It’s not your imagination: The circus — all kinds — is everywhere lately. Has witnessing all that flipping, flying, juggling and tumbling inspired the kids to give circus arts a whirl? New York City is full of professionals ready to help your little daredevil, clown or acrobat learn the skills of the big top (often, in incredible, cavernous spaces). From school break and summer camps to ongoing classes and events — some of which are even free — there’s a circus class out there for your kid. Click through to find where to soar with the greatest of ease!

For Free Juggling Fun: Bryant Park Juggling

If flying through the air is not what’s up for your kid, let him improve his coordination and dexterity with a little juggling. Every weekday from Noon to 1 p.m. in Bryant Park, all skill levels come together for free lessons by the friendly, and always welcoming, Bryant Park Jugglers. Equipment is provided.

Bryant Park
40th St. and 6th Ave.

Photo via Bryant Park Juggling Facebook page


Does your child do circus arts? Tell us about their experience in the comments!

— Anna Knoebel