[Special Events] 100th Birthday Celebration!


Aug 13, 2011
11:00 AM until 05:00 PM


100 YEARS OLD ! The Tilden Park Merry Go Round will be celebrating its 100th Birthday on Saturday, August13th, 2011, 11am – 5pm. EVERYONE is invited! The Merry Go Round will host an old fashioned birthday party to mark this centennial event. There will be a variety of activities throughout the day such as hula hooping, face painting, glitter tattoo artist, balloon magic and a coloring contest. Historical information reviewing the past 100 years for this national treasure will be displayed inside the dome, as well as “fun facts” from 1911. Of course, birthday cake will be served! Honored guests will include family members from the “King of the Carousels”, Ross Davis, and the original Tilden Park Merry Go Round Family of Harry & Jeanette Perry. Also present will be representatives from the Red Bug Carousel Restoration company, who was commissioned to restore the machine in 1978. At that time, the future of the carousel was uncertain, but a huge outcry and public campaign to save the machine insured it a permanent home in Tilden Park. Many friends, old and new, who have had a part in keeping the Merry Go Round operating for public service will be on hand to celebrate and visit with patrons. Visitors are encouraged to share their memories and bring copies of old photos of the Merry Go Round to be posted on the “Memory Lane” exhibit. Please join us for a day of fun and reminiscing. Marvel at this piece of living history, and become a part of the ongoing legacy. . . Tilden Park Merry Go Round – Where Dreams Come Alive! (510) 524-6773 or http://www.tildenmgr.com




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Intersection of Central Park & Lake Anza Drive
Berkeley, CA

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