NYC Mayor Michael Blooomberg issued a proclamation declaring the week of October 25-October 31 2013 Magic Week:

2013 proclamtionThanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the following kind words about the S.A.M
“Everyone knows that a good magician never reveals his or her secrets, but take it from this magical mayor-it’s hard to hide the fact that so much of the magic of New York City comes from the generosity of its residents, The members of SAM bring joy and excitement to people across the five boroughs and are always ready to lend a hand to New Yorkers who need it most. We applaud this outstanding organization for all it has accomplished and look forward to its contributions keeping our city magical for many years to come”



Proclamation -2“The week of October 25-31st has been proclaimed ”MAGIC WEEK” by the City of New York, so that it coincides with The Society of American Magicians’ annual event. The mayor recognized that “More than a century ago, a group of New York City magicians gathered in the back room of Martinka and Company’s famous magic shop to form their organization. For more than fifty years the Society has recognized the anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini with a special week of events to highlight the charitable work of its members throughout the year; during which magicians volunteer their talents performing in schools, veterans hospitals., senior facilities and nursing homes and for people who cannot afford to pay for this type of entertainment . “Magic Week” is when The Society of American Magicians takes its bows.” “It is no illusion that New Yorkers are some of the most generous people in the world. This week’s events are a wonderful opportunity to recognize the talented and dedicated magicians who lend a helping hand “

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