Visit NYC's Oldest Magic Shop After Dark - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Visit NYC's Oldest Magic Shop After Dark

$115 per person
New York, New York
About Your Host

Hi. I’m Noah, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I am a professional magician who has been working in New York City for the past 10 years. I've also translated a number of books about magic, and I’ve taught it in hospitals, veterans centers, and juvenile detention centers.

For questions about this experience, please contact the host directly through Airbnb.

What We’ll Do

Visit the oldest magic shop in New York City after hours for a special performance, then leave with your very own “Mystery Box” of delights.

Hidden on the 6th floor of an unassuming office building in Herald Square,
Tannen’s Magic Shop is the oldest continually running magic shop in New York City. Inside there are sprawling bookshelves, colorful boxes, and hundreds of drawers with mysterious labels. I’ll take you through the space, telling some of the store’s most curious historical anecdotes and performing some of Tannen’s bestselling tricks from the 1930’s. I’ll serve drinks and we’ll sit together around a circular table lit by a single overhead lamp for an interactive magic show.

What Else You Should Know

-This experience lasts just over an hour.
-The venue is wheelchair accessible.
-Guests normally use elevators but there is also a stairwell.

Where We’ll Be

This experience takes place at New York City’s oldest operating magic shop, Tannen's, which has been supplying magicians with tricks and style since 1925. Some of the curiosities you can expect to find at the shop include invisible paint, multiplying billiard balls, “pure smoke,” the “Emperor’s Orange Box,” hundreds of versions of rabbit producing hats, magic canes, dice, and cards.

Dates and Availability

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What We’ll Provide



Tannen's Mystery Box (a box of assorted magic tricks)

Additional Information
Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Group Size

There are 18 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

Guests ages 16 and up can attend.

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