Message from Parent Assembly President, Bob Braun…

Dear Compeer!

Friday evening will be our April meeting, at the new Fantasma address. 213 West 35th St- # 401 (Between 7th and 8th Avenues).

Meeting at 7:15, after meeting lecture at 8.

Harrison Kramer, our 2nd VP and entertainment chair, has this to say about the lecture:

“This Lecture is going to be incredible. One of a kind fusion of magic, theater, and DIY robotics that has to be seen! DO NOT MISS THIS!

Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a performer and inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and S.T.E.A.M. initiatives and his clever integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he presents in a very stylized, vaudeville-inspired, punk rock way. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist.

Mario has made appearances on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel. He has taken home numerous awards at Maker Faires worldwide. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic. Most recently, Mario was privileged to be a part of the creative team behind David Blaine’s first ever North America tour.”

Then, April 14th (a week from Saturday) will be our annual Salute to Magic, the 109th Salute we have presented.

Producer and First VP David Kaye announced that John Bundy and Morgan (performing three never before seen illusions)and Krystyn Lambert have been added to this year’s show. (Krystyn had top billing on the hit touring show, The Supernaturalsts and performances in Criss Angel’s BeLIEve in Las Vegas-she was also featured in the award-winning documentary, Make Believe.)

Performers also include Mike Bent (comedy magic), Harrison Greenbaum (The Illusionists, America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing), Keith Nelson (variety/plate spinning), and Elliott Zimet (modern illusions).

The show is on Saturday April 14th at 7:30 p.m. The venue is The Haft Theatre at FIT College. (227 West 27th St.) between 7th & 8th Avenues.

Don’t miss this great show.

We will also be honoring our own Bob Little, our 2018 Magician of the Year.


Tickets can be purchased either by going to our site, or directly to:

With the member code sampa1, you can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $45. Tickets for children are available for only $20, so the show can be a great night for the whole family.

Great seats are still available.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting on Friday, and at the Salute to Magic on Saturday, April 14th.

Yours in M-U-M,

Bob Braun


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