Summer of Magic: Meet Harry Houdini!
FEATURING: Duffy Hudson
Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Shake hands with Harry Houdini any time this weekend—that is, if his arms aren’t stuck in a straitjacket or handcuffs! Portrayed by Duffy Hudson, Houdini shares his incredible life story, performs illusions with playing cards, and manages to swallow—gulp—sharp needles! Click for more info.
The New-York Historical Society's Summer of Magic exhibition features many rare artifacts 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 September 16, 2018.
For more details and a full list of all the upcoming events (including my own on July 13) check out the New-York Historical Society's website and Facebook.