That whole ice-skating thing at Rockefeller Center in NYC can just step aside.
While those peeps up North freeze while falling on ice, Miami is converting one of its parks into a bayside, old-school, rollerskating jam. Take that, Northerners!
“This is the first time we’re having a three-day event,” says Marcos Macias,
British rapper and Queen Latifah protégée Monie Love will MC all three evenings, and the Miami Quad Squad will be on hand Saturday to give dance-skate lessons. Celebs galore have also popped by
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In addition to circling the Pepper Fountain — on a surface three times larger than the average skating rink — to nostalgic jams, visitors can enjoy a lot of other cool stuff at Holiday Boogie.
There will be a Veza Sur beer garden with craft beverages, local food, and beer games; a Gnome Forest picnic area; an Ace Parlor cocktail spot; a Botran coquito bar; and a Chomp Park food village. It’s all designed to get people to enjoy Miami's parks and all they offer.
“This event is the only outdoor waterfront skating rink in the U.S.,” Alex Macias says. “It’s something Miami truly owns — we have something unique and proprietary to our city. Moving forward, we can keep activating our public resources... People want
the accessand the experiences that come with it.” BayskateHoliday Boogie. 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, December 21; and 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, December 22, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; bayskatemiami.com. Admission is free.