Taking a ride on the Forest Park Carousel

The Times Newsweekly

For over a century, a carousel in Forest Park has been part of growing up in Woodhaven, Glendale, Ridgewood and many of the nearby neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn. In many families, several generations have fond memories of riding on the carousel as children, and have passed along the tradition by taking their own children or grandchildren for their first ride.

The Forest Park Carousel is still going strong and will be officially opening its 2015 season on Memorial Day weekend and will be open seven days a week thereafter (open on weekends until then). Throughout the summer, the carousel will be the scene of many birthday parties, and there are clown and magic shows scheduled every Saturday and Sunday.

It is truly a fun ride, but it is also an important historical location and a beautiful artistic creation. When you take a ride on this carousel, you are riding on something that millions of children have ridden on over the past century.

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