September 1, 2021

The History Behind Jane's Carousel and How It Found Its Home in Brooklyn

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Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River waterfront, Jane’s Carousel offers stunning views of downtown Manhattan with a bit of craftsmanship and history rolled into one.
Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park looking west towards Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge and Word Trade Center in the background

Life is like a carousel: Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down, and sometimes you just go round and round!

For any Brooklyn explorer, a stop at Jane’s Carousel is not to be missed! Featuring 48 exquisitely hand carved wooden horses and two beautiful chariots, this iconic merry-go-round was originally built in 1922 for the Idora Park amusement park in Youngstown, Ohio. When the park closed in 1984, it was sold at auction to Jane and David Walentas, who moved the carousel to NYC and spent 27 years restoring it! Rechristened as Jane’s Carousel, it opened to the public in September 2011 in its permanent home in Brooklyn Bridge Park. With its gorgeous location on the East River waterfront offering sweeping views of Manhattan, a ride on this one-of-a-kind carousel is an absolute must!

📍 DUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, access via Dock Street or Main Street
📆 May 17 – September 12: 6 Days a week from 11:00 AM to 6:50 PM (Closed Tuesdays)
📆 September 13 – May 16: Thursdays to Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:50 PM
💵 $2

Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park looking west towards Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge and Word Trade Center in the background

The History Behind Jane's Carousel and How It Found Its Home in Brooklyn

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River waterfront, Jane’s Carousel offers stunning views of downtown Manhattan with a bit of craftsmanship and history rolled into one.

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Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park looking west towards Manhattan with the Brooklyn Bridge and Word Trade Center in the background

The History Behind Jane's Carousel and How It Found Its Home in Brooklyn

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River waterfront, Jane’s Carousel offers stunning views of downtown Manhattan with a bit of craftsmanship and history rolled into one.

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