"GREENSBORO, NC – February 25, 2016 – McGee Street will be transformed into the biggest block party of the summer when Slide the City arrives on May 21. Families and friends alike can slip and splash down the giant waterslide while onlookers enjoy the surrounding block party. Event organizers expect this year to be their best yet.
“This unique event was a huge success last year, but for 2016 we are going to be adding some fun entertainment to give it more of a community feel,” said John Malfatto, Slide the City co-owner. “You can experience your hometown like never before!”
This massive event is bigger and better than the average block party. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to take a break from the heat, speeding through three city blocks on inner tubes. Along with the one-of-a-kind slide, the block party will include food, music, local vendors and street entertainers.
A portion of event proceeds will be donated to the synerG young professionals. synerG, under the umbrella of Action Greensboro, is an active organization of young adults who lead initiatives to attract, engage and connect young professionals to Greensboro. This non-profit organization promotes social and professional networking, leadership opportunities and community involvement for 21-39 year-old young adults. synerG values the creation of opportunities and atmospheres that promote connectedness, diversity/inclusiveness and accessibility.
Online registration opens on March 2. Participants can purchase a single, triple or ultimate slider pass during a selected wave time and are encouraged to sign up at http://www.slidethecity.com/location/greensboro/ before March 18 take advantage of the current rate. Pricing starts at $10.
All those over 5 years of age and 46 inches tall are welcome to slide! Visit the Slide the City Facebook page to see what fans have to say https://www.facebook.com/slidethecity
About Slide the City
The first event of its kind, Slide the City has seen massive growth since its beginnings in 2014. Their 2015 summer tour stopped in over seventy cities around the world, and is on track to produce more than 100 events this year. Slide the City brings its massive slides to locations from coast-to-coast. With music, local vendors, activities, and more, city streets are transformed into the biggest block party of the summer."
- A Press Release