New York-based Butter Roll, an organization founded by Amy Collado to celebrate New York’s rich roller skate culture, has launched its first zine. According to press, “The zine feature everyday New Yorkers as they intersect life, art and roller skating.”
Funds from the sale of the zines will support Butter Roll’s endeavors, which include hosting a weekly roller skating event in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, and will also go toward producing a second edition of the zine.
Founded in 2015 by Collado who was born in Brooklyn to Dominican parents, Club Butter Roll endeavors to celebrate the culture of roller skating as experienced by New Yorkers.
Commenting on Club Butter Roll and its vision, Collado states, “Skating is healing and empowering. Whether you put on skates, or absorb it from the side lines. It’s special. Don’t let anyone tell you roller skating in New York City is dead. We been here and will keep making strides to using it to uplift and move our people, and make cherished memories together while we’re at it.”
Priced at $8, the 5.5 by 8.5 inch publication is packaged with a sticker designed by Nina Soul. Now sold out on butterroll.org, the zine still be purchased at Topos Bookstore located at 788 Woodward Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens.
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