From watching a Mets game to exploring the New York Hall of Science, there’s no shortage of activities at the 1,255-acre Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. Take a break at the Flushing Meadows Carousel, adjacent to the Queens Zoo. The turn-of-the-last-century wood classic comprises 64 "jumping" horses (some with flying manes and tails), seven standing horses, a lion and two stand-alone chariots. The ride combines figures from two early-1900s Coney Island attractions: the Charles Feltman and the Stubbman carousels. Both were the work of master carver Marcus Charles Illions, who had a hand in several Coney Island amusements. The mash-up merry-go-round was installed at its current home for the 1964 World’s Fair.
|Venue name:||Flushing Meadows Carousel||Contact:|
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
|Cross street:||111th St at 55th Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mar 23-Apr 2: daily 11am-6pm. Until Memorial Day: Sat, Sun 11am-6pm. Memorial Day-Labor Day: 11am-twilight. Labor Day-Thanksgiving: Sat, Sun 11am-6pm.|
|Transport:||Subway: 7 to 111th St|
|Price:||Tickets $1 (three tickets are needed per ride), six tickets $5, 20 tickets $15|