Carousel Helps Fight Alzheimer’s

Nighttime Merry-Go-Round Rides In Forest Park

Children of all ages can take a nighttime spin on a merrygo round and help fight Alzheimer’s disease during “An Evening Ride on the Forest Park Carousel” scheduled to take place on Friday night, Aug. 17.

Benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association’s New York chapter, the fundraise will be held, rain or shine, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the carousel located off Forest Park Drive near Woodhaven Boulevard.

The event is being hosted by New York Carousel Entertainment LLC, which re-opened in May and operates the Forest Park Carousel through an agreement reached with the city’s Parks Department. The group has agreed to donate all proceeds from paid carousel rides during that twohour period of time to the New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The ride is $3 per person.

Among the other festivities scheduled to take place include face painting, a raffle for prizes and a magic show. Snacks and refreshments will also be available for purchase.

For more information on the fundraiser, visit the carousel’s website, www.forestparkcarousel.com.

Brought to Queens in the 1970s from Massachusetts, the Forest Park Carousel considered to be one of just two merry-go-rounds in the entire country still in operation which feature wooden horses and ornaments created by master carver Daniel Carl Muller.

Before re-opening in May, the ride had been closed since 2008 when the previous operator contracted by the Parks Department opted not to renew their agreement.

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