Big Apple Circus Ltd

Brooklyn, NY   |  www.bigapplecircus.org
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission

Big Apple Circus seeks to enhance the quality of life in its communities with the joy and wonder of classical circus, both through performances in the Big Top tent AND through outreach programs in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and community venues.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Lynn M. Stirrup

Artistic Director

Guillaume Dufresnoy

Main address

One MetroTech Center-North, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

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EIN

13-2906037

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Program Overview

Circus Performing Unit - The Big Apple Circus serves as a performing showcase for faculty and students of the school. Clown Care Unit - The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit (CCU) program is in residence at the 15 of the nation's leading pediatric hospitals in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New Haven, New York City, Seattle and Washington, DC Year-round, three to five days each week specially selected and trained professional clowns visit hospitalized children, bringing joy and magic to the sensitive and often stressful environment of a hospital.School for the Performing Circus Arts - The school provides instruction in a complete range of circus arts to beginning and advanced students through classes, workshops, and educational materials.

Population(s) Served

Big Apple Circus produces an all-new show each year, featuring the best in circus artistry from around the world. All performances are in our intimate one-ring tent, with no seat more than 50 feet from the action.

Population(s) Served

Clown Care brings music, magic, and laughter to pediatric patients in 14 hospitals around the country.

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Vaudeville Caravan brings the joy of classical circus to seniors in residential care facilities, using songs and music from "back in the day" and improvisational theater to build community and reduce isolation.

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A specially adapted performance for children with vision, hearing and cognitive impairments, Circus of the Senses offers ASL interpreters, live audio play-by-play, and touch sessions to give children full access to live performance. All tickets are free.

Population(s) Served

Circus After School teaches at-risk kids how to juggle, stilt-walk, spin plates, ride unicycles AND about teamwork, commitment and responsible risk-taking.

Population(s) Served

Big Apple Circus works with funding partners and nonprofit organizations to make tickets available to low-income children, families, and seniors in all tour stops through the Circus For All! access program.

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Big Apple Circus Ltd

Board of directors
as of 12/27/2013
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rick Mayberry

Court Square Capital Partners


Board co-chair

Ron Gross

G Holdings LLC

Mary Jane Brock Vice-Chairman

No Affiliation

Robin Henry Treasurer

Jimmy Zankel Secretary