BYE, BYE TO THE BIG TENT: For those who’ve always dreamed about running off and joining the circus, here’s a chance to have a piece of that lifestyle. The Big Apple Circus, which filed for Chapter 11 last November, is selling its assets, which include all the circus’ performance equipment and intellectual property, among other items.
The Circus, which has performed under a red canvas circus tent in New York’s Damrosch Park (the previous home of New York Fashion Week) each holiday season, failed to reach its fund-raising goal to “Save the Circus” and last year canceled its 2016-17 season. The organization had hoped to raise $2 million by last August.
Among the items being auctioned are the intellectual property, power units and non-power units, tractors, vans, pick-up trucks, toys, supplies, tools, food service, sets, floors, stages, generators, heaters, tanks and computers, along with two Big Apple Circus Branded Big Top Tents.
All interested buyers must submit bids by Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. An auction to consider bids to acquire all of the Circus’ assets will be held on Feb. 7 and managed by Stampler Auctions. The auction will take place at the New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, which is serving pro bono as the Big Apple Circus’ legal counsel in the bankruptcy case. Details regarding the sale process, including bidding procedures and asset lists, are available at stamplerauctions.com.