Thinking of celebrating a birthday with a positively merry party? You happen to live in a city with no fewer than a 10 amazing carousels, and you can revel at all of them in one way or another. There’s a merry-go-round for all kinds, ranging from sea-inspired to bug-filled to completely classic and beyond. Click through to find your merry match!

Pier 62 Carousel

This whimsical carousel is located in Chelsea's Hudson River Park and its 33 characters include a deer, a fox and even a unicorn.

Give it a Birthday Whirl:
Birthday parties packages start at $499 and are for 15 or 20 children and include unlimited rides and goody bags. Add ons include: face painting, balloon animals, magic/clown show. Parents are welcome to bring their own food and cake at no additional charge.

Pier 62 Carousel
Hours: 11am-7pm daily (weather permitting; closed in winter)
Cost: $3.50 per ride
Hudson River Park, Pier 62, between West 22nd and 23rd streets

photo: Alan M. via Yelp

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  • Bug Carousel Bronx Zoo


What is your favorite carousel in the city? Tell us in the comments below! 

— Bethany Quinn