• Jerry Oppenheimer Honored as Magician of the Year
The Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians is presenting the 106th annual Salute to Magic, the oldest continuing magic show in the United State, on June 11 at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street at 7:30 p.m. Magicians John Graham and Jason Bishop are the show's featured performers. Graham performs classic magic with a comic approach and Bishop is know for stylish and contemporary stage illusions.
Magician of the Year
The Salute to Magic is the event at which the Parent Assembly presents its annual Magician of the Year honor. This year's honoree is Jerry Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer has been a member of the Assembly for more than 44 years and has served the New York club in many capacities including President, Secretary and Editor of the Spellbinder newsletter. During his career as a court reporter, he was known as the "Court Magician," performing for judges, attorneys, and felons. At age 93, today Oppenheimer is a regular at the Magic Table lunch gatherings where he keeps his fellow magicians entertained with magic, stories, and quips.
Parent Assembly, Society of American Magicians
Founded in 1902 in Martinka's magic shop in New York City, The Society of American Magicians is the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. The Parent Assembly is the chapter for the New York City area and sponsors a wide range of activities to promote magic. More information about the Parent Assembly is at: sampa1.com
Tickets for the Salute are $30 (service charges apply) and may be purchased at: web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10006807 or by calling 866-811-4111.