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

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

In observance of Labor Day, on Monday, September 5 all Recreation Centers are closed. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 6.
Anticipated Completion: 09/05/2016

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Beginning Monday, August 29, all swimming pools at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center are closed for necessary yearly maintenance. They are reopening on Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you for your understanding.
Anticipated Completion: 09/25/2016

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