Big Apple Circus coming to town
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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- After decades of sitting vacant, the former Gaslight Village property in Lake George will now sit under the big top this summer. The Big Apple Circus is coming to town.
Plans for the circus were announced Thursday morning in Lake George. Beginning July 14th, the Big Apple Circus will perform 25 shows over two weeks. The circus will be the first since the late 1980s at the Gaslight Village Property, which is currently being converted into a festival and storm water treatment space.
"It's a perfect event to open up our festival space. That space was meant to accommodate large, high quality attractions and here we are opening up with one of the best attractions in the United States," said Lake Geroge Village Mayor Robert Blais.
"Obviously this summer people will enjoy the Big Apple Circus, but for years to come, these grounds will support many other events that will come here in this region in New York State,” said Matthew Driscoll, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation President and CEO.
The State Environmental Facilities Office recently awarded Lake George a $738,000 "Green Innovation" grant to pay grass pavers and porous pavement on the site to help capture storm runoff.