Something very exciting and amazing happened last week; I was featured in the Time Out NY Kids Birthday Edition as one of six Best Birthday Entertainers in New York City! When TONY editor Rory Halperin reached out to me about being featured, I could not contain my excitement!
Immediately after finding out, I called my good friend, 5 year old Lily, to see if she would take some silly pictures with me at the Time Out office. She agreed, because she is awesome like that!
We had tons of fun taking lots pictures and recorded some video as I opened up the box of interesting things! There was fire, coins, cards, and lots of laughs!
You can find me and the other five TONY Kids Best Birthday Party entertainers by clicking here! The magazine is currently available for sale at all news stands across NYC!
You will get to read all the answers to questions that people always ask me; such as my most requested trick at parties or when I first became interested in magic. You will even hear a fun fact about my fiancee, Miss Christine!
If you don’t subscribe to TONY Kids, you totally should! They always list awesome events through-out NYC and host a really great event called Spring Fest that I performed at and headlined in last year. It is a really great source for families in the Big Apple and the surrounding boroughs!Schools
It was awesome to see Debra Messing watching my magic show in Central Park during her son’s school picnic. She was laughing her butt off and taking lots of pictures! Wonder if she got me on my good side?Festivals/Street Fairs, Schools
On Saturday, 5/4/13, I had the privilege of performing at the Washington Market School Street Fair! From the minute I walked up to the block, I was greeted by orange and purple balloons and lots of cool, downtown parents and teachers excited to be at this yearly fundraiser. I have to say, I have been to a lot of street fairs, and this is one of the most organized events that I have been to!
It was a perfect day! It wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t too cold, it was just right! I got up on stage, and to get everyone on the block to come watch the magic show, we got louder and louder. All the excited cheers made the crowd get bigger and bigger. We literally took over the whole block!!
We closed out the magic show in the most energetic way possible; with crazy dancing to one of my favorite songs, Gangnam Style. Man, these downtown kids can dance!
Also, Miss Christine and I got to see two of our favorite downtown girls! It was a great surprise ending to a wonderful day at the Washington Market School Street Fair!Festivals/Street Fairs, Show
On Saturday, 4/27/13, I returned to the Tribeca Family Festival! For the last 6 years I’ve been a featured performer at this annual street fair and family celebration. The fair is a Film Festival favorite which attracts more than 250,000 people each year and features lots of FREE activities and performances (including ME!) This year, I got to perform 3 shows, and they were all AMAZING!
See some of the fun we had:
Off-Broadway, Show, Special Needs
The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things
IS OFFERING AN AUTISM, SPECIAL NEEDS, AND
SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
on June 23, 2012 at 1pm.
Magician Max Darwin (aka The Amazing Max) and producer Christine Cox announce an autism, special needs, and sensory friendly performance of the Off-Broadway run of The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things, has been added on June 23, 2012 at 1pm.
The Amazing Max will alter the show to adjust to the sensitivities of children with autism and other special needs. Handicap accessible seating is available. There will also be a quiet area available in the event anyone feels overwhelmed during the performance.
The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of it’s own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators’ faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with engaging visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.
The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things special needs friendly show will be performed at the MMAC Theater located in the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area.
“I knew that Max would enjoy the show if he could just push past his sensory fears of the dark and the unknown, and he did”. Ellen Seidman, www.lovethatmax.com
“My niece has autism but was able to engage and focus during your show in a way I rarely
see – it is THAT good. Thank you!” Bonnie Wickham, audience member
A limited number of discounted tickets are available for $20. Reservations are required and must be made using the online reservation form, www.TheAmazingMaxLive.com/specialneeds or call 212-496-2147.
Performance: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1pm. Following the performance children will the opportunity to meet The Amazing Max, who will be signing autographs. There will also be special giveaways.Schools, Show
The families at City and Country School had a blast with me on Friday 5/11/12, during their annual spring fair. The energy was high in the West Village as students and parents got to experience my magical powers!
A big thanks goes to Nicole Luterman for organizing such a fun family event!
For the last few years I have had the opportunity to be apart of the Tribeca Family Festival! This annual Street Fair as held on Saturday 4/28/12, on Greenwich Street from Chambers Street to Hubert Street. The fair is a Film Festival favorite which attracts more than 250,000 people each year. Tribeca Family Festival is always free and open to the public. It’s filled with family fun and lots of awesome entertainment like me!
“Magic in Minutes” is an interactive instructional DVD for kids!
Learn 12 different magic tricks including:
- how to bend a spoon
- vanish a coin
- reading someone’s mind using a crayon.
“While performing several hundred shows a year for kids, I constantly hear shouts to teach them a trick,” Max Darwin said. “Every kid I perform for wants to learn a magic trick or two themselves, and with ‘Magic in Minutes’, I can teach them that incredible magic tricks can be easy to learn, and can be performed using everyday ordinary objects from home or school.”
Stay tuned for further release information
Note to writers and editors: Review copies of the DVD available upon request to: email@example.comMedia
Click HERE to see the full segment.Charity
I got the chance to perform a preview of my new off-broadway show on 12/10/11 at the MMAC Theater. I love performing to help a good cause, Save The Children.