Reading With Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey

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CLOWN AROUND CENTRAL FLORIDA ON JANUARY 7

Reading With Ringling Clown Around Central Florida

Free Reading with Ringling Day for the Public

 

Get ready to giggle, Central Florida:  on Tuesday, January 7, clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will make special appearances in the region to entertain and interact with the public. The Ambassadors of Laughter will ignite attendees’ funny bones with lighthearted antics that offer a sneak preview of LEGENDS!, the all-new 144th  Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® playing the Amway Center this January.

On Tuesday, January 7, clowns will blend the magic of the circus with the importance of reading during Reading with Ringling Day, special presentations at two libraries in Orange County. After a lively rendition of a circus-themed book, they’ll engage the audience with juggling, plate spinning and other silly and dynamic demonstrations previewing The Greatest Show On Earth. The clowns will give away stickers and clown noses (while supplies last).

The Clown Around Central Florida library events are free and everyone is invited. 

The locations and appearance times for Reading with Ringling Day are:

Orange County Library System

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Downtown Branch – 101 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

For more information, call 407-835-7481, or visit www.ocls.info.

 

Maitland Public Library

11:30 a.m. – 12 noon

501 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

For more information, call 407-647-7700, or visit http://www.maitlandpubliclibrary.org/.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS at Orlando's Amway Center Clown Around Central Florida Reading with Ringing

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show – – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDSSM. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious visions that have only existed in your imagination and now materialize before your eyes: the Unicorn, Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! The all-new show is coming is coming January 9-12, 2014 to the Amway Center in Orlando. For tickets and more information, visit www.ringling.com

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GIVEAWAY – Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Returns To The Amway Center

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RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS LEGENDS

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR JANUARY 9-12 SHOW

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present LEGENDS!The brand new show plays the Amway Center in Orlando January 9-12, 2014. 

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Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDSSM. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious: aUnicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

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Performance Schedule:

Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 11 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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Ticket Prices and Purchase:

Tickets for Thursday and Friday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $35 (Premium Seats), $27, $23 and $16

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $40 (Premium Seats), $30, $23 and $16

**Special Offer**

 

Get $4 off per ticket with promo code MOM14. Offer valid only for Friday 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances.  Not valid on Front Row and Premium seats. Not valid day of show.

Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved, and tickets go on sale October 18 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets are available at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740. The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801.

Want a chance to win Four (4) tickets to see Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Legends?

Well here’s your chance to win tickets to the

Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Performances !!!

 

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For more information about Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Legends visit www.Ringling.comFacebook, or on Twitter.

 

Disclosure: Through a partnership with Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey, I have received tickets in exchange for this post.

Contest Rules:  Contest is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen(18) years and older. Contest winner must present valid photo ID to claim prize. Void where prohibited by law. We use rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner at random, and each and every contest entry will be verified. The winner of our contest will be contacted by email (so be sure to double check your entry) and will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Any questions? Contact shelley@onthegoinmco.com

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Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey LEGENDS Coming To The Amway Center

 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS at Orlando’s Amway Center

 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS at Orlando's Amway Center

Tickets for sale this Friday at 10 am for January 9-12, 2014 shows

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present LEGENDS!The brand new show plays the Amway Center in Orlando January 9-12, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday at 10 a.m.

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show – – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit us on Facebook

 

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 11 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

Ticket Prices and Purchase:

Tickets for Thursday and Friday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $35 (Premium Seats), $27, $23 and $16

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances are: $75 (Front Row), $40 (Premium Seats), $30, $23 and $16

 

Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  All seats are reserved, and tickets go on saleOctober 18 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets are available at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740. The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801.

 

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John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Ringling Museum of Art
Ringling Museum of Art

One of my absolute favorite museums to visit is Sarasota’s John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Built on Sarasota Bay, along with their mansion Ca’ d’Zan, the Asolo Theater, the Circus Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art is a gem. The grounds surrounding the museum are absolutely gorgeous and well worth spending an entire day there.

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a few hours at the Ringling Museum on Monday. Each week, the museum offers free admission to the art museum on Mondays. There is still a fee on Mondays if you want to visit John and Mabel’s mansion Ca’ d’Zan or the Circus Museum. The museum is open 7 days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Regular hours are 10am – 5pm Friday – Wednesday and 10am – 8pm on Thursdays in the art and circus museums. Regular admission is $25 for adults, $5 for children 6 – 17 and children 5 and under are free. There are often discounts available for seniors, Florida teachers, active duty military, and college students as well as multiple day passes. Due to the size of the grounds, and for visitors’ convenience, the museum offers complimentary trams back and forth between the art museum, mansion, circus museum and the entrance.

I have been to this museum dozens of times, but each time I discover something new, and this time was no exception. It is great for a one time visit or every few weeks to catch the rotating special exhibits. The Ringling Museum is a fantastic way to spend an hour or even all day in Sarasota. The art museum is host to tremendous works from artists by the likes of Rubens, Rembrandt, El Greco, Marcel Duchamp and many more. What brought me here this trip, in addition to it had just been a while, was a new exhibit that opened last month. The American Moderns collection was beautiful. There were artists of many different modern styles, but my favorites were Norman Rockwell’s The Tattoo Artist and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Black Pansy & Forget-Me-Nots. Just a head’s up, pictures are not permitted in the special collections, unlike the rest of the museum where photography is allowed as long as it is without flash.

