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!

The Great Ragidy Supreme

A magician of many talents, The Great Ragidy Supreme has appeared on BET, FOX TV, and ABC's All My Children.  He has also written and performed lyrics for popular TV commercials and rapped on a remix of a song by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem for The Muppets remix album. All this experience adds up to giving you and your little ones a theatrical show with music, giveaways, audience participation, comedy and amazing effects. Afterwards, he’ll even throw a fun dance party with popular kids’ music and balloon sculptures for all. You can check out his skills at Tutto il Giorno restaurant in Tribeca, where he performs magic during Sunday brunch.

Recommended ages: 3 & up, but  he has performed for 1 & 2 year olds

Specialties: Audience participation, comedy, music, dancing, giveaways, balloon sculpture

Price: Dependant on ages and distance

Online: ragidysupreme.com

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— Gretchen Kunz