Whether you’re old enough to recall big combs in the back pocket of tight jeans, feathered hair and tube socks pulled all the way up, or just like the idea of taking a spin al fresco at dusk, we’ve got some exciting news. Magic Hour, an all-ages, “summertime roller skating jam” is back at LeFrak at Lakeside, and ready to roll. Hurry up and lace up!
Taking its name from that special window of time at dawn and dusk when the light is just, well, magical (and when the event takes place) Magic Hour is an all-ages rollerskating party brought to you by the funky folks at Flavorpill.
From now until September 25, this moving and grooving party will take place every Sunday from 4 – 8 p.m. Each week will feature fresh DJ talent spinning tunes; the current lineup includes Gang Gang Dance with Michael Beharie (May 22), Talib Kweli and Prince Klassen (June 5) and Xeno & Oaklander with Heathered Pearls (June 19). (More DJ talent will be announced soon.)
Skating — and much more!
Never been to LeFrak at Lakeside? We can’t think of a better way or time to make a first visit. Not only does the $14 admission fee get you entrance to the party and skate rental, LeFrak is a primo spot for warm weather fun. Cool down in the complex’s water feature, rent a paddleboat and cruise around the lake, or grab some refreshing grub at the on site Bluestone Cafe and Gelato Parlor. Plus: there’s a bar at Magic Hour for the 21 + crowd, so you can chill with a cold brew if you like — we recommend doing so after skating.
Get a Lyft
You can even have some help getting there. Flavorpill teamed up with Lyft to offer a cheaper ride. Use the code MAGICHOUR15 to redeem 15% off a ride with the service.
In short, you really have no reason not to go. See you at Magic Hour! (We’ll be the ones wearing the rainbow suspenders.)
Magic Hour presented by Flavorpill
LaFrak at Lakeside
Sundays, 4 – 8 p.m., May 22 – Sept. 25
Did you hit up a Magic Hour last summer? Tell us about it in the comments!
— Mimi O’Connor