The artwork at the museum is only possibly paralleled by the museum and gardens surrounding it. Ceilings seem to stretch 30 – 40 feet high, which is perfect for displaying the gigantic canvases from Rubens you encounter in the first salon. As you continue around to each new room, the ornate designs that greet you are more and more elegant. It is very easy to see the Ringlings had magnificent style and it is carried from the mansion into the art museum. Take time to appreciate and explore the architecture and the courtyard, including the replica of Michaelangelo’s David that is the centerpiece of this breathtaking garden.

I have been to the Ringling Museum for special events after hours several times. Some of my favorites have been charity events around the holidays at night at Ca’ d’Zan and then a separate wine tasting event held outside in the courtyard in the spring. There have also been times where I’ve just explored the grounds and Mable’s beautiful rose gardens. If you get an opportunity, I strongly recommend that you take the time to spend a day at this great museum. If you can go on a Monday or a Thursday when you get even more bang for your buck, even better. The Ringling Museum also regularly holds special events like live music, movies and even yoga on the terrace.

Follow the Ringling Museum on twitter at @theRingling. They also have a fantastic app for smartphones that offer gallery pictures, gps enabled maps, hours, and great info about the museums. It can be found by searching the app store for Ringling Museum Guide.

Have you been to Sarasota to visit the Ringling? It is amazing and I hope you all get the chance to explore this beautiful complex of museums.

 

Ringling Museum Entrance
Ringling Museum Entrance
Ca' d'Zan sign
Ca’ d’Zan sign
Circus Museum
Circus Museum
Beautiful flowers on the grounds
Beautiful flowers on the grounds
Hidden seating areas
Hidden seating areas
Path through the gardens
Path through the gardens
Seating area by the pond
Seating area by the pond
Another seating area
Another seating area
Museum of Art entrance
Museum of Art entrance
Rubens
Rubens
Rubens Gallery
Rubens Gallery
Doorway into second salon
Doorway into second salon
Religious artwork
Religious artwork
Rembrandt's Lamentation
Rembrandt’s Lamentation
Arcade
Arcade
David in the courtyard
David in the courtyard
Replica of Michaelangelo's David
Replica of Michaelangelo’s David
Looking from the courtyard onto Sarasota Bay
Looking from the courtyard onto Sarasota Bay
Courtyard looking towards entrance
Courtyard looking towards entrance
Sarasota Bay
Sarasota Bay
El Greco's The Crucifixion with Mary and Saint John
El Greco’s The Crucifixion with Mary and Saint John
Diego Velazquez' Philip IV, King of Spain
Diego Velazquez’ Philip IV, King of Spain
Salon
Salon
Ornate ceiling
Ornate ceiling
Woodwork detail
Woodwork detail
Gallery
Gallery
Marcel Duchamp's Sur la Falaise (On the Cliffs)
Marcel Duchamp’s Sur la Falaise (On the Cliffs)
Museum lobby
Museum lobby
Courtyard
Courtyard
Courtyard panorama
Courtyard panorama
Palm tree lined path
Palm tree lined path
Ship captain's house
Ship captain’s house
Statue lifted into banyan tree roots
Statue lifted into banyan tree roots
Secret garden
Secret garden
View of Sarasota Bay
View of Sarasota Bay
Tree lined entrance to Ca' d'Zan
Tree lined entrance to Ca’ d’Zan
Approaching Ca' d'Zan
Approaching Ca’ d’Zan
Ca' d'Zan through the trees
Ca’ d’Zan through the trees
Ca' d'Zan
Ca’ d’Zan
Ca' d'Zan entrance
Ca’ d’Zan entrance
Ca' d'Zan is full of amazing architectural details and colors
Ca’ d’Zan is full of amazing architectural details and colors
Ca' d'Zan panorama
Ca’ d’Zan panorama
Amazing ceiling
Amazing ceiling
Beautiful details
Beautiful details
Gorgeous stained glass windows
Gorgeous stained glass windows
Moorish influence in the archways and windows
Moorish influence in the archways and windows
Balconies
Balconies
The patterns are stunning
The patterns are stunning
Stained glass windows
Stained glass windows
Longboat Key on the other side of Sarasota Bay
Longboat Key on the other side of Sarasota Bay
Mable's rose gardens
Mable’s rose gardens
Take time to wander these rose gardens
Take time to wander these rose gardens
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Reading With Ringling Days Visit The Orlando Area January 9th!

Reading With Ringling

Free Reading with Ringling Day for the Public

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Ambassadors of Laughter to
Clown Around Central Florida January 9th

Get ready to giggle, Central Florida: on January 9, clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will make special appearances in the region to entertain and interact with the public. The Ambassadors of Laughter will ignite attendees’ funny bones with lighthearted antics that
offer a sneak preview of Built to Amaze!, the all-new 143RD Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® playing the Amway Center this January.

