FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Learn the “Secrets of Magic” at Trailside’s After School Workshop Series, Starting Feb. 22


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Children in the 1st through 5th grades are welcome to join magician Joe Fischer for a behind-the-scenes look at how professionals perform their magic at a six-week “Secrets of Magic” After School Workshop at Trailside Nature & Science Center. The workshop will run on six consecutive Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. from Feb. 22 – March 28. Pre-registration is required. For information about this Magic Workshop, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside.  Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Joe Fischer, Magician Extraordinaire, will conduct an after school workshop series, “The Secrets of Magic,” at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside on Wednesday afternoons, beginning February 22. The after school “Secrets of Magic” Workshop Series is for students in grades 1 through 5. It will run on six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on Feb. 22 and ending on March 28. Each class will run from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. and the cost for the six classes is $108 per child. Pre-registration is required.

“We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity for children to get a behind-the-scenes look at how professionals perform their magic tricks,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

“It’s especially interesting to have such a talented and highly regarded performer as Joe Fischer to teach these classes.”

This exciting workshop will give students a rare glimpse at how magicians perform their magic and offer participants an opportunity to learn from a professional magician. Students will be taught various magic tricks each week that they can take home and practice on their friends and family. Participants can expect to learn how to make things appear and disappear, read a friend’s mind, perform rope tricks, card tricks and much more.

Joe Fischer has been fascinated by magic since the age of 10. Upon finishing college, he decided to make it his full-time career. He has created various educational programs that use magic to teach lessons on topics such as substance abuse, reading, cultural diversity and the environment.  Joe is in great demand as a performer and teacher throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He created the “Secrets of Magic” program to teach children the basics of magic; hoping to instill in his students the same love of the art that he has.

For information about this after school “Secrets of Magic” workshop series, or about any other programs or upcoming events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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