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Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing At State Parks

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that several Long Island State Parks will remain open during the nighttime hours for viewing of the Geminids Meteor Shower on the evening of Wednesday, December 13th and Thursday December 14th, 2023. Peak viewing times are mid-evening, Thursday, December 14th, 2023.

There will be no charge and the normal star gazing permit will not be required. You must remain in the parking lot near your vehicle.

We suggest that you dress appropriately for the weather and a chair that reclines. Binoculars are not necessary. Look towards the northeast and enjoy the celestial show.

State Parks that will remai open for viewing are:

  • Jones Beach State Park –Field 6
  • Sunken Meadow State Park – Field 3
  • Montauk Point State Park – Upper Parking Lot
  • Robert Moses State Park – Field 2
  • Orient Beach State Park – Main Parking Lot
  • Hallock State Park Preserve – Upper Parking Lot

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which saw a record of 79.5 million visits in 2022. For more information on any of these recreation areas, visit, download the free NY State Parks Explorer mobile app or call 518.474.0456. Joins us in celebrating our Centennial throughout 2024, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, X, and the OPRHP Blog.

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