On Memorial Day weekend, the historic Forest Park Carousel spun for the first time since 2009, a great day for Queens – and especially for its children. Much of this was thanks to the hard work of the concessionaire, NY Carousel Entertainment, who spent weeks before the opening on painting, cleaning and restoring the carousel.
While the carousel is up and running, we’ve been working behind the scenes making improvements. Picnic tables and benches have been added, and a small food cart will be in place until renovations to the concession stand are completed.
We are open weekends through June 27 and then daily from 11 a.m. until sunset, weather permitting. After Labor Day, the carousel will be open on weekends through November. There are free children shows at 2 and 4 p.m., with more activities for children to come over the summer months.
I appreciate your patience while the kinks are being worked out, and encourage you to visit this local treasure and support it for the future. The Forest Park carousel is back, and it’s only going to get better.
Queens Parks Commissioner