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9th Annual South Slope Derby
Aug 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Join us for the 9th annual Open Source South Slope Derby!
Experience the thrill of witnessing our participants from the summer Soap Box Workshop race their fun, funky, eco-friendly contraptions down 17th Street in Brooklyn.
Since 2008, our South Slope Derby has been a staple of the neighborhood. Each year, the Soap Box Workshop encouraging children to think outside the box. Children plan their inventions using sketches and calculations, bringing them to life with found and recycled objects as well as building materials. Over the course of the workshop, participants turn piles of seemingly useless trash into functional machines while learning about construction and design and, more importantly, having fun. Leading up to the derby, kids test drive their racers, ensuring the safety and functionality of each invention. At the South Slope Derby, participants get to race their soap box cars for real as friends, families, and neighbors cheer them on as they race down the street.
The South Slope Derby has received rave reviews from publications such as The New York Times, The Brooklyn Paper, New York Daily News, DNAinfo New York and many more!