10th Annual Summer Soap Box Workshops!

M-F from July 17th-August 25th. Summer workshop is from 9-2 pm with the option for after care until 5:30 pm.

Our TENTH Annual South Slope Derby will run on August 26th 2017!  It will be our biggest, best Derby yet!!!!

The price for the workshop is $450.
The price for an extended day is $600 (until 5:30pm).
Downpayment: $100 to reserve a spot.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (click on a week to register)

WEEK1 July 17th- 21st (ages 9-15)
WEEK2 July 24th- 28th (ages 7-12)
WEEK3 July 31st – August 4th (ages 7-12)
WEEK4 August 7th- 11th (ages 7-12)
WEEK5 August 14th- 18th (ages 7-12)
WEEK6 August 21st- 25th (ages 9-15)

The workshop will be located at our custom Soap Box Workshop in the historic lot next to the church at  239 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 — between 5th Ave/4th Ave.

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 all multiple weeks or 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 Open Source South Slope Derby!!!


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The Race 
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.

The South Slope Derby has received rave reviews over the past 5 years from publications such as the New York Times, Brooklyn Paper, New York Daily News, DNAinfo.

South Slope Derby and Workshop: