Final Friday OTR Skate is BACK for Round 2!!
Returning to OTR is the Final Friday OTR Skate presented by Far-I-Rome Productions. On Friday June 24, the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center will be transformed in to a combination roller disco and art gallery. Two new DJs will be featured, Cincinnati’s very own DJ Mowgli and DJ Pillo. The art installation will include art from the local art collective Bunk News.
“Skaters can expect to hear a mixture of late 70’s and early 80’s skate party cuts by DJ Mowgli and hip-hop mixed with early 90’s west coast hits by DJ Pillo,” explains Caitlin Behle of Far-I-Rome Productions. At the same times, skaters will be able to view video productions from the art collective Bunk News inspired by 60’s and 70’s album and cartoon art. For non-skaters, free Wii, foosball, pool, and bumper pool will be available courtesy of the OTR Rec Center. After working up an appetite skating or playing pool, you can enjoy some delicious burgers and fries from food truck Café de Wheels!
The first OTR Skate in April was hugely successful with nearly 300 people in attendance. Thanks to those who came out, a substantial sum was raised to benefit the OTR Rec Center. Many of the April OTR Skate’s participants came out sporting vintage clothes to match the roller disco theme. This month, Atomic Number Ten has joined in supporting the event so skaters know where to go to get their vintage digs.
Cover for the OTR Skate is $3 and includes skate rentals, with all proceeds benefitting the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center. While the admission covers you skate rental, if you own your own skates or rollerblades, you are encouraged to bring them. Since the OTR Rec Center has only 120 skates available, they are first come, first served. Admission is also limited to those 18 and older.
To sum it up:
What: Final Friday OTR Skate
When: Friday, June 24, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Why: To benefit the OTR Recreation Center and get people more involved with the community
Music by: DJ Mowgli & DJ Pillo
Art Installation by: Bunk News
Food by: Café de Wheels
Free Wii, Foosball, pool, and bumper pool courtesy of the OTR Rec Center
Presented by: Far-I-Rome Productions
Supported by: Atomic Number Ten
FINAL FRIDAY OTR SKATE is a bi-monthly adult skate held on Final Friday at the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center. The event is highlighted by live DJs and interactive art installations, as well as support from local food and goods vendors. The OTR Skate is designed as both a unique Final Friday experience and community outreach effort – a portion of the proceeds benefit the OTR Rec Center, and many of the artists and musicians involved have offered their services in support of the effort.
FAR-I-ROME PRODUCTIONS is an independent special events production company that focuses on unifying the music & arts community under one roof through innovative events. Founded in 2010, Far-I-Rome Productions has spanned genres and brought together the corners of the cities with events like the Clifton Heights Music Festival, Turntables ‘n’ Snares, Tune-In Park and the Final Friday OTR Skate. Far-I-Rome Productions is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
For more information on Far-I-Rome Productions, visit: http://www.fariromeproductions.com
For more information on the Over-The-Rhine Recreation Center, visit http://www.cincyrec.org/