The 29th annual benefit performance of the Big Apple Circus in support of Outreach, New York's leading non-profit organization providing treatment and guidance to young people battling addiction, returns to Queens in May.
This year's show, entitled "The Grand Tour," will be held Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m., at Cunningham Park.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will once again serve as Guest Ringmaster. The Circus Chairman will be Brian Rooney, account executive at Mutual of America.
According to the Big Apple Circus, "This year's theme will transport audiences to the beginning of the modern travel era, when the most thrill-seeking individuals began touring the world in ships, planes, trains and automobiles. Our world-class entertainers will amaze the crowd as they perform breathtaking acts from around the globe."
"We are honored to have the support of the Big Apple Circus, our sponsors and the great people of Queens and its surrounding areas who have been supporting this event for almost 30 years," said Kathleen Riddle, president and CEO of Outreach. "This magnificent show is a great opportunity for many people to come together to help fight drug and alcohol addiction while enjoying a wonderful performance."
The Walter Kaner Children's Foundation is the exclusive "Outreach Champion Sponsor" of the event. Mutual of America is a corporate sponsor.
Tickets to the Big Apple Circus Outreach benefit performance range from $15 (side grandstand) to $40 (center ringside). Raffle tickets are $2 per ticket or $20 for a book of 12 tickets. Raffle prizes including, JetBlue tickets, a Kindle and passes to local attractions, including dinner for two at Cipriani's.
To purchase tickets, please contact Marsha Radulov at 718-847-9233, ext. 2310 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than 35 years, Outreach has been a premier provider of life-changing substance abuse treatment in New York City and Long Island. The organization is committed to making a difference in the lives of the people it serves. A non-profit organization licensed by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and operates in a safe, empowering and affirming environment.
For more information about Outreach, visit www.opiny.org. If you or someone you know needs help with a drug or alcohol problem, please call Outreach at (718) 847-9233.