Whether you are preparing that perfect sweet sixteen or organizing your company’s next big party, you can find everything you need at Frankie’s Carnival Time.
They have been at the same location since 1957 to become one of the biggest party rental companies in the tristate area. Frankie’s Carnival Time primarily works on smaller parties, including backyard birthday bashes and fundraisers. However, no event is too big or too small.
For years, the company has also provided tents and carnival rentals to the likes of the “Today” show, Robert De Niro, David Letterman, Rachel Ray and even President Barack Obama, among many others. Frankie’s Carnival Time is the official party supplier for the Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan.
“We get everything from a kid’s birthday party to a big corporate event,” said Wayne Baker, president and owner of Frankie’s Carnival Time. He was five years old when his father started the business. Baker runs the business with his partner and brother, Douglas Baker.
“Customer service is the most important part of our business,” Baker added. “You have to make sure you give people perfect customer service.”
The company provides clowns, tents, tables, chairs, chocolate fountains, snow cone machines, cotton candy machines, hot dog carts, ice cream carts, dunk tanks, four types of photo booths, sound systems, and much more for those looking to host any kind of party from birthday parties to weddings.
“We do everything,” said Baker. “I love my business, I love doing it. It’s creative, it’s fun and I just love being a carnival man.”
Baker said that Queens holds a special place in his heart because he was born and raised here.
“I grew up in Queens Village. I got married in Middle Village. We do a lot of work in Queens,” said Baker.
Frankie’s Carnival Time recently began providing entertainment at the brand new LIC Flea & International Food Bazaar every Saturday and Sunday on the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue in Long Island City. They have already featured a face painter, bounce house and DJ at LIC Flea and plan to switch up the entertainment every weekend. LIC Flea is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“The flea market took off quickly,” said Baker. “We are glad to be a part of it. The kids, the adults, everybody is going to enjoy it.”
To learn more about Frankie’s Carnival Time, call 718-823-3033 or visit www.frankiescarnival.com.
And if you are looking for that perfect costume or mascot, the company also runs Frank Bee Costume Inc. from the same location. For more information, visit www.costumeman.com.