The exciting and once in a lifetime experience of a TOTAL eclipse in upstate NY happens on April 8, 2024 starting around 3:16 p.m. Totality, depending on where you are in the shadow band, lasts for somewhere from a few seconds to more than 3 min. and 30 seconds! (That's 50% longer than 2017's partial eclipse). This site: Penn Yan New York eclipse viewing information for the Great North American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 | eclipse2024.org
can help simulate what it will look like if you put the coordinates in of your location; it tells you the amount of time during which you will experience the eclipse.
Many school districts in NYS are off that day. Check with your Earth Science teachers to see if any events are happening through your school. In addition, there are many community organizations that are arranging eclipse events. Find out what your local museums, libraries, and community centers are doing.