The South Slope Derby will take place at 17th street between 5th and 6th in front of Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street, South Slope).
Kids can come for multiple weeks or just one week! Everyone makes a car and help prepare for the race! All cars “compete” in the final South Slope Derby on August 26th. This summer will be the 10th Annual South Slope Derby!!!
257 17th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, Brooklyn, NY 11215
In Open Source Gallery’s Soap Box Workshop, children ages 7 to 15 learn to construct functional, eco-friendly soap box cars out of recycled materials. Under the strict supervision of our watchful counselors, students are introduced to a variety of tools, from the basic nails, hammers, and hand saws to drills, screws and power sanders. We encourage children to plan their design on paper with sketches, notes, and calculations and to think out of the box! Time is spent outside collecting found objects and additional building materials, and the cars are tested at each stage. During the lunch hour the kids are brought down to the playground to eat and have free play, or time is spent with kids continuing work on their cars depending on their progress.
The workshop culminates in the annual South Slope Derby on 17th Street in South Slope, Brooklyn (the same street as Open Source Gallery) – participants, families, friends, and neighbors and invited to the race and all are encouraged to participate.