9.17.2013

Fête Paradiso

Fête Paradiso was my perfect introduction to Governors Island. Brian, Emily, and I spent Sunday afternoon of Labor Day weekend exploring the island and riding vintage Parisian carousels and carnival rides. I especially enjoyed the Velocipedes, which was introduced in the late 1800's as a way to help the bicycle, a new invention at the time, gain popularity. It was so fun to actually have to pedal the ride! I also loved the carousel (photographed above), which was the oldest ride at Fête Paradiso dating back to 1850. Throughout the day we listened to music in the transformed bumper car pavilion beer garden (from 1900), admired the antique pipe organ, and even watched a sword swallower push incredibly long and sharp blades down his throat (I still do not understand how he did it!). It was quite a magical New York City Sunday.

If you are in the New York City area and want to check out Fête Paradiso, go now! It closes for the season on September 29th.

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