Magic In New York

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Postby Guest » 06/02/04 06:42 AM

Hi there,

Im going to be in New York for a month in Sept / Oct and am trying to find out where is the best place to find out about magical goings-on in the Big Apple - particulary workshops,shows, magic stores etc etc. Are there any courses in magic that I can sign up for?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated !

Many thanks,

Mr C.

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » 06/02/04 07:15 AM

I've made several posts on the magic scene in NY -- follow the link below to get the details: ... 512#000001
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Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » 06/02/04 07:22 AM

As far as lectures/workshops/classes, there's nothing on a regular basis. Michael Canick often has lectures and workshops...his contact info is in the post I linked. You can stop by the gathering places I mentioned and get some informal instruction. You can also keep an eye out for any SAM or IBM happenings while you're here. Also, JMMRT in New Jersey has lectures every month and is only about a half hour outside of Manhattan. Their website is Check that out a couple of weeks before you come out here to see what's going on.

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Postby Guest » 06/02/04 02:10 PM

Mr. C --

Would recommend that you check out the SAM's Parent Assembly web site at Not sure which events are open to folks who aren't members of the Assembly, but may be worth checking out. THey tend to have a full calendar of events, and located in NYC.

I echo the recommendation for the Roundtable lectures -- great group of magicians who have now been meeting for over 50 years! (and there is a train station 50 yards away so easy to get there from New York City)

Not sure where/when, but I thought there are some lunch/brunch-time meeting spots for magicians at some local restaurants - can anyone help me out here?

Seeing that you're coming our way from Ireland, if you'd like to visit our assembly in central NJ for one of our lectures (, I'm sure we could arrange transporation to/from one of the local train stations. Just let me know!

Hope this helps :)


Postby Guest » 06/02/04 02:51 PM


Thanks you so much for your prompt reply . . . Im about to check out the various links you have recommended !

Many thanks,

Mr C

Postby Steve Cohen » 06/02/04 07:02 PM

In addition to Jim Maloney's excellent NYC magic lists, my show Chamber Magic runs every Friday night at the Waldorf Towers hotel. Last month marked the 3 year anniversary of this show. We don't advertise it, but reservations are required.
For details, please visit my website:
Hope to see you there, Mr. Clifton, and other Genii readers!
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Postby Alexander Crawford » 10/27/04 10:21 AM

Looking forward to seeing you on November 12, Mr Cohen. I loved your show in London and am very excited to see it in its home base.
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Postby Guest » 10/28/04 09:04 AM

Great show [Chamber Magic] -- don't miss it!

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