Carousels in New York City
by Time Out Kids Staff, 07/31/2012
Photo: Will Steacy
Bryant Park's Le Carrousel pays homage to the green space's Parisian influence with 14 animals that revolve to French cabaret music. But don't expect European snobbery here: Activities for families abound. This summer, the carousel's mascot, Flaubert Frog (a.k.a. children's storyteller about town Dan Kitrosser), will hang with local kids on Saturdays for games and stories, and on Sundays magicians from Monday Night Magic will astound tots with their sleight-of-hand. Check the website for a complete schedule of this year's events. Bryant Park, W 40th St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves. (212-768-4242, bryantpark.org). Mar.–May: daily 11am-7pm; June.–Oct.: daily 11am-8pm; Nov., Dec.: Mon.–Thu., Sun. 11am–9pm; Fri., Sat. 11am–10pm, (weather permitting). $2 per ride; 10 rides for $15.