Buzz-A-Rama: Family Race Day

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When it comes to family day activities in New York, Buzz-A-Rama is truly one-of-a-kind. There were several other indoor slot car racetracks when Frank “Buzz” Perri first opened his doors back in 1965, but over time they all went the way of the poodle skirt. To this day, only Buzz-A-Rama remains, and fortunately, so does Buzz, who’s always on hand at this charming space in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. Walk in with your kids and you’ll instantly feel waves of nostalgia, as four massive, intricately-detailed slot car racetracks–along with their ancient scoreboards–recall a simpler time when computers took up entire rooms and all eyes were focused on the space race. But while you’re waxing nostalgic, your kids will be feeling the need for speed, so hurry up and reserve a few seats at one of the tracks for them–and maybe one for yourself–and get ready for the fun. Racing these little cars is easy, but not too easy. You have to slow down for the curves so you don’t get squirrely and tumble off the track. If you’re really feeling competitive, Buzz will set up an “official” race for you, lining up all your cars at the start and giving a countdown on his megaphone. Once the race is on, you’ve got five laps to show your kids who the fastest slot car racer in Brooklyn is. But you might want to ease back a bit and let them take the checkered flag, if only to see the thrill of victory on their little faces.

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Buzz-A-Rama

69 Church Ave NY 11218

(718) 853-1800

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