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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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  • 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.

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

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 6 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsPlayground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

On Saturday, November 18, from approximately 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., access to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Al Oerter Recreation Center parking lot will be limited, due to the Queens Half Marathon. Roads will likely be closed during this time, so we advise taking public transportation if traveling in this area.
Anticipated Completion: 11/18/2017

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this Recreation Center's hours will be reduced. On Wednesday, November 22, the facility opens at its normal time and closes at 5:00 p.m. The class schedule may change as a result, so please call the center. On Thursday, November 23, this facility is closed.
Anticipated Completion: 11/23/2017

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to major ongoing construction, the northeast section of Meadow Lake is closed. This project will reduce flooding in this area. There will be access to the boathouse and Meadow Lake from the Van Wyck Expressway South Exit 11 and from Jewel Avenue. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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