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The Royal Hanneford Circus

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Every year, around President’s Day, The Westchester County Center becomes a fun filled place of Sunshine in the middle of the dreary winter!

The annual visit of the Royal Hanneford Circus is that ray of sunshine. Last year nearly 18,000 “Kids of all ages” were entertained by the Royal Hanneford Circus.
This year the tradition continues – The Royal Hanneford Circus will make its’ 38th Annual visit to the Westchester County Center with an all new group of spectacular entertainers providing chills and thrills, fun and laughter for the entire family.


The 2013 edition of the Royal Hanneford Circus will perform 9 Shows over President’s Day Weekend February 16th, 17th and 18th. Show times are 10AM, 2PM and 6PM each day.


Ringmaster Extraordinaire, Billy Martin, will orchestrate the three rings of animals and acrobats, mayhem and madness, and Special Guest Star Grandma The Clown!
This year’s line-up of extraordinary International Circus Stars includes Rage in the Cage Tigers, Motorcycle Madness on the High Wire, everyone’s favorite canine performers, performing bears, The A & A Duo and their amazing feats of strength and endurance, The Hanneford Elephants, The Whirling Wheel of Destiny, The Amazing Costume Quick Change plus High Flyers, Acrobats Supreme and The Funniest Grandma around!


Tickets to the Royal Hanneford Circus are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office, 198 Central Park Avenue, White Plains. Box Office hours are 9AM – 5PM Monday – Friday and 9AM – 4PM Saturday. The County Center phone is (914) 995-4050. Tickets are also available from TicketMaster and ticketmaster.com. Service charges apply.


Groups of 20 or more should call the County Center for information on the group discount.
Don’t miss the Royal Hanneford Circus at the Westchester County Center this President’ Day Weekend. It’s great entertainment for the entire family!

Sharon Sutherland February 17, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Entertainment for the whole family? The abuse of animals could never be entertaining. This is sick and Westchester County should not be hosting a circus.
Michael Landcaster February 17, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Well said Sharon. This is entertainment of the Middle Ages. Its a shame more people havent spoken up. But this is Westchester, doesnt surprise me.
joshua tanner February 17, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Wild cats in my neighborhood tear each others eyes out and rip birds to shreds. The other day on TV I saw a polar bear and "cute" her cubs with blood all over their faces as they ripped apart and ate a seal. Compared to living in the wild with other animals and poachers I think circus animals probably have things pretty good. If there was real abuse going on it would be addressed quick these days. Some people just like to feel important and over-dramatize everything these days so they can feel heroic tilting at windmills .
Annie C. Bai February 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Yes, let's use our ingenuity and technological resources to transform the circus into something worthy of the 21st century. I took my young children to their first circus and was very regretful during the wild animal acts. Tigers, bears, and elephants are majestic animals, but these looked miserable, unhealthy, and performed perfunctorily. It was such a contrast from the humans and canines, who can derive enjoyment from the praise and satisfaction of performing. My 8-year old said the bears looked sad. Their muzzles were obscenely tight, one was stuffed into a demeaning costume, and they received little applause anyway. The rest of the show was plenty entertaining, in a charming circusy way and I would be fine with paying the same price for those acts. Unfortunately, it is just going to be Cirque du Soleil stuff for our family from here on out.
Vlad The Impaler February 17, 2013 at 06:59 PM
More complaints from the ever knowing progressives in the group think that is the Rivertowns...they love animals but can't stand people.....
Issy February 17, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Pretty good.... by what standards? The notion that an animal is better off in a manufactured environment is antiquated. Unless they are being studied for scientific advancement animals belong in their natural habitat, not as toys for our amusement.
Racman63 February 17, 2013 at 07:52 PM
1) The so-called "Music" was way too loud 2) the hawking of plastic do-dads way too gratuitous 3) the human beings acts were way more interesting and entertaining then the distressed looking animal act. Might be time for the circus to evolve a bit.
joshua tanner February 17, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Its not Barnum and Bailey and I doubt a little circus is rolling in dough. I also don't get the animals looking or not looking "happy'. The squirrels, opossums, racoons, deer, skunks, geese don't look happy or sad on any given day. People try to tell me there are deer in Peekskill because they lost their natural habitat which makes no sense. If an animal loses its habitat why would it move to live in a city? Its like saying polar bears moved to Alaska to get away from snow in Canada. Obviously the deer, racoons, skunks etc LIKE the city and its shrubs, garbage cans, fields, sewers etc. I see more animals in the park than I see in the woods around the park. They like it that way. I was also reading about moose in New England today. The average New England moose carries 35,000 - 160,000 ticks. That's not a typo. Are the moose sad about the ticks? http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080624/NEWS/80624017
Teleman February 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM
First westchester hosts an evil gunshow,now a circus- westchester and astorino are out of control!! It's chaos i tell ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
elizabeth February 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM
People who love animals have a respect for all life. Thank you guys for your heartfelt compassion for those who cannot speak up for themselves. I will go to no circus that contains animal acts.

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