For Immediate Release
July 24, 2017
Contact: John Wolfson
CNY magician offers free gift to each guest of Special Kids Day
Throughout John Wolfson’s life magic and community service have gone hand in hand. On missions trips abroad and across Upstate New York, he’s combined his love of magic with his passion for helping others.
Wolfson will continue that marriage of magic and service this week during a dozen performances at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point.
Throughout the week, Wolfson will be raising money and awareness for the fair’s Special Kids Day, which is set for Thursday July, 27. Every special child who attends will receive a free gift from Wolfson. He is also donating half of profits from all after show sales of magic sets and souvenirs to the Broome County Fair Special Kids Fund.
"I was immediately interested in making Special Kids Day a focus of my time with the Broome County Fair,” Wolfson said. “These are children who might otherwise not get to experience hands-on agriculture or the fun of a midway. I’m excited to be part of effort."
Wolfson, also known as Magical John, became fascinated with magic as a child. At six years old he commandeered his older sister’s magic kit and began learning. It wasn’t long before he was performing wherever he could find an audience. In 2003, he joined the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the world’s largest magic organization. He also attended the McBride Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas, studying under renowned magicians Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger,Lance Burton and Mac King. His talents and service interests have taken him across New York state and to Israel, Peru, Canada, the Dominican Republic, and China.
During five days at the fair, “Magical John Wolfson” will be performing his award-winning magic show twice a day. Fairgoers can also catch up with him throughout the fair stilt-walking, juggling, and performing balloon art.
Special Kids Day is over 35 years old and welcomes thousands of children and adults from Broome, Tioga, Cortland, Tompkins, and Chenango Counties who come from local camps, institutions, schools, and group homes. Participants are treated to free admission, amusement rides, an All-American Lunch, a treat of cotton candy or a snow cone, and even a prize to take home.
If you go:
What: Magical John at the Broome County Fair
When: Tuesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 30. Shows 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, noon and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Where: Broome County Fairgrounds, Whitney Point, NY
Cost: Free with fair admission
Tickets: broomecountyfairny.com/get-tickets or in person at Gregg’s Marketplace and M&T Bank