Brooklyn Magic Shop Delivers Magic Tricks, Classes, and More in Cobble Hill
Kids (and adults!) love magic—whether it's attending magic shows, trying their hand at tricks, or learning the secrets behind the illusions, and New Yorkers have a new magic shop on the scene willing to teach them a few tricks. Located in the family-friendly enclave of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Magic Shop is dedicated to all things to magic.
Read on for our full review and learn why you need to take your budding magician to this cool new shop.
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Behind its windowed facade, Brooklyn Magic Shop hides plenty of kid-friendly fun.
The Brooklyn Magic Shop is a unique educational magic shop and performance space recently opened by the husband and wife team of Diana and Daniel "Apolino" Morales. Combining their passion for education and magic, Diana and Daniel envisioned a place where kids and adults could experience a little magic in their lives.
Stop by the storefront for one of its various magic classes held after school and on weekends. Options include classes like Magic & Circus, Introduction to Magic, and even an Intermediate Magic class for kids who have mastered a few tricks. There's even a class for adults ages 18+ called Foundations of Magic.
Audience participation is welcomed by Apolino during his weekly magic classes at the Brooklyn Magic Shop.
In addition to magic classes, one of the biggest draws at the Brooklyn Magic Shop is its magic show featuring Apolino the Magician. I recently took my 5-year old son to one of the weekend shows and we both were delighted.
Over the course of an hour, Apolino performed about 15 tricks, most of them involving audience participation. All the kids in the audience had the opportunity to assist Apolino during his performance. For his tricks and illusions, he used cards, coins, silks, bubbles, and rings, interweaving his performance with personal stories and providing us a behind-the-scenes look at some of his sleight of hand moves. Everyone left the show with big smiles, wondering "How'd he do that?"
Before or after your magic show, shop some supplies to fuel your own tricks at Brooklyn Magic Shop.
The magic shows take place on the weekend afternoons. You can also rent the Brooklyn Magic Shop for private events and birthday parties. There's a small selection of tricks, cards, books, and other magic paraphernalia for sale inside the store.
Tickets for the magic show cost $45 for adults, $25 for kids ages 3-7, and $10 for children sitting on parents' laps. Advanced purchase is highly recommended as the intimate show is limited to 20 audience members.
Photos by the author