Celebrate Summer and History at Johnson City’s Free Carousel Day
I've yet to meet a person who is capable of staying grouchy after climbing on a carousel and going for a ride. So, whether you need to get out of a funk or you want to let your inner kid out, this weekend is the time to do it!
The C. Fred Johnson Park Carousel has been a huge part of Broome County History for nearly 100 years, helping residents and area visitors alike celebrate youth and make special memories and on Saturday, July 23, the public is invited to Carousel Day, a day to celebrate this special landmark.
Located at 98 CFJ Boulevard in Johnson City, the C. Fred Johnson Park Carousel is one of six that were donated to the citizens of Broome County by George F. Johnson, this particular one finding its home in Johnson City in 1923. In 1992, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Carousel Day will take place this Saturday, July 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 98 CFJ Boulevard in Johnson City and not only is the general public welcome, but admission to Carousel Day is free.
In addition to free carousel rides, you can expect for there to be entertainers, food and craft vendors, and community organizations. There will also be a civil war reenactment by the NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment Reenactors.
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Carousel Day, there will be a juggler, at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m., there will be performances by a magician, a cartoonist will be on hand from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the mascot Rowdy will be making rounds from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.