Jun 292016

When the Save the Circus campaign launched four weeks ago, I was a bundle of nerves. The Big Apple Circus has been a huge part of my life ever since Michael Christensen (my performance partner and fellow Founder), Alan Slifka (our founding Chairman of the Board), Richard Levy (an enthusiastic red-haired friend), and I founded […]

May 062016

When you go to the children’s garden, it’s amazing what emerges about your own childhood. A few years back now, I wrote and published my book Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion (and Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple Circus). I was fortunate enough to have Glenn Close write […]

Mar 132015

Two weeks ago the American circus lost equestrian and ringmaster John Herriott. John was an incredibly skilled equestrian, versatile animal trainer, and an all around extraordinarily pleasant man. I’m fortunate that I was able to get down to Sarasota at the last minute for his memorial service. Years back, John worked at the Big Apple […]

Feb 132015

I’m pleased to report that the “Collecting Recollections” interview event at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art exceeded my expectations. It was one hour of thoroughly enjoyable conversation. I was in and around Sarasota, FL, for several days prior to the event spending time with my daughter, Katherine, and Leo and Sonya, my […]

Jan 302015

What: Paul Binder interviewed for the “Collecting Recollections” series Where: the Historic Asolo Theater of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art When: Tuesday, February 10th at 10:30am Within the week I’ll be on my way to sunnier-and-warmer-than-New-York-in-the-middle-of-winter Sarasota, FL. As you hopefully already know, on February 10th I will be interviewed at the John […]

Dec 242014

I’m honored to be coming to Sarasota. I’ll take in a performance of Circus Sarasota. Then on Tuesday, February 10, I will be interviewed onstage at the beautiful, Historic Asolo Theater at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art as part of the Collecting Recollections series. Collecting Recollections is a series of informal interview sessions […]

Jan 312014

I’m back home in New York after a fantastic week-long trip to Paris to the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. We call it the “Paris Circus Festival.” It’s officially the “World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow.” It was hosted by the Cirque Phénix in their enormous 6,000-seat venue. Why “circus of tomorrow”? It’s a […]

Oct 252013

       I’m gearing up for two exciting events. The first is Sunday, October 27 at 11:00AM on the penthouse floor of the Westmont (730 Columbus Ave). I’ll be doing a reading and book signing for my memoir Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion (and other uncommon tales from the founder of the Big Apple […]

Oct 152013

Last night I had the enormous pleasure of being the guest of honor at “An Intimate Evening with Paul Binder” at the home of a Parallel Exit board member. Parallel Exit is a Drama Desk Award-nominated physical theater company in the great tradition of Chaplin, Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Last night’s event, a fundraiser for the […]