Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages
As part of Houdini Weekend, step right up to discover parlor magic performed by The Great Dubini! Gasp as he swallows needles in homage to Houdini, experience turn-of-the-century illusions with playing cards, and enjoy one of the oldest tricks in the history books: a ball that vanishes then magically moves through three different cups!
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!
About the Living Historian
Gregory Dubin, aka “The Great Dubini,” has performed his unique brand of classic magic for audiences around the world—from the streets and stages of New York City to Tokyo and beyond. He has performed regularly at Ripley's Believe It or Not’s Sideshow Wonders and The Love Show NYC, and has performed with and consulted for the off-Broadway hit Sleep No More. He has his own magic and variety show The Mystique Boutique and does numerous corporate events, private parties, trade shows, and all sorts of gatherings that need a little magic.
Image courtesy Gregory Dubin