Capturing the Magic Weekend

Friday, August 24, 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

See a demonstration of the magic lantern, a Victorian-era storytelling tradition, watch the parlor magic including needle swallowing in homage to Houdini and see a free screening of The Prestige, all during the museum’s free admission hours. Also check out the Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection, the awesome, interactive Children’s Museum in the basement and the design-your-own Tiffany lamp on the fourth floor.

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Eats & Treats: Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, the museum's classy but kid-friendly eatery or grab pastries and sandwichs at counter service Parliament Espresso and Coffee. Head down 77th Street for burgers and frozen custard at Shake Shack.

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