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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.

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Cassey

Waited 1.5 hours in line for fried oreos then left because of all the drug use and prostitution i witnessed taking place. Was not really a good place to be with my children. Cops were standing around doing nothing.

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If you're waiting hours for fried oreos...

…are you really in a place to judge crackheads? ?

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Allison

Took some great selfies and pics with the diverse western queens crowd this past Saturday at the amusement park. So great to see so many fur babies also.

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Angela

Just hope the city is or will do something about the rodent problem in Astoria. Festivities like this attract major rodents. Hopefully they will also hire private security. Cops are not really doing much to prevent crime.

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