Photos: Vintage carnival rides take over Governors Island for Fête Paradiso

The summerlong Fête Paradiso brings carnival rides, carousels and other French attractions to the island park.

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  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

Headed to Governors Island this summer? Of course you are. While you're on the isle, make sure to stop by Fête Paradiso, a collection of vintage French carnival rides operating Saturday and Sunday 10am–6:30pm through September 29. The 19th-century amusements include a bicycle carousel (with bikes instead of horses); an early-20th-century carnival game called Music-Hall Ball Guzzler, featuring caricatures of Josephine Baker, Charlie Chaplin and other “modern” celebrities; and a 1930s repurposed children’s carousel, now a music kiosk hosting period musical performances and sideshows.


For adults, there's also a turn-of-the century bumper-car pavilion that's been converted into a beer garden, stocked with French foods courtesy of bistro Le Gamin. Get even more details on the installation at Time Out Kids.



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