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!

B&B Carousel Coney Island

This carousel in the heart of Coney Island features a fleet of 40 horses and two chariots. Originally built in 1919, it was recently restored.

Give it a Birthday Whirl: You get a lot of bang for your buck here. Packages start at $349 for up to 12 guests, with the 10% service charge. For that, you get one hour in an exclusive party area (the carousel or Luna Park's party room), invites and decorations, a dedicated host, wristbands for unlimited rides over two hours, and even a special birthday gift for the bot or girl of the day. Plus, one slice of brick over pizza and unlimited fruit punch or iced tea. Add-ons and adult catering options are also available. Email or call 718-373-5862 x500 to book.

B&B Carousell
Cost: 3 credits per ride (each credit is about $1)
1615 Boardwalk (off Kensington Walk), Luna Park
Hours: April-October, hours vary; see the Luna Park website for details
Coney Island

  • 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