Slip and Slide: Massive UV-lit waterslide comes to Floyd Bennett Field

A child enjoys his time on the blacklight slide at the Aviator Sports Blacklight Event.
Steve Solomonson

Ready, set, glow!

Kings County thrill seekers flocked to Floyd Bennett Field Saturday night to plunge down a massive inflatable slide lit by psychedelic glow lights, in an attraction one rider said was groovy for the whole family.

Samira Quezada poses with her blacklight slide tube before getting drenched in glow slime.
Steve Solomonson

“I enjoyed it because, it was suitable to bring my family. It was a good time, especially at the end with the music playing,” said Daniel Hardene.

The whacky event saw locals zipping down water slides filled with UV neon green slime and then dancing to house music spun by disc jockeys.

Attendees enjoy the after party while covered in UV slime.
Steve Solomonson

Blacklight Slide encourages those who are going to go down the slide to wear white T-shirts, so the “UV slime” — also known as colored water — would be visible during the after party.

Hardene’s family drove an hour and a half to attend the event and said they would come back when Blacklight Slide returns.

Leilani Jardine enjoys some lunch before getting drenched in UV slime.
Steve Solomonson

And for those who can’t wait 365 days, psychedelic slide will be returning to Floyd Bennet Field this weekend!

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.
People waiting to dance the night away at the Blacklight Slide after party.
Steve Solomonson

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