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!

Steven Woyce

Have you heard of a magician who is also a turtle expert and a magical train conductor?  Since 1995, Steven Woyce has been performing magic professionally, and has his own company, Full Effect Productions (but he’s still the guy that answers the phone!)  Steven travels to CT, DE and parts of NY & PA, but is best known in NJ for putting on shows in school assemblies and libraries, as well as his private party shows.  He’s got several interactive magic show packages with add-ons like puppetry/ventriloquism, magic wands for the kids and producing a live rabbit. But, if your kid happens to be really into reptiles or gaga for choo-choos, this is also  the guy who can bring live turtles to your party, or come as Steve the Magic Train Conductor to lead your gang through mysteries and stories that’ll make children rattle their cabooses in laughter.


Recommended ages: 3-10

Specialties: Audience participation, train stories, ventriloquism, live turtles, live rabbit

Price: $265 & up


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

— Gretchen Kunz