It’s time to purchase the 2023 New York State Stargazing Permit. Do you really need a permit to look up at the stars? Of course not, but you want to get this permit if you’d like to get to some darker skies right here on Long Island. With the permit, you can legally be in certain areas of certain New York State parks after dark. Please visit our State Permit information page for more information, including instructions on how to get the permit.