Receptions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Terrace on the Park - In Progress
This 898-acre Queens green space features two barbecue areas, a beautiful lake surrounded by lawns for picnicking and a bunch of kid attractions, including multiple playgrounds and the brand-new mini-amusement park Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel. Unlike Central Park’s Victorian Gardens, Fantasy Forest offers free admission so you can just walk in and treat the kids to a few rides. There is a picnic table area and plenty of benches around the merry-go-round, plus a bathroom nearby. A permit is required for 20 or more people. Rather not do any work? Fantasy Forest also offers an all-inclusive party package.