The first festival of vintage carnival rides has arrived on Governors Island, from France. It's called "Fete Paradiso," and it's a playland of old-time French amusement rides dating back to the mid-1800s. "It's the first time all the collection is in the same place, and it's like a real big museum of vintage carousel ride and carnival," says Tristan Duval, producer and founder of Fete Paradiso. There are nearly a dozen rides, plus music and French food. The rides are $3 apiece. The Governors Island ferry ride is free from the Maritime Building in Battery Park and from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6.
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Fête Paradiso est une exposition-reconstitution d'une fête foraine française du début du XXème siècle. Ouvert tous les week ends à partir du 13 juillet, l'exposition vous propose de découvrir ou de redécouvrir l'ambiance festive et bonne enfant grâce à de véritable caroussels de l'époque encore en état de marche pour notre plus grand plaisir, des jeux et animations ainsi qu'une ambiance unique et magique!
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Fête Paradiso will open to the public on Saturday, July 13. It will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Admission is free; rides cost only $3 each. Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m.
Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.