Total Solar Eclipse in Pittsford Village!

  •  April 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“A total eclipse is one of the rarest and most spectacular events in nature. Eerie dim light and strangely sharp shadows transform the landscape around you during the partial phases just before and after totality. In totality, the sky becomes as dark as deep twilight, bright stars and planets appear, and the sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona, shines around the black disk of the moon’s silhouette. Changes in temperature, winds, and animal behavior occur during the time around totality. The experience is emotionally powerful and unforgettable.” ~

Viewing areas in the Village

We urge all residents to walk or bike to viewing areas. Traffic jams and gridlock are expected throughout the region.

Shoen Place and along the Canal Path

  • Partial closing of the Schoen Place Road during the eclipse between 1- 5 p.m.
  • Road closing from Label 7 up to the grain silo.
  • Cars will be allowed to enter at the Northfield Common entrance off State Street.
  • All traffic to continue – one way – behind Northfield Common and be able to exit between the Coal Tower and the silo with a right turn only toward N. Main Street.
  • There will be additional parking behind the Pickle Factory.

Spiegel Recreation Center – rear field

Sutherland High School – all fields on the campus


There will be crossing guards throughout the village to ensure safe crowd movement.

Additionally, the schools, town, and village have mapped out these areas for gathering. Eclipse Viewing Map for Pittsford


Village Hall will be open for visitors between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • Take a break in our meeting room and enjoy a video of all things space odyssey.
  • Staff will be available for any questions or safety measures.
  • Bathrooms and refreshments available.


NOTE: Village Hall will clear out prior to the full eclipse so all watchers can find their best view of totality beginning at 3:20 p.m.

For more information and ideas on embracing the total eclipse throughout Monroe County, visit: Monroe County, NY, 2024 Solar Eclipse.