The first meeting of the new season will take place on Thursday September 8 @
** NOTE: This a change from prior announcements! **
421 7th Ave entrance on 33rd street.
Meeting will begin 7:00 –
The after meeting event will be a lecture by Levent
At the one night only event, Levent will do a special multi-media lecture and will teach his Fundamental Rules of Stage Magic, as well as the little known secrets of many highly commercial and practical magic tricks such as:
The Long Pour Salt Trick
The Half Dyed Color Changing Silks
The Linking Rings
The Multiplying Billiard Balls
The no gimmick Diminishing Cards
Charlie Miller’s Three Rope Trick
The Potassy Wave Deck
And his masterpiece “Misers Dream.”
This will be followed by a hands-on workshop on the Misers Dream. All participants will be given special materials to take home and practice the Misers Dream. This special workshop is at no extra cost and is exclusive to Levent’s lecture at Fantasma.
September 16 Doug Edwards Workshop @ Gemini Diner
September 29 LEcture by Pops Haydn @ Fantasma NY
We regret the passing of our dear compere Bronwyn Clare Pipitone (Devlin July 1)
If you wish, you may make donations in honor of Bronwyn’s memory;
you may send check payable to The Society of American Magicians Endowment.
Indicate that it is for the Bronwyn Clare SYM (Society of Young Magicians ) fund.
Mail to S.A.M MEF at 234 Towyn Ct- Ambler PA 19002.
The Final Workshop of the fiscal year will take place on Friday June 17th at the Gemini Diner
The Topic is
The Latest & the Greatest, Oldies and Goodies
As Always expect a variety of things to learn. Come on early and enjoy the diners Early Bird specials
641 2nd avenue @ 35th street
6:30 pm to eat, workshop starts around 7:30 pm,
Please support the diner!
SAMPA1 will be hosting a Lecture by Norman Beck on Tuesday June 7th at
421 7th Ave
Enter on 33rd street.
The lecture will begin at 7:15. The lecture is free to SAMPA1 members, $20 to SAM members and $25 to others.
The next meeting of the parent assembly will be held on FRIDAY June 3
at ** Chelsea Studios **
151 West 26th street
The Meeting will begin at 7:15. Show to begin @ 8PM.\
The nominating committee receommended the following slate:
President- Bob Bruan
1st VP- Nina Schindler
2nd VP- Herb Scher
Treasurer- George Schindler
Controller- Rene Clement
Secretary- Steve Gross
Trustee(3yr) George Schindler
Trustee(1yr) Ted Lee
Board Member Joe Cetti
Board Member Ken Ferst
Board Member David Kaye
Board Member Harrison Kramer
Board Member Sterling Lee
The after meeting event will be a Meber Close up show produced by Herb Scher. The Show is open to the general public.
The next meeting of the parent assembly will be held on FRIDAY May 6
at ** Chelsea Studios **
151 West 26th street
The Meeting will begin at 7:15. Lecture to begin @ 8PM.
The after meeting event will be a Lecture by Will Houston. Dr. Will Houston is the Magic Circle’s Close-Up Magician of the Year for 2015. He has completed his PhD in Victorian Conjuring and will present his new lecture based around his recently released DVD set “Modern Magic”. Included will be card and coin magic suitable for close-up and parlor. Genii’s review of his DVD set wrote ”This is a remarkable collection that serious students will enjoy for quite some time”
On Monday May 2 PA1 will present a lecture by Michael Vincent @ Fantasma Magic. The lecture will begin around 7:15
Michael is widely regarded in the magic community as one of today’s great master conjurors. He has been named “Best Close-Up Magician” three times by The Magic Circle in Britain. His DVD’s are terrific and he has made frequent television appearances, including two on Penn & Teller’s…Fool Us. Michael performs elegant, classic magic, and the rare opportunity to learn from him in person should not be missed. The lecture is free for Parent Assembly members, $20 for other SAM members and $25 for other non-member magicians.
The 2016 Salute to Magic will take place on Saturday May 7 At the Queens Theater in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Click on poster for more information
The next meeting of the parent assembly will be held on THURSDAY April 7
at Fantasma Magic
421 Seventh Avenue
Entrance on 33rd street
The after meeting event will be a Lecture by by Flavio Iacobini, a magician from Italy, who specializes in magic for children. Flavio, better known as Mago Iaio, is the creator of Hocus Bimbus Grand Gala, the most popular live magic show series for children in Italy. The lecture will cover a wide range of magic which will be of interest to anyone who performs for children but also has applicability to general audiences. His lecture will cover warm-ups, actual routines from his show, marketing tips, costuming advice and the importance of your performing name when trying to set yourself apart as a professional family and children’s entertainer.
Please come early to join in to the pre meeting Jam session. Jam begins at 6:15.
There will be a special show on Thursday March 31st at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Free and open to the general public. seating First come First served. 6PM Doors open 1 hour earlier.