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Last Saturday night at Skate Brooklyn, high energy mini ramp sesh, punk bands and other artists filling the space with a tidal wave of music, and in 10 hours the same four walls would be reflecting the laughs and cheers of children learning to pump the ramp. Skateboarding being the common thread that holds together a culture so vibrant and diverse; a microcosm of the city that influences it and is influenced by it.
Monday arrived with planned events such as the continuation of Skate Night at Epsteins and the return of Old Man Mondays at Homage (for the 30+ crowd). Then a surprise LES park sesh was announced by the Gnarmads promising a "new obstacle" and cash for best trick. The obstacle literally being a "think outside the box" modification by removing some of the fencing above the northern side of the park they created an American sized Euro gap (kicker with a gap up) which was then hard flipped both up and down.
Still room for all the classes this weekend. Sign up here to make sure you get a spot! Fingers are crossed for no rain tomorrow morning so we can shred the Thomas Greene Playground skate area for the Rise and Grind sesh at 9:30am. All are welcome and if it does get rained out and you signed up for the class you can use that credit any following Saturday. At Skate Brooklyn we have the Adults class at 11am on Saturday and Kids classes on Sunday at 11am and 12:30pm. If you're interested in private or semi-private lessons email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more!
Harold Hunter Day VIII this Saturday!
Continuing the theme from the title and opening paragraph, if you want to be a part of it, come check out the action at LES this Saturday! Product giveaways, best trick contests and plenty of NYC skate legends and pros will be there. Click here for for the full event details. Flyer below:
Video of the Week: Rune Glifberg "In Transition" part
Shifting away from NYC skating for a second I wanted to share this really cool series they've been posting up the past few days on the Berrics site. Basically, they've asked 10 skaters best known for transition skating to film a part at a single spot, anywhere. Really enjoyed Rune's part, besides the park being amazing as well as his skating, its got great editing and some fun guest appearances.Check it here!
Sat 10/11 Rise and Grind Class 9:30am-10:30am (at Thomas Greene Playground, 3rd ave and Douglass)
Sat 10/11 Adult Beginners 11:00am-noon (at Skate Brooklyn)
Sun 10/12 Kids Groms Class 11:00am-noon (at Skate Brooklyn)
Sun 10/12 Kids Shredders Class 12:30pm-1:30pm (at Skate Brooklyn)