And just like that, summer is slowly coming to an end, as signaled by tonight’s sunset—the very last one to take place after 8pm this year.
Specifically, according to Date & Time, darkness will begin descending upon the city at 8:01pm later today and at 7:59pm tomorrow. The next time sunset will happen after 8pm again will be May 9, 2023.
Although dealing with shorter days throughout a New York winter certainly depresses us, there is something exciting about the arrival of fall and, with it (hopefully), lower temperatures. It’s been a long, hot summer indeed.
We do, however, have some time until the days actually get shorter since Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6. The shortest day of the year happens a bit after that, on December 21, when the sun is scheduled to set at 4:31pm. And around and around we go.
We’re here to remind you, though, that there is still a full month of summer left on the calendar, with plenty of seasonal pursuits across town that you should revel in.
To that end, consider this a call to action and a reminder to try and work through our list of best things to do this summer in NYC during the next few weeks, including a visit to DiscOasis, a groovy roller skating experience at Central Park’s Wollman Rink and a trip to Shakespeare in the Park, the beloved annual theater event that has delighted New Yorkers for many summers.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.