Big Apple Circus 2015 Family Benefit with Guest Ringmaster Jim Gaffigan
Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus will host its annual Holiday Season Family Benefit, a special event that raises funds for the nonprofit performing arts institution's community programs, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 under the Big Top in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (62nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), featuring comedian Jim Gaffigan as Guest Ringmaster.
The event begins with a pre-show reception at 3:30pm, where attendees will learn circus skills, clown around with strolling performers, and enjoy refreshments, followed by a performance of The Grand Tour at 4:30pm. A post-show party concludes the day, with music and dessert in the ring with the artists. Tickets start at $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Eva Koshel, email@example.com or (646) 616-6845.
Proceeds from the Family Benefit support Big Apple Circus artistry in the ring and the nonprofit's exceptional community programs in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, in NYC and across America. This year, The Grand Tour will reach more then 300,000 under the Big Top, and community programs will serve more than 250,000 pediatric patients, nursing home residents, and physically, cognitively, or economically challenged children, families, and seniors.
Guest Ringmaster: Jim Gaffigan
LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE: Joe Bogdan, Kim Ladota Bozzella, Mary Jane and Charles Brock, Gabrielle and Eric Brown and Family, Prather and Jake Claghorn, Stephanie and Fred Clark, Samantha Rudin Earls and David Earls, Molly and Frank Green, The Goldenheim Family, Ron and Peggy Gross, Robin Henry and Jonathan Goodman, Patricia Keim and Peter Weingard, Virginia and Richard Keim, Alice and Jeffrey Keimweiss, Kimberly Kleinbaum, Gerald and Wendy Kleinbaum, The Clifford/Levy Family, Rick and Dee Mayberry, Susan May-McLean and Family, Jacqueline and Alan Mitchell, Gabriel Nussbaum and Elizabeth Wood, Brooke and John Paduano, Nancy and Dan Paduano, Philip and Wendy Renshaw-Lewis, Pia and Jimmy Zankel.
SPONSORS: BOIES SHILLER & FLEXNER LLP; Mary Jane Brock Family Foundation; The Goldenheim Family; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Pia and Jimmy Zankel; Anonymous; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Falcon Management Corporation; Fidelity National Title; Ron and Peggy Gross; Hasbro; Virginia and Richard Keim; Rick and Dee Mayberry; Nancy and Dan Paduano
Big Apple Circus, under the Big Top in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
62nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, New York, NY
Big Apple Circus 2015 Family Benefit
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:30pm for pre-show reception, 4:30pm performance of The Grand Tour.
Photographers and crews must show press credentials.
Michelle Tabnick, (646) 765-4773, firstname.lastname@example.org
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