Total Amount Raised Through December 4, 2018


Nunley's Carousel Commemorative Mural 

Nunley's Amusement Park was a fixture on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin for 56 years. The park, which opened in Baldwin in 1939, featured a classic Stein and Goldstein carousel built in 1912, games, rides, and a food court. It closed in 1995, and the carousel was bought by Nassau County and is now housed at Museum Row in Garden City. Many Baldwinites still remember childhood days spent at the park, or teenage days spent working at the park for the owners, the Lercari brothers.

​​Now you have a chance to help connect Baldwin to its history by donating to the creation of the Nunley's Carousel Commemorative Mural to be placed at the Baldwin LIRR station. Just click on the "Donate" button below, and you will be taken to a PayPal page. Once there, enter the amount you wish to donate, and then click "Donate with PayPal" or "Donate with a Debit or Card Card." Please fill out the entire form, and then click "Donate Now" to complete the transaction. Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Carousel Mural project so far. ​There's plenty of room for your name, too!

Rich Damm                         Maria Fernandez                         Laura Trowbridge 

Kimberley Leibrock             Delia Serrano                              Mary Kearns 

Janet Bezmen                     Erika Floreska                            Theresa Arena

Joanne Bove                       Raymond Lignowski                   Maggie Schwarz

Maureen Herman                John Carey                                 Kevin White 

Teresa Beneventine            Jean Smyth-Crocetto                  Megan Elias

Christine DeLuca                Patricia Hall                                 Jennifer Debler 

John Cools                          Myron Shurgan                           Elissa Kirchner 

Maryann O'Mahony            Rita Cavanagh                             Arlene Gimpel 

Jason Vitale                        David Burger                               Lori Murray

Lisa Darcy                           Paul Orselli                                 Edward Lang

Kathleen Englehart             Gary Farkash                              Patricia Logan

Susan Oliver                       Jacqueline Saitta                        Paul Lizio

Emily Abessinio                  Michelle Gunn                            Gerard Hinton

Sidney Espana                   Chris Cappannelli                       Elizabeth Giles

​Marci Efthymiou                  Cheryl Brown                             Thomas Smyth 

Brunilda Alvarado               Elizabeth Deegan                       Pat Winckler

Jan Matio                            Matthew Ponsot                         John Kinstel

Karen Callahan                   Helena and Arnold Hillian          Steven and Mary Greenfield

Claudia Rotondo                 Karen and Jim Montalbano        Tom Owens

David Viana                        Franca Gerrard                           Linda Degen

Deborah Martin

Michael White is an artist who grew up in Baldwin and worked for two high school summers at Nunley's operating the rides. He is working on a series of paintings of the great Stein and Goldstein carousel, as it looked in our memories, from photographs of it in its Baldwin setting. He has done permanent murals all over New York City and Long Island, including the 22-foot-wide Queensboro Bridge mural for the lobby of the Lion Match Building in Long Island City. The Nunley's mural project represents a homecoming of sorts, for the carousel and also for Michael's career as a muralist, which began with a painting that has been in the Baldwin High School cafeteria since his senior year of 1987. (The mural and the artist are shown at the right.) His work can also be seen at his website.​