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

Next Meeting Meeting Friday June 6

Jun 02 2014

Our Next Meeting will take place on Friday June 6
The next Meeting of PA1 will take place on Friday June 6, 2014
The meeting will take place at:

Mt. Sinai Hospital
1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street

The Meeting will begin promptly at 7:15.

This will be our final meeting of the year and Elections will take place. Please see the Spellbinder for details.

Our after meeting event will begin around 8:00 pm, and will be a lecture by coin expert Kainoa Harbottle. The lecture will feature a number of card and coin routines.

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May 16 Workshop CANCELLED

May 15 2014

Due to aSchedule Conflict the May Workshop Has been CANCELED

2014 Salute to Magic May 17 2014

May 15 2014

The 105th Salute to Magic will take place on Saturday May 17th at the Queens Theater. Showtime is 8PM:

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Jeff McBride

Jeff McBride

Mark Mason Lecture Tuesday May 13 @ Mt. Sinai

May 06 2014

On Tuesday May 13 The Parent Assembly will host a lecture by Mark Mason. The Lecture will take place at Mt.Sinai East builing and will begin at 7:15 pm.

Although Marks lectures cover effects in  many fields, cards, coins, ropes,
mentalism, close up, strolling and stand up, the key is always on
entertainment. You will quickly become aware Mark has all  the skills, but we are
sure you will agree his number one skill are his PEOPLE  SKILLS.

Highlights from Marks current lecture include:

Stuck up Monte – Marks opening commercial effect the best 3 card monte
you will ever see.

A Word In A Million – Any word, Any Book, Any  language.

The Put and Take Move – You will be rub bing your eyes  when you see the
put and take move.

NT2 – A brilliant stand up newspaper routine

Coin Flux 2 – A brilliant non sleight of hand 3 coin  matrix, the method is
sheer genius.

Hindu Rope Surprise – Comedy cut and re stored rope with a genuine climax.
Marks scissors gag is worth the price of the lecture.

Attitude Force – Voted the best item from Mark’s lecture,  a no classic,
classic force that you will love and use within 15 minutes.

This is an open lecture, Non Members of the Parent Assembly may attend for $25.


Upcoming Events

Friday 5/16    Workshop @ Gemini 7:30 PM

Saturday 5/17  105th Salute to Magic @ Queens Theater

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Friday June /6 June meeting w Kainoa Harbottle Lecture

Kainoa Harbottle Flyer


Next Meeting Friday May 2 @ Mt Sinai

Apr 23 2014

The next Meeting of PA1 will take place on Friday May 2, 2014
The meeting will take place at:

Mt. Sinai Hospital1425 Madison Avenue @ 98th street

The Meeting will begin promptly at 7:15.

The After Meeting event will be  Daryl’s 4F XII (“four f twelve”)  Lecture
Daryl Headshot

This will

Effects taught include :

Comedy Surprise Torn & Restored Paper routine
Color Changing Backs routine
Cards to the Fourth Dimension and BACK!
A totally impromptu Chink-a-Chink effect
Dai Vernon Dice Routine
Impromptu Rise
Totally Impromptu Cup and Ball Routine
Theory & Principal
Effect-less Method, a Backwards Classic, and “My First Magic Trick”
Daryl’s Favorite Trick

and several more

Most of the material can be performed without any special props.

Non Members of the Parent assembly may attend the lecture for a fee of $25.00

On Tuesday May 13th at 7:15 pm the PArent assembly will host a lecture by Mark Mason
This will take place at the usual location Mt Sinai East Building. Non members of the Parent Assembly may attend this lecture for a fee of $25.00

Congratulations David Kaye

Apr 18 2014

Congratulations to PA1 member David Kaye for receiving the Performer Fellowship Award from the Academy of Magical Arts. David is the first childrens performer to be given the award.


Workshop Friday April 18th @ Gemini

Apr 13 2014

On Friday April 18,2014  Doug Edwards, PA1 Magician of the Year, will be hosting his monthly workshop at the Gemini Diner. The topic will be Self Working Magic. 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!

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