Gary Ferrar: Magician

Forest Hills, NY

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About this pro

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love watching people's reactions to my magic. Everyone thinks they have the best seat in the house if they're in the front row. In actuality, I always have the best seat in the house. The expressions on people faces always makes my job a delight. Because of my line of work, I'm always interacting with people who are smiling, laughing, or just in awe of what they're seeing. That makes it all worth while.

Location

Forest Hills, NY 11375

Years in business

11

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Reshma S. Nov 21, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great Show!
    Kids were really happy and entertained!
  • Rachel G. Jun 18, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Susan B. Jan 14, 2016
    I highly recommend Gary for your celebration. He did an amazing job at my daughter's 10-year-old birthday party. He tailored the show for her age group, mixing the right amount of magic, humor and hands-on engagement. Every child received a wand and a magic trick at the end of the performance. He showed the children how to do it, which was especially interesting to the group. My daughter and her friends had a wonderful time.
  • Robert G. Sep 21, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Not only did he arrive on time but he made sure that he encountered every guest at the party. (About 60) His wonderful personality and quick wit and perfect magic was the hit of the party.We were truly sad to see him leave. I would recommend him 100 percent to anyone wanting to hire a great magician.
  • Julie R. Sep 14, 2014
    I thought he was amazing. He was a perfect addition to an adult party. It was my 25th wedding anniversary ! I would hire him again in a heart beat
  • Michele C. Dec 15, 2013
    I found Gary by typing "best magicians in nyc" into the google search bar - and, yet again, google hit it right on. Gary was the first of several magicians I called, but I knew immediately from our telephone conversation he was the guy. He has a warm and genuine personality and is naturally funny. Gary performed for 25 adults at our annual holiday party and every single guest LOVED him. We are still talking about you, Gary! His magic is astounding and his personality lights up the room - what more could you ask for?! Gary truly lives up to his name and we would - without reservation - recommend and hire him for all future parties.
  • Matt N. Oct 18, 2013
    Thanks so much for a memorable performance at our engagement party! I think one of our friends summed it up when he said "That magician made my month...and I've been having a pretty good month." Everyone you performed for was truly astonished. The trick with the cards and the envelope is mind-blowing. I am pretty much convinced that was real magic. My only regret is that I did not get to see more of the tricks! Thank you also for being very professional and punctual. Several guests at the party asked about you and I told them you were a pleasure to work with.
  • Ro L. Mar 5, 2013
    Highly entertaining and funny for both kids and adults. i had my son's 5yr old bday party and he loved it as did the other children.
  • Dinah A. Jan 13, 2013
    First time hiring a entertainer for my son first birthday, I can't believe how amazing the whole event went because of his performance. All the kids and the adults enjoyed watching him performed and I can't be any happier of how everything went so perfectly. He is great to work with, and have such a wonderful personality as a perfomer and as a person. Many of my guests wants to know more about him and etc... Highly recommended for anybody planning a special event for someone, especially for kids... Great job Gary and we look forward seeing you again for future events... God bless
  • Shari G. Nov 27, 2012
    Gary, thank you for a great Halloween show for our building. The kids had a blast. You kept them engaged (and there were a lot of them), laughing and full of smiles. You definitely went the extra mile getting to us right after Hurricane Sandy! The kids needed it and you delivered an amazing show.
  • Rachel Z. Nov 5, 2012
  • Christina W. Jun 4, 2012
    Gary was great with the kids. We had him for my son's 5th birthday and then again for his 6th. He is very professional and keeps the kids entertained. We are still trying to figure out how he does all those tricks. I might have to use him next year for my other son's birthday.

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I used to volunteer in pediatric units around NYC. I'd go room by room and entertain sick children. It was an excellent training ground for me to build confidence, since the kids were so thankful and their was low pressure of success. I can't think of a better way to get in practice!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've performed at Mike Bloomberg's New Year's Eve party and given private lessons to Ralph Lauren and Ivanka Trump. But that doesn't mean that I don't regularly perform form small backyard events. I guarantee I'll be a great fit for your event!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure that your entertainer can fit the mood of the party. Will the performer be too stiff, or too casual? With a background in theater, I can adapt the style of my show to fit your needs! Some magicians are on auto-pilot. They have a set show and they do it for every kind of audience. I adapt my show on the fly to make sure I'm performing the kinds of tricks the audience is responding to! You'll love the way I get your guests engaged and interacting with each other.