A good turn! Kids take Cobble Hill street-fair carousel for a whirl

Best face first: Cannon Shea-Boulet get his face painted at Families First Street Fair on May 21.
Photo by Nicole Lewis

This Cobble Hill street fair had kids spinning out — literally!

Hundreds of families flocked to Baltic Street on Saturday for Families First childcare center’s annual Spring Carnival. Youngsters enjoyed games, a bounce house, and face painting, but one local dad says his kids were especially hypnotized by the carousel.

“They really liked the merry-go-round because of the sounds,” said Billy Zhao, who attended with 2-year-old Izzy and 5-year-old Mara.

The fair — held between Court and Clinton streets — also boasted a baby-animal petting zoo, where many of the city-dwelling tots got their first glimpse of goats, bunnies, piglets, and a kangaroo, according to an organizer.

“These are city kids, for majority of them this is their first time,” said Paula Heitman, Families First’s executive director.

And Zhao says that he and his brood will definitely be back for more next spring.

“We live right around the corner and we have a great time,” said Zhao.

Reach reporter Alexandra Simon at (718) 260–8310 or e-mail her at asimon@cnglocal.com.

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