Laurels
Best Magicians
in New York
2017

Why These Magicians?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored magicians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best magicians in New York, NY.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Taste of Magic

A Taste of Magic delivers world-class magic shows at acclaimed restaurants around New York City. Its team of professional magicians strives to blend excellent cuisine and riveting entertainment by providing adult- and kid-friendly magical performances in between meal courses at restaurants such as Tout Va Bien Bistro, Gossip Restaurant, Dock's, and Ben and Jack's Steakhouse. A Taste of Magic has been featured in The New York Times, NY1, Gothamist, and The Village Voice.

New York City, NY(559) 862-4424

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Arnie Magic

Arnie Magic is a professional magician who conducts theatrical shows for children in the New York City area. Arnie specializes in magic performances that seamlessly blend interactive children’s theater with magic illusions. He offers additional services such as face painting, balloon sculpting, and magic party favors. Arnie Magic has been featured in The New York Times and New York Magazine.

New York City, NY(212) 582-2633

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Chamber Magic

Chamber Magic is a live magic program conducted by renowned magician Steve Cohen for an adult-only audience in New York City. Steve produces parlor entertainment that features conjuring, mind reading, sleight-of-hand, and his signature Think-A-Drink trick. His shows are performed exclusively in a private Waldorf Astoria suite for parties of up to 60 people. He previously starred in a History Channel two-hour special called Lost Magic Decoded and has performed a sold-out solo show at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.

New York City, NY(866) 811-4111

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David FunN

David FunN is a children’s entertainer in Westbury who has been performing magic shows in the Tri-State area for over 27 years. David specializes in strolling magic, party planning, and balloon sculpting, and serves birthday parties, corporate events, bar or bat mitzvahs, christenings, communions, and weddings. Past clients commend David’s ability to captivate the attention of children.

Westbury, NY(516) 334-6636

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Gary the Great

Gary the Great is a Forest Hills-based magician who focuses on theatrical magic and mentalism for child and adult audiences. Gary performs at events ranging from birthday parties and wedding receptions to product launches and corporate events. He is known for never doing the same show twice as he customizes each of his magic shows on-the-fly. Gary the Great has performed for multi-billion dollar companies such as Burberry, Morgan Stanley, and Ralph Lauren.

Forest Hills, NY(646) 389-7325

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Georgie Porgie Magic

Georgie Porgie Magic is a Middle Village-based magician who has been performing at Manhattan and Brooklyn parties for over 25 years. He conducts professional magic shows for a wide variety of events, including children’s parties, christenings, family reunions, school assemblies, anniversary parties, holiday parties, day camps, and bar or bat mitzvahs. Past clients speak highly about Georgie’s notable expertise in his craft.

Middle Village, NY(917) 287-7470

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Jim Vines

Jim Vines is a professional magician who exhibits first-rate tricks and effects at shows throughout New York City. He has over 30 years of experience in sleight-of-hand magic and offers performances at theaters, clubs, corporate events, and private parties. Jim Vines won 1st Place at the 2016 International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention and 2015 International Battle of Magicians.

New York City, NY(646) 844-8529

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John B. Born

John B. Born is a full-time entertainer in New York that is known for his innovative take on magic and mentalism. John primarily offers live performances at gatherings such as corporate events, private celebrations, birthday parties, bar or bat mitzvahs, and school events. Additionally, he provides customized illusion presentations for trade shows, commercials, theater, and film. John B. Born has appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and The Huffington Post Live.

New York City, NY(646) 508-1170

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Jonathan Blair Magic

Jonathan Blair Magic is a Nyack-based family magician who has been performing tricks throughout the Tri-State area for over 20 years. Jonathan conducts magic shows at events ranging from birthday parties to corporate celebrations and is known for having a knack for blending magic, comedy, and sleight-of-hand. He has performed for esteemed clients such as Google, Manhattan, Sony, Metlife Inc., and the United States Tennis Association.

