Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages
Sprint through the history of magic in New York with a sampling of illusions performed by Tanya Solomon, a magician and teacher of circus arts. Try to keep track of multiplying balls in an early act performed by magicians like ‘Queen of Magic’ Adelaide Hermann at the turn-of-the-century, count how many coins Tanya pulls from the air (or from behind your ear!) in a classic vaudeville trick, or uncover tales of other magicians leading into the modern era. Kids can even learn some magic themselves!
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!
Image courtesy of Tanya Solomon.