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Fête Paradiso

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Whimsical carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ from a bygone era are just a few of the beautiful and interactive artifacts in the world’s first collection of vintage French carnival rides.

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10 Ride Tickets & $50 Food Credit

$75 $40 46% off

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  • 10 tickets for rides and attractions
  • $50 credit toward food and drink at Le Gamin at Fête Paradiso

What we love

  • Visitors to this unique Governors Island fair will admire the beautiful array of antique carnival attractions on display. They’ll be able to ride them, too.
  • Among the rides is a 19th century bicycle carousel, one of only two in the world. (The other one can be seen in the film “Midnight in Paris.”)
  • Kids and adults alike can play an original carnival game, which features life-sized caricatures of past celebrities like Josephine Baker and Charlie Chaplin.
  • French carnival fare provided by popular French bistro Le Gamin will keep guests fed and fueled as they experience this special summer event.
  • Live musicians will be playing every weekend during the fair’s run, in a 1930s children’s carousel repurposed as a music kiosk.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Valid for weekends only (July 13 through September 29, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM)
  • Free ferries will run regularly to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount until September 29, 2013 ; after this date, the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law

About Fête Paradiso

For the remainder of this summer’s weekends, visitors to Governors Island can experience a bygone era of entertainment thanks to Fête Paradiso, a traveling collection of carnival rides and games from another era, all fully restored and functional. Delighting adults and children alike, the attraction offers flying swings, a pipe organ and a 19th-century bicycle carousel (one of only two of its kind). In between rides, visitors can enjoy carnival-inspired French fare by Le Gamin on offer, a beer garden (adapted from a structure that was once a bumper car pavilion) and live period music to complete the vintage-inspired experience. The New Yorker and Time Out have already reported on this special summer event—which is a can’t-miss celebration of the past.

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