Friday, November 20, 2009

Billionaires, Millionaires...and a Magician Team Up for Global Hunger

Magician Steve Cohen to Star in Magic4Mercy Benefit at Action Center to End World Hunger in Battery Park

Billionaires, millionaires, media personalities, and just plain folk will join forces to support the Mercy Corps Action Center to End World Hunger on Tuesday, December 8th at the Magic4Mercy Benefit featuring the world-renowned magician/mind reader/illusionist extraordinaire Steve Cohen. Proceeds from the event, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a champagne reception, will benefit the Action Center, opened one year ago at 6 River Terrace in Battery Park in an interactive space.

On December 8th the Action Center will be transformed into a stage for Cohen, whose elegant Chamber Magic show in a private suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Towers suite has delighted more than 250,000 guests over the past 9 years. Woody Allen described his performance as "a religious experience." Called the "Millionaires' Magician" by Forbes magazine and "a heart-stopping act" by The New York Times, Cohen's fans include Warren Buffett, Barry Diller, David Rockefeller, Michael Bloomberg, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sondheim, Senator Chuck Schumer, and the Queen of Morocco. Cohen is also a former Tannen's Magic camper.

Tickets for the Magic4Mercy Benefit are $125 ($100 is tax deductible) and may be purchased online at here. For more information about the event, call 646-453-8823.