Free Events at the NY Clown Theatre Festival

There are a number of free events going on during the festival.

for a list of all the events, your best bet is to visit the festival website:

2nd Annual NY Clown Theatre Festival

It’s got much more complete information.

Events include:

October 5: 4:30 pm Parade, Pie Fights, and a cabaret
(Starting at Union Square Park, and taking the L to the Brick Theater.) Just like it sounds, with a huge pie fight somewhere in the middle. Cabaret starts at 10:30 pm.

October 5, various times: HUMÔRTAL (roving throughout Union Square)
Spanish clowns who perform a roving street show where they are professional pall bearers looking for work– and they even bring their own coffin.

October 18 at 8 pm: THE CLOWN OLYMPICS & CABARET(at the Brick Theater)
In conjunction with Downtown Clown Revue, the Festival presents the first-ever CLOWN OLYMPICS! Events include Slapstick, Eccentric Dance, and, of course, Synchronized Kiddy Pool Swimming. For more info, visit
The Free Cabaret will begin at 10:30 pm.

October 19 at 11 pm CLOWN BAR HOP (starts at Macri Park Bar, 462 Union Avenue (between Metropolitan Ave. and Conselyea St)
Put on your best clown nose, slip on those big shoes and celebrate the 2nd Annual NY Clown Theatre Festival in style! Join in the fun and frivolity with these red-nosed pros as they spread the mirth and merriment with a massive late night bar crawl. Watch the hipsters scatter as this horde of clowns drink their way through Williamsburg. Sorry, hipsters, BOOZE is not free.

October 21 at 9 pm: GRANDMA SPEAKS: BARRY LUBIN OF BIG APPLE CIRCUS (at the Brick Theater)
Barry Lubin, Grandma from the Big Apple Circus, will talk about his 33 years of professional clown and circus experience.

October 23 at 8:30 pm: AN EVENING WITH GIOVANNI FUSETTI (at the Brick Theater)
Giovanni Fusetti, clown, director, and teacher will discuss his 20 years of work in the theater, especially about his new form of theatre creation entitled Helikos.

October 27 at 2pm: THE CLOWNS OF VAUDEVILLE by Trav. S. D.(at the Brick Theater)
Trav S.D., author of NO APPLAUSE, JUST THROW MONEY: THE BOOK THAT MADE VAUDEVILLE FAMOUS will talk about some of the most important clowns of the vaudeville era.
For more information, visit:

October 28 at 6:30 pm:CLOWN FESTIVAL FUNERAL(starting at Bedford at North 7th, proceeding to the Brick Theater)
The 2nd Annual NY Clown Theatre Festival will be mourned in style in a Felliniesque clown funeral/procession. The Maestrosities will provide suitably somber clown music.

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