Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus Benefit

HSS Invites You to the Big Apple Circus

Hospital for Special Surgery cordially invites you to the 8th Annual Big Apple Circus Benefit to support pediatric care & research.

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Where: Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park

Fun Festival 3:30 pm*

Kids will enjoy…Face Painting, Juggling, Stilt Walker, Caricaturists, Photo Booth… and more!

Complimentary food and beverages for all, as well as beer and wine for adults!

Performance 4:30 pm

Special Circus Guests

Deron Williams NBA basketball player

Deron Williams was born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He played point guard for the University of Illinois before being drafted 3rd overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2005 NBA Draft. In 2011, Deron was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. He is a three-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012) and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2008, 2012).

Deron and his wife Amy established the Point of Hope Foundation in 2007 which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families. Deron and Amy live in Manhattan with their four children.

HSS is thrilled to welcome 13-year-old Nicholas Vicinanza as Guest Ringmaster for the 8th Annual Big Apple Circus Benefit.

Born with cerebral palsy, Nicholas found it challenging to balance, ride a bike, and run around with his peers at school. When his parents heard about the expert musculoskeletal care at HSS, they brought Nicholas in to see Dr. David Scher, Associate Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. After being treated by Dr. Scher, Nicholas can now walk straighter and taller, and even recently joined his school’s basketball team and ran a 5K race in 33 minutes. Nicholas lives in Suffolk County with his parents and his twin sister, Julia.

The Big Apple Circus presents the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS.

Appearing before your very eyes: The thrilling flyers of the trapeze, swooping and swirling through circus skies! The razzle-dazzle of the rolla-bolla, an act that teeters right on the edge of equilibrium! The dynamo of the diabolo, the whirling double-tops of the Big Top! An aerial space-age acrobatic adventure - an ascent to amazement! The risky rhythms of the Risley team, twisting and turning, topsy-turvy! The cadenzas of camels and horses, and the exuberance of playful pooches, out to dazzle with delight! The cunning conjurors of the quick-change act, defying belief and inspiring awe! The incredible flexible limbs of the contortionist in an act that will literally bend your imagination! And Francesco the clown, captivating the crowd with his musical merriment and gentle humor.

*“Purchase Tickets Now” for important information on access to the Fun Festival.

Early reservations are strongly encouraged as seats are limited.
Ticket reservations are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets will be held at the door.

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For more information, contact:
Elena Montandon
Tel  212.606.1658
montandone@hss.edu

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