Andrea F

Day 72: Trapeze School NY

In NYC, NYC Sports and Recreation, Summer 2009, things to do in NYC on August 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm


Ever wish you could swing on a flying trapeze but know joining the circus is out of the question? No need to run away from real life—instead find circus-style fun at Trapeze School New York. Of the two locations in the city, only the outdoor facility at Pier 40 (Houston Street and the West Side Highway) is open only during the summer, so head over quickly. Whether you go for a session in the morning or afternoon, it’s a chance to stand up high in the sky and almost literally, fly through the clouds. During a two-hour class, you’ll hang from your knees, do a back-flip, and if you’re quick enough to catch on, you’ll do a trick where you get caught by an instructor. It may seem a bit daunting at first, the open air and the height from the platform to the ground below, but once you’re broken in, you’ll realize what all those childhood daydreams of life under the Big Top were all about. In the school’s own words: “Forget Fear. Worry About the Addiction.”


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