Brightly colored animals, French classical style, and cabaret music define the park's charming carousel
Le Carrousel in Bryant Park, specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, is an homage to both European and American carousel traditions. Its 14 delightful animals, replicas of classic carousel creatures, revolve to the sounds of French cabaret music. The rounding boards, inspired by Bryant Park’s elegant barouque-style torchères along 40th Street, blend into the leafy canopy of the park’s London Plane trees.
Fabricon Carousel Company, whose artists designed and created Le Carrousel, was based in Brooklyn, NY, 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.
Open today 11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday – Sunday: 11am-7pm
March – May
June – October
November – December
Sunday – Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am-8pm
Thanksgiving Day: noon-9pm
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day: 10am-6pm
December 26 – December 28: 10am-9pm
Presidents Week – 11am-7pm
All hours weather permitting
$3 per ride
$20 for a 10-ride discount card
Purchase discount cards at Le Carrousel, or buy online
Le Carrousel birthday parties
History of the Carousel
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.