Feb 20 2017

Salute 2017 Poster

Salute to Magic Tickets Still Available!!!

Feb 15 2017

PA1 Block 2017  Click here or on the picture to Order Tickets!


Jan 15 2017

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Lecture with Mahdi Gilbert – February 3rd, 2017

Jan 10 2017

Friday, February 3 
Lecture with Mahdi Gilbert
Jam session 6:30, Parent Assembly business meeting 7:15, lecture 8 p.m
(location to be confirmed)
Mahdi Gilbert travels the four corners of the Earth sharing his life and his magic with people.
Now is your chance to witness the power of Mahdi in this exclusive whirlwind tour through his magic, his story and his life.
You will follow a child born without hands as he discovers magic and develops his passion into the most remarkable sleight of hand man this world has ever seen.
Through the performance and thorough explanation of several pieces of magic,
you will learn how to:
 * Trust Yourself * Break the Rules * Transform your Liabilities into Assets *
*Charm and Disarm * Believe in the Impossible * Make Others Believe in the Impossible *

108th Salute to Magic

Jan 10 2017





New York City – January 6, 2017

The Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians named Rene Clement its 2017 “Magician of the Year.”  Rene Clement, a 35 year member of PA#1 is one of the most highly respected comedy magicians in New York.  As comptroller and board member for many years, Rene has always been in the forefront of the magic community for us and the N.Y.C. Ring #26 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians where he was honored in 1996.

Rene Clement has never refused to appear on after meeting shows and at special events, bringing his wry comedic talent to the magic fraternity, at corporate business meetings and to lay audiences at comedy club venues and on local TV Appearances.

We are proud to honor Rene Clement at the 108th “Salute to Magic” show on April 8th, 2017.

Contact:   718-336-0605

January Meeting and Auction Thursday January 5 @ Fantasma

Jan 02 2017

Parent Assembly #1 of the S. A. M.

will hold its annual auction,

January 5, at 8 p.m.

The auction is a great opportunity to find unusual and rare items as well as get bargains on a variety of tricks, books, videos and other magic items. Plus it’s fun to come see the exciting and dramatic bidding action! Anyone may attend the auction free of charge (only Assembly members are eligible to sell).

Here are the details:

Thursday, January 5, 8 p.m.
Parent Assembly #1 Magic Auction
at Fantasma Magic, 421 7th Ave, Suite 3, New York, NY
Free Admission

Friday Nov 4 @ Fantasma

Oct 24 2016

The November Meeting of the Parent Assembly will take place on Friday November 4 at

 Fantasma Magic

421 Seventh Avenue

third floor (enter on 33rd Street) 

The After Meeting Event will be a lecture with Patrick Redford


Admission is free for members of Parent Assembly, $25 for nonmembers (S. A. M. m

embers who have not joined PA1 can attend for $20).

Wednesday October 26 11:30 AM

Oct 20 2016

Society of American Magicians PA #1 (NEW YORK)


To a Press Conference and Complimentary Lunch to kick off
MAGIC WEEK in honor of the 90th anniversary of the world’
most famous magician HARRY HOUDINI’s death


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26 2016 ay 11:30 AM
Sojourn Restaurant
244 East 79th Street
New York , NY

(This event will take place on the site of Harry Houdini’s first Manhattan apartment
formerly Mrs. Leffler’s Boarding house on 79th Street)

We will announce all of the activities taking place in honor of the occasion in New York City and around the nation .


THE EVENT IS HOSTED PARENT ASSEBLY #1 If you are interested in making
a presentation, please contact George Schindler (DEAN) at 718-336-0605

A guest relative of the Houdini Family is expected to attend.

October meeting Thursday 10/6 @ Chelsea Studios

Oct 04 2016

Our October meeting will take place on Thursday October 6 at

Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, Between 6th and 7th Avenues

Meeting Begins at 7:15 pm. After meeting show will begin at 8pm

Parent Assembly #1 Fall Member Magic Show
Circus Bicuspid
Rene Clement
Lee Alan Barrett
Og the Caveman
George Schindler
Hosted by Myron the Magnificent

Pops Haydn Lecture @ Fantasma Sept 29.

Sep 28 2016

Lecture with Whit “Pop” Haydn
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor (enter on 33rd Street)
Free for PA1 members,
Pop’s Lecture:
Pop Haydn started out as a street performer in the 1960’s, and has worked all over the world in every type of venue. He is a seven-time Magician of the Year award winner at the Magic Castle. Pop will talk about the psychology and routining of magic. He will discuss the philosophical principles that underlie his approach to magic using his own original routines to illustrate his thinking. He will explain how to use patter to strengthen the effect of the trick and to develop humor out of the situation rather than through “lines” and jokes. The routines he will be discussing include both stage and close up magic, and are all award-winning routines designed for real world situations. He teaches useful principles, sleights and ruses that can be applied to any routine.
Four Ring Routine, Mongolian Pop Knot, and Six Card Trick
Close Up:
Chicago Surprise, Multiple Peeked Cards to Pocket, Specific Resonance, The Intricate Web of Distraction (color- changing knives)

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