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Derby Day at the Paragon Carousel

Bet on the horses, mint juleps, hat contest
and great prizes.

HOURS OF OPERATION

The award-winning Paragon Carousel is open seasonally from Easter Weekend until Halloween (weekends in spring and fall and daily during the summer).

WE WILL OPEN FOR OUR 89TH SEASON ON EASTER WEEKEND 2017!

The business office is open year-round, with limited hours.

205 Nantasket Ave.Hull, MA 02045

Please Visit the Doors to History site to learn more about the Paragon Carousel and other historic sites in our area!

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Corporate Sponsors


George Washington TomaThe Grass Guy

Nantasket Hotel at the Beach


Thanks to winning a grant from American Express the Paragon Carousel replaced all twelve doors to the building that houses the Paragon Carousel with beautiful wooden doors that replicate the original doors from 1928. The grant also allowed us to renovate all the windows above the doors so that now light streams into the building. Thank you!

Saturday
Jun272015

Dine at Not Your Average Joe's and Help the Carousel!

Not Your Average Joe's in Norwell will be donating 15% of your total purchase every Tuesday during July and August to the Paragon Carousel. All you have to do is present a certificate to your server to qualify. This program is valid on these days:

Tuesdays: July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 29th and

Tuesdays: August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

Click here to dowload a form to present to your server when you dine at Joe's!

 

Saturday
Jun202015

6th Annual Flag Day Observance

 

We will hold our 6th Annual Flag Day Observance tomorrow, Sunday June 21 at 1:00 pm, at the Paragon Carousel. Please join us to salute our flag and honor veterans, members of the armed services and loved ones. This year's program is dedicated to the memory of Myron Klayman.

Tomorrow's program will be highlighted with patriotic selections from the Paragon Carousel Chorale. The names of each person being honored with a flag will be read recited. The Navy Hymn will be performed as the names are read aloud.

FLAG HONOREES

Guy Abbate, US Navy

Francis Abbate, US Navy, WW II

Kathleen F. Anderson, US Navy, Iraq

Louis Berman

John W. Biggs, US Navy

Michael Braccia, US Army

Captain E. Alan Brudno, US Air Force

Nanny Cherry

Major David S. Connolley

Grammy DeMatteo

Papa DeMatteo

John Devaney

Jesse Ely, US Army, WW II

Lloyd F. Emery, Sr.

Jerome Paul Finiello, US Army

John Lewis Finiello, US Maries

Ryan Gardner, Active Duty, 10th Mountain Div. US Army

Gordon Hersey, US Navy

John William Keefe

Barbara Kimball

Robert Kimball

Paul Kimball

Mary Kimball

Myron Klayman, US Navy, Korean War

Robbie Laneau

Charles A. Lowe, US Army

William F. Lyden, Jr.

William F. Lyden. Sr., US Army

Willliam X. Lydon, US Navy

A.L. MacLeod

Charles William MacMurray

Shaunn Maloney, US Army

David F. Marcel, US Air Force

Victor E. Marchetti, US Navy, WW II, Seabee Division

Peter J. McCarthy, US Air Force

Alfred Mehegan, US Navy, WW II

Philip Molloy, US Marines

William A. Morse, US Air Force

Robert B. Morse

John “Papa” Muldoon

Edward C. O'Malley, WW II

Gary Pickering

Richard Rialto, US Navy

James F. Roberts, Jr. US Marines, Vietnam

Joseph B. Roberts, US Army, Korea

Timothy J. Roberts, US Marines, Vietnam

Kevin Rys

Kenneth Sawyer, US Navy

Carl G. Schleiff, Jr., US Merchant Marines

Anna Scida

Frank Scida

Joe Stabnick

Joseph P. Striano, US Navy

Agnes Tochy

Herman W. Tott

Benito Valentin, US Army

Pat West

Mark Willard

Savlatore Zaia

Friday
Jun122015

Join our Field of Flags!

We will be installing 200 American flags on the Paragon Carousel lawn this weekend and we're hoping to have each flag represent a veteran, member of the armed forces or a loved one. For a donation of $20 a flag may be purchased and fly in honor or in memory of a special person. The flag will carry a marker with the person's name and all names will be read aloud during our Flag Day Observance Ceremony on Sunday, June 21 at 1:00 PM. Flags may be purchased at the Paragon Carousel this weekend or online at our web site: www.paragoncarousel.com.

Our list grows daily. Here is a partial list of those who will be honored with a flag:

Guy Abbate, US Navy
Francis  Abbate, US Navy, WWII
Kathleen Anderson, US Navy
Michael Braccia, US Army
Captain E. Alan Brudno, US Air Force
Grammy DeMatteo
Papa DeMatteo
Jesse Ely, US Army, WWII
Lloyd F. Emery, Sr.
Jerome Paul Finiello, US Army
John Lewis Finiello, US Marines
Gordon Hersey, US Navy
John Wm. Keefe
Myron Klayman, US Navy, Korean War
William F. Lyden, Jr.
William F. Lyden. Sr.
William X. Lydon, US Navy
Shaunn Maloney, US Army
A.L. MacLeod
Victor E. Marchetti, US Navy, WWII, Seabee Division
Alfred Mehegan, US Navy, WWII
Philip Molloy, US Marines
Edward C. O'Malley, WWII
Gary Pickering
Richard Rialto, US Navy
Kenneth Sawyer, US Navy
Carl G. Schleiff, Jr.
Herman W.  Tott
Benito Valentin, US Army
Pat West

We are honored to have George Washington Toma TV and Appliance as our Presenting Sponsor of this program once again this year. Thank you!

Tuesday
Apr072015

Derby Day, Friday, May 1, 2015

Get ready for DERBY DAY at the Paragon Carousel! Our signature fundraising event, this "play-the-ponies" party is the most unique soiree you will ever attend! "Bet" on the horses, enjoy a gourmet meal, perhaps a mint julep, and get ready to win big! Join us this year and support your local carousel! You can purchase tickets online as well as sponsor your own horse in the race! Last year all the horses were spoken for two weeks before race time! Details can be found here. Start decorating those Derby hats!

Tuesday
Mar242015

Easter Bunny will Visit the Carousel!

To open the 87th season of the historic Paragon Carousel, the Easter Bunny will once again join us for photos and fun on Saturday, April 4, from 12 noon until 3:00 PM.

 

Have your photo taken with him by a professional photographer. Your photo will be printed and placed inside a decorative Easter-themed photo folder with envelope. A donation of $10 requested for one photo, two photos for $15 and three for $20. We've been celebrating the opening of our season with the Easter Bunny for nearly 20 years! All proceeds directly support the ongoing restoration efforts of the historic merry-go-round. Your donation is also tax-deductible. AND ON SUNDAY please join us for our annual EASTER EGG DASH. The Dash begins at 12:30 sharp! We scatter more than 2,000 candy-filled plastic eggs around the circumference of the carousel lawn. Kids line up on the brick walkway around the building and when the signal for "GO!" is heard, the mad dash begins with the Easter Bunny leading the way! It's become a right-of-spring tradition in Hull and families arrive from all over the south shore and beyond to participate. We will also be offering rides on the antique Carousel both weekend days.