The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephant feeding in the North End on Hanover St. by the Prado is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 13 at 11 AM. The rain date is Friday.
The walk of elephants through Boston’s streets to TD Garden is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th at approximately 2:00 pm.
More information in the release below. (H/T TD Garden and North End News.)
ASSEMBLY OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS STOMP INTO BOSTON, BRINGING IN BARNUM’S
200TH BIRTHDAY BASH & THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH®
Six Elephants Make Their 42 Ton Mark on the Streets of Boston As They Arrive for Performances at TD Garden, Oct. 12-16
WHAT: For over a century, cities across America have waited in anticipation for the arrival of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train, toting the stars of The Great Show on Earth ®. The mile-long Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® train continues to criss-cross the country each year, making its annual stop in Boston to provide Children Of All Ages® with a live, interactive circus experience that is sure to create a lifetime memories. Some of the biggest stars at Ringling Bros. – the amazing four-legged performers – will be making their way through the streets of Boston on Tuesday, October 11 at 2:00 PM.*
The Ringling Bros. Animal Walk heralds the arrival of the all new
production of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, BARNUM 200, which
celebrates the 200th birthday of the legendary P.T. Barnum and is sure
to bring thrilling entertainment to the whole family.
As the animals make their way to the TD Garden, everyone in Boston will
have a chance to see this magnificent menagerie up close. Featured in
the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Animal Walk will be the pachyderm
performers – including 6 Asian elephants (collectively weighing in at 42
tons!) born at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for
Elephant Conservation®, a 200-acre facility dedicated to the
reproduction, research and retirement of the endangered Asian elephant.
WHO: 6 Asian Elephants will be joined by Ringling Bros. and Barnum &
Bailey trainers and handlers as they walk through the streets of
Cambridge and Boston to the TD Garden.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at APPROXIMATELY 2:00 PM*
*Time is subject to change, please contact Courtney Mercier for updates
– (617) 571-8680
Best Viewing Areas:
Along Memorial Drive in between the Mass Ave/Harvard Bridge and the
Msgr. O’Brien Highway/Charles River Bridge and in front of the Museum of
Science on Msgr. O’Brien Highway.
The animals will depart Pacific Ave in Cambridge then turn right onto
Albany St then right onto Mass Ave. They will turn left on Memorial
drive and stay on Memorial Drive to the Charles River Bridge on Msgr
O’Brien Highway. They will turn right to cross the Charles River Bridge
and pass in front of the Museum of Science. They will then go down
Martha Road and take a left on Nashua Street to the Garden ramp.
WHY: The all new production of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
circus is playing at the TD Garden, October 12-16. Tickets are on sale
now and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling
800-745-3000, or at the TD Garden Box Office.