2018 New York City Regional AYCO Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Circus Warehouse
53-21 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101

G train to 21st Street
7 train to Vernon Jackson Avenue
LIRR:  Hunters Point Avenue

Bus:  B32 or B62 to 11th Street in Long Island City

View the 2018 New York AYCO Regional schedule & directory.

Register Here!

Registration opens Sunday, September 23!
Ealybird registration has been extended until October 15th!

Earlybird Youth Member $55
Earlybird Youth non-member $65
Regular Youth AYCO member: $80
Regular Youth non-member: $90

Chaperone: $25
Showcase ticket: $10

To apply for a reduced-rate youth ticket, please email laura@bindlestiff.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Each person wishing to purchase a ticket to the event must have their own account and be logged in. There is only one registration per account. (For example: If you are a parent buying a Youth non-member ticket for your child and a Chaperone ticket for yourself, please make separate accounts for each of you and buy the appropriate ticket while logged in as the correct person. This is how we keep track of who is registering for what!) Any questions about registration, membership, or trouble logging in should be directed to accounts@americanyouthcircus.org.

Workshop Sign Up!

Workshop sign-up is OPEN!

Check out our handy FAQ about signing up for workshops using the Sched website here!

Questions about the festival and workshops should go to Laura Siegel at laura@bindlestiff.org.


All festival attendees must fill out a waiver in order to participate. Please fill this out before coming to the festival!


Youth under 8 years of age must arrive and remain with chaperone throughout the day. Youth 8+ who are not attending with a chaperone will be introduced to a volunteer chaperone at the beginning of the day who they can reach out to if they need anything during the course of the event. They will eat in a designated area with AYCO volunteer chaperones, and will be required to check out with their volunteer chaperone when they leave the space for the day.

The $25 chaperone admission includes access to the space, coffee, lunch, dinner, and admission to the evening Showcase. For safety’s sake, we ask chaperones to stay in the small lounge area during workshops.


If you are an adult interested in volunteering in exchange for a chaperone pass, please email laura@bindlestiff.org.

Workshop Leader Applications

Workshop applications will close October 15th.

Showcase Applications

Showcase applications will close October 21st.

Big Apple Discount Sept 4

Make it a New York City Circus Weekend! On Sunday, November 4th the American Youth Circus Organization community has been invited to NYC’s own Big Apple Circus!  Receive 25% off tickets to the 4:00pm show and stay after the show for a talk back with the artists arranged specially for us!  This year we are excited to see Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder and NYC Regional AYCO Festival producer Stephanie Monseu as Big Apple Circus’s new ringmaster!  Enter the code “YOUTH” when you select your seats on Ticketmaster.  Note: you will use this code when you pick out your tickets in the box that says “enter offer code”, not when you go to pay.  If you have any trouble purchasing your tickets, please reach out to Kylie Sanders at Big Apple Circus by calling 646-849-8397.