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Could YOU Be Miss Subways 2018? New Deadline to Enter September 19th!

Are YOU this year’s Miss Subways?

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We’re looking for contestants who believe they should be the ambassador for the subway in its time of crisis. Despite the potentially “miss”-leading title, we welcome contestants of all gender identitiesThe deadline to enter is September 19th at 11:59 PM. 

TO ENTER: Send the following to miss-subways@cityreliquary.org:

1) a short essay telling us why you want to be Miss Subways 2018, what your favorite subway line is, and why it inspires/enrages/enchants you

2) a detailed description of your proposed performance. Show your love for our subterranean system through song, dance, poetry, or any other talent: Rubik’s cube solving, hula hooping, speed knitting, playing the sousaphone…surprise us!

3) a photo and/or short video (>3 minutes)

Competition will be fierce! The more compelling your application, the greater the chance of being selected to be a final contestant!

Summer of Skate: Get Rollin’: September 14th

Join The City Reliquary for Summer of Skate – an outdoor summer screening series featuring films and documentaries that celebrate the roller disco movement.

Known as the “World’s Only Roller Boogie Documentary”, this film by Terrance Mitchell features legendary Empire skaters “Pat the Cat” Richardson, Vincent “Venzerelli” Smith, and Inez Daniels.

This special “Summer of Skate” screening takes place in conjunction with the City Reliquary’s current exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco.

The Reliquary will be open late! Price of museum entry includes admission to the film: $7 general, free for members.

Summer of Skate: ATL: August 31st

Join FilmIndie Cinema and The City Reliquary for Summer of Skate – an outdoor summer screening series featuring films and documentaries that celebrate the roller disco movement.

On Friday, August 31st, we’ll be taking it down to the A with a screening of the classic 2006 coming-of-age film, ATL. The film follows four friends as they navigate challenges and prepare for life after high school. All of their experiences come full circle at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Doors open at 7pm, the film starts at 8pm.

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Summer of Skate: 8 Wheels & Some Soul Brotha Music: August 10th

Join The City Reliquary for Summer of Skate – an outdoor summer screening series featuring films and documentaries that celebrate the roller disco movement.

August’s film is Tyrone Dixon’s premiere documentary: 8 Wheels & Some Soul Brotha Music, which travels to roller rinks across the country to present urban voices of roller skating in the USA. Run time 1 hour 14 minutes.

Summer of Skate films highlight documentaries and feature films related to roller skating culture. They also provide late-night access to the City Reliquary’s special exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco.

 

The screening is FREE with regular museum entry. Drinks from our generous sponsors at Brooklyn Brewery will be available by donation.

Doors are at 7. Films are screened at 8 pm. The museum will remain open until 10 pm. 

Summer of Skate: ATL with FilmIndie Cinema: July 6th

Join FilmIndie Cinema and The City Reliquary for Summer of Skate – an outdoor summer screening series featuring films and documentaries that celebrate the roller disco movement.

On Friday, July 6th, we’ll be taking it down to the A with a screening of the classic 2006 coming-of-age film, ATL. The film follows four friends as they navigate challenges and prepare for life after high school. All of their experiences come full circle at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Doors open at 7pm, the film starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 andinclude admission to the Empire Skate exhibit. Alcohol and movie snacks will be available for purchase. 21+

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About Summer of Skate: 
Summer of Skate is part of the museum’s current exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco. The exhibit explores the history of the legendary Brooklyn skate venue, Empire Rollerdome, and the birth of the roller disco movement. The Summer of Skate film series takes place the second Friday of the month, June through September.

Empire Skate Night: July 14th

Tickets: $15 general / $10 for Members of The City Reliquary

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On Saturday, July 14th, in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco, Brooklyn’s world famous Empire Rollerdrome is brought to life for one night only. Against the backdrop of Williamsburg’s famed Giglio Feast, The City Reliquary presents a pop up roller disco in the gymnasium of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

In a rare New York appearance, Bill Butler will bring magic to the floor. Widely known as the “Godfather of Roller Disco”, Bill Butler is a living legend of roller skating. He revolutionized roller skating in New York, shaped its development as a sport and art-form across the country, and continues to inspire and train skaters today from his home near Atlanta, Georgia.

