Three entertaining events @ New England Carousel Museum

The New England Carousel Museum located on 95 Riverside Ave. in Bristol has organized three fun events in March that are sure to chase away the winter doldrums!


The Chaparrals will perform live at the museum on March 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the cover cost to hear this indie rock quintet band that is based out of Boston. Their music is best described as being strongly melodic with an emphasis on reflective lyricism and instrumental thematic parallelism, Chaparrals weave organic and synthetic sounds alike in and out of a lush sonic backdrop of ethereal and haunting beauty. This is the perfect time of year to get out with friends and enjoy a night of music and dancing on the museum’s large wooden dance floor. Call 860-585-5411 to reserve a table or pay in advance.

To usher in spring, the New England Carousel Museum is hosting a spring ball with Al Fenton’s Big Band on March 25. Tickets are $15 and pre-paid tables of 8 or more may be reserved ahead of time.


This is a BYOB event and snacks and set-ups will be available for purchase. Dress to impress and get out on the museum’s large wooden dance floor in their ballroom as you swing, dip and jive to the live music. The Al Fenton Big Band performs a variety of music including blues, jazz and swing. This music lends itself to many styles of dancing, either alone or with a partner. This will be a night to remember, as you swing and jitterbug the night away. The museum will be filled with lights, music and, as always, their beautiful carousel animals. There will be many opportunities for fun festive photos and memories to cherish for years to come!


The month of March concludes with children in mind. On Sunday, March 26 the Princess Tea will take place at the Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a tea perfect for a princess! There will be face painting, dancing, story tellers and rides on the carousel and delicious snacks. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite princess dress and tiara…they will be treated like royalty!

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