Salute to Magic #106

May 21 2015

Salute Banner 2015

THURSDAY EVENING JUNE 11, 2015

                   THE PLAYER’S THEATER

                      115 MacDougal Street-  NYC

                             7:30 PM

         Ninety minutes of great magic ,comedy and illusion

featuring the  hilarious magic of JOHN GRAHAM ……………… GRAHAM

and the mind boggling illusions of  JASON  BISHOP                        JOEL BISHOP

                        Seating  is limited-  Order early

                        Tickets at  $30.00  –  Mail check or money  order payable to:

 

            Society of American Magicians PA#1   c/o

:           Ken Ferst- 418 East 77 th St- NY,  NY 10075

               Email-  Lemonzyrup@ aol.com

                              917-533-3406

            Credit cards-  Click Here   866-811-4111

JERRY OPPENHEIMER

WILL BE HONORED AS “MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR”

Meeting June 5th at Fantasma

May 19 2015

The next meeting of the S.A.M. Parent Assembly #1 will be on Friday, June 5th at 7:15pm.

Please note that the new location for our meetings will be at Fantasma Magic (421 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10001

Enter via 33rd Street Entrance, just East of 7th Avenue.

A big THANK YOU! to Roger Dreyer and Fantasma Magic for providing our new meeting venue.

In addition, all Parent Assembly members will receive a 10% discount on anything purchased in the store on meeting nights.

Elections will be held at this meeting, please see the separate post for a listing of the officers.

Our after-meeting event will be a lecture by David Roth. The lecture will start at approximately 8:00pm. This is an open lecture which is free for S.A.M. Parent Assembly #1 members. Non-Members of the Parent Assembly may attend for $25. S.A.M. members receive a $5 discount ($20) with a national membership card.

David Roth will be presenting a new lecture. If you are familiar with Coin Magic you will be familiar with David Roth. His techniques revolutionized coin magic; His books and videos are considered classics and required reading and viewing.

Election Notice

May 19 2015

ELECTIONS-JUNE 5th

At our May meeting the following members were nominated for the following positions.
For the position of Trustee (3year term) you will be asked to vote for one of the two nominees. For the General Board positions you will be asked to vote for 5 of the 6 nominees. All other positions are uncontested.

President- Scott Mero
1st VP-Nina Schindler
2nd VP-Herb Scher
Treasurer-George Schindler
Controller-Rene Clement
Secretary- Bob Braun
Trustee (3 yr term)- vote for 1
Steve Okulewicz-
Jeff Spiller
Trustee (1yr term)-George Schindler
General Board Members-vote for 5
Harvey Berg
Doug Edwards
Ken Ferst
Kamarr
Ted Lee
Jordan Linker

May Meeting Friday May 1 @ Fantasma Magic

Apr 16 2015

The next meeting of the S.A.M. Parent Assembly #1 will be on Friday, May 1st at 7:15pm.

Please note that the new location for our meetings will be at Fantasma Magic (421 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10001

Enter via 33rd Street Entrance, just East of 7th Avenue.

A big THANK YOU! to Roger Dreyer and Fantasma Magic for providing our new meeting venue.

In addition, all Parent Assembly members will receive a 10% discount on anything purchased in the store on meeting nights.

As per our Bylaws and in anticipation of our election of officers and directors for the following year at our Annual Meeting on Friday, June 5th, we shall be taking open nominations from the floor for each office at our May 1st meeting.

Our after-meeting event will be a lecture by Karl Hein. The lecture will start at approximately 8:00pm. This is an open lecture which is free for S.A.M. Parent Assembly #1 members. Non-Members of the Parent Assembly may attend for $25. S.A.M. members receive a $5 discount ($20) with a national membership card.

Karl Hein is known all over the world for his amazing card handling abilities and his naturally disarming performance style. He has performed over 100 lectures in more than 15 countries and has authored many instructional DVDs including “The Heinstein Shuffle”, “Heiny 500”, “Heinstein’s Dream”, “Hein’s Catch Up” and “The Heinous Collection”. If you are looking for original and entertaining routines developed by an experienced professional magician than this lecture is for you. Karl will use these routines to teach sleights, flourishes and principles of magic and misdirection that both beginners and seasoned professionals can appreciate. More importantly, you will learn how to “Go With the Flow” as Karl explains how to change his routines depending on your skill level, audience and performing conditions.

March Workshop Cancelled

Mar 20 2015

The March Workshop scheduled for March 20 is Cancelled due to the Weather

April Meeting Thursday April 2, March Workshop Friday March 20

Mar 18 2015

**** We apologize for the late notice, but our next meeting date has changed – Please note that the new date is THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd  ****

 

The next meeting will be held on Thursday April 2 at

Mt Sinai East Building
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
 

at 7:15pm .  The April after-meeting event will be an “APRIL FOOL US” and it looks to be very interesting. We hope to have a great line up of magicians who will attempt to FOOL the judges — Doug Edwards and Rene Clement.

 

If you have not already done so, please sign up to perform – there will be prizes for all performers – sign up now!!!

 

For our APRIL FOOL US, please keep in mind:

  • 3-5 minutes per act
  • Open to all local Magicians
  • PRIZES will be awarded
  • To guarantee a spot, please contact Pat Colby or Scott Mero

 

Also, this Friday March 20, 2015, Doug Edwards will be hosting his monthly workshop at the Gemini Diner (641 2nd avenue @ 35th street). 6:30 pm to eat, workshop starts around 7:30 pm.  Please support the diner!

The theme for this workshop will be “Magic With Unusual Props.”  Feel free to bring along an effect you absolutely love to do.  Doug always has some great material to share.   If you have an old effect and lost the instructions, Doug will probably know how it works.  Expect items for all skill levels.  You must be a current Parent Assembly member to attend.

Next Meeting Friday March 6,

Mar 02 2015

The next meeting will be held on Friday March 6, 2015 at

Mt Sinai East Building
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
 

The meeting will begin at 7:15.  The after meeting event will be a Teach in led by Doug Edwards, focusing on Shuffles Cuts Controls, and Revelations. Please bring a deck of cards with you.

Magician of the Year 2015

Feb 10 2015

Ice and jerry

Jerry With National President “Ice” McDonald at the Edison Magic Table

Congratulations to the 2015 Magician of the Year  – Jerry Oppenheimer. Jerry has been a memeebr for many years and has served the club in many capacities including Editor of the Spellbinder Newsletter and Past President. He has been a regular at the Magic Table, and was featured prominently in the recent feature on the today show.

Meeting on Friday February 6, 2015

Jan 30 2015

The next meeting will be held on Friday February 6, 2015 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 night and a teach in. Bring something to perform, andto explain, if you so choose.

Next Meeting Thursday January 6, 2015

Dec 29 2014

The next meeting will be held on Thursday January 6, 2015 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 event and teach in.

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