You are reading

Traveling Funfair Opens in Astoria Park, Will Run Through Sunday June 5

A traveling funfair has opened in Astoria Park. An image of the funfair at Astoria Park in 2021 (Photo via 114th Precinct)

June 3, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Come one come all!

A traveling funfair opened in Astoria Park Wednesday and carnival-goers have been enjoying various amusement rides, games, plus plenty of food and candy!

The funfair, operated by Dreamland Amusements, is taking place at the corner of Hoyt Avenue and 19th Street – under the RFK bridge – and will run through Sunday.

Revelers can enjoy views of Astoria from atop a Ferris wheel that rises high up into the air, while thrill-seekers are able to test their nerves on some spectacular rides like the Super Himalaya, The Delusion, the Dream Catcher and the Zipper.

There is also a range of children’s rides on offer as well as some carnival-inspired games for families to take part in like balloon pop and lucky ducky.

The funfair comes alive at night too with rides illuminating in LED lights.

The funfair took place at the same venue last summer. This year, operators have added two new rides to the traveling amusement park: a tug boat-inspired ride called Rockin’ Tug and Samba Balloons, which consist of several seats tilting and moving in a circular motion.

The funfair will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, from noon to midnight Saturday, and from noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Entry to the funfair is free, however, revelers will need to buy tickets to get on the rides.

Tickets can be purchased at the venue.

email the author: news@queenspost.com

3 Comments

Click for Comments 
Resident

So far it’s been fist fights for parking spots, never ending cloud of weed smoke and the best of the best showing up. More like a carnival freak show than a fair. Why come to Astoria Park just to trash everything around it ? Do better, be better. Better yet, please have this “funfair” somewhere else next year.

3
2
Reply
Resident2

What good does it do for Astoria other than for the company running the show?

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Southeast Queens man arraigned on weapons charges after cops search his ‘ghost car’ near LaGuardia Airport: DA

A Hollis man was criminally charged after police discovered a cache of weapons in his vehicle during a traffic stop. He was pulled over for driving a “ghost car” with obscured license plates in East Elmhurst near LaGuardia Airport during the early morning hours of June 12.

Judd Sanson, 27, of Jamaica Avenue, was ordered held without bail after he was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday afternoon on a criminal complaint charging him with multiple counts of weapons possession, unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition, and unlawful use of a police uniform or emblem and other crimes after the arsenal was found in his SUV.

‘Ghost car’ driver arrested in East Elmhurst after traffic stop reveals weapons, threatening note: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst discovered an arsenal of weapons in a ghost car they pulled over on Ditmars Boulevard and 86th Street in East Elmhurst early Wednesday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey held a press briefing at the 110th Precinct on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what the sergeant and three officers from the 110th Precinct public safety team found when they pulled over a black Ford Explorer at around 1:30 a.m. because it had blacked-out license plates.

Henry ‘Hank’ Krumholz, stalwart pioneer of Queens LGBTQ Pride, dies at 73

Henry “Hank” Krumholz, a pioneering gay rights activist in Queens, passed away on Sunday in his Flushing apartment at the age of 73.

Krumholz played a crucial role in the establishment and success of the Queens LGBTQ Pride Parade, which is held annually in Jackson Heights. He joined the parade’s sponsoring organization right after its inaugural event in 1993 and continued his involvement for decades. His passing came just a week after this year’s parade on June 2, marking its 31st anniversary.