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Celebrate Manhattanhenge With an Instagram Contest on Roosevelt Island

By Shaye Weaver | July 11, 2017 2:27pm

ROOSEVELT ISLAND — Celebrate science and architecture in the glow of Manhattanhenge on Wednesday at FDR Four Freedoms Park.

From 6 to 9 p.m., the glow of the sun, setting in line with the city's street grid, will color the park as live music plays and visitors take part in an art installation and listen to a talk by the co-founder of the March for Science, the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy said in a release.

Caroline Weinberg will talk about the importance of free speech and expression in the sciences, and Instagramer @field_condition will hold a contest for the best photo of the sunset during the event.

Visitors will also be asked to submit their suggestions for a better world to create a "constellation of ideas" for a traveling "Dream Wall NYC" installation.

The Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet will perform at the event, with food, beer and wine on sale from the Katchkie Farm food truck.

The Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is partnering with the Center for Architecture to host the event as the first in a series for "Archtober" — a monthlong celebration of architecture and design in the city.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to register online.