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September Fern Street Circus Newsletter
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Fern Street Circus Coming to San Diego Parks October 12 - 30. Join Us!

Neighborhood Tour 2016 to perform free-of-charge in City Heights, Chollas View, North Park - and San Diego International Airport


Last year marked the return of Fern Street Circus to San Diego neighborhoods, with our 25th Anniversary Neighborhood Tour. In 2016, we are visiting more Mid-City parks - and bringing the first full circus performance to San Diego International Airport.

The show, a response to a year-long residency at the Airport, combines a core of 10 professional circus and musical artists, with 25 students from the After-School Circus Program in City Heights. The show is bilingual; the multi-generational cast ranges in age from 6 to 65. An all-ages show.
THE TOUR

ALL SHOWS FREE-OF-CHARGE
Free Puppetry Workshop 30 minutes before showtime

Wednesday, October 12th  •  6 p.m.
   North Park Recreation Center
   4044 Idaho Street, San Diego 92104

Saturday, October 15th • 2 p.m.
   Officer Jeremy Henwood Park
   3700 Fairmount Ave., San Diego 92105

Sunday, October 16th • 2 p.m.
   Azalea Park
   2596 Violet St., San Diego 92105

Friday, October 21st • 7 p.m.
   San Diego International Airport
   Terminal 2 West (Ticketing near United Airlines)
   Parking Validation Provided

Saturday, October 22nd • 2 p.m.
   Teralta Park
   4100 Central Ave., San Diego 92105

Sunday, October 23rd • 2 p.m.
   Gompers Park
   4926 Hilltop Drive, San Diego 92102

Saturday, October 29th • 2 p.m.
   Colina del Sol Park
   5319 Orange Ave., San Diego 92105

Sunday, October 30th • 2 p.m.
   Cherokee Point Park
   38th St., South of Wightman, San Diego 92105 

Cirque du Soleil Fundraiser Coming in November

Toruk is Cirque du Soleil's show inspired by James Cameron's Avitar. Fern Street Circus is Cirque's San Diego beneficiary for Toruk's show at Valley View Casino Center (aka, The Sports Arena) on Wednesday, November 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Watch this space for more information.
Help Bring Circus to Neighborhood Parks!
 
Fern Street's crowd sourcing campaign in support of Neighborhood Tour 2016 recently went live on Fundly.

At any level of support, you help bring the magic of live circus to neighborhoods. We serve people who would not otherwise have access to quality arts programs. And this in neighborhoods which usually do not get professional entertainment.


Our goal: $2,500 to help support Tour production. We are already more than 25% of the way to meeting the goal. Won't you join us in our joyous pursuit?

Benefits include tickets to Cirque du Soleil's show, TORUK at Valley View Casino Center (the Sports Arena) on November 23rd.

Here's how you can join us:
https://fundly.com/fern-street-circus-neighborhood-tour-2016
Airport Residency Draws World-Wide Attention

Fern Street Circus is San Diego International Airport's first-ever Performing Arts Residency for all of 2016. Since April, we have been doing live performance in both terminals, pre- and post-security. It's a blast - for surprised travelers and workers, and for artists.

Our new show, The Hectic & The Still, is a response to being around the Airport since early 2016: a day in the life of the mythical Fern Street International Airport. The show premieres in the Neighborhood Tour 2016 with a special performance in Terminal 2.

Some recent media coverage:

KBPS Television, San Diego (9-16-16)
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/sep/16/circus-airport-san-diego-airport-has-first-artist-/

USA Today (on-line version, 7-26-16; print version, 8-1-16)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2016/07/27/san-diego-airport-fern-street-circus/87574490/
Please support San Diego's circus

Fern Street Circus
P.O. Box 5864
San Diego, CA  92165
Tel. 619.320.2055
www.fernstreetcircus.com
john@fernstreetcircus.com

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