• JYPs run away to the circus for a night

    April 11th, 2012 | Section: Featured, Local News

    It’s the greatest show on earth but this time, the guests will get to be the stars! Young professionals (YPs) are invited to join the circus for the night and experience life under the big top at Access’ Circus-inspired event, Cirque du Soiree, on Saturday, April 21, at 9 p.m. at Circus Mojo in Ludlow, Ky.—less than five miles from Downtown Cincinnati. The event is free to all young professionals 21-35 with advance reservations and includes a free drink ticket with an RSVP before April 17.

    It all starts with a three-ring show where professional circus performers will demonstrate their skills, then they will teach party-goers the how-to’s involved in juggling, plate spinning, tightrope- and stilt-walking, balancing on a giant ball, rolling in the German Wheel and more. Trapeze demonstrations and fire breathing will also be featured, but will not be available for guests to try! Traditional circus fare such as cotton candy, popcorn, soft pretzels and lots of other junk food sure to add to the event’s ambience will be served. And even though participants will get to act like kids for the night, adult beverages will be served.

    “This is Access’ first big event of 2012 and hundreds of YPs from all across the region are expected to attend,” explains Access event coordinator, Rachel Plowden. “RSVPs have been pouring in and we are pulling out all the stops to make Cirque du Soiree one of the most fun and engaging events we’ve ever had!”

    “Even though most Access programs and events are only open to Jewish YPs, I really appreciate that they open up their big, main events to non-Jewish guests too,” explains Josh Greenberg. “When I moved to Cincinnati the only people I knew at first were a few of my coworkers,none of whom were Jewish. So when I went online and discovered Access, I was relieved that I would be able to bring one of them with me to an upcoming party. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have had anyone to walk in with,” he adds. “But now, nearly a year later, I have a lot of Jewish friends too, thanks to Access! To be honest, I don’t think that would have been the case if I hadn’t been able to bring a non-Jewish friend with me to that first party.”

    This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of The Mayerson Foundation.

    Access aims to provide a “no strings attached” way for Jewish young professionals to connect with one another and to the Jewish community. From social events to social action and everything in between, Access offers something to suit just about every Jewish young professional between the ages of 21-35 and puts on four to six programs each month at some of the most popular venues in town, often attracting as many as 300-400 people to its larger Main Events.

    Other Main Events have included: Saturday Night Fever, a ‘70s era disco party; Bootlegger’s Ball, a Gatsby-themed soiree; The World’s Biggest Bar Mitzvah Party, a flashback to days gone by with a grownup twist; Saturday Night Staycation, no planes, no passports, no packing, an indoor island getaway in the middle of winter featuring 20,000 square feet of sand and all the fun of a tropical vacation without ever leaving home; DIVE, a private event at the Newport Aquarium featuring an oxygen bar, appetizers, drinks, DJ and a 20 foot wall of sharks and other sea creatures; Wild, Wild MIDwest, lots of line dancing, horsedrawn hay rides, kegs and country western fare; and The White Party,where guests arrived in style in chauffeur-driven white stretch Escalade limos for an all-white night under the stars.

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