On October 27, 2013 Members of The Parent Assembly performed the broken wand ceremony at Houdinis Final Resting place in Maspeth Queens. The ceremony was presided over by National Dean George Schindler and the wand was Broken By President of the Parent Assembly David Adomovich
Archive for: October, 2013
NYC Mayor Michael Blooomberg issued a proclamation declaring the week of October 25-October 31 2013 Magic Week:
Thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the following kind words about the S.A.M
“Everyone knows that a good magician never reveals his or her secrets, but take it from this magical mayor-it’s hard to hide the fact that so much of the magic of New York City comes from the generosity of its residents, The members of SAM bring joy and excitement to people across the five boroughs and are always ready to lend a hand to New Yorkers who need it most. We applaud this outstanding organization for all it has accomplished and look forward to its contributions keeping our city magical for many years to come”
“The week of October 25-31st has been proclaimed ”MAGIC WEEK” by the City of New York, so that it coincides with The Society of American Magicians’ annual event. The mayor recognized that “More than a century ago, a group of New York City magicians gathered in the back room of Martinka and Company’s famous magic shop to form their organization. For more than fifty years the Society has recognized the anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini with a special week of events to highlight the charitable work of its members throughout the year; during which magicians volunteer their talents performing in schools, veterans hospitals., senior facilities and nursing homes and for people who cannot afford to pay for this type of entertainment . “Magic Week” is when The Society of American Magicians takes its bows.” “It is no illusion that New Yorkers are some of the most generous people in the world. This week’s events are a wonderful opportunity to recognize the talented and dedicated magicians who lend a helping hand “
On Tuesday 11/5 We will be hosting a lecture by Kozmo. The lecture will begin @ 7:15 at the Goldwurm auditorium
Kozmo will begin by presenting his complete street act, and will then describe each of his effects. He will describe conditions on the street, and discuss how to adapt this routines to other challenging environments. Kozmo is a true entertainer. This is sure to be a treat.
This is a closed event for members of the parent assembly!
The November Meeting of PA1 will take place on Friday November 1, 2013
The meeting will take place at:
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
The Meeting will begin promptly at 7:15.
The after meeting event will begin after the conclusion of the business meeting. The event will be a lecture by Chris Capeheart.
Chris Capehart is a regular headliner at “Monday Night Magic” in New York City. He has performed in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Hollywood, Chicago, Denver and numerous other cities. He is a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, and has also been asked to travel to England to perform at The Blackpool Magic Convention.
Chris Capehart has been dubbed “The Ring Master” and for good reasons. The three-ring routine is one of the cornerstones of magical illusions. Chris’s three-ring routine, which he perfected in 1981, has been acclaimed by some of the world’s most renowned magicians as “the best of the best.” He mesmerizes magicians and audiences with a close-up ring routine more commonly performed at a distance. His routine is featured in Volume 13 of the highly acclaimed magic series “Stars of Magic” that is marketed to other magicians around the world.”
This is a closed lecture for members of the Parent Assembly.
Tuesday 11/5 Kozmo Lecture
Friday 11/15 workshop@Gemini
Tuesday 12/10 Eric Jones Lecture
On Friday October 18 2013 Doug Edwards, PA1 Magician of the Year, will be hosting his monthly workshop at the Gemini Diner. The topic is Magic with Unusual Apparatus.
641 2nd avenue @ 35th street
7pm to eat, workshop starts 8pm, please support the diner!
Come on down and learn something new. Doug always has something interesting to teach. Bring a deck of cards, and some other standard items. Feel free to ask questions. These workshops are one of the wonderful perks of PA1 membership. Guests (magicians only ) are welcome there will be a $5 fee.
On Wedenesday October 9 SAMPA1 will be hosting a lecture by Aldo & Rachel Colombini.
The lecture will begin at 7:15 pmMt. Sinai Hospital
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street
This is sure to be a treat, always entertaining they always have a variety of interesting routines, and most are easy to do.
The Colombinis have earned many of the most prestigious awards given in magic. Aldo has been a winner at FISM and of multiple awards from the Academy of Magical Arts.
The Lecture is free to members of the parent assembly, and $25 for non members. Preferred seating will be given to PA1 members.