Nyack, NY(914) 450-7887

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Joseph Fields

Joseph Fields is a full-time magician in Tuckahoe who provides family entertainment for small and large gatherings throughout the Tri-State area. Joseph has over 20 years of experience delivering kid-friendly shows that feature interactive magic tricks, clean comedy, playful music, and a live bunny. He also offers add-on features such as magic goodie bags and balloon animals. Joseph Fields is the assistant director of the Challenge Camp for Gifted and Talented Children.

Tuckahoe, NY(914) 771-5912

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Magic Evan

Magic Evan is a Brooklyn magician who has been performing at children’s birthday parties for over ten years. Evan primarily offers 45-minute magic shows and balloon-twisting performances, and provides add-on spectacles such as magic lessons, strolling magic, party games, and goodie bags. Magic Evan has appeared on Sprout's Sunny Side Up, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and New York Public Library.

Brooklyn, NY(855) 624-4238

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Magical Dave

Magical Dave is a Bronx-based magician who performs at children’s parties throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Dave has over 24 years of experience performing and teaching magic tricks that involve live rabbits, live snakes, party bags, and balloon animals. He performs magic shows at birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, communions, Halloween parties, Christmas parties, and corporate events. Magical Dave has been featured in The New York Times and Channel 11 News.

Bronx, NY(917) 886-6364

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Mario the Magician

Mario the Magician is a professional artist and entertainer who delivers clever performances for children in New York City. He aims to marry traditional comedy and cutting edge technology by integrating do-it-yourself robotics with old school slapstick routines in his performances. Mario the Magician has appeared on Sesame Street and Sprout’s Sunny Side Up, and has also presented live at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Museum of Natural History.

New York City, NY(917) 605-0662

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Mark Mitton

Mark Mitton is a professional entertainer in New York who specializes in performing strolling magic and after-dinner shows at private parties and corporate events. Mark is also well-versed as a magic consultant, event producer, and lecture speaker. He has performed for several high-profile celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, John Mayer, Mick Jagger, Katy Perry, and Sylvester Stallone.

New York City, NY(212) 531-0331

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Matias Letelier

Matias Letelier is an awarded Chilean-American illusionist with 20+ years of experience. Matias' unique mix of top-notch magic, mentalism, and pickpocketing along with his clean comedy, the use of technology and audience interaction, is the perfect addition to corporate and private events. He also offers an exclusive magic and wine show. Matias aims to keep his clients' guests laughing and amazed.

New York City, NY(646) 476-9830

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Matthew Furman

Matthew Furman is a New York-based professional magician who specializes in sleight of hand magic and mentalism. He has been blowing minds for 20 years at corporate events, private parties, sales meetings, golf tournaments, and trade shows. Matt specializes in strolling magic and mind reading for any size group and also a show for up to 200 people. Matt has entertained the guests at thousands of bar mitzvahs and private parties and has performed for hundreds of celebrities.

New York City, NY(212) 213-8269

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Miles Thorn

Miles Thorn is a professional magician who delivers Las Vegas-inspired magic and illusion performances at events throughout New York City. He offers entertainment solutions for private and corporate functions and is known for his rapid-fire visual illusions and astounding dexterity in juggling. Miles Thorn has performed sold-out Off-Broadway shows at the Times Square Arts Center.

New York City, NY(917) 238-5151

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My House of Magic

My House of Magic is a Bronx-based entertainment provider that offers party planning services to clients throughout the Tri-State area. The company mainly provides clowns, magicians, characters, and inflatables, and also provides optional services like interactive games, face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cone stands. Parents commend the entertainers at My House of Magic for being professional, friendly, and engaging.

Bronx, NY(347) 398-0017

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The Extreme Magic of Eric Wilizig

The Extreme Magic of Eric Wilzig is a theatrical magic show conducted by illusionist Eric Wilzig at social events throughout the Tri-State area. Eric performs at events ranging from birthday parties to corporate gatherings and is known for his unique expertise with cutting-edge illusions, elaborate escapes, and daredevil stunts. He has appeared on America’s Got Talent and has performed sold-out shows at The Tropicana and Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino.

Woodmere, NY(516) 374-6186

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