Park Avenue Armory presents an extraordinary four-day, indoor Carnival that’s fun for the entire family—a whimsical and theatrical event combining the classic and the contemporary, featuring breathtaking performances and authentic carnival rides and games. With a massive fifty-foot Ferris wheel as its centerpiece, the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is transformed into a fantastical Carnival featuring an array of performances and strolling stilt walkers from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Amazing stage shows featuring magicians, jugglers, daredevils, and contortionists will take place in a specially-designed theater. The Carnival will also feature picnic areas, a range of traditional carnival concessions, and educational workshops in the circus arts—including balloon sculpture, juggling, and pantomime.
Following in the tradition of the Armory’s original 1879 Fair that raised funds for famed artists to decorate the interiors of its regimental rooms, the Carnival kicks-off the Armory’s first full season of artistic programming and the proceeds will support the mission to revitalize one of America’s historic treasures as a dynamic alternative arts space.
Friday, October 8: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 9: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, October 10: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Monday, October 11: 11:00am – 7:00pm
All tickets available at the door.
$5 Adults (14 and up)
FREE: Children (13 and under)
FREE: Park Avenue Armory Members
Rides and Games
$1.25 per ticket (each ride or game requires 3-5 tickets)
$20 Unlimited ride wristband
- Rides: Ferris Wheel, Fun Slide, Flying Elephants, Trabant
- Games: Duck Pond, Water Pistols, Balloon Darts
- Performers: Stilt-walkers, Jugglers, Hula Hoopers, Magicians
- Educational Workshops in Circus Arts: Balloon Twisting, Juggling, Circus Skills
Click Here for a full schedule of Educational Workshops and Bijou Theater performances. All performances and educational workshops are free with admission.
Park Avenue Armory Members at the $225 level and up have the opportunity to pre-register for the Educational Workshops by calling the membership desk at (212) 616 3958.
See some amazing photos of our Carnival here