First time at the Big Apple Circus
Last weekend we got our hands on some tickets to the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center. I was pretty psyched for this show because I hadn't been to the circus since I was a little girl and I have never been to the circus in New York City.
When I told Adam and the kids that I got tickets they were just as thrilled. What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your family, right?
We weren't 100% sure what to expect aside from some jugglers and maybe a few animals. So we went in bright eyed and bushy tailed and couldn't wait to discover all that they offer at the circus these days.
When we walked in, it was exactly how I remembered the circus looking and feeling as a child. Every iconic feature was in place: The large tent, the red and white boxes of popcorn, stimulating art hanging from the ceilings and the walls and ushers who were making sure everyone got to their seat in time for the show to start.
As we walked inside I was surprised to see a rather small stage which I happened to love because the show just turned into an intimate gathering that made you feel very special to be a part of.
We took our seats and out came the ringmaster with a big ol' top hat and a stripe coat with a long tail. He fit the bill and kicked off the show with a bang.
My boys could not take their eyes off the center stage from start to finish. The look of excitement and curiosity in their eyes was making my heart melt into a puddle. So much so I could hardly focus on the show.
When your child experiences something as magical as the circus for the first time and you are there to witness it, that memory burns into your mind forever. These are the moments that make parenthood feel extra cool. These are the special times you will always remember in your life.
The show was full of incredible talent, dogs and horses. The kids loved every single second of it and so did Adam and I. Oh I didn't even tell you the best part.....they served wine! I wasn't expecting that but boy was I ever pleasantly surprised!
We talked about the show for the entire walk back to the car at the end of the night. What we liked best, who made us nervous and why, when will the circus be back and can we go?! For those of you who live in New York or who are planning to visit sometime soon, you've gotta get yourself some tickets. You will absolutely love the show.
For more information and to buy tickets to the Big Apple Circus click here.
This post was sponsored by the Big Apple Circus but all thoughts and opinions are my own.