Take a spin on charming carousels at scenic locals.

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Seaglass Carousel

Battery Place (State Street & Whitehall St)

Spin under the sea in an aquatic carousel in historic Battery Park. Sit within iridescent fiberglass fish that glide through a (covered) spiraling nautilus of glass and steel. LED color-changing lighting combined with “water effect” light projectors and oceanic music create a magical underwater atmosphere for kids of all ages.

Purchase tickets at the carousel or online.

Near new destination playground Battery Playscape. See our guide to Fidi.


Jane’s Carousel

John Street & Jay Street

Ride exquisitely carved horses (and two chariots) on this charming carousel with a view, created in 1922 in Ohio and recently restored and relocated to the edge of the East River. The carousel is covered, but the line to enter is entirely outdoors. Some horses unavailable due to social distancing.

See our guide to playgrounds, food & more in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Thursday-Sunday 11 am – 5:50 pm

Prospect Park Carousel Opening Day

95 Prospect Park West

Take your first ride of spring on Prospect Park Alliance’s historic Carousel. 53 magnificent horses ride alongside a lion, a giraffe, a deer and two dragon-pulled chariots in a charming carousel built in 1912. One of the only wheelchair accessible carousels in the nation.

Snacks available at the Pony Express Snack Bar.

In the park’s Children’s Corner near the Prospect Park Zoo.

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