Summer 2022 is shaping up to be one groovy season! In addition to “Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace” taking over the Rockefeller Center ice rink to Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza turning into an enormous dance floor, and now Central Park’s iconic Wollman Rink has transformed into a funky roller disco!
Iconic New Yorkers including Mayor Eric Adams and funk legend Nile Rodgers (who will be the event’s “Groovemaster”) made the exciting announcement last month in Central Park.
“The DiscOasis,” that was a sold-out success in Los Angeles in 2021, will bring disco back to its roots, while celebrating the city’s long-established roller skating scene. Coming from Constellation Immersive in partnership with Live Nation and Los Angeles Media Fund, the experience is “a glittering, theatrical and distinctly New York immersive roller disco” that’s the perfect summer activity from day to night.
“Disco started here in the heart of New York City, inspiring a movement and celebration of inclusiveness, love, and beauty. The DiscOasis immersive experience, which drew record crowds last summer in Los Angeles, will recreate that magic and bring Disco home to New York City,” said Live Nation’s Regional President Northeast, Geoff Gordon.
Skaters can expect nightly theatrical performances directed by a Tony Award-nominated director & choreographer, in addition to a dance floor, interactive installations, live roller-dance shows, local DJs and more. Food and beverage service will be available, so don’t be afraid to skate up a sweat! Simply head up to Melba’s for signature southern dishes from Harlem Chef Melba Wilson—the Chicken & Waffles are a must order!
You can reserve your tickets online now between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays!
“The DiscOasis was created as a movement to celebrate community, inclusivity, and positivity. We’re tapping New York City’s rich history — both as the birthplace of disco and its longtime connection to the urban roller-skating experience — providing an ideal and unique opportunity to gather again,” said Constellation Immersive’s CEO, Thao Nguyen.
A portion of the proceeds from the experience will go towards the We Are Family Foundation, an organization promoting cultural diversity and uplifting the youth. The name of the foundation comes from Sister Sledge’s 1979 disco hit “We Are Family.”
The inclusive roller disco hopes to carry the torch of NYC disco era icons like Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Funhouse, and Xenon.
It’s sure to be the summer hot-spot, so get ready to get your groove on!
Find out more at their website here.