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Party in the Dark: An Eclipse Viewing Event

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Free

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse at Party in the Dark! This free event will be held at Parcel 5 in Rochester, which is a prime viewing area. Be a part of this historic moment and celebrate with us on Monday, April 8, from noon to 4 p.m.

At Party in the Dark, you can enjoy a NASA live stream and concert streams on a large outdoor screen. We have seating areas with fire pits that will make your viewing experience even more enjoyable. Plus, we have free glow sticks, necklaces, and safe solar viewing glasses available for your use. You are welcome to bring blankets and portable seating to make yourself comfortable during the event.

Party in the Dark is produced by Bella Events Group and Rohrbach Brewing Company and sponsored by the City of Rochester, Wegmans, RG&E, MVP Health Care, and ROC Optica. We have arranged for local food trucks and vendors, including Duke’s Donuts, Living Roots Wine and Co., Nancy’s Fried Dough and Concessions, The Meatball Truck, RoCoCo (Rochester Coffee Company), and Rohrbach Brewing Co., to provide you with delicious food and beverages. Wegmans has also generously offered complimentary snacks and water.

Rochester, NY will be in the direct path of totality during the solar eclipse on April 8 at 3:20 p.m., offering 3 minutes and 38 seconds of complete totality. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness this extraordinary event with us.

After Party in the Dark, you can continue the celebration at La Bola’s after-party at The Mercantile on Main, 240 East Main St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can enjoy specialty Eclipse-themed wine, cocktails, and Rohrbach’s Totality Black Lager, which is a newly released beer. Plus, tarot card readers and psychics will be available for guests to enjoy. The entry is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, space is limited, so make sure to arrive early!


April 8
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bella Events Group
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Eclipse Glasses Available


Parcel 5
285 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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