Dig out your old roller skates (if they still fit) and get ready to do The Hustle. No, really. Roller disco is back and having a moment. Again.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, first, some required viewing: Add Xanadu to your streaming queue immediately.
But seriously, if you sat out the roller disco craze when it first happened, here’s your chance to lace up and boogie.
Let’s Boogie Down
New York City’s Wollman Rink, in Central Park, is transforming into The DiscOasis for the summer. Organizers call it “a glittering roller-disco paradise for the soul” and “an immersive, musical, and theatrical roller disco” full of music, art, performances, and dancing.
If that doesn’t sound cool enough, how about this? Grammy winner Nile Rodgers will serve as “Groovemaster” music curator for DiscOasis. So you know that it’s going to be groovy.
If you’d prefer experiencing DiscOasis on terra firma, fear not: There’s a dance floor on-site, along with local DJs, a cafe, games, and photo booths.
If You Go
The rink is usually used for ice skating, but for now, it’s all about those wheels. The DiscOasis will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors have their choice of either a daytime or nighttime session.
The Wollman Rink is located just a short walk from the Central Park entrance at 59th Street and 6th Avenue.
Admission is offered for one- or three-hour sessions. One-hour sessions are $29 for adults and $19 for children 12 and under. Three-hour sessions are $49 for adults and $39 for children 12 and under. Skate rental is available for $10. A portion of proceeds benefit the We Are Family Foundation to support cultural diversity.
The DiscOasis is open through October 1. Until then, channel your best Olivia Newton-John and get skating.
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