I stopped by the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) a few weeks ago for a concert. Yes. A Midsummer Night’s Scream Music Festival was an all-day affair on one of the the hottest days of the year, with many bands performing to raise money for the cemetery, which is not affiliated with any place of worship. But besides the live music, there were other types of entertainment. Here’s where I met Wesley of Wesley’s Magic. Wesley is an independent magician, willing to travel anywhere in New York and New Jersey to entertain guests at your event.
Wesley does strolling magic, also known as “walk around magic,” where the magician roams a room or at an event and performs for groups of spectators. He approached me and my puppy in the sweltering heat to show off some tricks. I was quite impressed. He got me over and over; I could not figure out his methods. What really impressed me though was that Wesley started his business from the ground up with no capital…he is a free agent like so many JC residents, myself included. If I were to host an event, which I don’t plan on doing anytime soon, I would totally hire him. His rates are bargain, starting at $200 for the hour, for the quality of his magicianry (is that a word?). Soon, he’ll be doing children’s shows, too. Disclaimer: I’m writing this because I want to—Wesley’s show was paid for by the Cemetery. Here’s to supporting local! Check out Wesley’s website here and his FB page here.
For cuteness purposes, my puppy really dug the show, too (and thankfully didn’t dig up any of the buried bones).
eileenAugust 20, 2013 at 12:13 am (10 years ago)
Wesley was great, and added so much to our MidSummer Night Scream Festival Benefit for the all volunteer operated Historic Jersey City Cemetery. He is welcomed back anytime! Thanks for coming to our event, and for writing this nice article about him too!
WesleyAugust 22, 2013 at 2:03 am (10 years ago)
Thanks for the kind words Eileen. I was truly honored to be
there, especially after reading up more on the whole project. It was a wonderful experience for myself and my son who tagged along with me. It was truly remarkable. And thanks of course to you Gia, in taking the time to write about me. I am humbled and forever grateful.