Support the Variety Arts

Dear cirkus friend:

The circus and variety arts have the power to lift our spirits, bring people together, and create moments of joy. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus needs your help to continue our work creating spectacles that delight, programs that foster youth development, and opportunities for emerging performers.

We invite you to support our mission to cultivate, develop, and sustain the variety arts by making a tax-deductible donation. Your support makes it possible to do what we do.

Donate now and help support our work. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The Bindlestiff Sustainer Club

Your commitment of a monthly contribution will not only provide dependable support for our mission, but will also unlock special  perks like preview to new merchandise, events dates and a special BFC gift just for you.

$75/month: Deluxe Gift Set (book, tote, tee, sticker, & mask)
$50/month: A copy of Cirkus in Quarantine by Rich Potter
$25/month: Special Edition Logo Tee
$15/month: Cirkus After School Tote Bag
$6/month: BFC sticker and face mask


Other ways to donate:
Donate by Mail:

Please use this form to accompany donations made by mail.
Send checks to:
Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc.
PO Box 386
New York, NY 10009 USA

Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation and evolution of the variety arts. All contributions are tax-deductible. You can receive the most recent annual financial report either from Bindlestiff or by contacting: Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, NY, NY 10271.


Public Support

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Materials for the Arts
NYC District 2 Council Member Carlina Rivera
NYC District 33 Council Member Stephen Levin
The City of Hudson Department of Youth
The City of Hudson Common Council


Stewarts Shops
A&S Brewing
Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center
Theatrical Contrivances
Vivid Seats

Corporate Matching

JP Morgan


Hudson Department of Youth
Operation Unite New York
The Morris Memorial
Hudson Hall
Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program
Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood
Hudson Out of School Time Collaborative
American Youth Circus Organization
American Circus Educators

Foundation Support

FJC Gift Certificate Fund
Network for Good
Stewart’s Shops and Dake Family Foundation
The Morris and Helen Messing Foundation
Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation
Friends of Hudson Youth
Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation
Price Chopper / Market 32
Columbia County Arts Fund, a project of the J. M. Kaplan Fund

Website Service Donors – Hosting
Laughing Squid – Hosting

Special Thanks

The Autonomedia Collective, Hovey Burgess, Carmine Street Juggling Club, all the folks at chashama and all of its people, Mike Connor, Bongar Entertainment, Anita Durst, The Fleming-Jones Family, Viveca Gardiner, Coney Island USA, Lorraine Monseu, The Nelson Family, Maike Schulz, John Doe Books, Howie Seligman, Trav S.D., Jordan Zinovich and Adele Haft, WGXC Radio, and Musica.

Additional Support

Adam Rinn
Al and Ingrid Gori
American Museum of Vaudeville Inc
Amy Chen
Amy Lindsey
Andrea Damian
Barbara Karger and Michael Preston
Bert Fontana
Caroline Weiss
Charles Blizzard
Cheryl L Schruefer
Christina Bauer
Christopher Agostino
Christopher Madden
Cindy Marvell
Constance Rinaldo

Dennis Cole
Dubé Juggling
Durst Organization
Elizabeth Kanaga
Elizabeth Stubbs
Ellen Volpe Corso
Ellia Bisker
Ernest and Pearl Albrecht
Fred Kahl
Gregory Costanzo
Hilary Chaplain
James and Kate Mundie
James Shirey
Jay Schiff
Jeanette Stein
Jenifer Marrus
Joel Jeske
John Highkin

John Huntington
John Sutton
Johnray Fuller
Jordan Zinovich and Adele Haft
Joseph Keady
Katherine Valentine
Keith Gagne
Kenwyn Dapo
Lisa Durfee
Lorraine Perlman
M Miller
Malia Walsh
Marie Roberts
Mary Ann Hansen
Maxine House
Melissa Aston
Michael and Penny Novack
Michael McGuigan

Mike Evans
Mommy Poppins
Nancy Armstrong
Orlie Kraus and Jon Cramer
Paris the Hip Hop Juggler
Paul Fryd and Viviana Simon
Paul Gutheil in memory of Diane Gutheil
Paul Szauter
Peter L Wilson
Playful Productions
Purple Passion
Rebecca Snook
Renee Philippi
Richard and Sue Nelson
Robin Hu
Rod Kimball
RTC Productions, LLC

Sabrina Chapadjiev
Samuel Lett
Skilly Circus
SmartyPants World
Steven Katten
Steven Tiger & Gaye Hoffman
Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters
Suzi Winson
Sylvester Schneider
The Twisted Balloon Company, LLC
Victor Brisbin
Wayne and Donna Scheiner
Wayne Keyser & Barbaratheweaver
William Kirk
Zoe Brookes