Guest Blog: Kristine Munroe-Mahoney and her Carousel Connoisseur

29, Oct, 2014 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Kristine Munroe-Mahoney is a freelance content writer and the creator of Boston Families on a Budget, a blog focused on fun and budget-friendly ways for families to explore the city of Boston. When she’s not writing, you can find Kristine spending time with her son, Isaac, and her husband, Matt. She lives in West Newton, Mass. 



My 5 year old, Isaac, is a huge fan of carousels.  In fact, he considers himself a bit of a carousel connoisseur.  (Say THAT three times fast!)  His favorite carousel is by far the Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel.  In fact, it’s my favorite, too! We rode the Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel many times over the summer.  Isaac almost always picked a butterfly to ride.  That’s one of the things we love about the carousel; there are lots of unique creatures to ride!blogpic1

We live in West Newton, so we would take the commuter rail into Boston which was part of the fun!  We’d mosey over to the Greenway from South Station, ride the carousel, play on the Greenway and at Christopher Columbus Park, and grab a slice of pizza from the North End before heading home.

One thing I didn’t realize was that the carousel continues to run through the fall and into early winter.  So, if you didn’t make it over the summer you still have until the end of the year to enjoy it on the weekends!  What’s more fun than Boston on a crisp fall day?  Or a chilly and sunny December afternoon before the holidays get in full swing?  Make a day of it!  Take a spin on the carousel, peruse the gift shops at Faneuil Hall, and then hop over to the North End to warm up with some hot chocolate and yummy pastries at Vittoria Caffe.  Experience all that the area has to offer.

The current hours for the carousel are:

Fridays & Saturdays, 11am-9pm, open Sundays 11am-7pm

November & December hours:

Fridays & Sundays, 11am-6pm, Saturdays 11am-7pm

Open for Winter holidays December 20-31, excluding Christmas Day.
Enjoy the coolest, most unique carousel in New England and enjoy the fantastic Rose Kennedy Greenway.  It’s one of the best things about being in Boston!

If you’re looking for a reason to get out to the carousel, join us on Friday, Oct 31 for Halloween Festivities! View our Jack-O-Lantern display, snack on some Halloween candy, and join the Creature Teacher for hands on learning with furry friends! Wear your costume! For more info, stay tuned to our Twitter feed and Facebook posts.