Reviews

✨Prestino’s Magic Show!✨

MAGICIAN AND BALLOON TWISTER!

(516) 455-2187

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Here’s what others are saying!

Jericho Public Library Jericho, NY 2017,  2015, 2011

I have had Prestino at my Library several times, and I have never been disappointed . He is probably the easiest performer that I have ever worked with and adults and children alike flock to his shows. His show is clever, delightful, funny and incredibly entertaining and he is the favorite magician of my patrons. His act features a great deal of audience participation and everyone walks out with a great big smile. He is quite professional and I hope to have him perform here for many years to come.
~Barbara Barrett / Head of Children’s Services

Coastal Financial Services, FL November 2016

Joe has performed at our client dinner appreciation party the last couple years, and the guests really enjoy his performance. We look forward to his magic tricks and jokes every year.~Erin Brandenburg; Administrative Assistant for Joseph Hofmeister www.coastalfinancialservices.com/

Hernando County Public Library, FL July 2016

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Meadowcrest Community, FL February 2016

I am so glad that I made the decision to have Prestino come to our residential community here at Meadowcrest in Crystal River, Florida. He put on a great show that was not just full of magic, but was full of laughs as well. He is a great entertainer as well as a great magician. The guests were talking about it for days afterwards trying to figure out how he performed his magic tricks. The guests loved his audience participation. Prestino was very accommodating and easy to work with. I will certainly keep him on file for future events.
~Denise Bastanzi; Meadowcrest Social Committee Chair / Crystal River, FL

Palm Harbor Library, FL December 2015

Prestino’s show was FANTASTIC! You know you have a great performer when the parents are laughing as hard as the kids. He had a great mix of magic and comedy. He showed up early, left right on time, and didn’t need any help bringing in or taking stuff out. I was very impressed by his show and his level of professionalism. I think he’s a great fit for any age audience in any setting. I definitely plan to book him again soon! Simply AMAZING! I’ve seen Prestino perform on a number of occasions and I was blown away by his performance every time. No matter what the age group, venue or occasion, Prestino is a crowd pleaser. From small crowds to an audience of thousands Prestino puts on a smile on every face. Whether it’s balloon animals, live animals, card tricks, and much more, Prestino has got an endless repertoire of talent to keep you and your guests entertained for hours on end. Don’t gamble on the entertainment for that special event. Have a consummate showman like Prestino take care of it for you and be guaranteed a day to remember.
~Kiki D; Palm Harbor Library / Palm Harbor, FL

United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay FL 2015

The kids and staff really enjoyed your show we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks!
~UCP Tampa Bay FL

Crystal River Library Crystal River, FL 2015

Everyone in the audience had a great time. Prestino presented a number of tricks that had all of the classic magic elements; acts of prestidigitation, objects disappeared, reappeared, and multiplied, there were card tricks, and acts of transmutation. All tricks were done with such ease and fluidity that many had the adults scratching their heads. Prestino knows his way around his magic tricks, but he is also great with the kids. Always ready with a clever response to a child’s question, spouting jokes that were completely child appropriate yet able to make the adults in the audience laugh right along with the kids. Overall a pleasure to work with.
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~Ben K.; Citrus County Libraries

Crystal River Primary School Crystal River, FL 2015

We had Prestino as a reward at my school, so it was every grade level. The students were enthralled… They laughed and sat there trying to figure out some of the amazing tricks. It was a good time had by all, both faculty and students! The kids talked about it for days afterwards and wanted to know when we were having the magic show again! Very well done and very professional!
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~Jennifer M.

Kingsborough Community College NYC 2014

This man was a blast. He was pleasant, easy to work with, and super charming. Real pleasure to have found him for an office party!
~Sergey B. Kingsborough Community College Staff

Fairy Tale Productions LI NY

I own Fairy Tale Productions, a Long Island based event planning company, and I have used Presino for numerous jobs because he always leaves my customers satisfied with my company. He is an outstanding magician that can entertain kids of all ages, and adults too. He can dazzle a crowd with his unique magic tricks and some comedy to boot. He is a true professional who comes dressed in formal attire and always arrives early to get a sense of the crowd. He is our top magician in New York, And a real pleasure to work with.
~Joseph Palagonia; http://www.fairytaleny.com

North Shore Public Library Shoreham, NY 2014

Prestino did a great job at North Shore Public Library (Long Island), where he kept the audience enthralled, and even had the parents on the edge of their seats, especially when he levitated one of the kids! The kids loved being a part of the show, too.
~Jane A. / Children’s Librarian

The Regency At Glen Cove Glen Cove, NY 2014

Prestino was a pleasure to work with. He was our go to Magic show for years at our assisted living home and the children from the community. He had adults and children entertained. He is a must at your next event.
~Erica F.; Activities Director; The Regency

Great Neck Library Parkville Branch, NY 2013

I am not usually a fan of magic shows. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! Prestino’s Magic Show was thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. The kids had a blast, and the parents enjoyed it too. The show also had plenty of audience participation which always makes for a great time. If anyone is looking for a great magic show for your school or library, look no further.
~Marion Dodson / Great Neck Library

