50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day: Stargaze on the Beach

Memorial Day weekend draws ever closer, and while we at Dan’s Papers can’t wait, we also know there are many things we have to squeeze in during the next few weeks on the East End, lest we lose our chance with all that summer brings. We know that if we don’t get out and do these now, we’ll have to wait until after Labor Day before we try again…and so will you!

We continue our countdown of things to do before Memorial Day weekend on the East End with #21: Stargaze on the Beach

Everyone loves a starry sky, but all those glorious celestial bodies and events are way better when viewed from the beach. Laying on the sand and staring up at the sparkling heavens can be pure bliss, especially when listening to crashing waves, away from all the (man made) lights, with a loved one at your side.

Let’s be honest, come Memorial Day, the beaches will still be welcoming, and the stargazing will still be epic, but right now most oceanfront homes are empty and dark, and the chances of being disturbed by the police or a drunken reveler are far lower than at the height of summer. It just so happens that the Eta Aquarids meteor shower falls throughout the month of May — and it’s peaking on Monday, May 6!

This shower isn’t as intense up north, but it’s still good for about 30 meteors an hour, according to seasky.org. Now is the time to count those shooting stars — so grab a blanket and hit the sand after hours, while the getting’s still good.

Come back tomorrow for 50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day in the Hamptons #20.

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