On Wednesday, January 9, clowns will blend the magic of the circus with the importance of reading during Reading with Ringling Day, special presentations at three libraries in Orange and Seminole counties. After a lively rendition of a circus-themed book, they’ll engage the audience with juggling, plate spinning and other silly and dynamic demonstrations previewing The Greatest Show on Earth. The clowns will give away stickers and clown noses (while supplies last).

The library events are free and everyone is invited. The locations and appearance times are:

Orange County Library System
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Branch – 101 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
For more information, call 407-835-7481, or visit www.ocls.info.

Maitland Public Library
11:30 a.m. – 12 noon
501 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751
For more information, call 407-647-7700, or visit http://www.maitlandpubliclibrary.org/.

Seminole County Library
2:30 – 3 p.m.
Central Branch, 215 N. Oxford Rd., Casselberry, FL 32707
For more information, call 407-665-1500, or visit http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/guide/libraries

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present Built To Amaze! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth. The all-new show is coming is coming January 10-13 to the Amway Center in Orlando. For tickets and more information, visit www.ringling.com

Reading with Ringling Bros
Ringling Bros Built to Amaze – January – Amway Center

About Feld Entertainment: Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

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Giveaway! Ringling Bros Comes To The Amway Center With Built To Amaze!

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Congratulations Cynthia Rabideau!!!! You’ve won the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Built To Amaze Tickets!!!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present Built To Amaze! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth.

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Ringling Bros Built to Amaze – January – Amway Center

Elephants, tigers, acrobats and aerialists join together from across the globe, each a spectacular piece of the puzzle, forming one exquisite design of magnificence and precision. From the blueprints to the band, from the crates to the clowns, from the hammer to the high wire comes one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills so astonishing you have to see it to believe it.

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Taba and the Elephants

Join us as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life.

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Taylor the Clown

Be a part of the brand-new spectacles from around the world immersed in the circus tradition you have come to know and love. Experience it live and feel the amazement!

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Taba and Tigers

Children Of All Ages will be inspired for years to come at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!

Playing the Amway Center Jan. 10-13. Tickets start at $15 and are available at ticketmaster.com and the Amway Center Box Office.

Performances of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze at the Amway Center are as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7:30pm

Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30pm

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1pm and 5pm

You can get a Family Value Pack for just $88.00. This includes 4 $15 tickets, 4 small lemonades, 4 small popcorns, and 4 lollipops. This offer is valid for any performance except those on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the Amway Center ticket office or ticketmaster.com using code FAMDEAL.

Or…You can enter to win a Family Value Pack here with a few easy entries!!! Get those entries in by December 20th!!! Good Luck!!!

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Join Us On The Amway Center Fan Tour!

As most people know I am a Twitter fiend, says the girl with 103,880 tweets! Twitter is my drug of choice! I am forever tweeting about lots of things that usually aren’t important but a lot of time those silly things have paid off!

The Amway Center here in Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic, The Orlando Predators and my person favorite the Orlando Solar Bears. They are a huge concert and sporting venue. Beautiful new facility that replaced the old Amway Arena a few years ago. They were running a Twitter and Facebook ReTweet/RePost contest for all their followers for a chance at a behind the scenes tour of the facility! Well, I was one of the lucky ten winners!!! So this past Wednesday me and my favorite +1  Shelley Caran took a trip to see this beautiful facility!

Do you see that 46 foot Jumbo tron???? Yeah Buddy! It is the Biggest in the USA!!!! We learned so much about the facility and what goes into making it from a basketball court, to a hockey arena, into a concert venue and into a Circus Tent!!!! We also learned that the Amway Center is the FIRST NBA facility to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design new construction certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The arena uses 20% less energy and 40% less water than arenas of similar size.

Amway Center “green” features include:

  • Preferred parking for hybrids and other energy-efficient vehicles
  • High-efficiency heating and cooling systems
  • Ultra-low-flow toilets
  • A reflective and insulated roof that reduces cooling costs
  • High-tech monitoring systems that shut off the lights when a room is empty
  • Bicycle racks, showers and changing rooms for workers who bike to work
  • Systems to treat storm runoff before it can pollute nearby lakes
  • Recycling bins for fans and concertgoers
  • Additionally, many of the points toward LEED certification for the Amway Center were earned during construction. For example, of the facility’s building materials, 15 percent are recycled and 20 percent come from local sources. About 83 percent of the wood, concrete and steel construction waste has been recycled rather than sent to a landfill.
This is ONE beautiful facility! They took us on a tour of everything, we got to meet Stuff (Orlando Magic Mascot) and Shades (Orlando Hockey Mascot), we got treated to an amazing dessert spread and they even did a few giveaways and of course, me being Princess Luck won a Orlando Magic Jersey! We also got a swag bag at the end that included tickets to an Orlando Predators game and an Orlando Predators shirt to wear! They treated us like royalty! Big Huge Shout out to Jen at the Amway Center who was the young lady who set up our tour and is the face behind their twitter account! I can not wait to go to a Preds game and I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO Excited for the upcoming Hockey Season! See you all on the glass!!

 

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