Carousels in New York City
by Time Out Kids Staff, 07/31/2012
Courtesy, NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Totally Kid Carousel
After its restorative overhaul in 2009, the Totally Kid Carousel at Riverbank State Park is still rolling with the same 36 critters it debuted with in 1997. The menagerie was created by artist Milo Mottola based on imaginative drawings by local kids; the original sketches are posted above each bobbing animal for your brood to admire before hopping on the refurbished merry-go-round.Riverbank State Park, enter park from Riverside Drive at 145th St. (212-694-3633, nysparks.state.ny.us). Beginning May 25: Sat., Sun. and holidays 1–6pm. July 6–Sept. 2: Wed., Thu. 11am–3pm; Fri., Sat. 11am–8pm; Sun 1–6pm. $1.50 per ride.