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Elaine Summers, Legendary NYC Choreographer Who Loved Solar One, Passes Away at 89

elainesummersThe word “legendary” gets tossed around an awful lot these days, but it truly fits the life and work of choreographer Elaine Summers, who passed away at Bellevue hospital on December 27 after a fall at her home. She was 89.

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How Diverse Are NYC Cultural Institutions?

1900meltingpotNew York City has been reknowned as America’s melting pot long before it became the Big Apple. Today the city’s populatioin is so diverse that no one group dominates. But is leadership at the city’s cultural institutions keeping pace with these demographics?

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Solar One Family Day: NYC Wildflower Week Interactive Plant Fair on May 17

NYCWW_2014Families and kids of all ages are invited to Solar One to celebrate NYC Wildflower Week, an extravaganza of native plant events around the city. For our 2014 Interactive Plant Fair, we’ll be potting native wildflower plants for you to take home, making seed bombs, creating flower costumes and masks and coloring wildflower pictures.

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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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Art for Progress Music & Art Festival Comes to Solar One This Weekend


Come to Solar One this weekend for 3 days of music, performance, installation art and delicious food when Art for Progress brings their Artists4Equality festival to the Solar One stage.

Tickets are $10/day or you can buy a 3-day pass for the low, low price of just $25. For the full lineup of bands, DJs and artists, and to buy tickets, please visit the Art for Progress website HERE.

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