Since 1989, when Ricky Boscarino stumbled upon the cabin in the woods and began transforming it into Luna Parc, it has been a massive work in progress.
Filled with mosaics influenced by Klimt, Gaudí and Hundertwasser, the house looks as if it had been plucked from some colorful dreamscape and deposited in the backwoods of New Jersey. Artist, designer and "King-o-Luna," Ricky Boscarino, has transformed the house both inside and out, with the interior of the house covered in his collections of homemade lamps, bottle caps, Buddhas, taxidermy, miniatures, stringed instruments, stained glass and religious icons. Currently Boscarino is collecting Mrs. Butterworth bottles and blue glass for new outdoor sculptures.
A skilled artist in many mediums, among other projects, Boscarino created a four panel stained-glass mural for his bathroom depicting the journey of life from spermatozoa to skeleton. When not working on his house, Boscarino makes and sells art and jewelry (much of it miniature versions of everyday objects, though you can get a miniature fetus and enema bag in gold and silver) and throws two large parties a year in fall and spring.
Luna Parc is not open to the public except for during spring and fall open houses, but there is a virtual tour available on the website.
Directions to Luna Parc
From New York state/upstate
I-84 west to exit 1 in New York, sign reads Port Jervis/Sussex 23.
At the end of the ramp make a left, and at the first light make another left. This is 23 heading south. Follow this road for ½ mile and make a right onto Clove Rd. Stay on Clove Rd. for 7 miles. You will come to a stop sign; this is junction of 206. Make a left onto 206 heading south for 3 miles. Make a left onto 675; you will see a sign for Flatbrook Farm and a long white fence on this corner. Now go ¼ mile and make a right onto DeGroat Rd. Luna Parc is # 22, ¾ mile up on the right. Please park on the road.
From New York City and North East New Jersey
Take I-80 west to exit 34-B, the sign reads Jefferson-Sparta. Take Rt.15 North for about 18 miles; where 15 ends and 206 north begins go straight ahead, no turns. There is an Exxon station at this junction. Stay on 206 north for 12 miles and on the right you will see a ¼ mile long white fence. Just as the fence ends make a right onto county route 675, there is also a sign on the corner for Flatbrook Farm. Go up this road for ¼ mile and make a right onto DeGroat Rd. Luna Parc is # 22 about ¾ mile up on the right. Please park on the road. 973-948-2160
From Southern New Jersey Via 206
Follow 206 north to Newton. About 5 miles north of Newton, 206 north takes a left turn at a large 4 way intersection, there is an Exxon station at this junction. Continuing on 206 north from this point, clock 12 miles. On your right you will see a ¼ mile long white fence. make a right at the end of the fence Onto county route 675 . Go ¼ mile and make your first right onto DeGroat Rd. Come up DeGroat Rd. 3/4 mile and Luna Parc will be on the right # 22. Please park on the road.
From Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley and Stroudsburg, PA
Follow the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike to 22 east. Take 33 north to Route 80 East. Take the Marshals Creek Exit and follow 209 north form Stroudsburg. **Following 209 north for about 20 miles, make a right onto PA route 739 and cross the Delaware River into NJ. Stay on this road until you come to the blinking light. Make a left at the light. Go ¼ mile and make a left onto Layton-Hainesville Rd. Follow about 2 ½ miles. Make a right after the Sandyston Twp. Fire Dept. At the stop sign you will cross over 206 onto Route 675. Go ¼ mile and make a right onto DeGroat Road. Come up ¾ mile to # 22 on the right. Please park on the road.
Alternate route from Philly: take 611 north to 209 north and follow the directions from **point. This is scenic but takes longer.
From downtown Milford, PA
From the center of Milford follow 209 south one mile, make a left and cross the bridge into New Jersey. Follow 206 south for about 4 miles. Pay attention here as there are not real landmarks- you will see DeAngelis Italian restaurant on the right and just after this make a LEFT onto County Route 675. (notice the white rail fence on the far left corner).Go ¼ mile and make a right onto DeGroat Rd. Luna Parc is ¾ mile up DeGroat on the right # 22. Please park on the road.