On July 10-12, 2009, Solar One, NYC's first green energy, arts and education center, will present Citysol, a celebration of urban sustainability and creativity in a mini music and arts festival.

The intial lineup for Citysol's free Saturday, July 11th concert has been updated. Full schedule of bands, with more info about the three-day NYC event, below...

Citysol 2009 @ Solar One @ Stuyvesant Cove Park

At Citysol 2009, acts will perform under a solar tent by Eco-Pioneer, who will also be providing site design with solar tents, a tiki lounge and bar and bike area. Installation art and exhibits will be created in a Habitat for Artists, a temporary, recycled-and-recyclable shed as art studio where Habitat creator Simon Draper (and other artists of his choosing) will create pieces to display during the festival. The Habitats are personal/public spaces that can make art more approachable and at the same time encourage more community awareness of and involvement in the creative process. Watching old artworks and other discarded scraps transformed into a free space for ideas to manifest in a city where space is so controlled is exactly the kind of experience Citysol seeks to offer its audience.

Friday July 10 at 6pm: Citysol Party for a Solar-Powered NY
"Mr. Lower East Side" Moonshine Shorey - Beautiful human being and spoken word god.
The Alien Comic- Legendary downtown one-man recycling circus.
DJs from Home Base Collective - Dance dance dance.
PLUS Solar Racecar Design Competition. Join the I Heart PV campaign and get a drink on us!

Saturday July 11 at 12pm Live Music Day Co-Curated by Digiwaxx
Lower East Side alterna-duo Schwervon!
Electronica dreamscapers Love Like Deloreans
Hip-hop/soul artiste Outasight
Repeat offender/harmonium vrtuoso Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
Brooklyn punk brothers So So Glos
Experimental sextet Hi Red Center
Teen instrumental sensation Fiasco
Mixtape legend DJ Green Lantern
Hip-hop activists Dead Prez

Sunday July 12 at 11am Kids of All Ages Day
The Rachel Show with Rachel Trachtenburg and the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
Workshops from Voltaic, BioBus, the Madagascar Institute, Band of Bicycles and more!

Last but not least:
Bring your own cup and get a discount on beer.
Reuse the cup we give you and get a (smaller) discount on beer.
Because sustainable should never mean thirsty.

Solar 1Directions to Solar One:

Solar One is about a 10 minute walk from the closest subway stations, but the area is also serviced by several bus lines.

By Subway & Bus: take the (6) to 23rd St. and the M23 east to Avenue C *or* take the (L) to 1st Ave and walk about 10 minutes to the site or take the M15 north to 23rd St. and walk along East 23rd St. The M16 and M21 buses also stops near E. 23rd St. and Avenue C.

By Car: Get to East 23rd St, driving east. Pass under the FDR, as if you are going to the Gulf gas station. Solar One is just south of the Gulf station, along the same access road. From the North via FDR Drive, exit at 23rd St. and make a left at the traffic light as if you are heading to the gas station. From the South via FDR Drive, exit at 20th-23rd Sts., follow Avenue C to the light at 23rd. St and turn right as if you are going into the gas station.

Parking: Solar One is not able to offer parking to visitors. There is a paid lot under the FDR Drive and street parking available in the surrounding neighborhoods, though the search for spaces can be competitive. We recommend taking mass transit whenever possible.

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