The Nunley Carousel will reopen this week after 2 years of closure

UNIONDALE, NY – After being closed for more than two years due to the COVID pandemic, the Nunley Carousel will finally reopen to the public this week.

The carousel was first built in 1912 by Stein and Goldstein Artistic Carousell Co. of Brooklyn. It was originally installed in Galden Town Park in Canarsie, where it was known as Murphy’s Carousel.

In the spring of 1940 the carousel was moved to Baldwin and reopened as Nunley’s Carousel. Nunley’s closed in 1995 and the property was purchased by Nassau County. The carousel was moved again in 2009 to its current home on Museum Row in Uniondale. It has also been restored to its original appearance.

Nunley’s carousel has 41 horses, a lion and two chariots that can be ridden.

The carousel, like so many other things, was forced to close in the early days of the pandemic. However, it never reopened. Now operated by the Long Island Children’s Museum (which is right next door), the carousel has new hours.

Starting this Thursday, August 18, the Nunley Carousel will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Tickets for members of the Long Island Children’s Museum are $3 each way and $4 each way for the general public. 10-ticket packs are also available for $25 for museum members and $35 for non-members.