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Plunge into 2017 with Magic at Coney!!! @ Noon & 3 PM
January 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$5 - $12
New Years at Coney Island has always been a highly anticipated regional event. Thanks to the Polar Bear Plunge, January 1st is the second largest gathering of the year, after the summertime Mermaid’s Parade. People come from all over the region to take the plunge into the ice cold waters of the Atlantic. This year, in conjunction with Coney Island USA and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Magic at Coney!!! is helping to keep the fun alive with two very special Sunday performances in the 50 seat theatre at the Coney Island Museum. The magical variety act hosted by well-known, award winning local magician, Gary Dreifus and will include mentalists, illusionists and escape artists.
Gary Driefus is the founder, producer and host of Magic at Coney!!! and has been performing magic, mentalism and hypnosis for over 40 years. He has designed and taught magic programs at several schools, colleges, community and senior centers and is one of the select few individuals to receive the coveted degree of Doctor of Magic from the International Magicians Society. The weekly show has been “upgraded” in response to give crowds a little “extra” for the holiday, but also to remind people of the importance of supporting live entertainment.
“Magic still wows crowds,” says Dreifus. “You let children watch a live magic act and their minds explode. They want to know how it’s done. They get excited about life’s possibilities, and that’s why we do what we do. We’ve got an incredible lineup and can’t wait to perform.”
Performances are every Sunday at Noon with two shows on New Year’s Day at 12 pm and 3:00 pm.
There will be no show on December 25th. Seating is limited so it is advisable to purchase tickets early. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.
Take the Plunge! with
Lee Alan Barrett
Award winning Magic from one of the top stand-up Comedy Magicians in the country and an icon at Magic at Coney!!! With his background in acting and improv combined with magical skills, Lee always leaves his audience in amazement and laughter! He’s appeared on CBS Morning Show, and performed for organizations including the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Paul Newman’s “The Hole in the Wall Gang” Camp for Kids.
Known as magic’s funniest professional, Omar Olusion not only wows the crowds with his illusions and close up magic, but is equally famous in the New York City area for his MC and DJ skills. With over 20 years in the business this entertainer knows how to wow a crowd.
Hailed by the NY Post as “one of the best”, Torkova has taken his “mind reading with a touch of whimsy” all over the globe, working at prestigious locations such as Hollywood’s famed “Magic Castle”. This award winning magician has wowed audiences for over thirty years with his memorable and “eerie” performance act.
The World’s Greatest Escape Artist, as evidenced by an award-winning handcuff act (2000 World Magic Awards) at The Roxy, The Magic Castle, Limelight, MK, Bally’s, the White House and on several television specials throughout the world! He has received numerous citations, including one from President Barack Obama, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, for his work on behalf of wounded veterans.
For more information, directions, and to purchase tickets visit https://goo.gl/DmEkgN.
Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Magical Promotions is dedicated to the education and entertainment in the Art of Magic. To make these skills accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability. To strive to make students attain a firm understanding of the Art, enabling them to connect with others and the amazing talent inherent in all of us. To have a better understanding of the psychology, history and performance of Magic as an Art form. To foster fellowship, preservation of the Magical Arts, ethical standards, education and personal growth.