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Celebrating National Small Business Week with NYC SBS in Chinatown (5/4/22)
Summer of Joy - Flatbed Follies with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (5/13 - Doyers St & 5/14 Forsyth St)

The innovative new rolling stage of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’ “Flatbed Follies” will head into Chinatown on Fridays, May 13 & 20 and Saturdays, May 14 & 21 with FREE public performances featuring incredible live entertainment.

On Friday, the Flatbeds will roll into Doyers & Pell, with live entertainment starting from 6pm to 9pm. Then on Saturday, the distinctive proscenium stage will head over to Division St. and Forsyth St. for performances from 12pm to 6pm.

All are welcome to these shows that are fun for the entire family. Featured will be clowns, jugglers, aerial artists and live music performed on a genuine calliope.

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus initially launched “Flatbed Follies,” a new concept in live entertainment, during the summer of 2021 with the aim of employing artists and performers whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID and to bring performing arts to neighborhoods that were hit hardest by COVID as a way to bring celebration to the streets. The show features variety performances by exceptional local talent on the brand new “Flatbed Follies” stages.

This program is supported by the New York City Department of Transportation
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Parade (5/15/22)

The parade, organized by Better Chinatown USA, comes as New Yorkers celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, as well as New York City’s being home to the second-largest Asian American and Pacific Islander population in the United States. AAPI Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have enriched New York’s history for generations. More Info
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