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Your Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus memories

For the past 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been a tradition for families on Long Island and around the United States.

From elephants to the flying trapeze act and dancing bears, there are more than a century of collective memories to share.

With its final eight-day run coming to the new Nassau Coliseum in May, we want to see your memorable moments from the The Greatest Show on Earth.

Whether you've posed with performers, taken a close-up of your favorite animal, gotten cotton-candy messy, had your face painted or documented another treasured experience, submit your photos here, and they might be published in Newsday and/or on Newsday.com. (Captions are submitted by readers who share their photos.)

I went to East Meadow High and joined
Reader Photo Credit: Not sure

I went to East Meadow High and joined the Greatest Show on Earth, red unit in 1984 through 1986. I auditioned at Nassau Colliseum. I went on to have my own solo aerial act for 6 years travelling around the country on various other shows including returning to Ringling with my act in 1993.

I'm very proud that I am one of
Reader Photo Credit: Probably my mother again.

I'm very proud that I am one of the few who got to ride an elephant.

I went on to do a solo aerial
Reader Photo Credit: Not sure

I went on to do a solo aerial act of my own. Follow your dreams!!

Me and the Flying Espana ladies in 1985.
Reader Photo Credit: Not sure

Me and the Flying Espana ladies in 1985.

Jon Weiss Getting shot out of the cannon,
Reader Photo Credit: Laura Weiss Las Vegas

Jon Weiss Getting shot out of the cannon, I did this for 15 years on the Ringling Blue and Red show.

1983 my first year of the 27 years
Reader Photo Credit: Jon Weiss Las Vegas

1983 my first year of the 27 years we spent touring with the Greatest Show on Earth. Laura Weiss, elephant rider.

David DeGroot (4) & Kathy DeGroot (2) visiting
Reader Photo Credit: Jim Bove, Malverne, NY

David DeGroot (4) & Kathy DeGroot (2) visiting with the clowns while watching Ringling Bros Circus walk from the train to Nassau Coliseum November 1974. David was thrilled. Kathy not so much.

Baby elephant being chained down for training for
Reader Photo Credit: Sam Haddock

Baby elephant being chained down for training for Ringling Bros. Circus at the Center for Elephant Conservation.

Jon Weiss 1982, my first year with Ringling.
Reader Photo Credit: Laura Weiss Las Vegas

Jon Weiss 1982, my first year with Ringling. Portraying a mom in the classic fire house clown gag!

Baby elephant training at the Center for Elephant
Reader Photo Credit: Sam Haddock

Baby elephant training at the Center for Elephant Conservation (owned by Ringling), taken by Sam Haddock

Clown Jon Weiss and Showgirl Laura Weiss Our
Reader Photo Credit: Don't remember

Clown Jon Weiss and Showgirl Laura Weiss Our wedding day May 2 1986 Madison Square Garden

Clown Jon Weiss and show girl Laura weiss
Reader Photo Credit: Don't remember

Clown Jon Weiss and show girl Laura weiss

The elephants
Reader Photo Credit: Erin McCarthy

The elephants

Aug 2016 Anaheim ca. Honda center.
Reader Photo Credit: I took this photo of beautiful t

Aug 2016 Anaheim ca. Honda center.

elephants outside
Reader Photo Credit: robbie thomas

elephants outside

Lauren age 4 Caiden age 3 in 2013
Reader Photo Credit: Erin McCarthy (Kids are Lauren a

Lauren age 4 Caiden age 3 in 2013

Baby elephant training at the Center for Elephant
Reader Photo Credit: Sam Haddock

Baby elephant training at the Center for Elephant Conservation (owned by Ringling), taken by Sam Haddock

My daughter Ellie standing up for the Elephants
Reader Photo Credit: Molly Nicoletta, Seattle WA

My daughter Ellie standing up for the Elephants outside a Ringling Brothers Circus in Everett, WA.

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