Saturday, PAPERMAG hopped on a ferry bound for the Parisian Ball, the Bastille Day opening night party of Fête Paradiso at Governors Island. Fête Paradiso is "the world's first festival of vintage carnival rides and carousels." The rare, museum-quality attractions date from the late 19th to early 20th century; many are functioning and available to ride. Among the dizzying highlights: one of only two bicycle-powered carousels in existence. The kickoff soirée, co-hosted by Waël Mechri-Yver and Juriël Zeligman of BABEL New York, Olivier van Themsche of The Cools and Tristan Duval of Community, offered a lengthy roster of live bands and DJs playing inside the antique structures, unlimited rides and plenty of rosé. Fête Paradiso (accompanied by a pop-up outlet of Le Gamin) is now open to the public on weekends through September 29th. Check out pics from the premiere, below.
Fete Paradiso Opens on Governors Island