Welcome to the official website of the New England Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel!
The New England Carousel Museum Operating Hours for Bristol, CT! We are entering our Winter Hours at the Museum! Bookings for parties or events can be made all winter long most days of the week and for the months of January and February we are open Saturday from 10-5 or Sunday from 12-5. As always, the Museum is also available to rent for your next private event. See you soon!
A large crowd is expected to attend the annual Super Bowl Sunday Bingo on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The bingo will again be held at St. Stan's Church hall, 510 West Street, in Bristol, to benefit the New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit, educational and fun organization.
The bingo is scheduled as a pre-game event, ending in time to watch the Super Bowl football game. The doors at St. Stan's Church Hall will open at 1:00 P.M., and the first bingo game will start at 2:15 P.M. 22 games will be played, with a total payout of $1,225.00.
Packages will be sold for $20.00 at the door. Packages include: the entry fee and the paper package and paper specials for $10.00; two specials, purple and blue, with four strips at $1 each for $8.00 a package; and four quickies at 50 cents each for $2.00 a package. Additional specials and quickies may be purchased. Come early and get your favorite seat, purchase lunch prepared by our volunteer group and enjoy free coffee. Door prizes will also be awarded.
This bingo gives people in the Greater Bristol community the opportunity to support the Museum while having a good time. For more information about bingo or the Carousel Museum call 860-585-5411.
Our 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Mardi Gras 2016!!! Friday February 5th 7:30-MIDNIGHT
$30 per person
Tables of 8 may be reserved
FOOD A Plenty!
Music and Dancing with Al Fenton Big Band!
Beads and Doubloons!
Masks and Costumes Strongly Encouraged!
Mardi Gras 2016 King and Queen and a 50/50 drawing!
* Support the museum with your tickets to join us and we have Masks and Anniverary Glasses available for purchase in our Gift Shop!
95 Riverside Ave Bristol, CT. 06010
Call for tickets and to Reserve your spot today! 860-585-5411
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CHAPARRALS LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL MUSEUM
Saturday, February 20, 2016
7pm-11pm the music and dancing are open to the public!
Cover is $12 per person.
Reserve a seat and come to listen with friends and loved ones or come and make some fun new friends! Our beautiful large wooden dance floor will bring you to tap your toes or give a twirl. Join us for some fun!
Call 860-585-5411 to reserve a table or pay in advance.
Other upcoming 2016 dates:
Saturday, March 19th
Saturday, April 16th
Saturday, May 21st
Saturday, June 18th
The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons
The work of Bristol artist, Rick Fitzsimons, will be on display in the New England Carousel Museum Fine Art Gallery with an exhibit opening reception on Friday, September 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and running through February 2016. The exhibit and sale, entitled Silent Poetry: The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons, displays over 30 works in a variety of mediums. Born in Bristol, Connecticut, where he now lives with his wife Bonnie, Rick’s interest in art emerged as a young child. Endless hours of drawing occupied much of his time as a youth. Although fascinated with the different aspects of art, he never thought he would make it his livelihood. His background in Business Management led him on an unusual path, circling back to the world of art. Rick and his dad opened an Awards and Sign shop in their hometown. Not long after, customers would request new Logo designs for their businesses, which led to applying the images to large signs and vehicles. This service soon began to include painting various landscape pictorials on the signs. As a result, his love for creating and painting was rekindled.
For the pure joy of making art, Rick soon began painting canvas after canvas of landscape and portrait works, which he displayed at his establishment. Almost immediately, but much to his surprise, customers enquired about purchasing his art. At that time, the lights in his mind went on. He asked himself, “Is it possible that one can actually earn a living by doing that which was never considered to be work?” The answer apparently was yes. Fitzsimons soon began publishing a few of his originals as limited edition prints. Today, Rick Fitzsimons continues to paint numerous, beautiful works that reflect a mastery of form and an intricate involvement with light.
Come see this fantastic exhibit before it closes at the end of the month!
Photo Caption: Apple Harvest by Rick Fitzsimons
PHOTO CAPTION: LADY AGNEW BY RICK FITZSIMONS