An American pastime is on a roll lately. Roller skating is making a comeback. Whether you know it from Charlie Chaplin’s “The Rink” released in 1916 or Olivia Newton-John’s 1980 film, “Xanadu,” roller skating is embedded in American culture. While the sport suffered in the last decade, 14 new rinks have opened across the country in the past year, thanks to a collection of avid skaters around the country. Eighty-one-year-old Lezly Ziering, founder of the Central Park Dance Skaters, has been […]
The wonderful people from NY 1 love Dreamland! We are thrilled that Roger Clark came to bust a move on the Dreamland Roller Disco dance floor during his morning show!
Check out this great full page article about Dreamland Roller Disco in the NY Post!!! Thank you Rodger Clark for coming and having some fun at Dreamland with us! We loved meeting you and you seemed to love having some fun with us!
BY ANNI IRISH DITMAS PARK CORNER Dianna Carlin, a Ditmas Park resident better known as Lola Star, is bringing the glitz and glamour of Coney Island to Lakeside in Prospect Park tomorrow, July 11. In 2008, when Carlin launched Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Rink, she inspired many with her infectious love of roller skating, Coney Island, and artistic approach to the world. After Carlin’s beloved Dreamland Roller Rink closed in 2010, she was determined to reopen it. Several years of looking for a new location, […]
BY NOAH HUROWITZ THE BROOKLYN PAPER It’s Friday Night Fever! Coney Island roller-skating diva Diana Carlin, known to many as Lola Star, is reviving her People’s Playground roller-disco parties as a weekly, Friday-night event at Prospect Park’s roller rink, starting on July 11. “My goal is to bring the magic of Coney Island to Prospect Park,” Carlin said. “That’s who I am and where I’m from.” Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside will have a […]
By Noah Hurowitz BROOKLYN DAILY It’s Friday Night Fever!! “My goal is to bring the magic of Coney Island to Prospect Park,” Carlin said. “That’s who I am and where I’m from.” Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside will have a different theme every week, and Carlin encourages attendees to dress up so they can compete in costume contests with “fabulous prizes.” The inaugural Dreamland disco night on July 11 will be “Flashdance”-themed and later […]
BY MARY PARK SLOPE STOOP BLOG Lola Star, aka Dianna Carlin, is a roller skating dynamo — she launched the awesomeDreamland Roller Rink in Coney Island in 2008, and when it closed in 2010, she didn’t let that stop her. She kept her eye out for a place as magical as the Childs building, and now the opportunity to roll again has presented itself at Lakeside in Prospect Park. “The Lakeside Rink in Prospect Park had the same kind of openness and magic that the […]
BY NATALIE MUSUMECI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The disco era is rolling back to Brooklyn. Dianna Carlin, known as Lola Star, who ran the now-defunct Dreamland Roller Rink off the Coney Island Boardwalk, is bringing her beloved retro skate parties to Prospect Park. Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco will kick off each Friday starting July 11 at Prospect Park’s outdoor roller rink in a bid to revive the vintage vibe in the borough. “It was a magical scene,” said Carlin, […]