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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Late Spring/Early Summer Edition

carolinaroseThe official start of summer is coming up with this weekend’s Summer Solstice, but the weather has already turned pretty summery! And the Park is showing it, as it transitions from spring to summer foliage.

Not all the flowers are in bloom in any given week, so go over to the Park and see how many species you can identify!

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The Stuyvesant Cove Park Association Music Series Returns to Solar One

scpamusicSummer is only five days away, and with summer comes the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association Music Series. This free series, suitable for all ages, will showcase local performers in a variety of styles throughout the rest of June and the whole of July.

Click through for the schedule. The first concert will feature Jason Green & the Labor of Love, and will be held on Monday June 22 (rain date June 23) at 6:30pm at Solar 1, 23rd Street & the East River. David Hershey-Webb, pictured, will perform on July 20.

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Come Paddle at the Cove This Summer

kayak2015The past few years, we’ve worked with a variety of kayak groups and other waterfront activists (Long Island City Community Boathouse, NYC Water Trail Association, Urban Swim and Lower East Side Ecology Center, to name a few) to launch a kayak program at Stuyvesant Cove. The program has been such a big success that next year, the city will be installing a special dock to use in an ongoing kayak program.

Want to be part of the fun?

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EDGE Talks Solar Power, Microgrids with Bronx Community Board 10

EDGE_CB10Solar One NYSERDA EDGE contractors Leslie Davis and Rachel Stein, along with Here Comes Solar Director Chris Neidl, held an Alternative Energy Forum for Bronx Community Board 10.

The discussion included explaining how microgrids work, the qualifications for NYSERDA’s NY Prize award, and how communities across the city are starting to transition to renewable energy.

You can read all about it here.

 

Rewilding Stuyvesant Cove Park on Saturday June 6 at 5pm

rewilding_blogRachel Frank will be presenting a performance based on rewilding, an environmental practice that seeks to reestablish the landscape’s former ecosystems and increase sustainability by reintroducing species to areas in which they had formerly thrived but have since gone extinct. In Frank’s performance, actors wearing American bison head masks will symbolically rewild Stuyvesant Cove against the backdrop of the East River and views of Brooklyn and Queens. Performing in Stuyvesant Cove, a park established on land that was once an abandoned industrial site, this performance is part of a larger project, which uses the concept of rewilding to explore how we think about the landscape around us—its past, present and sustainability into the future.

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