Strolling Magic

Many people don’t know one form of magic from another. That’s O.K. It’s not their fault. Most have a stereotype of what a magician is and does. Some think we are childish and are only entertainment for Children’s birthday Parties. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
I do limited Birthday parties in Boston and its surrounding suburbs.

I have one specialty which goes by many names. Strolling Magic, Walk Around Magic, Mix”n Mingle, Close Up Magic. If you know other names or something comes to minds send it to me
The Strolling Magician does not perform a formal show. I mean you wouldn’t set up chairs and have your guests seated to watch a 45 minute show. ( Although you may be interested in a formal close up show.)
There are unlimited venues where you may utilize a Strolling Magician. These are listed on my services page.
In short The Magician makes his way through the event entertaining groups of people. It is not unusual to hear loud clapping, laughing and cheering. It truly is a good time for everyone involved. No doubt, you will have people approach you and tell you they have never seen a Magician as good as you in their life. ( A wise Magician advises, not to get a fat head!) It’s really quite simple. Most people have never experienced the talents of a professional Magician. If they do again, he will be their “New Best Magician ever.” That’s why you don’t have to order a new hat size.
More often than not, you will be everybody’s new best friend. I’m not sure what that says about my needs for having my ego stroked.
Make no mistake, whether it be Boston or Worcester, no one will put more heart into their Mingling show than Joe Ferranti.
It would be my pleasure to entertain your guests for any occasion. They will thank you. That is a guarantee.

Full Frontal Performance

June 6th, 2021…graduation and celebration for the Senior Class of Newburyport High School.
In May, I performed for the Billerica Memorial High School Graduating Class. Although, I was fully vaccinated, the students were not. Following safety protocols I performed with a mask as well as the graduating class. It was a great evening, enjoyed by all. We made the best of what we had, still not out of the pandemic.
Jump forward to June 6th, the entire graduating class on Newburyport High School has been vaccinated and we picked up where we left off prepandemic. No holds barred, Close Up Magic performed as it is meant to be performed, “Close Up and Personal.” The kids, 17 and 18 years old loved it. I mean kids compared to me, the young men and women are heading off to college at the end of the summer, and they’ll be attending classes in person. The graduates caught a “break” after the seemingly endless life with restrictions.
Of course, we will all go through many challenges as the return to “normal” is not going to happen overnight.
Good Luck to you all, it was a pleasure to meet and spend a few minutes entertaining you with magic.
Joe Ferranti
Boston Ma. Close Up/Strolling Magician
Boston Magician Joe Ferranti entertaining with magic.

Post Pandemic?

I see concert tickets on sale for December 2021 at the Boston Garden. Sporting events are running currently at limited capacity and expect to increase as we head towards summer. Other states are already open at full capacity…fingers crossed we all will continue to provide our services safely for our clients.

With concerts pending in the coming winter, I anticipate a busy Holiday season, filled with performances for past and future clients.

Weddings are resuming, as well as graduations and many other celebrations…I will do whatever it takes to ensure your safety as well as provide the Very Best in Magic entertainment.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                          Joe Ferranti

Boston Magician performs at Bachelorette Party


Happy New Year…2021

Most often we welcome a New Year with immediate expectations of turning the page and moving “onward and upward.” Unfortunately, we are unable to shake 2019,2020 of their impact on our lives. I certainly do not need to tell my story of how my business is on hold. Everyone on the planet has their own story to tell.
I am fortunate, I’ve lost some income and dearly miss human interactions of my magic performances throughout Boston Mass. So many have lost everything, there are no words that can convey the sadness we feel for the less fortunate.
In 2021, I look forward to performing at Weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and 2021 Holiday parties. I want to shake hands, hug, (when appropriate)
I am ready for my vaccination, and will continue to cooperate until it is safe for everyone to move about freely without fear of harming my fellow humans.
I am ready to provide the Very Best in Close Up Magic and Parlor for your events. Let us reacquaint and celebrate whatever portion of 2021 is left for us to celebrate.
Best Wishes for a Safe and Healthy 2021!
Joe Ferranti
Boston Massachusetts Close Up Magician

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One Fun Week End!

Somehow it feels wrong to get paid for having so much fun. However I’m not complaining. On a recent Friday I had the privilege of performing my style of walk around, (strolling) Magic at a 40th Birthday party. Everybody is already in the right mood to be entertained. As the Magician you run on the energy of the guests and they feed off of your enthusiasm. Some type of perpetual energy.

You know it’s going to be a goodnight when guests from three different rooms came and surround you because of the loud reactions, and applause. The icing on the magical cake is that a few people follow you around the party in order not to miss anything new. When the Birthday “boy” blew out the candle I was hoping he was wishing I could be forty again. No such luck! I hope he gets his wish. Saturday evening I find myself at a wedding reception. I know we will have children and adults. So I start with the kids. They were all just coloring quietly at their tables. That didn’t last long. They love sponge balls. What could be more magical. They appear, they disappear, they travel from here to there. They multiply, they fly into the children’s hands. What more could you ask for. The adults around start watching and realize this might be fun for them as well, and it is. Coins , Cards , rubber bands. Organic props, everybody knows what they are. You didn’t stop by Diamond’s Magic shop to get these props. ( Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) The crowd is a little more subdued than the night before. Don’t forget, the ages were five to seventy five. I don’t have to tell the Magicians, but the Wedding couple always have at least one special trick that is a keepsake that they usually put in their wedding album. Please don’t forget that I am available for any event. You are limited only by your imagination. I’ll be waiting for your call. I’ll be home practicing my sleight of hand in Wilmington, Ma.