I've received literally thousands of appreciative comments over the years that I've been entertaining and making smiles. I couldn't possibly fit all of them up here, but here are a sampling of the letters and emails that happy clients have sent to me.
Ed's magic and performance are fantastic, of course, but what sets him apart is how easy he is to work with, being very flexible, and easy going about last minute changes, as well as being able to seamlessly adapt to audience needs.
— Ann Carpenter, Brooks Free Library
We had our summer reading finale yesterday( 8/26/2019), Ed Popielarczyk started us off with another amazing magic show. He had retooled his show, included some alien and space themed magic tricks and demos, and made some awesome display balloons for the Children’s Room. Ed arrived an hour before his show started, set everything up, and then asked permission to “entertain” the early birds who showed up at 1:40 for a 2 pm show. Gradually more kids came in, and really, Ed gave them a show and a half. He is talented, thoughtful, resourceful and reliable. He discounts block bookings. He can tailor his performance to suit any library’s needs. We’ve had him teach magic workshops, make hundreds of balloon animals at outdoor events, and, of course, do his magic shows. He “gets” it. Recommended unequivocally!
— Judy Rabin
Woodbridge Town Library
Ed Popielarczyk entertained us at the library this summer (2019), and it was a great way to kick off our summer reading program! Ed’s show was creative and hilarious, combining amazing magic tricks, awesome balloon animals (and aliens!), and tons of audience participation. The children - and adults - were rolling with laughter! Ed is personable and professional, and as a librarian, I appreciated how he tied in his show with our summer reading theme. We enjoyed Ed so much we’ve already hired him for next summer!
— Rachel Funk
Youth Services Librarian
Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville, VT
The Exeter Public Library loves EdPopielarczyk! Over the past two summers, Ed has become one of our community’s favorite performers. He engages kids and parents at every level and his shows are full of fun and laughter…not to mention the most amazing magic tricks! Ed is such a joy to work with and we cannot say enough good things about his show.
— Aimee Fontaine
Youth Services Librarian
Exeter Public Librarian, Exeter, RI
Ed performed at Wheeler Library on July 2, 2019 under our outdoor festival tent. Patrons of all ages were howling with delight! Ed brought joy and wonder to our families.
Children's Librarian & Champion of WonderWheeler Library
North Stonington, CT
Ed Popielarczyk's Comedy Magic Show is a must! He kept our large crowd engaged and laughing the whole time. Ed is clearly an experienced entertainer and is a favorite at our library. We will definitely be inviting him back!
— Cathy Rezendes
Young Men's Library Association
Thank you for a great party on Saturday for Tyler’s 7th Birthday! The show was perfect - and he had a great day. Thanks again!
— Jennifer Michaelian
Thank you so very much!! The children loved that show!! It’s all they could talk about the rest of the day, actually its all the teachers could talk about too!! Hopefully we will see you again here at Gerena, Have a wonderful day!
— Elizabeth Antaya-Izoita MSW, LCSW
Gerena Elementary School
Springfield, MA 01007
Ed Popielarczyk has come to the Eastford Public Library a number of times to perform his magic show for us. He is a wonderful performer who relates well to both children and adults. His shows are funny, entertaining and always different. Ed is very professional always arriving at least an hour before each performance. I highly recommend Ed and his magic show.
— Susan Shead
Eastford Public Library
We've had Ed perform his magic show as well as make balloon creations at our summer kick-off party for many, many years and I have no hesitation giving him the highest recommendation. He is professional and easy to work with. His show is fantastic and a hit with both kids and caregivers. He's kind, funny, energetic, and great with both a crowd and individual kids. It's a pleasure to work with him.
— Debbie Leopold
Lincoln Public Library
I can’t say enough good things about Ed and his shows! He has come to Granby at least once every summer for the past several years.
Each time he visits he presents an entirely new show, and each one has been a huge hit with our families. Ed is always prepared, professional and a real joy to work with. Most highly recommended!
— Children’s Librarian
Granby Public Library
Our patrons are ALWAYS excited when they see that Ed Popielarczyk will be bringing his Magical Moments program to our library! We have had him perform for our Summer Reading program several times over the past few years and both kids and adults love him! His shows are different each time he visits and he always brings something new and amazing to wow our audience. Ed is such a wonderful professional to work with, we always look forward to his visits.
— Mary-Jane Carle
The Bill Memorial Library, Groton, CT
Ed Popielarczyk's Magic Show is always a big hit with the children and parents!
— Sharon Vogel
Center Director Gorse Children’s Center
The children (and the staff!) are always so thrilled to see you as evidenced by the roaring laughter throughout your show!
— Pam Flowers
Director Children’s House
Ed Popielarczyk's Comedy Magic is so much fun! He gets the kids involved in every trick with slapstick humor. He builds the momentum with each illusion and ends with a trick that keeps you wondering,"How did he do that?" A fun time, easy to work with. He has visited us on Opening Day to help us kick off our Summer Reading Program. And he has made great balloon animals on different occasions for us, too! Highly recommended!
— Margo Storozuk
Southwick Public Library
I want to thank for your perfomance. You are truly a great person. I am very proud that I made the decision in choosing you as the entertainer in my daughters party. I hope that god blesses you more in life. You deserve the best. Your outstanding performance WOW all the guest especially the parents. They are looking forward to having you in their upcoming events. Thank you again!
