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Please deposit one, shiny nickel into my bank account for every time I have heard a child say “I can’t” when I attempt to teach them a new circus trick. I see the nickels falling into my bank account. I am now a very wealthy man. How is it that children acquire this phrase at […]

In 2012 I learned that 90 seconds can change a child’s life. I attended a workshop conducted by an institution that partially funds our community circus summer day camp. About half-way through the workshop I was making my fourth page of doodles, when the facilitator cued up a video from Edutopia, George Lucas’ repository for his Star Wars […]

Since 2002, AGC! has concentrated on reaching 3,000 school kids per year with a full array of educational programs. Two years ago, we made a fundamental shift in our direction when we decided to: – Work with only 4 schools a year, who are the poorest and least healthy schools in the NY Tri-State area as […]

My circus mentor, Nick Weber, S.J., of The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, the first modern-day performing youth circus in the U.S., was often asked by animal rights activists even back in 1972, ‘Do you have elephants in your show?” And he would respond: ‘No, ma’am, no elephants; just relevance!’ According to P.T. Barnum, they (and the clowns) are […]

AmazonSmile and Amazing Grace CIRCUS! just partnered so that folks who want to support AGC regularly can. I believe in market forces taking care of the economy…with a few twists and turns. Of course, who controls the twists and turns also controls the market forces. But if you like to give to worthy organizations, this is an […]

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”                 – Lao Tzu

This is the first blog post from Mr. Amazing at Amazing Grace CIRCUS! in Nyack, NY. AGC! is a non-profit circus arts organization, formed in 2002 at Grace Episcopal Church Nyack and dedicated to training children and teens the art of C.I.R.C.U.S. – Confidence. Imagination. Respect. Cooperation. Understanding. Success.