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!

Seth Dale

Promising “Interactive Comedy Magic,” Seth Dale did his first paid magic show at the ripe age of 13.  Dale loves to perform for kids, because they “laugh loud” and always “keep him on his toes,” and he makes sure there’s plenty of audience participation in all of his routines.  He can perform magic tricks, twist balloons, conduct magic workshops where kids learn to do tricks, or combinations of all three.  If you want a party where your guests laugh and have a good time, Seth employs his comedic talents and delivers.


Recommended ages: 4 & up, but he has performed for children under 2

Specialties: Comedy, audience participation, balloon sculpting, magic workshops

Price: $450 & up


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

— Gretchen Kunz