DJ Big Bob, one of Empire’s regular DJs for more than twenty years, will be spinning the classic skate sounds of disco, early R&B, club music, hip hop, and funk. DJ Dirtyfinger will introduce the night with a special blend of grooves ready for the rink.

Skate rentals in all adult sizes will be available for $10 courtesy of The RollerWave NYC, an organization created to introduce a younger generation to skate culture through pop-up roller skating experiences.

Empire closed its doors in 2007 after more than sixty years of skating. The “miracle maple” may be gone, but Empire’s legacy lives on in the people who come together, lace up their skates, and keep rolling.

Summer of Skate Film Series: Roll Bounce featuring Bill Butler: July 13th

In support of our current exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco, the City Reliquary presents Summer of Skate, a series of roller skate feature films and documentaries that will be screened in the museum’s garden the second Friday of the month, June through September.
July’s screening is Roll Bounce, a feature film starring Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago.

Introducing the film is legendary skater Bill Butler, widely known as “The Godfather of Roller Disco”. During the filming of Roll Bounce, Bill was the Skate Director and an integral part of the film’s choreography.

Doors at 7, film starts at 8. Come early to see Roll Bounce memorabilia on display in the Reliquary’s “Empire Skate” exhibit!

 

Tickets are $10 general, $5 for members of The City Reliquary

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theSoundshop Solstice: Free Music Event: June 21st

In collaboration with theSoundshop and Make Music New York, we invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of music in the City Reliquary’s garden for a FREE start-of-summer soiree!

theSoundshop is a music salon spanning all aspects of music and sound. This evening features five musicians, each showcasing a work-in-progress related to the theme of summer. Soundshop events are for musicians and non-musicians alike, combining performance, storytelling, and discussion.

Make Music New York is a festival that brings together over 1000 free music events all around NYC on the first day of summer. In this spirit, we are making this special event FREE and open to the public. We still ask that you take a moment to RSVP on Facebook as well as Eventbrite to give us a sense of attendance from the community.

After the event, we invite you to stick around as we head to a nearby bar. Details TBA.

Summer of Skate Film Series: Xanadu featuring Judy Lynn: June 8th

Friday, June 8th
Doors at 7 pm, film at 8 pm
Tickets are $10 general, $5 for members of The City Reliquary

In support of our current exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco, the City Reliquary presents Summer of Skate, a series of roller skate feature films and documentaries that will be screened in the museum’s garden the second Friday of the month, June through September.

The summer kicks of with Xanadu, everyone’s favorite love-to-hate romantic musical fantasy film starring Olivia Newton John, Gene Kelly, and Michael Beck.

Introducing the film is Judy Lynn, Goodskates Founder who served as creative consultant in the film’s skating sequences, and who’s own story is more intrinsically linked to the plot than we realize!

Tickets are $10 general, $5 for members of The City Reliquary

North Williamsburgh Walking Tour with Adrienne Onofri: June 2nd

Saturday, June 2, 12pm to 2 pm

$15 general / $10 for members

Join us for a neighborhood walking tour of North Williamsburgh and the streets surrounding the City Reliquary.

Known as one of New York’s hippest neighborhoods, Williamsburgh harbors a rich cultural history. June 2nd will mark an opportunity to familiarize yourself with Williamsburgh’s origins (including the original with-an-H spelling!), its prominent buildings, and gentrification shifts.

The tour will be conducted by Adrienne Onofri, a specialist in travel and culture. Adrienne is the author of Walking Queens and Walking Brooklyn. Copies of Walking Brooklyn will be available for purchase following the tour and and attendees will be invited to visit the Reliquary’s permanent collection and new exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco.