Children young and old will have the rare chance to enjoy circus fun when the Garden Brothers Circus hits the Mid-Hudson Civic Center for its annual show.
The show, complete with a slew of animals for the kids, along with performers and clowns in a three-ring setting, moves into Poughkeepsie on Friday, April 26, for three shows inside the building now known as the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center.
The performances at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m., will include what Garden Brothers describes as "breathing special effects, concert style sound, and lighting, to showcase the dazzling moves of acrobats, contortionists, horse riders, roaring motorcycle tricks, clowns, jugglers that have been showcased on "America's Got Talent," and a whole lot more.
One thing that won't be on hand is elephants. But there will be camels and ponies, show officials said.
There will also be a kid's fun zone with a giant slide, a bouncy house, and the whole family can get their face painted like Spiderman.
And, it wouldn't be a circus without plenty of carnival food; think cotton candy, caramel apples, and lots of gooey fried things.
Free children's tickets have been given out at area elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers, fast food, convenience stores, salons, and large employers.
Ticket prices for adults are (for the first 100) $12.50, $18.95 after the first 100 with limited availability, then $26 for adults; children without a free ticket are $10; family VIP ringside packages for two adults and two children is $70.
For more information, visit http://midhudsonciviccenter.org. You can also purchase tickets online.
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