Eight amazing pumpkin-themed events to hit up this fall

Want to carve a pumpkin, but don’t want to get gourd guts all over your apartment? A few spots in Manhattan are generously offering up their spaces so you can make your very own Jack O’lantern. Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge is hosting its third annual carving contest on Oct 28, at which you can enjoy an autumnal themed bash equipped with signature cocktails such as the Ghost-Tini, Poisoned Apple Pie or the Trick or Treat.

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Doctors warn New Yorkers not to be tempted to view solar eclipse with unprotected eyes

Don’t look now — the city’s skies are being taken over Monday by a rare solar eclipse.

As New Yorkers awaited the celestial wonder, experts were warning not to gaze at the sun with unprotected eyes or risk serious vision damage.

The eclipse, where the moon covers the sun, is set to start at 1:23 p.m. and last until 4 p.m., peaking at 2:44 p.m., when the biggest swath of the sun will be covered.

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With Hours to Go, New Yorkers in Mad Dash for Solar Eclipse Glasses

New Yorkers are searching high and low for a pair of specialty sunglasses affixed with a solar filter ahead of Monday’s much-anticipated Great American Eclipse.
Thousands of glasses have been delivered to stores in the city, but many of them have been scooped up in recent days, leaving last-minute searchers scrambling.

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New York Today: How to Watch the Solar Eclipse

While New York City isn’t in the path of today’s total solar eclipse, we’re still expecting quite the spectacle.

Nearly 72 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon during a partial solar eclipse.

“New Yorkers should be really excited,” said Dr. Jackie Faherty, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. “The total solar eclipse is getting all the attention, but partial solar eclipses are an experience all on their own.”

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