Lonely Planet magazine: Top 10 Reasons to Fall in Love with NYC

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Lonely Planet magazine lists Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic as one of the “Top 10 New Ways to Fall in Love with New York.” (Spring 2016 issue)

Here is the list (which includes several places I want to visit myself!):

1. Secret gardens – greenthumbnyc.com

2. Alexander Hamilton home in Harlem – nps.gov/hagr

3. Japanese cherry blossoms in Brooklyn – bbb.org

4. Le Train Bleu restaurant in Bloomingdales – bloomingdales.com

5. Arcade Bakery (I love this place!) – arcadebakery.com

6. Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic at the Waldorf Astoria New York – chambermagic.com

7. Carnegie Hall 125th anniversary gala – carnegiehall.org

8. Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm – brooklyngrangefarm.com

9. Museum of the American Gangster – museumoftheamericangangster.org

10. Jimmy’s No. 43 restaurant – jimmysno43.com

The summer is a great time to explore all that New York has to offer. I’ve lived in Manhattan for 21 years, and relish finding new, hidden spots. I was glad to stumble upon this list in Lonely Planet magazine (and was secretly happy to be included in it!)

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90th Birthday Party for HARRY LORAYNE

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(May 1, 2016) Over the course of his decades-long career as an author and performer, Harry Lorayne has connected with millions of people. For his ninetieth birthday, he was reminded of how many lives he’s touched. Nearly one hundred people gathered in New York City to celebrate Harry’s birthday, and it was a joyous occasion.

At the party, Michael Vincent turned to Harry and said, “You were my best friend long before you knew I existed.”

This sentiment resonated with many, because we all felt close to Harry long before meeting in person, through reading his books. Harry’s writing style is so conversational it reads as if a friend is chatting with you, offering private lessons.

To my knowledge, Harry currently gives actual private lessons to only one person, his accountant Alan Frankel. Alan and I have struck up a friendship over the past few years, and together we decided to co-sponsor Harry’s ninetieth party as a way of thanking him for his friendship and inspiration.

Too often we wait too long to tell people how much they’ve meant to us. Not this time. People traveled from England, France, Finland, China, and all over the United States to attend.

The guest list read like a Who’s Who of New York City’s magic scene, and beyond. Many told me that it was the greatest “three-hour magic convention” they’ve ever attended.

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2015 Year in Review

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As we look forward to the promise of a new year, it’s easy to forget the special moments and accomplishments of the previous twelve months. Allow me to wax nostalgic with a rundown of my 2015 highlights!

232 Chamber Magic performances at the Waldorf Astoria New York

14,000 visitors to Chamber Magic

15 national and international performances

Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing support of my show. I look forward to sharing more magic with you in 2016.

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Additional Holiday Performances at the Waldorf Astoria

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Our 2015 tickets are almost completely sold-out!

Due to popular demand, we have added two additional Chamber Magic performances at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Sunday, December 27.

These additional Sunday performances on Christmas weekend offer an additional date for you to share some holiday magic with your loved ones.

Additional Performances:

December 27 (Sunday) at 2:00pm

December 27 (Sunday) at 7:00pm

Check availability and book your tickets online

We look forward to welcoming you to the magnificent Towers of the Waldorf Astoria!

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Magic at TEDxBroadway

Immediately after my recent appearance at TEDxBroadway, the following quote appeared on Twitter:

“This magician at #TEDxBroadway just made a Mai Tai out of think air. JESUS LIVES.”

I appreciate the enthusiastic response, but I assure you there was no divine intervention!

In fact, this was not even the first time that my favorite routine, Think-A-Drink, was performed on Broadway. My hero “Think-a-Drink” Hoffman himself performed the any-drink-called-for act in 1939 at the Broadhurst Theater’s original production of “Streets of Paris.” The show starred Carmen Miranda, and also featured Gower Champion, and Abbott & Costello (before they made their first movie).

I was happy to perform my version of Think-a-Drink on the Broadway stage once again, albeit 74 years later!

Another attendee Tweeted a take-away idea […]

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