Disco in-fern-o! Roller-dance party glides into Prospect Park

By Noah Hurowitz - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com

Dancing queen: Diana Carlin, also known as Lola Star, is bringing her roller disco to Prospect Park three years after it spun its last at Coney Island. Photo by Robert and Robbie Bailey

Dancing queen: Diana Carlin, also known as Lola Star, is bringing her roller disco to Prospect Park three years after it spun its last at Coney Island.
Photo by Robert and Robbie Bailey


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 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 motifs will include Ziggy Stardust, Xanadu, and “Moulin Rouge.”

Burlesque performer Helen Pontani will be on hand each night to teach attendees a series of theme-appropriate dance moves.

Carlin ran the Dreamland Roller Rink in the Childs Building on the Coney Island Boardwalk from 2008 to 2011. The skate complex held regular funk and soul nights on Fridays, and family skating on Saturdays, but people really knew Dreamland for its Saturday-night disco parties.

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