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Goop dreams! Kids get slimed, meet Jeremy Lin at Nickelodeon event in Prospect Park

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Prospect player: Kids enrolled in the Jr. NBA program showed off their skills.
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Strike: Brooke Bain knocks over some oversized pins.
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Nothing but Nets: Brooklyn baller Jeremy Lin was on hand to meet the kids and share some pro tips.
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Race day:Katherina Shabalov and her “little sister” ran in Race for the Kids at Prospect Park.

Forget “oohs and aahs” — this event had lots of ooze and “arghs!”

Kids television network Nickelodeon dumped buckets of its trademark slime on Brooklyn youngsters’ heads during its annual Worldwide Day of Play event in Prospect Park on Sept. 17.

The ritual — a relic from a bygone era when the network used the goop as punishment for Canadians who inadvertently uttered the phrase “I don’t know” — was just one of several wacky games and activities thousands of kids enjoyed on the day, including life-sized bowling, obstacle courses, ball pits, a dance party, and bouncy slides.

Tykes also got to practice basketball skills and drills with Nets stars Jeremy Lin and Joe Harris during the event, which aims to get kids up and moving.

Plus, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program also held its annual Race for the Kids in conjunction with the Nick function, where participants raised cash for the organization by either walking or running 5 kilometers.

It wasn’t just a good deed, attendees say, it was a good time for all.

“It was a really great time,” said Manhattenite Katherina Shabalov, who attended the event with her younger pal in the program. “Me and my little enjoyed it as did everyone who was there.”

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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