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Rooftop Films + IFP Labs “Sneak Peek” Showcase Monday September 16

labs-showcase-title-card-final-2The Labs Showcase gives audiences a first-look at exciting new films, before their festival premieres. This outdoor screening features excerpts from the 20 new films from the emerging talent of the 2013 IFP Labs, the nation’s only program that supports diverse feature filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their first features.

Monday, September 16
7:00PM Doors Open
7:30PM Live Music
8:00PM IFP Lab Selections + Q and A with filmmakers followed by a reception courtesy of Red Stripe

More information: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/ifp-labs-showcase/

Huge Crowd Enjoys Beautiful Day and Sun to Stars Performances


While the spectacular lineup brought much of this year’s Sun to Stars crowd, the beautiful weather certainly helped as the crowd grew throughout the day to standing-room-only.

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Creatures and Kids, Together Again at Solar One Family Day

creatures1This past Saturday, Solar 1 played host to a variety of slimy, scaly, and even segmented animal guests for Creatures Family Day. Our friend Gabby from The Art Farm in the City brought over a dozen reptiles, amphibians, and insects for some up-close critter introductions and hands-on learning. We enjoyed the company of turtles, tortoises, bullfrogs, salamanders, and geckos over the course of the afternoon – even a Madagascar hissing cockroach made an appearance! Where many grown-ups hesitated, our youngest visitors were some of the most adventurous in greeting the exciting array of animals.

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Sun to Stars Returns to Solar One on Saturday August 24 at 2pm


Come to Solar One for another magical day of music, dance and activities for kids! Experience a traditional South Asian atmosphere as you lounge on carpets and pillows, enjoying excellent artists performing various styles from South Asia and beyond.

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Stars Come Out for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ Secret Record Release Show at Solar One

9364546919_76fe49c860On Tuesday, July 23rd, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, the Grammy award-winning folk-pop band from California, released their third, eponymous album before embarking on a US tour on July 26th. Adrian Grenier, Jason Sudeikis and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the many friends and fans who attended a top secret record release show on Solar One’s stage along the East River in Stuyvesant Cove Park.

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Rutkowski Trio & Family & Friends Returns to Solar One Wed July 17

Solar-One-Flyer-2013The Rutkowskis return to the Solar One stage for their 9th annual concert of jazz standards. Expect to hear memorable tunes by Burt Bacharach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, J. J. Johnson, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.

The Rutkowski Trio & Family & Friends are:

Daniel Rutkowski, trumpet
Ben Rutkowski, trombone
Joe Rutkowski, keyboard
Matt Trinkwald, bass
Jerry Neuhoff, drums
Sam Dillon, saxophone

This event is free, open to the public and suitable for all ages. Seating is limited, so come early or bring your own. The concert will begin at 7:00pm and end promptly at 8:00pm. In the event of rain, the concert will be postponed until Thursday July 18 at 7:00pm.

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