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!

Carousel for All Children

The figures at Staten Island's Carousel for All Children include mythical beasts and endangered species such as zebras, giraffes, gorillas, a spotted leopard, a mandrill, and panda bears.

Give it a Birthday Whirl: Party packages start at $350 and there is a 10 child minimum.

Carousel for All Children
Hours: Open May through October. Hours vary, check website. (Hours are weather permitting.)
Cost: $2 per ride; multiple ride vouchers are available.
Willowbrook Park, Eton Place at Richmond Avenue

photo: via Carousel for All Children Facebook page 

  • Central Park Carousel
  • Flushing Meadows Carousel
  • Bug Carousel Bronx Zoo


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

— Bethany Quinn