Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace is back at The Rink at Rockefeller Center for the warmer months, bringing roller skating to the golden Prometheus once again. The roller rink straight from California will host DJ sets, live music performances, concerts, roller boogie nights and skating lessons through October. Before your one-hour rink time, you can use the locker room to store your things and put your skates on. Afterward, you can return your skates before checking out Flipper's at Rockefeller Center merch. (There's also a store at the Channel Gardens that sells gear and merch from Flipper's, including exclusive items made for this NYC stint.) Timed tickets must be reserved online in advance at flippers.world.
Now more than ever, New Yorkers are in the mood for the nostalgia and joy that roller-skating brings. The retro, wheeled activity has been around for some time, especially in the Black community, which has been heralding its return to the mainstream again. You can have a summer of skates with our roundup of roller rinks and skate parties. And be sure to suit up with some picks from our favorite vintage stores in NYC.