A Carnival Comes to the Park Avenue Armory
Sunday, October 10, 2010
This summer's state fairs have for the most part taken their funnel cakes and trans fats out of the Big Apple. But New Yorkers looking for campy fun this weekend need look no further than Manhattan's Park Avenue.
Through Monday evening, the 55,000-square foot space at the Park Avenue Armory will host a carnival filled with the blinking lights and cheap stuffed prizes of homegrown Americana. Appropriately for New York, this carnival trades quaint greenery for a darker, distinctly cinematic feel. The carnival is free for kids under 13 and $20 to purchase an unlimited ride wristband. The whole endeavor seems uncharacteristically old-school. But, of course, old-school is in.