Forest Park Carousel

Forest Park Carousel honored in landmarking ceremony
Forest Park Carousel honored in landmarking ceremony
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/30/2013 at 11:17AM

Elected officials, residents and members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a ceremony to commemorate the designation of the Forest Park Carousel on Monday. To honor the new landmark, the LPC unveiled a plaque, which states the history of the century-old carousel and its designer, Daniel Muller. “Preserving our history strengthens our neighborhoods,” said [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/09/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 81. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible. Friday Night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers, then a [...]

Forest Park Carousel becomes official landmark
Forest Park Carousel becomes official landmark
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 6/26/2013 at 12:15PM

The century-old Forest Park Carousel will be ridden for many generations to come now that it is an official New York City landmark. The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) made the classic Woodhaven ride a city treasure and ensured its preservation with a unanimous 8-0 vote on Tuesday, June 25. “This designation is long overdue, but [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/12/2013 at 8:13AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 61. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam at  Flushing Town Hall Come [...]

Forest Park Carousel opens for season
Forest Park Carousel opens for season
News Queens Courier Staff 3/25/2013 at 5:25PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY History is spinning again at Forest Park. NY Carousel, the ride’s operator, flipped the switch for the 40-year-old Forest Park Carousel on March 23. The attraction closed operations in 2008, but reopened last Memorial Day weekend after undergoing extreme renovations, according to Ami Abramson, one of the directors of NY Carousel. “This [...]

Weekend events in Queens
Weekend events in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 8/17/2012 at 4:40PM

Friday, August 17 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Both children and adults are invited to a fundraising event at the Forest Park Carousel to raise money for programs and services for those who have Alzheimer’s. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., “Taxi Driver” at the Museum of the Moving Image: Martin Scorsese’s dark, dyspeptic view of New York, made [...]

What to do with the kids this weekend
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/17/2012 at 8:08AM

QUEENS Friday, August 17 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Take a whale and dolphin watching cruise, leaving from Riis Landing in Rockaway. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Both children and adults are invited to a fundraising event at the Forest Park Carousel to raise money for programs and services for those who have [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/26/2012 at 6:32AM

EVENT of the DAY: Irish Music Concert in Sergeant Collins Park  Visit Sergeant Collins Park for a concert of Spirited Irish Music with a Global Twist. Admission free, all welcome. Jigs, reels and more. Catch the Celtic Spirit! Fiddle-guitar duo Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga with Tim Alworth on percussion. [Click here for more info or submit your [...]

Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
Finally! Forest Park Carousel reopens
News Billy Rennison 5/30/2012 at 8:43AM

After nearly four years, children — and adults — were able to rush the Forest Park Carousel, choose their favorite horse and take a spin on the historic ride. The Forest Park Carousel, shuttered since 2008, held its grand reopening on Saturday, May 26, with hundreds of visitors turning out for the sun-filled event. More [...]

As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
As the carousel turns: A history of the Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 5/25/2012 at 2:31PM

When the Forest Park Carousel stopped spinning in 2008, it nevertheless continued its merry-go-round cycle that had become all too familiar over its history. For decades, the carousel stood continuously in Forest Park as one of the many jewels of the 543-acre greenspace with locals and visitors flocking to the attraction each spring and summer. “My [...]