FEATURING: John Cox
Fri, July 13th, 2018 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free with Pay-as-you-wish Friday Night
Introduced with a presentation of "Houdini in New York" by John Cox, writer of the popular blog Wild About Harry, member of the world-famous Magic Castle, and consultant on a variety of Houdini-related projects.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Free as part of our Summer of Magic evenings. Reserve tickets by calling (212) 485-9268 or clicking Reserve Now. Unclaimed tickets will be released ten minutes before the program begins. Full details.
The weekend will continue with:
Houdini’s Needle Swallow & More Parlor Magic!
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 12–4 pm
Step right up to discover parlor magic performed by The Great Dubini! Gasp as he swallows needles in homage to Houdini and marvel at some of the oldest tricks in the history books. Full details.
Meet an Escape Artist!
Sunday, July 15 | 1–4 pm
Be amazed by sideshow and variety performer Adam RealMan and his special tribute to Houdini’s escape acts. Get behind-the-curtain tips on how to magicians free themselves from restraints, and marvel as Adam escapes a straitjacket, rope, and handcuffs! Full details.
The New-York Historical Society's Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection exhibition features rare treasures from the Golden Age of Magic, including Houdini's original Milk Can, Metamorphosis trunk, straitjacket, Bess's stage coat, and the Mirror Handcuffs (the first time the cuffs have been shown publicly in some 20 years). The exhibition runs through Sept. 16, 2018.
For more details and a full list of all the upcoming events, check out the New-York Historical Society's website and Facebook.
Hope to see you on Friday!