Cafe Edison Closing

Dec 17 2014

Sadly The owners of Cafe Edison have lost their fight to remain open at their present location in the Hotel Edison and will close on Sunday 12/21. The Cafe Edison has been home to the magic table lunch gathering since the Mid 80′s. The Table will find a new home in the theater district area.

Magic Table Cafe Edison 12-12-14

Magic Table Cafe Edison 12-12-14

Next Workshop Friday December 19 @ Gemini

Dec 05 2014

On Friday December 19, 2014  Doug Edwards, will be hosting his monthly workshop at the Gemini Diner. Bring along an effect you absolutely love to do. Doug always has some great material to share; If you have an old effect that you’ve lost the instructions for, Doug will probably know how it works.

Expect items for all skill levels, and Doug always some interesting from his collection to show.
Doug MUM

 

641 2nd avenue @ 35th street

6:30 pm to eat, workshop starts around 7:30 pm,
Please support the diner!

Next Meeting Thursday Dec 4 2014

Dec 01 2014

The next meeting will be held on Thursday December 4 at

Mt Sinai East Building
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
 

The meeting will begin at 7:15.  The after meeting event will be a lecture by Jason Ladayne; the Lecture will begin after the conclusion of the business meeting, probably around 7:45. The lecture is free to S.A.M. Parent Assembly #1 members; $20 to other S.A.M. members and $25 for non-members.

JASON LADANYE LECTURE
When: Thursday - December 4, 2014 – 7:45pm
Where: Mt Sinai Hospital in NYC, Lecture Room TBD
Price: Free to S.A.M. PA #1 members; $20 to S.A.M. members; $25 for non-members


Jason Ladanye recently published his first book, Confident Deceptions. This is a collection of his strongest eighteen effects created over the past fifteen years. On December 4th, Jason will teach his favorite effects from these pages. You might be surprised to find out that the most powerful effects are the easiest to do.

In this lecture, Jason teaches how to push a deck of cards through the table (from under the spectator’s hand.) Learn how to transfer a spectator’s signature from the face of a card to the face of another. And, you’ll learn one of the strongest two-card transpositions in print. (The card is face up and in the spectator’s hand!)

His approach to magic is simple. It’s not about new complicated sleight of hand. Jason looks for original plots and uses time-tested well-known sleights to achieve miracles for laymen. The tricks are practical and logical. Each effect is a chance to tell the audience an entertaining story. Powerful and entertaining magic is what Confident Deceptions is all about.

November Meeting 11-7 at 7:15 @ Mt. Sinai

Oct 22 2014

The next meeting will be held on Friday November 7 at

Mt Sinai East Building
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
 

The meeting will begin at 7:15.  The after meeting event will be a lecture by Garrett Thomas the Lecture will begin after the conclusion of the business meeting, probably around 7:45. The lecture is free to S.A.M. Parent Assembly #1 members; $20 to other S.A.M. members and $25 for non-members.

Garrett Thomas Lecture

Garrett Thomas

If you care about magic as an art, you must see Garrett Thomas; Motivational Speaker for Magicians. Why do you do what you do? Do you want to take it to the next level? Just spend some time with Garrett, and you will soon learn how to further your magic in simplicity, clarity, and most importantly, how to evoke astonishment. You will learn some of the effects that have made Garrett a favorite amongst top magicians. Also, learn many touches to be applied to your own magic. A Real-World Magician and consultant to David Blaine, Garrett has performed in the world famous Forks Hotel and Bar, and now performs in restaurants and clubs all over Western New York. A member of the elite FFFF magic society, Garrett Thomas has performed and lectured at clubs and conventions all over the United States, Canada, and the UK, and is now coming to your area. Garrett brings back magic in its purest form. His effects are simple, clean, well-thought-out pieces of magical art. Coins appear, melt away, and jump from one hand to the other in ways that defy description. One of his most popular effects, The Ring Thing, is a fast demonstration of finger ring manipulation. Garrett is well known for his sleight of hand, he teaches the tools that can be applied to many of your favorite routines, and he can restore new life to some of the moves and gimmicks you already use, or have in your magic drawer at home.


Upcoming events
Workshop @ Gemini Diner Friday November 21
Jason Ladanye Lecture – Thursday December 4th at 7:45pm @ Mt. Sinai
Annual Auction January 8

Next Workshop October 17th @ Gemini Diner

Oct 03 2014

On Friday October 17, 2014  Doug Edwards, will be hosting his monthly workshop at the Gemini Diner. Bring along an effect you absolutely love to do. Doug always has some great material to share; If you have an old effect that you’ve lost the instructions for, Doug will probably know how it works.

Expect items for all skill levels, and Doug always some interesting from his collection to show.
Doug MUM

 

641 2nd avenue @ 35th street

6:30 pm to eat, workshop starts around 7:30 pm,
Please support the diner!

October Meeting

Sep 15 2014

The next meeting will be held on Thursday October 2 at

Mt Sinai East Building
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
 

The meeting will begin at 7:15.  The after meeting event will be a member performance produced by Rene Clement. This event will be free and open to all, Magicians and Muggles alike.  The event will begin after the conclusion of the business meeting, probably around 7:45

Show list OCT 2 2014

Next Workshop Friday September 19

Sep 09 2014

On Friday September 19, 2014  Doug Edwards, will be hosting his monthly workshop at the Gemini Diner. The topic will be Favorites Bring along an effect you absolutely love to do. Doug always has some great material to share; If you have an old effect that you’ve lost the instructions for, Doug will probably know how it works.

Expect items for all skill levels, and Doug always some interesting from his collection to show.
Doug MUM

 

641 2nd avenue @ 35th street

6:30 pm to eat, workshop starts around 7:30 pm,
Please support the diner!

First Meeting Friday September 5, 2014

Aug 12 2014

The first meeting of the new fiscal year will be held on Friday September 5 at

Mt Sinai East Building
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
 

The meeting will begin at 7:15.  The after meeting event will be a lecture by card expert Richard Turner.

Richard Turner opens his lecture with an expanded demonstration of his Magic Castle show and what kind of Magic miracles can be performed using gambling
moves.  He  will render particulars on false deals seconds, Centers and
bottoms.  According to the audience preference he will give details for
palming, brushes, stacks, faults shuffles and cuts, shifts, card switches
and more.  If you derive joy from card magic or gambling artifice you will
find this to be a very fun lecture.

This is an open lecture, Non Members of the Parent Assembly may attend for $25. S.A.M. members receive a $5 discount w/national membership card.

Broken Wand Alan “Ace” Greenberg

Jul 25 2014

Long time PA1 member “Ace” has passed away at the age of 86.

A Funeral Service Will be held on Tuesday July 26, 2014

Temple Emanu-el at 65th St and 5 Ave on Tuesday at 11 AM

Enjoy the Summer!

Jun 09 2014

The Parent Assembly is on hiatus for the summer, there will be no meetings in July and August. The next meeting will be in September, date to be determined.

Have a Great Summer. Attend a convention, Practice one of the tricks you learned at one of the many lectures this year

 

SAMPA1_2015 Board

SAMPA1 Board for 2014-2015. Photo by Herb Scher

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