Adults, we like magic, sure. But kids? Man, they looooove magic. If you want to bring a little wonder to your child’s next party, hiring a magician may just do the trick. NYC is home to all kinds, from funny to fantastic, balloon-twisting to animal-toting. All will work with you to customize a show to thrill your little magician and his or her friends. Click through this guide and watch that party-planning anxiety vanish into thin air!

Joshy K

If you remember playing with Rubik’s Cube, Joshy K can introduce your kids to it all over again.  Able to solve the darn thing in 23 seconds, he’s built magic tricks around it, and even teaches classes on how to solve it.  In addition, he does lots of other tricks, and has three family magic packages available, including one that’s just the right size for a smaller apartment.  He’ll work in Harry Potter and Doctor Who references, get kids excited with interaction and props, conduct a “magical wish ceremony” and can do balloon sculpting and child levitation, too.  He also is available to give lessons in magic to your budding Houdini- or Dorothy Dietrich-in-training.


Recommended ages: 4-12

Specialties: Rubik’s cube, audience participation, child levitation, balloon sculpture

Price: $265 & up


Do you have a favorite NYC magician? Tell us about it in the comments below! 

— Gretchen Kunz