:

Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library

Liberty Science Center

  • The Great Eclipse at 10 a.m. at Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard , Jersey City. More information

Montclair Public Library

  • Solar Eclipse: Live Stream and activity drop-in from noon to 3 p.m. at the main library auditorium. More information

Morris Museum

  • Solar Eclipse Viewing Event from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road , Morristown.
  • Outdoor eclipse viewing is rain or shine. Free with RSVP. More information

New Jersey Botanical Garden

  • Partial Solar Eclipse viewing from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Carriage House courtyard, Morris Road, Ringwood.
  • Free event. Rain or clouds cancel. More information

Nutley Library

  • Solar eclipse glasses offered to Nutley adult library card holders on Saturday and Monday.
  • Teens and tweens (grades 6-12) can claim their own glasses after school on Monday at the Eclipse Party from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More information

Old Bridge Library

  • Eclipse celebration from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Limited number of eclipse glasses available to program attendees while supplies last. More information

Sandy Hook

  • Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party starts at 2 p.m. Parking Lot E, Sandy Hook Unit. Free event. More information.

Scotch Plains' viewing party at Jerseyland Park

  • 2377 Richmond St., starting at 2 p.m.
  • Eclipse glasses will be available for the first 100 guests. More information

South Branch Preserve

  • Solar eclipse party from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at South Branch Preserve, 56-60 Wolfe Road, Budd Lake.
  • Free viewing glasses will be available. More information.

Summit Free Public Library

  • Total Eclipse Viewing and Livestream from 1 to 4 p.m. on the front lawn, 75 Maple St., Summit. More information

The Newark Museum of Art

  • Solar Eclipse Event from 2 to 5 p.m. at 49 Washington St., Newark. Free event. More information


More from News 12
Prosecutor: Driver killed in tractor-trailer explosion on Route 3 in Clifton

Prosecutor: Driver killed in tractor-trailer explosion on Route 3 in Clifton

2:03
Mix of sun and clouds in New Jersey before pop-up showers, storms this evening

Mix of sun and clouds in New Jersey before pop-up showers, storms this evening

1:44
‘Too old.’ ‘A surprise.’ ‘It’s mature.’ New Jersey residents react to Biden’s decision to step down

‘Too old.’ ‘A surprise.’ ‘It’s mature.’ New Jersey residents react to Biden’s decision to step down

0:43
Officials: 1 woman hospitalized with burns; 2 displaced in Elizabeth fire

Officials: 1 woman hospitalized with burns; 2 displaced in Elizabeth fire

2:34
What are the next steps for democrats as Biden drops out of 2024 presidential race?

What are the next steps for democrats as Biden drops out of 2024 presidential race?

1:44
NJ Transit commuters experience another round of delays due to Amtrak overhead wire issue

NJ Transit commuters experience another round of delays due to Amtrak overhead wire issue

What happens to Biden's campaign funds?

What happens to Biden's campaign funds?

2:32
Multiple alarm fire damages Bayonne home; 1 firefighter hospitalized

Multiple alarm fire damages Bayonne home; 1 firefighter hospitalized

2:18
Do you know how accurate your credit report is? Kane in Your Corner shows you how to spot, fix mistakes

Do you know how accurate your credit report is? Kane in Your Corner shows you how to spot, fix mistakes

0:19
Parking garage fire causes Stop & Shop in Union to close

Parking garage fire causes Stop & Shop in Union to close

0:39
Olympics spotlight: New Jersey athletes competing at the Paris Olympic Games

Olympics spotlight: New Jersey athletes competing at the Paris Olympic Games

1:51
Made in New Jersey: The Healing Bras provides relief during painful moments

Made in New Jersey: The Healing Bras provides relief during painful moments

Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says: 'We failed'

Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says: 'We failed'

1:00
NJ Democratic lawmakers thank President Biden for his service in wake decision to step down

NJ Democratic lawmakers thank President Biden for his service in wake decision to step down

4:22
How VP Kamala Harris could get presidential nomination after the end of Biden's reelection bid

How VP Kamala Harris could get presidential nomination after the end of Biden's reelection bid

1:33
President Biden announces end of 2024 bid for presidency; endorses VP Kamala Harris for pick

President Biden announces end of 2024 bid for presidency; endorses VP Kamala Harris for pick

2:08
National and local lawmakers stunned by Biden's decision not to seek reelection

National and local lawmakers stunned by Biden's decision not to seek reelection

0:56
Belleville church hosts blood drive to combat shortage over summer

Belleville church hosts blood drive to combat shortage over summer

1:01
Edison High School assistant principal accused of making threats to Muslim students

Edison High School assistant principal accused of making threats to Muslim students

0:17
Police: Stratford man killed in motorcycle crash near Tinton Falls

Police: Stratford man killed in motorcycle crash near Tinton Falls