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Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic
In case of rain, Le Carrousel Magique will be cancelled.
Le Carrousel in Bryant Park
The word "carousel" has been traced to twelfth-century Arabian games of horsemanship called "carosellos" or "little wars." The game consisted of riders tossing a small perfumed clay ball from one rider to another. By the 16th century these games spread to France where the events were elaborated; people wore fanciful costumes and engaged in tournaments of drama called "Carrousels." Eventually the art form became more tactile, as artists began to sculpt crudely shaped horses. In the late nineteenth century American artists broke from European tradition. To the dashing horses, artists added an entire menagerie of elegant animals, often accompanied by flowers, bells, plump cherubs, and flashing mirrors.
Le Carrousel in Bryant Park, specially created to complement the park's French classical style, is an homage to both European and American traditions. Its fourteen delightful animals, replicas of classic carousel creatures, revolve to the sounds of French cabaret music. The rounding boards, inspired by Bryant Park's elegant baroque-style torchères along 40th Street, blend into the leafy canopy of the park's plane trees.
Fabricon Carousel Company, whose artists designed and created Le Carrousel, was based in Brooklyn, N.Y., and has hundreds of other installations as far away as China and as close as Riverbank State Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Le Carrousel Birthday Parties
Get the Party started In New York's most beautiful park At New York's most charming merry-go-round.
For information, rates and reservations:
- Daily: 11am–7pm
- Thursday – Sunday: 11am–6pm
- March – May
- Daily: 11am–7pm
- June – October
- Daily: 11am–8pm
- November – December
- Sunday - Thursday: 11am–7pm
- Friday and Saturday: 11am–8pm
- 2016 Holiday Hours
- New Year's Day
January 1: 10am–6pm
- Presidents Week
February 15 – February 19: 11am–7pm
October 31: 11am–9pm
- Thanksgiving Day
November 24: 12pm–9pm
- Christmas Eve
December 24: 10am–6pm
December 25: 10am–6pm
- Holiday Recess
December 26 – December 30: 10am–9pm
- New Year's Eve
December 31: 10am–6pm
All hours weather permitting.
- One ride: $3.00
- Parents assisting children unable to ride solo will not be charged
- Discount cards
- Buy a discounted card and enjoy 10 rides for $20