Aficionados of both contact sports and fierce womenand that should take in most of usas well as fans of Drew Barrymores film Whip It know that the place to be tonight is Gotham Girls Roller Derby. According to their website, Gotham Girls were formed by a handful of girls who wanted to skate and hit each other, but they are also a nonprofit organization and a founding member of the Womens Flat Track Derby Association. This is a sport that truly taps into New Yorks color, with teams like the Queens of Pain, the Bronx Gridlock, and the Wall Street Traitors. Its also a family-friendly eventreallywith no alcohol and all children under five allowed in for free. Extra bonus: A free after-game party at the Rock Shop (249 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn). Meet the skaters, ref, and jeerleaders and party until 4 a.m.
Sat., April 16, 8:30 p.m., 2011