When Nyack Skatepark opens for the first time, it won’t be the only skateboard history they will get to witness firsthand. The Skateboard Wizards, who’s surviving members all still skate, came together as a skateboard team in Nyack’s Memorial Park basketball courts in 1977, will be at the grand opening of the park’s new cement skateboard facility this Saturday.
Five Wizards placed in national skateboard events and one went on to be New York City’s first pro skateboarder. “Virgin Blacktop”, a full-length documentary film about the team, the lives of its members and their 40 years of friendship will be released next year.
Nyack’s Memorial Park is located at 53 Piermont Avenue Nyack NY 10960. (walk down hill to the Hudson River)