Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End Its 146-Year Run (NY Times) Ringling Bros. closing ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after 146 years (NY Post) The last performance will be at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island NY, on May 21. Many years ago (20 or so?) I saw their train passing through Lake Worth, Florida, on its way to or from Miami, but I've never seen the show itself. They'll be in one of my nearby "big cities" in early February. Maybe I'll take advantage of this last opportunity.