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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

 
Nyack Sketch Log: Amazing Grace Circus

from:  nyacknewsandviews.com
October 2, 2012
by Bill Batson
New York City may have a Big Apple, but Nyack has Amazing Grace. You might have seen the Amazing Grace Circus perform at a school, church, synagogue or mosque. Or when they marched behind an elephant to a massive tent pitched in Memorial Park, or every year at the Halloween Parade. In my sketch, the pint-sized performers are mesmerizing motorists during an impromptu parade on the way back from the Farmer’s Market. And on October 6, this talented troupe of teens will teach a hippo how to fly.

Almost everything about the history of this circus is amazing and graceful. The idea to have a youth-led circus arts and fitness program in Nyack sprang from the emotional abyss that followed the attacks of September 11th. A group of young people at Grace Episcopal Church sought a way to comprehend the enormity of the violent event and the personal loss of members of their church community, Welles Remy Crowther and Stacey Sennas McGowan.
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http://www.nyacknewsandviews.com/2012/10/nyack-sketch-log-amazing-grace-circus/
 

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