Scene: Roller Disco! Vibrant energy filled the venue at the Third Annual Catskills Roller Disco by Wolf + Lamb‘s Zev Eisenberg which was held at Skate Time 209. Organized and sponsored by J.T. McKay and Sean B. Nutley of bluecashew Kitchen Homestead in Kingston. Other sponsors: Hudson Modern, Rustic Pines, and StockadeFaire.
A throwback sensation of Roxy the popular nightclub in New York City. It was a roller skating rink and roller disco (discothèque) which began in 1978. I was a wonder roller back then. After arriving home from Studio 54 on several occasions I would put my skates on and roller skate on the city streets in the wee hours of the night. Down Fifth Avenue and up Park Avenue. I was rusty this time around! Above photo Laura Lee and Cheshona Hart.
Scene: Sean B. Nutley of bluecashew Kitchen Homestead and Lara Russo.
Summer came and everyone was ready to groove. They came to one of the first major events post lockdown from Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, San Francisco… to meet the beat. Rockin’ and rollin’. Skaters and revelers swayed to the rhythm. Everyone was ready to party and disco-ed at this zestful Saturday night shindig. Personal style was scene on the roller runway with athletic accents, trippy chic, flash glam, and retro vibes.
Scene: Harry Martin, Rollerwave founder, Rollerwave DJ Anna Collecta, and Zev Eisenberg of Wolf + Lamb.
Classic disco skate tracks and old school house jams from Eli of Soul Clap, DJ Anna Collecta and NYC’s Rollerwave crew, A-Rock the Islamic Shock Jock, and Mister Rogers own DJ Shnay spinned tunes from the disco era to the present.
Scene: Sean B. Nutley, bluecashew Kitchen Homestead, with camera and notes in hand.
Scene: An amazing wonder roller. And here’s a short video of the skaters from the event.
Scene: Zev Eisenberg of Wolf + Lamb.
Scene: Beth King DeVito and yours truly. Beth is wearing a wig with unmatched 50’s vintage earrings, spangle jacket from Screaming Mimi’s, black tank and pants with Adidas Superstar. I’m wearing BDG jacket, necklace created by Beth, shirt and pants from Screaming Mimi’s with my 90’s shoes from the original Barneys in Chelsea.
Thanks Annie and Anja from Screaming Mimis NYC for helping us with your vast vintage collection. And Laura, the owner too! Photo Bill Patrick with my camera.
Scene & Heard: George W. Hightower. And here’s the newly orchestrated I Want Your Love by Chic singing to an updated beat! Video Re-Edit 2013. First release was January 29, 1979.