As of: May 20, 2017
A Taste of Magic
Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m., Gossip Restaurant, 733 Ninth Avenue
Saturday, May 27, at 8 p.m., Dock's Oyster Bar, 633 Third Avenue
Friday, June 2, Ben and Jack's Steakhouse, 255 Fifth Avenue
Saturday, June 10, Gossip Restaurant, 733 Ninth Avenue
Friday, June 16, Dock's Oyster Bar, 633 Third Avenue
A Taste of Magic includes dinner plus performances of close-up magic before the meal and between courses. Guests usually see three or four magicians at their table as well as tricks performed for the whole room by the show's host. For more information: atasteofmagicnyc.com
Chamber Magic, featuring Steve Cohen
Fridays at 7 and 9 p.m.; Saturdays at 2, 7 and 9 p.m.
Chamber Magic features is now performed at Lotte New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue (b/t 50th & 51st Streets).
Cohen's long running show (which has a dress code for audience members) harks to an earlier era of parlor magic. Cohen has drawn together rarely seen effects from a across a span of magic's history. He has refined the show over the years into a powerful and effective evening of magic. For more information: www.chambermagic.com, or 866-811-411
Derren Brown: Secret
Extended through June 25
Atlantic Theatre Company
Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street
This production marks the U. S. stage debut of the noted British mentalist. For more information click here.
In & of Itself
Created and Performed by Derek Delgaudio
Extended through September 3
Daryl Roth Theatre
101 East 15th Street
Delgaudio's innovative show explores new territory in magic. For more information, click here.
Magic After Hours, with Noah Levine
Now playing most Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at Tannen's Magic, 45 West 34th Street, 6th Floor
The show provides an insider's view of Tannen's magic shop, focusing on its history and legacy, as well as a performance of close-up magic by Noah Levine.
For tickets and more information: http://www.magicafterhours.com
Magic at Coney
Sundays at noon at the Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
Sunday, May 21, featuring: Carl Mercurio, Thomas Solomon, and Jim Vines, hosted by Gary Dreifus
For more information and tickets: coneyisland.com
Miles Thorn: Master Illusionist
The show is presented each Saturday at 7 p.m. plus other days which vary. Check the web site below for up to date schedule information.
Elecktra Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street, 2nd Floor.
Monday Night Magic
Monday, May 22, at 8 p.m., featuring: Torkova, Marcus Monroe, and Harrison Greenbaum (headliner), with Master of Ceremonies, Todd Robbins. Close-up performances at intermission by: Patrick Davis and Mike Patrick
Monday, May 29, at 8 p.m., featuring: Michael Karas, Ben Nemzer and Michael Chaut (headliner), with Master of Ceremonies, Todd Robbins. Close-up performances at intermission by: Eric Brown
Monday, June 12, at 8 p.m., featuring: Alexander Boyce, Chris McDaniel, Peter Samelson (headliner), with Master of Ceremonies, David Corsaro. Close-up performances at intermission by Michael Chaut and Eli Bosnick
Players Theatre, 125 MacDougal Street. For information: mondaynightmagic.com/MainMenu.html, 718-575-1349
Parlor of Mystery
Sunday, May 21, at 7 p.m. with performances by Alexander Boyce, Bob Yorburg, T. J. Tana, and Mike Maione
Sunday June 25, at 7 p.m., with performances by Devlin, the Matador of Magic; Jim Vines, Steve Friedberg, and Terry Parrett
South Shore Theatre Experience, 315 West Montauk Highway
Lindenhurst, NY (Long Island)
For more information: parlorofmystery.com, 631-669-0506
Parlor of Mystery shows are held the fourth Sunday of every month.
Remembering Mike Bornstein
Friday, May 26, with performances by David Oliver, David Chandler, Rene Clement and more, featuring Master of Ceremonies, Tom Klem.
A free event, presented by the The International Bortherhood of Magicians, Ring #26
Musicians Union Building, 322 West 48th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Ricky Smith at As Is
734 Tenth Avenue (at 50th Street)
Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
Ricky Smith amazes the bar crowd at As Is, a sleek and comfortable lounge on Tenth Avenue. Smith is widely recognized for his sleight of hand with cards and for his loopy sense of humor.
Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye: Magic and Mentalism Show
Saturdays at 4 p.m. [Note: the show will be dark until June 10]
Theatre 80, 80 Saint Mark's Place
For more information: www.thequantumeye.com
The Magician, featuring Dan White
An intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception.
Generally the show is presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Please check the show's web site for specific availability.
Nomad Upstairs, The Nomad Hotel, 1170 Broadway (and 28th Street)
For more information: www.nomadupstairs.com
Lectures and Workshops
Eugene Burger Seminar
Wednesday, May 31, Tannen's Magic, 45 West 34th Street, 6th Floor
For more information: www.tannens.com
Cafe Rustico II
Saturdays from approximately noon to 5 p.m.
25 West 35th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Magicians gather at Rustico on Saturdays, in a longstanding tradition to share information, help each other with tricks, and socialize (the group traces its heritage to the 1940s). The Rustico get-together is attended by magicians of all levels from beginners to working pros. Many future magic greats got their start by learning from fellow magicians at this weekly meet-up. Among the regular attendees are a core group of skilled practitioners, all of whom are willing to pass along knowledge to other magicians. Anyone interested in magic is welcome to attend. [Please note that the group normally does not meet on the weekends of major holidays such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, and July 4th].
The Magic Table
Fridays at 1 p.m.
Times Square Diner & Grill, 807 Eighth Avenue (49th Street)
The Magic Table is another longstanding gathering for magicians. It has always been based in the Times Square area, harking to the time when the neighborhood was home to multiple magic businesses like the Tannen's and Max Holden magic stores. This get-together often stretches out from lunchtime until early evening as magicians schmooze over omelets, sandwiches, and soup. It is frequented by a group of dedicated regulars as well as magicians visiting New York and occasional surprise guests. (See a Today show piece about the group here).
Wednesday evenings, 6 p. m.
Gossip Restaurant, 733 Ninth Avenue
Magnets is a newer group that meets for weekly jam sessions and workshops and also occasionally sponsors its own lectures, workshops and shows. The group skews toward magicians in their 20s and 30s, supporting each other with feedback on performances, booking and marketing information, and help achieving long-term goals. Many of the Magnets members perform in the show, A Taste of Magic, which is a spin-off of the group. Anyone interested in magic is welcome to attend the Wednesday night sessions.
New York City's Magic Shops
Tannen's, 45 West 34th Street, Suite 608
Tannen's is New York's oldest magic shop and is a hub of magic activity in the city. The store's Chief demonstrator Magick Balay and a crew of other skilled staff keep a stream of tricks flowing from behind the counter while often a wide range of magicians, magic lovers, (and parents of budding magicians) hang out at the table in the center of the room. Notable magicians are known to pop by and the store is on the itinerary of many conjurors visiting from out-of-town. Although the decor feels a bit home-grown, the store is very well-stocked with the latest tricks, an extensive selection of books and DVDs as well as supplies and basics like cards, silks, rope, flash paper, etc. There is a treasure of magic books - which may be borrowed free of charge. Just look to the left of the large elephant in the room. www.tannens.com
Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor
Fantasma is characterized by its personable staff as well as by the extensive collection of rare and original Houdini memorabilia on display. These include a selection of professionally displayed posters, handcuffs, photographs, props and other items. The free Houdini Museum is definitely worth visiting for anyone interested in the noted escape artist. Although its stock may not be as deep as Tannen's, the store carries a wide range of interesting items including some unique and collectible tricks, a wide selection of playing cards and an extensive selection of second hand books including some hard-to-find classic volumes. Fantasma is a great choice for anyone getting a start in magic who wants personalized help and attention as they begin their journey. Nick and the other demonstrators keep a lively stream of chat and sales talk going, and Fantasma has its own hang-out scene among magicians loyal to the shop. Many of the products Fantasma sells are those manufactured by their parent toy company, including a smorgasbord of magic sets and individual tricks. www.fantasmamagic.com
Abracadabra, 19 West 21st Street, New York City, NY
Abracadabra has a magic section within the larger store that sells costumes and other items.
Halloween Adventure, 808 Broadway
Halloween Adventure also has a magic section in its large store.