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!

Flushing Meadows Carousel

This classic carousel is part of Flushing Meadows Park's Fantasy Forest. Just steps from the Queen's Zoo and the NY Hall of Science, the carousel is just one part of what makes Flushing Meadows Park so special.

Give it a Birthday Whirl: Party packages start at $399 and include goody bags and two hours in a private party tent. There are also options for face painting, balloon animals, a clown or magic show, and more.

Flushing Meadows Carousel
Hours: June 9-10 and 16-17: 11am-7pm. July–September: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-8pm. October: Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm.
Cost: $3 for three tickets (one ride); $10 for 12 tickets; $20 for 25 tickets; $38 for 50 tickets
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 111th Street at 55th Avenue

  • 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