Nicki Sebastian (a Zooey contributor) and her daughter Cami spent their afternoon at Jane's Carousel, a once historical Ohio-based installation that now sits in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. It's such a magical location that serves as a perfect family adventure. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the carousel has endless photo opportunities.
Have you been to the carousel or plan to this summer? It's surely a piece of history that you can't part without ever experiencing!
Best hours to visit with kids:
Anytime during the hours of operation! Although the golden evening light reflects beautifully on the glass-enclosed carousel just before sunset, making it a particularly magical time to go.
The entire waterfront has been built into one continuous, gorgeous park—walk along the East River boardwalk for stunning views of Manhattan, skip rocks at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pebble Beach, stop for some sweet treats at One Girl Cookies in Dumbo, have dinner at Shake Shack (for the best burgers and fries) or Luke's Lobster under the Brooklyn Bridge, or grab a famous slice or pie at Grimaldi's or Julianna's Pizza.
Also, be sure to stop at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory at Fulton Ferry Pier for delicious, made-in-Brooklyn ice cream
Address: Dock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Parking: Visitors who drive can park on Front Street, between Dock & Main Street or at 45 Main Street (corner of Front & Main Street). The carousel is also easily accessible by subway (take the F, A/C, or 2/3 trains)
Summer Hours -
5/11/2015 to 9/20/2015
Open 6 days, closed Tuesdays
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Winter Hours -
9/21/2015 to 5/8/2016
Thursday to Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM