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2012 NYC Regional AYCO Festival
Posted on Aug 12, 2012

Playful Productions and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
are pleased to host the
2012 NYC Regional
American Youth Circus Organization Festival!

Come try awesome circus stuff. No experience necessary!

  • Four 75-minute workshops—trapeze, juggling, acrobatics, clowning, unicycle, wire walking, and more
  • Lunch
  • Showcase performance by circus kids 21 and under. Be a circus star or watch kids your age perform!
  • Closing pizza party


Participation is limited to 150 people, so sign up before we sell out!


Spread the word. See you October 21!


All information, registration, pricing, and other details on americanyouthcircus.org



Playful Productions founder Viveca Gardiner is festival director. Email Viveca@PlayfulProductions.com with any questions.


October 21, 2012


Circus Warehouse
53-21 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101


Registration is open now at AmericanYouthCircus.org. Sign up by September 8 for an earlybird discount!

How Much

Full Participant- AYCO member - includes 4 workshops, lunch, and showcase

  • Earlybird discount: $50 before Sept. 8/$65 after Sept. 8


Full Participant- non-member - includes 4 workshops, lunch, and showcase

  • Earlybird discount: $60 before Sept. 8/$75 after Sept. 8


Non participating chaperone - includes lunch, showcase, and pizza party

  • $20


Showcase Ticket – showcase ticket only

  • $10


We also need volunteers to lead workshops and help with the event. Please contact viveca@playfulproductions.com if you are interested in finding out more.


This event was a huge success! We sold out over five weeks in advance. By the numbers:

  •     100 Terrific youth participants
  •     39 Workshops
  •     27 Youth circus organizations
  •     8 Terrific acts in the Showcase
  •     3 Generous sponsors:
    1. The Creek and The Cave, A bar, restaurant, lounge and performance space in the heart of Long Island City
    2. Sweetleaf LIC, Where the world's most exclusive coffees get brewed one cup at a time
    3. Trader Joe's, Your neighborhood grocery store 
  •     2 Internet radio features by Herb Malsman (full audio with stock circus photographs here)
  1. New York City Visions/American Youth Circus Organization / Part1
  2. New York City Visions/American Youth Circus Organization / Part2

Thanks to everyone who attended. See you next year!