Send in the clowns: Circus performers entertain young Brooklyn Hospital patients

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It was just what the doctor ordered!

Performers from Ringling Brothers circus put on a special show for kids at Brooklyn Hospital Center in Fort Greene on Wednesday and the youngsters just couldn’t get enough of the troupe, according to a rep for the big top.

“They loved it, it was just a lot of fun,” said spokeswoman Meg Staggard.

Clowns, dancers, and jugglers — in town for a run of shows at nearby Barclays Center through March 6 — dazzled 30 pint-sized patients with their talents, and donated $10,000 to the hospital on behalf of the circus while they were there.

Staggard said the little ones especially enjoyed the clowns, who donned doctors’ coats for the occasion and had the kids grinning from ear to ear.

“There were a ton of smiles,” she said.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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