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.

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.

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