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!

Magic Evan

There may not be such a thing as a Master’s degree in magic, but Magic Evan has an MA in Educational Theater from NYU.  Evan Paquette’s education, combined with his feeling that making kids boggle in wonder, laugh and learn is his calling, make for a business that has been successful for over a decade.  It also pays off in the way he personalizes each show with the small guest of honor's favorite toys, songs and music.  He puts on different shows for different ages, and all of his shows feature amazing magic, squeaky-clean comedy, and lots of audience participation.


Recommended ages: All

Specialties: Customized routines, comedy, audience participation

Price: $275 & up


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

— Gretchen Kunz