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Stuyvesant Cove Park Association Music Series Continues Through July


Every summer, the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association presents a month-long free outdoor music program at Solar One, with performers ranging from local singer-songwriters to Jazzmobile. This week’s concert, featuring David Webb-Hershey (pictured above) is being rescheduled due to the weather forecast, but the rest of the schedule is listed below:

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Cranksgiving 2013 Is This Saturday


Calling all bike enthusiasts! This Saturday, Cranksgiving returns to Solar One, and if you’ve never participated in this fun event that’s also a successful food drive, this year would certainly be an excellent time to start. The weather on Saturday looks good, and we expect at least 300 bikers- some in season-appropriate costumes like the gentleman in the picture above- to arrive at Solar One between 12:30 and 2pm to register, pick up the manifests with the items and stores they need to hit and plan their roots. Each rider should bring a lock, helmet and bag, and about $20 for groceries (although if you buy more stuff, you could win the “Most Generous” prize. Just sayin’.) At 2pm, they’ll be off! And of course there will be after parties…Please check the Cranksgiving website or Facebook page for the most complete, up-to-date information.

You can also read this great interview with Cranksgiving organizer Ken Stanek, courtesy of Transportation Alternatives and BikeNYC, by clicking here.

Very Scary Indeed


The Solar One staff had a blast scaring trick-or-treaters, teens and joggers on Halloween night in Stuyvesant Cove Park (as well as handing out treats). Scroll down to see some more pictures or check out the full set on our Facebook page. And don’t forget to “like” Solar One while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/solaronenyc?ref=hl Eternal thanks to Build It Green! NYC, Art for Progress and the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association for your help in making our Halloween so spooky!

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Come to Haunted Halloween in Spooky Stuyvesant Cove Park

Join us for a spooky evening of ghosts, spiders, bats, witches, a sea monster, a mad scientist’s laboratory (where you can play the victim!), special surprises, and even some haunted plants- thrills and chills galore await for those brave enough to walk through Stuyvesant Cove Park on Halloween!

Costumes are encouraged, and if you’d like to be part of the scaring, we’d love to have you! Please email dina[at]solar1.org for more information on participating.

Suitable for kids and adults 5 and up- it’ll be scary but not too scary. The event runs from 5pm to 8pm Thursday October 31, although the tour will probably take 15-20 minutes, depending on how you choose to explore. Treats will be available for those who make it to the end of the tour!

Go Fish! a Big Hit, As Always

go-fish-2A gray and overcast afternoon didn’t dull the excitement of last Saturday’s culmination of the 2013 Family Day series. With help from Dan Tainow of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, visitors to Solar 1 learned to string poles, bait hooks, and cast their lines into the East River for an urban taste of catch-and-release fishing.

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WE Bike NYC and “How to Look/Be Cool on Your Bike” at Solar One this Sunday

WEBikeNYC**This WE Bike NYC event is open to women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people**

Interested in learning how to use your pedals as a kickstand? Want to figure out how to arrive not so sweaty? Or even what accessories will make your bike ride more comfortable? This workshop will start by talking about laws and rules for riding in the city and then move onto some important tips and tricks to do it in style. Finally, bring your bike and WE’ll spend some time practicing locking up, dismounts and riding off in style!

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