Flying Horses

Flying Horses Reopening Friday

The historic platform carousel in Oak Bluffs whirls again beginning this weekend, and daily once Island schools are out.

Flying Horses Grounded for 2020

The Flying Horses carousel in Oak Bluffs will remain closed this season, to protect the historic carved horses from sanitizer damage.

Catch the Brass Ring! Flying Horses Opens for the Season

It was opening day at the Flying Horses Carousel and Helena Penn, age 11, called her three rides “awesome.”

Oak Bluffs Landmark Slated for Possible Demolition

The Cottage City historic district commission this week took a first look at a plan to demolish and rebuild a dilapidated building that abuts the landmark Flying Horses Carousel.

Flying Horses Gallops to the Rescue of Spring

The Flying Horses carousel opened its 143rd season on Saturday, but inside the wooden structure, all those years seemed to blend together.

Flying Horses Are Rooted in the Past, Galloping into the Future

The carousel opens for its 142nd consecutive season on Saturday, April 15, when the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will unveil panels newly refurbished by artist Margot Datz.

Flying Horses Spin On After Popcorn Fire Scare

The Flying Horses carousel building in Oak Bluffs was briefly evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a small fire in a popcorn machine.

Giddy-Up: Flying Horses Carousel Starts 141st Season

No whinnying or stamping came from inside the Flying Horses Carousel on Saturday morning. But the horses were in there waiting for children, as they have for more than 140 years.

Brass Rings Back in Action; Flying Horses Carousel Opens for 140th Season

Blue skies, brisk winds, the sound of organ music in downtown Oak Bluffs--it must be spring on the Vineyard.

Flying Horses Make Room in Stable for Tiny Catalonian Piano

A barrel piano provided the musical accompaniment to the carousel when it was first moved to the Vineyard in 1884 from Coney Island. This one came from Barcelona and is 100 years old.