Solar One is New York City’s green energy arts and education center. Originally founded in 2004 to manage Stuyvesant Cove Park and a small environmental education center (“Solar 1”) Solar One quickly grew into an award-winning organization with a thriving array of programs promoting urban sustainability and education. Solar One’s programs reach all five boroughs.
Solar One manages Stuyvesant Cove Park, an architect-designed, sustainably managed two-acre jewel of a park on land that was once an abandoned industrial site. The park is now home to hundreds of indigenous plants, flowers, trees, and berry bushes, and a site for many free public events.
Each summer, the Arts and Events program holds a series of free solar-powered dance, film, and community events — including the all-night Sun to Stars Festival.