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Carousel at Prospect Park x Ital Kitchen



Carnival dates may harken young romance and first loves, but there’s no reason that strain of innocent fun shouldn’t still make our hearts flutter. Make this sunny Sunday one for amusement at Prospect Park’s iconic Carousel, a joyful, glimmering whirl of 53 painted horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots, where you and your love can ride happy and have a few laughs. It’s all about letting go, enjoying the lift, and being with the one you love in a carefree and sweet context of pure fun.

A surprisingly well-kept secret in Crown Heights, Ital Kitchen blends modern sensibilities toward ethical foods with the explosive flavor of Caribbean cuisine for a unique vegan experience. It’s tiny, cozy, eclectic and colorful, with a back garden to heighten the fresh, earthy experience of downing Caribbean favorites like veggie jerk chicken tossed in a sauce so perfect you’ll forget it’s not chicken, Thai-Fi stew (Thai curry, carrots, kale, coconut milk, oyster mushrooms, cherry tomatoes) and curry jack fruit.

Prospect Park / Crown Heights
Park Outing, Dinner
Down-to-earth, Carefree

Carousel at Prospect Park

95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn

idk tip: Your best bet is entering near the Willink entrance at Flatbush Ave and Empire Boulevard.

carousel prospect park nyc
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Ital Kitchen

1032 Union Street, Brooklyn

idk tip: It’s BYOB, so don’t forget to stock up on your way from the park.

ital kitchen nyc
Credit: iTAL KiTCHEN