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  • August 31, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014 marks one year since the grand opening of the Greenway Carousel.  To celebrate, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy invites everyone to its birthday party!  And anyone from one to 101 with an August 31st birthday can take a ride for FREE. Birthday music will play as the uniquely Boston Carousel goes round and round, and there will be FREE family friendly entertainment on site at 2pm and 4pm.

In its first year of operation, the Greenway Carousel has attracted nearly 125,000 riders.  The Carousel features 14 different animals native to the land, sea, and sky of Massachusetts, including a lobster, harbor seal, sea turtle, fox, butterfly, peregrine falcon, grasshopper and more.  These characters were inspired by the imaginations and drawings of Boston school children and were brought to life by Newburyport artist and sculptor Jeff Briggs.  The 36-seat Greenway Carousel is the most accessible carousel in New England for riders with physical and sensory disabilities.

 

WHERE

The Greenway Carousel is located in the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove on the Rose Kennedy Greenway across from Christopher Columbus Park.  Closest MBTA stations: Aquarium (Blue Line); State Street (Blue and Orange Lines); and Haymarket (Orange and Green Lines).

 

GREENWAY CAROUSEL LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS

Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30 from 11am - 9pm

Sunday and Monday, August 31 and Sept 1 from 11am - 7pm

Free, family friendly performances will take place at the Carousel at 2pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

TICKETS

$3 per ride or $25 for a book of 10 tickets, available for purchase on-site.

Visitors with a birthday on August 31st are invited to take a free ride on Sunday, August 31st, 2014.

 

MORE FUN ON and NEAR THE GREENWAY DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND (August 29 - September 1)

  • Greenway Open Market featuring juried, handmade arts and crafts and food vendors, located between State and India Streets on Saturday from 11am - 5pm.
  • The Greenway fountains will be open for splashing from 9am - 11pm each day.
  • Boston Ahrts festivalat the City's Christopher Columbus Park, located across Atlantic Ave from the Greenway Carousel on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Enjoy the nearby Labor Day Boston Harbor Fireworksdisplay on Saturday at 9pm.

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