Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg proclaims "Magic Week" in honor of Houdini

Mayor Mike Bloomberg has proclaimed October 25-31 as "MAGIC WEEK" by the City of New York. The mayor recognized that “More than a century ago, a group of New York City magicians gathered in the back room of Martinka and Company's famous magic shop to form their organization", the Society of American Magicians.

For more that 50 years the S.A.M. has recognized the anniversary of the death of Houdini with this special week of charitable performances. The free shows are part of service programs sponsored by the S.A.M. and follow the example set by Houdini who served as the National President from 1917 until his death in 1926.

"It is no illusion that New Yorkers are some of the most generous people in the world. This week's events are a wonderful opportunity to recognize the talented and dedicated magicians who lend a helping hand," said the Mayor.

New York Assembly #1 performers this week will be at VA hospitals, Senior Centers and Rehab Facilities. Participating performers so far are John Bohannon, Paul Hsaio, Rene Clement, George Schindler, Frank Reyes and Jordan Linker.

More more information and to read the proclamation itself, visit the official Society of American Magicians website.

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