TONIGHT: The best way to hold on to your summer (and win some prizes too)

We're gonna be Bon Jovial tonight.

We’re gonna be Bon Jovial tonight.

UPDATE: Lakeside is releasing 25 last-minute discount tickets! Enter BROKELYNSUMMER at checkout and rock and roll all night (OK, until 10) for $12 instead of $18. 

All summer long you’ve been faced with a major problem: you don’t have a pool, no one has a lawn big enough for running around in a sprinkler or playing lawn games, and you certainly don’t have a time machine to go back to simpler decade before #squadgoals and Walk the Moon. The good news is tonight we’re bringing you the next best thing: Brokelyn is throwing an 80s splashback party in the middle of the splashpad at Prospect Park’s roller skating rink!

You can splash around and play ladder ball, badminton, Kan Jam or take out some enemies of summer targets on our Super Soaker shooting range. And since we’re partnering with the wonderful Lola Star and her weekly Dreamland roller disco (where the theme is hair metal), admission includes roller skate rentals. Oh and here’s another thing you wish you had all summer: free beer from Brooklyn Brewery, which we’ll have for the first hour, so don’t dawdle!

Here’s everything else you need to know for the party:

In addition to games, beer and hair metal tunes, you can win prizes at our It Sucks Summer is Almost Over But Here Are Some Things to Make The Rest of the Year Less Miserable Raffle (this was the most appropriate name we could fathom), including!

-Get your 80s big hairdo: A month of unlimited blowouts from the good folks at Vive.
-Trade the beach for the mountain: A 4-pack of passes and rentals for skiing or snowboarding on the NYC Snow Bus (which is what our beloved Beach Bus becomes in the winter).
-Fall’s finest comfort food: A honey caramel peach pie from Brooklyn’s Daly Pie.
-Like roller skating, but in winter: We’ve got a 4 pack of tickets for ice skating this non-summer season at Lakeside, which looks great in the winter too.
-Back 2 School: $100 gift card for CourseHorse, which offers thousands of local classes from local experts in cooking, language, art, music and much more.
-Class clowns: A pair of tickets to the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival edition of the Talent Show, featuring Kevin Townley, Elna Baker and more! (Sept. 20 at the Bell House).

You can also win special prizes at hose limbo and at the return of the famed all-male wet t shirt contest. Don’t forget to bring your 80s neon swimsuit (if you’ve got one) and a towel.

Buy tickets here

Get ready to splashdance.

Get ready to splashdance.