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!

Gary the Great

If you want a special show like no other, Gary the Great says he improvises every performance based on how the crowd responds and what they want to see.  Magic? Comedy?  Juggling?  Gary’s got you covered, and you can add on extras like balloon sculpture or magic workshops, to boot.  Gary has performed on Fox News Channel and America's Got Talent, and serves as a magic consultant for national television commercials and theater productions.  He says his enthusiasm, on-the-fly customizations and personal touch make each appearance different, and he’s got the popularity and advance bookings to prove it.  


Recommended ages: 3 & up

Specialties: Customization, improvisation, juggling, balloon sculpting, magic workshops

Price: $500 & up


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

— Gretchen Kunz