One of the highlights of Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO is Jane's Carousel. This completely restored historic Carousel was made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922 that is now housed in a spectacular Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel.
The carousel is the cornerstone of the Brooklyn Bridge Park--it's been a huge draw for families and it a gorgeous landmark.
Jane's Carousel includes a 3-row machine, 48 exquisitely carved horses, and 2 chariots. The wood carvings, often attributed to John Zalar and Frank Carretta, are among the finest of their kind. In addition, the scenery panels, rounding boards, crests, center pole and platform are all original to the Carousel.
Your kids will have a fantastic time at the Carousel. Check it out:
The Carousel was restored by Jane Walentas who hand-scraped old paint, conducted repairs and used an X-acto knife to reveal its original carvings, colors, and designs. Do yourself a favor and buy a multi-pack of tickets. One ride is never enough.
While in DUMBO be sure to grab a picnic lunch from Almondine bakery and a blanket so you can enjoy Brooklyn Bridge Park and the views. There's a large playground in the park and plenty of green space for the kids to run around. It's also a great site for birthday parties.
The Carousel is open year round and 6 days a week. Not just for the kids, parents will love this old fashion carousel that is gorgeous and nostalgic--it's also a great backdrop for a photo shoot. Hopefully it inspires you to take a trip out to DUMBO. You’ll love it; we promise! For additional information and times visit http://janescarousel.com/ Be sure to check the site before your visit--they are subject to change.
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