New York City is turning up the heat this summer with a brand new roller disco in Central Park.
On June 16, The DiscOasis, a glittering, theatrical and distinctly New York immersive roller disco experience, is coming to Central Park’s iconic Wollman Rink through Oct. 1. Created by and produced by Constellation Immersive in partnership with Live Nation and Los Angeles Media Fund, The DiscOasis will offer exciting evening skate times and programs for New Yorkers to enjoy.
With an array of special guests, DJs and artists on the line-up, the sonic elements are curated by Nile Rodgers, GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist who has worked with artists such as CHIC, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga
“I’m a lifelong New Yorker and, for me, Central Park was always the place where big things happened — from watching Sly & the Family Stone and Diana Ross, to sharing the first moon landing and the inaugural Earth Day,” said Rodgers. “Since The DiscOasis is all about celebrating New York culture, there’s no other place for it to be.”
Wollman Rink will be completely reimagined as an oasis within an oasis, inviting guests to let loose by skating and dancing together. The glittering rink will feature a centerpiece designed by Tony Award-nominated David Korins and lighting design by award-winning David Weiner that catches the eye.
The DiscOasis will feature nightly theatrical shows directed by soon-to-be-announced a Tony Award-nominated director & choreographer, plus interactive installations inspired by Rodgers’ iconic catalog. The rink will have a huge dance floor, live roller-dance performances, food and beverage service, and more, all accompanied by a groovy playlist curated by Rodgers.
An earlier iteration of The DiscOasis was presented in Los Angeles. The sold-out run became a 2021 highlight event, with the Los Angeles Times stating “The party of the summer is a secret roller-skating disco at an LA botanical garden.” Fast Company also named Constellation Immersive one of its Top 10 Most Innovative Live Events Companies “for reviving the roller disco and just in time.”
“The DiscOasis was created as a movement to celebrate community, inclusivity, and positivity. We’re tapping New York City’s rich history — both as the birthplace of disco and its longtime connection to the urban roller-skating experience — providing an ideal and unique opportunity to gather again,” said Thao Nguyen, CEO of Constellation Immersive. “We’re fortunate to have this opportunity to bring this unique immersive experience to iconic Central Park thanks to our wonderful partners, Nile Rodgers, Wollman Park Partners, Live Nation and Los Angeles Media Fund.”
A portion of the proceeds from The DiscOasis will benefit the We Are Family Foundation, which creates and supports programs that promote cultural diversity and empower youth who are changing the world with bold ideas.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thediscoasis.com. Wollman Rink Access Program tickets will be available on an ongoing basis. Skating sessions will be available from 10 am to 10 pm on Wednesdays through Sundays from June 16 until October 1.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.