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World-famous Rockettes high-kick their way to Park Slope

Pops for free: Seven-year-old Isabel Lopez enjoyed tasty frozen pops given out by Rockettes (from left) Rebekah Mitchell, Samantha Berger, Melinda Farrell, and Katie Walker in Park Slope on Aug. 13.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Christmas came early this year — at least for Park Slopers.

The legendary Rockettes high-kicked their way into the Slope on Tuesday to dish out free ice pops created especially for the precision-dancing troupe by a local ice pop shop.

Donning sexy, sparkling showgirl outfits, the long-legged ladies lined up and interacted with passersby in front of Union Street’s People’s Pops with the frozen treats to promote their upcoming, world-famous “Christmas Spectacular” annual production at Radio City Music Hall.

“It was so much fun,” said David Carrell, the co-founder of People’s Pops, who added that seeing the troupe in the neighborhood was a surreal experience. “The Rockettes are kind of instant celebrities.”

High-steppers: Rockettes (from left) Katie Walker, Samantha Berger, Melinda Farrell, and Rebekah Mitchell made a summertime appearance in Park Slope on Aug. 13.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

The rare summertime sighting of the showy ladies made for a great photo-op for families and children.

Carrell and his team created cranberry-apple-flavored “Rox Pops” for the Rockettes to pass out. The pop maker said that the all-natural pops were inspired by the Christmas season.

“The idea was Christmas in August,” said Carrell. “We made something that very much tasted Christmas-y.”

The Rockettes toured all over the Big Apple on Tuesday, making their last stop in Park Slope. Carrell said that throughout the day the high-stepping ladies dished out 12,000 of the Rox Pops, which are going to be on sale at the shop through October.

Ice treat: Pop makers at People’s Pops created these cranberry, apple-flavored frozen treats for the world-famous Rockettes.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at nmusumeci@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at twitter.com/souleddout.

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