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Summer Water Play at the LeFrak Center

May 01, 2014

The spring/summer season at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside is nearly in full swing. For the past month, this new, year-round Park destination has brought roller skating back to Brooklyn. Thousands have come out to take a few laps around the covered rink and rediscover the sport.

Starting this Memorial Day, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside will transform its uncovered rink into the Park’s largest water play area for children. Free to the public, the water feature includes 41 jets that form clear streams of water that dance across the surface, so children can play while keeping cool on a hot summer day. At night, the fountains will be lit up for a spectacular display.

Meanwhile at the 16,000-square-foot, covered roller-skating rink, the LeFrak Center is offering a range of activities for those new to the sport, and those with a passion for this pastime. Among the planned offerings are learn-to-skate and roller-hockey programs for youth and adults, and a roller derby program with the Gotham Girls, New York City’s only all-female, DIY roller derby league.

At the Center’s Bluestone Café, visitors can enjoy sweet and savory treats, like Lake Sliders, Fried Apple Pie and Wonton Mahi Mahi Tacos, while taking in the action.

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