Considering going to the Big Apple Circus? Do it and take everyone along with you. This is a true gem of New York. Yesterday we went with 6 children aged 4 to 11 years, one teen, and 10 adults. There are no wild animal acts and no elephants, and no “freak show”. Some of you love “freak shows” but they are not here, you’ll have to get that eksewhere…
But there is Grandma the Clown, shown here with an actual Grandma, and since this is NY- a guy is Grandma the Clown, of course, a charming dog act, sets of breath-taking acrobats, living golden statues of incredible strength, an impossible to do slack tight rope act, more clowns, a live band, a terrific juggler, fun costumes, lights, junk food, circus toys, food sellers calling out in true NY accents, and general circus pizzaz.
Best of all, these are real people, performing extraordinary acts live. A relief from TV or computor images and games. Real people sometimes miss or make a mistake, as happened, and do a trick it all over again, until they succedd. Nice. Good example.
This is a not-for-profit circus with a very big heart. See their website for details of their community work in classrooms and hospitals.
They set up a large heated tent in Lincoln Center, and since this circus is not overwhelming in size, and you sit in the round, you can see well from just about anywhere. Discounted seats are available through TDF and other outlets.
Did we like it? We love it and we go most years.