— Gloria Mendoza
I wanted to write to you to thank you for the outstanding performance you (and your fleas) gave us for our April Vacation Fun Day Program. The children and staff are still talking about yout novel Flea Circus, and how much fun it was watching Bruno, and Fifi, and their daring feats! We loved your interaction with the children and your comical show. The children are still checking their marshmallows for fleas! We definitely will invite you and Chester back to share more of your talents with us. I will recommend you to all of my colleagues in the area. I'm so glad that your fleas had a good time with us and Thanks again for a wonderful performance!
— Robin Loomis, Director
Whiting Lane Extended Daycare
West Hartford, CT
We just wanted to thank you again for such a great time on Saturday! We have never seen Jacob laugh so hard. All of the children enjoyed themselves. They stayed engaged the entire time. You are really great with them. All of the parents, including ourselves, were very impressed and will definitely be contacting you in the future. (I handed out all your cards!)
Thanks again for making Jacob's party so special.
— Sandie and James Evans
We want to thank you so very much for our wonderful time with you last week. The children are still telling us and their parents about all the fun and excitement they enjoyed with you. I've been working with young children a long time (25yrs!) and I have never seen them have such a wonderful time and be so thoroughly entertained as when they are with you. You really are a Magician! See you again soon.
— Debbie McLaughlin
Children's House Inc.
Thank you so much for participating in our Fabulous February special events program this year. Your children's show was great! The kids clearly got into the program and loved every minute of it! Thanks again for supporting our community!
— Shelby M Michna
CPRP Recreation Supervisor
Northampton Park and Recreation Department
Just another thank— you for a wonderful performance at Kristen and Marissa's 5th birthday party. The girls have decorated their bedrooms with your cool balloons, and they are still talking about how much fun it was having you at their party. The adults, too, truly enjoyed your show.
— J. Saunders
Thank you Ed! The kids had a wonderful time! You're awesome!
— Maura Lessard
Marketing Educational Management Services
Thank you so much for your magic workshop and the extra— wonderful balloon animals! The kids had a great time, and I've heard from parents that they're having great success at home with the tricks. Everyone loved the balloon animals, too, including the staff. You were so generous with your time and talents, and we really appreciated it. I thought the workshop was very well done, with clear instructions, and humor, and with chances for the kids to try things out and participate. I would highly recommend any of your programs to other librarians.
— Kathy Schacht
Mansfield Public Library
On behalf of the Elks Golf Benefit committee and the residents of the Windsor Independent Living Association I would like to thank you for the fabulous job you did at our lodge brunch this past Winter. All of the guests and our committee members enjoyed your performance immensely. You were certainly the "hit of the day". We would also like to thank you for the extra time you spent with us that day, especially in light of the weather conditions. Your generous gift of your time was greatly appreciated.
— Cliff Tweedale
Chariman Benefit Golf Outing Committee
Just a note to say thank— you very much for coming to Camilla's birthday party on Saturday. It takes great talent to keep 14 children under the age of 7 entertained for one hour! You did a great job. The parents who were also present were very impressed.
— Deb Baronas
Thank you for the great magical entertainment during Plains School "No TV Week". Looking forward to working with you in future events.
— Plains PTA Staff and Students
On behalf of the Meriden Public Library, I'd like to thank you for the wonderful magic workshop you gave on Tuesdday at our Boys and Girls Club Branch. The children really seemed to be enjoying themselves, and I noticed a few of the kids trying to show their friends a magic trick later. I think a few of the adults were going to try the tricks at home too. Thanks again!
— Alexis Burgess
Bookmobile/Satellite Site Coordinator
Thank you so much for a great evening of fun, laughter— filled entertainment last Monday night! It has been a while since I've heard so amny great comments from parents about a great performance. I must tell you that, as I was recording Summer reading hours that night from children who were in that audience, their parents lavished you with far too many superlatives for me to remember! Suffice it to say we want you back, again!
— Mary Ellen Siniak
Senior Staff Librarian for Youth Services
Seekonk Public Library
Ed Popielarczyk's balloon creations were incredible. His presence at our Homecoming was a highlight for all of the children. As parents we marveled in his work. He created huge balloons of every type you can imagine. Children glided through the air with beautiful balloon wings on their backs and wore huge balloon hats on their heads. Ed's balloons added to the magic of the day. We look forward to having him back next year.
— Leslie J Wolfson
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
The University of Connecticut
Ed Popielarczyk's magic show sparkles. The children literally rocked with joy and roared with laughter throughout his comedic performance. Ed has a show that is appealing not only for the magic tricks he does on stage, but the magical way his warmth, sense of humor, and his special "involve the children" gimmicks effects the audience.
— India B. Nolen
Whether you are making your fantastic balloon creations, presenting one of your terrific magic shows, or leading a workshop, you ALWAYS give us magical moments!
— Jeanne Hofman
Agawam Public Library
Professional, FUN, spectacular, FUN, laughing, FUN, hilarious, FUN, cheering, FUN, giggling, FUN, incredible, FUN, fast— paced, FUN, amazing, FUN, electrifying, FUN, exhilarating, and, oh yes,FUN!!!
— Daniel J. Pitts, CLP ~ Assistant Director
Needham Park and Recreation Commission
Your show was terrific... You were patient with each and every child and attentive to so many details...
— Angela Q. Crispi
The children were enchanted with Ed Popielarczyk's balloon sculptures.
— Dorothy Hurley
Westborough Public Library