There is no time better to visit NYC than in the summertime. Those of us with kids seek out the best things to keep their fun quotient at a steady high. The Chelsea Piers fits the bill. Located by the West side highway, the Chelsea Piers has a variety of activities including gymnastics, soccer, basketball and batting cages.
Our 3 yr old however is still too young to partake in those activities so what is one to do ? CAROUSEL !! Walk along a meandering path pass the pretzel stand and you will find the Carousel at Pier 62. Pier 62 Carousel http:// pier62carousel.com/
is the centerpiece of Hudson River Park’s new open space at Pier 62 in New York City.
This signature 36 ft carousel has been created using 33 hand-carved wood figures of Hudson River Valley animals and one chariot, allowing for up to 36 passengers, per ride. The carousel building has been designed with a green roof and opens out to a large sprawling lawn and tree-lined pathways. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Fernando Rosario, who explained that the hand carved wood animals represent native NY species in their environment. Instead of playing traditional merry go round tunes he opts to play current pop top 40 hits. He has received positive feedback from his patrons in regards to his musical choices. Location and customer service makes this the perfect place to hold a birthday party !
For only $2 per ride (One supervising adult accompanying a child under 42 inches may ride for free), it is a must do for family fun in NYC. Your child (or your inner child) will thank you! I highly recommend a spin on the whimsical Butterfly Unicorn!
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