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Stuyvesant Cove Park Summer Series Is Back

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This year’s Summer Concert Series is back and in full swing! Here’s what you can expect in the month of July. These events are free and suitable for all ages, so come down to the Cove and enjoy!

The John Colianni Quintet, pictured,opened the season on June 20th but will be returning to the Cove on July 9th at 3pm.

The Summer Concert series is presented by the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association, and hosted by Solar One.

You can check out the full schedule by clicking the “Read More” link.

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The Soapbox: A plant is not just a plant

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Stuyvesant Cove Park Angels

This week, Liza Mindemann, Park Manager of Stuyvesant Cove Park, wrote this op-ed for the local Town and Village newspaper, all about the importance of native plants like the ones we grow in the Park. Reblogged from the T&V blog:

As many of you already know, Stuyvesant Cove Park is a native species plant park. When we have school groups one of the first questions I ask is, “can anyone tell me what a native plant is?” It’s a harder question to answer than one might think, but the simple answer is that native plants are those species that naturally occur in a region and have evolved and adapted over many thousands of years to the specific conditions of that geographic area.

Many of us don’t think of gardens as having any purpose outside of providing beauty, or perhaps growing food to eat. But today, our gardens are actually one of the last chances we have to preserve the diverse species of plants, insects and wildlife that once prolifically populated our region.

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Come to NYC Wildflower Day at Solar One on Saturday May 14!

Native Plants Are Where It’s At!

Saturday May 14, 11-2pm at Stuyvesant Cove Park

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For many years Stuyvesant Cove Park has participated in Wildflower Week, a citywide event celebrating the natural areas and native plants of New York City. Last year we had many kid-friendly activities. We made seed bombs, a mixture of clay and wildflower seeds meant to be thrown into vacant lots or areas around the city in need of some greening up. We also made flower costumes, had face painting, and made botanical drawings.

This year we will be doing things a little differently!

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Not Your Dad’s Solar: Solar Balloons Could Produce Electricity 24 Hours A Day

solarcloudsEveryone knows that renewable energy is winning the race to produce the electricity of the future, some people still have doubts about their ability to handle all our current energy needs, particularly because of the intermittent nature of wind and sun.

Now a team of researchers at NextPV may have figured out a way to get around that little problem.

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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove Park: Fall Edition

purpleasterIt’s hard to believe that summer is well and truly over and fall is upon us! But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to enjoy native flowers blooming in Stuyvesant Cove Park!

And if you’d like to help us put the Park to bed for the winter, our last Park Volunteer Day of 2015 will be held on Saturday October 31 from 10am-1pm. Pizza lunch will be provided by the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association, and if you’d like to come, please RSVP to dina[at]solar1[dot]org. You will need weather-appropriate clothes (layers are good at this time of year) and close-toed shoes. we’ll provide the tools, gloves and other supplies you’ll need to get the job done.

And now for the list of species you’ll see blooming in the Park over the next couple of weeks:

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