Sunday, February 2, 2014

Circus for Social Good - The Big Apple Circus Rises Again!

 

We had the pleasure to visit the Big Apple Circus this past weekend. Their new show Luminocity, celebrates the vitality of life at the Crossroads of the World!
 

If you have never been to the Big Apple Circus you will be surprised that no seat is more than 50 feet from ringside! This makes the show a more enjoyable one-of-a-kind intimate experience. 
 

The performers are amazing and extremely talented and this is the type of show that makes you laugh until your belly hurts! Is that funny! Watch rowdy pups perform amazing tricks, double trapeze artists soaring high above, a bashful clown, an irrepressible flimflam man, and a juggler extraordinaire; teeter-board acrobats flying through the air, a cavalcade of magnificent steeds, and a couple of amazing wire-walkers suspended in mid-air. The show runs two hours, including one intermission. 
 

The Big Apple Circus will have a special Valentine’s Day performance. For the 7pm performance, patrons can purchase Dessert-in-the-Ring as an add-on to their ticket and go down into the ring post-show to have dessert and to take photos with some of the LUMINOCITY performers still in costume!* (*Limited availability. Must be purchased in advance.)
 

But what's the big deal with the Big Apple Circus you might ask?

Many people don't realize that the Big Apple is a nonprofit with strong community outreach that needs support. The circus sends clowns to hospital pediatric wards, and offers free performances for both underprivileged and physically impaired kids. 
 


The organization makes a great effort to market that side of the enterprise to ticket buyers, in hopes of turning them into donors as well. To learn more about how you can enroll in one of their memberships go here.



The Big Apple Circus "Beyond The Top" has currently five different outreach programs that bring the joy of classical circus to healthcare facilities, children's groups, and communities across the nation. 
Clown Care, the Big Apple Circus's signature community outreach program, brings the joy of the classical circus to hospitalized children at 14 leading pediatric facilities across the United States. Read More >>
 

First offered in 1987, Circus of the Senses is a special performance offered free of charge to children with hearing and vision impairments and other disabilities along with their teachers, families, and caregivers. Read More >>


Circus After School provides a unique opportunity for at-risk youth to develop life-enhancing skills such as teamwork, commitment, and self worth through a structured program of learning and performing the circus arts. Read More >>
 
Vaudeville Caravan brings the joy and wonder of the classical circus to elderly living in residential care facilities, utilizing music, juggling, magic, and improvisational theater. Read More >>

 
Circus for All! distributes free, discounted, and subsidized tickets to schools and not-for-profit organizations serving disadvantaged children, enabling them to experience the laughter, joy, and magic of the Circus under the Big Top. Read More >>

 

To learn more about these programs or make a tax-deductible donation please visit: http://bigapplecircus.org
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