The Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City hosts the...

The Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City hosts the annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus' Animal Walk which will be held on March 19, 2012. Pictured, elephants are the main attraction of Circus Animal Walk seen here from previous event. Credit: Handout

Five Asian elephants and about 15 prancing horses will take to the streets of East Garden City Monday night, as they make their way from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train to the Nassau Coliseum.

Booked for performances that start Wednesday night, the circus' four-legged performers will leave the train at about 8:30 p.m. near Stewart Avenue, proceed down Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard to Davis Avenue, and pass fans at the Long Island Children's Museum, according to a media release from the circus.

The 61-car circus train is parked on a Long Island Rail Road spur that's not used for passenger trains, said a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Earlier in the day the railroad's blue and white work engines met the circus train at the Harold Interlocking junction in Queens and pulled it to its present location on the spur off the Hempstead line, he said.

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