Image: William Sidney Mount, Dregs in the Cup (Fortune Telling, the Fortune Teller), 1838, N-YHS 1858.57.
Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12 pm – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages
What does the rest of summer have in store for you? Summon the spirits of illusionists’ past and visit one of our fortune-tellers from the Golden Age of Magic—when New York was mystified by magicians’ ability to see beyond the present and trick the eye! Using popular games from the turn-of-the-century, help our Living Historians learn what your future will bring this year with palm readings and much more.
This summer, New York’s magical past comes to life every weekend from June 23 – August 26! Meet magicians, escape artists, fortune-tellers, and more marvelous illusionists from the past—all brought to life by Living Historians from the present. Check out our Family Calendar every week to discover each program’s special theme as it’s announced!