New York Clown Theatre Festival - The Brick Theater
Hours: September 3-26; show times vary
575 Metropolitan Ave - 866-811-4111
Description: See diverse clown theatre artists from throughout the U.S. and internationally perform 17 mainstage shows, 4 kid-friendly shows, 1 street show, and 5 cabarets, including a cabaret devoted to clowns over 50. The festival begins on with its traditional opening day parade from Union Square through the L line subway to Williamsburg, followed by an open-to-the-public pie fight and closes with the traditional closing day Funeral, with clowns weeping and wailing in the streets of Williamsburg.