Communion CelebrationLong Island, NY 2012

I just wanted to thank you again for performing at my son’s communion. Your show was fantastic, and the kids and parents alike loved it all. We will gladly refer you to friends and family, and we hope to see you in the future as our other to kids get a little older. All the best!
~The Estevez Family

Deer Park Public Library NY 2011

Thank you for the two fantastic magic shows you performed at our library today. Your patience, high energy level, and obvious love of magic and children resonated throughout the programs. Perhaps the little girl who refused to leave at the end of your show was the true testament to her enjoyment. Both the adults and children smiled from beginning to end.
~Kathi Grier / Children’s Librarian

Jericho Public Library NY 2011

We had Prestino at the Jericho Public Library to “kick off” our summer reading program. The 150 adults and children in our audience were transported to a “magical” place of fun and entertainment. The rave reviews are still pouring in. It was a great show and Joe is a pleasure to work with. I look forward to having him here again, and I know our patrons feel the same way.
~Barbara Barrett Head of Children’s Services

Port Washington FD Port Washington, NY ’08, ’10, ’12, ’14

Not only did the kids love him, but the adults loved him too! I hired Prestino to perform at our Fire Department’s summer barbecues. He walked table to table doing close-up magic for everyone, and I couldn’t believe the laughter and sounds of excitement that came from each of the small crowds and tables he performed for. Weeks later I was still getting compliments on how I chose such a great magician. I recommend him highly.
~Michael Tedeschi / Director PWFD; NY

Port Washington FD BBQ NY 2010

I had the pleasure of attending a community event whereby Prestino entertained over 200 adults and children for 4 hours. He is one of the most amazing and impressive magicians I’ve ever seen. He was energetic, personable and fun. He interacted well with each individual and then performed a 1/2 hour show. He made balloon animals and hats for anyone who wanted them. Prestino came prepared with a suitcase filled with amusing props and a carrie including a friendly bunny. He invited children as well as adults to participate in his show. When he was finished, he invited his audience to pet the bunny if they wished.
~Debbie / Port Washington, New York/ 2010

Pat’s Pizza Long Island NY 2009

I hired Prestino to attract people to my pizza shop for our grand opening, and what a great decision it was to hire him! He really knows how to draw a crowd. Prestino’s people skills are sharp and his magic is first rate. The kids love the balloon animals and Beans the rabbit! I’m definitely going to invite him back in the near future.
~Santo D’Anglelo / Owner Pat’s Pizza

Creative Parties, Nassau County NY 2009

Fantastic Show!!! One of the best magicians in the tri-state area to book for any type of event. Knows how to get the kids as well as the adults involved in the show. Everyone loved him and you will too!!!
~Irfaan Ramzan / Party Planner

Party Store Queens County, NY 2008

I run a children’s party center, and I called Prestino to fill in for another magician we usually work with that couldn’t make the show that day. I was a little nervous about hiring Prestino because I had never worked with him before, but it turned out to be a huge success! The adults were were just as mesmerized as the kids, and the store got repeated calls for him! He knows how to keep the fine balance between children and grownup entertainment! His show has something for everyone!
~Brie Dryer / Party Planner / Queens, NY / 2008

Kingsborough Community College,Brooklyn NY 2008

We needed another instructor, so I called Prestino to teach a children’s magic class in the Continuing Education Program in 2003. I had only heard about Prestino from the dean of Continuing Education, who saw him perform at a party. The dean gave me Prestino’s business card and asked me to find out if he was available to teach a class. Prestino turned out to live up to, if not exceed expectations that were held for him. Prestino’s performance skills and ability to keep his audience entertained are highly refined and engaging. Children love learning from him! The few times that I stopped by his classroom, I was delighted to find that even the childrens’ parents were mesmerized by his performance. I am convinced that Prestino would make a great addition to your event, party or restaurant and it is without reservation that I recommend him highly!
~Dorothy Steier / Director Of Continuing Education Programs Kingsborough Community College / Brooklyn, NY / 2008

Rocket Charters / New York, NY ’06 ’07 ’08

What a great entertainer! I run a July 4th party each year on a pier in Manhattan. It’s a perfect location to view the Macy’s Fireworks show. Unfortunately, due to NYPD security measures, guests must arrive on the pier 3-4 hours before the fireworks display. Keeping guests entertained for 3-4 hours is hard. Prestino has “worked” the 3-4 hrs. before the fireworks at this party for the past four years and each year I am amazed at how well he keeps the 400 or so guests involved as they wait for the fireworks show. His close up magic is excellent and the kids love the balloon animals. As long as I run the July4th bar-b-que, Prestino will be working for me.
~Captain Tony DiLernia www.rocketcharters.com

Family Gatherings! 2009

Simply AMAZING! I’ve seen Prestino perform on a number of occasions and I was blown away by his performance every time. No matter what the age group, venue or occasion, Prestino is a crowd pleaser. From small crowds to an audience of thousands Prestino puts on a smile on every face. Whether it’s balloon animals, live animals, card tricks, and much more, Prestino has got an endless repertoire of talent to keep you and your guests entertained for hours on end. Don’t gamble on the entertainment for that special event. Have a consummate showman like Prestino take care of it for you and be guaranteed a day to remember.
~Sunil Prasad / St. Petersburg, FL