Central Park Carousel

Choose from 57 horses and two chariots on a charming carousel built in 1908 (but installed in the park in 1951). Look for fun art throughout including silly clowns. Covered by a lovely brick structure with side openings but still closed on rainy days.

Interesting history: the current carousel is the fourth in this location.…

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Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

A carousel created for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair by combining two historic Coney Island carousels is the centerpiece of this small, kid-friendly amusement park. Choose from 4 jumping horses, 7 standing horses, 1 menagerie animal, and 2 chariots.

Try an assortment of classic, family-friendly rides within a tree-filled landscape of Forest Park including the Corona…

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Pier 62 Carousel

Take a spin on 33 hand-carved, custom-designed Hudson River Valley animals – raccoons, seahorses, bears & more. The carousel structure has a green roof and opens to a sprawling lawn and tree-lined pathways.

Take a walk along the pier to the west of the carousel to find a nautical wooden deck offering views of the…

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Le Carrousel

This small, charming carousel, specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, is an homage to both European and American carousel traditions. Its 14 delightful animals, replicas of classic carousel horses plus frogs, bunnies and and more, revolve to the sounds of French cabaret music. The rounding boards, inspired by Bryant Park’s elegant barouque-style…

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The Rink at Winter Village

Skate on the city’s only free rink or just watch and enjoy a festive winter vibe. Online advance reservations required to skate, reservations roll out daily two weeks before skate time.

* Skate rentals are $15-$45; discounted during off-peak hours and dates. Helmets also availble ($6).  Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22,…

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Prospect Park 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.


Thursday –…

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