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July 12th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Event Alert: A Celestial Angle on the Greatest Grid

The Greatest GridLater tonight, the Museum of the City of New York will be hosting an exciting celebration tied in with the sun’s position in the sky and with The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011, both the exhibition at the museum and the accompanying book published by CUP.

From the Museum of the City of New York website:

Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 pm
A Celestial Angle on the Greatest Grid

Join us on this special day, one of two each year, when the setting sun aligns precisely with Manhattan’s street grid, a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. This program also honors the closing days of the Museum’s blockbuster exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011. Curator Hilary Ballon will reflect on the Master Plan and Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian at the New York Public Library, will explore the question: “Is the grid some sort of time piece?” Fans of The Greatest Grid which closes on July 15, can have a few minutes during a special open mic to express their thoughts about the grid–off-the-cuff or in poetry or prose! An event for all those who appreciate the many wonders of the grid.

Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library and presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011.

$12 Non-members; $8 Seniors and Students; $6 Museum Members

For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395.

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