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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Feltman Carousel map_it

  • Location: Queens Zoo
  • Sculptor: Marcus Charles Illions
  • Description: Carousel
  • Materials: Wood
  • Cast: 1903
  • Donor: Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority
  • Inscription: THIS CAROUSEL WAS MANUFACTURED FOR THE FELTMAN PAVILLION IN CONEY ISLAND AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. ORIGINALLY LIT BY 1400 GAS LAMPS, IT WAS A POPULAR ATTRACTION WITH DIAMOND JIM BRADY, LILLIAN RUSSELL AND THE WHITE TIE AND TAILS SOCIETY OF THE DAY.

    THE CAROUSEL ORGAN IS ONE OF THE LARGEST EVER BUILT. CONSTRUCTED IN GERMANY, IT CONTAINS 453 REEDS, A FULL BRASS AND WOODWIND CHOIR, AND A TOY COUNTER. PERFORATED PAPER ROLLS CONTROL THE MUSIC, AS IN A PLAYER PIANO.

    THE CAROUSEL WAS RESCUED FROM STORAGE AND REFUBISHED, AND BECAME POPULAR ATTRACTION AT THE 1964-65 WORLD'S FAIR. THE CAROUSEL WAS PURCHASED BY TRIBORO BRIDGE AND TUNNEL AUTHORITY FOR THE FLUSHING MEADOWS ZOO.

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

On Wednesday, November 26, all Recreation Centers close at 6:00 p.m. for the holiday. There may be changes to your schedule, so please check with your center. On Thursday, November 27, all Recreation Centers are closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2014

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

On Wednesday, November 26, the pool at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center closes at 4:30 p.m. The facility closes at 5:00 p.m. There may be changes to the schedule, so please check with your center. On Thursday, November 27, this and all the other Recreation Centers are closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Weather

  • Wed
    Rain
    33°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Rain/Snow
    39°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    40°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Cloudy
    43°F

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