The best family fun ride in the heart of Brooklyn just got better: Prospect Parks 1912 Carousel is free for kids under the age of 12 every Thursday in August, courtesy of Astoria Federal Savings.
Restored in 1990 by the Prospect Park Alliance, the Carousel has 51 hand-carved horses, as well as a giraffe, lion, deer and two dragon-pulled chariots. The Carousel’s melodic Wurlitzer organ with 141 pipes and 16 bells is dedicated in honor of philanthropists Peter and Isabel Malkin.
The Carousel is open Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Rides usually cost $1.50. The Carousel is wheelchair accessible. Newly reprinted is the lovely Prospect Park Carousel Coloring Book. This 16-page book featuring outlines of many of the Carousel’s charming and whimsical features, is available for purchase at the Carousel for $3.50.
The Carousel is located in the park’s Children’s Corner, just inside the Willink entrance to the park at Ocean and Flatbush avenues and Empire Boulevard.
For information, call 718-965-8999 or visit www.prospectpark.org.
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