Monday, July 11, 2011

Pottermania Around NYC!

It's Harry Potter week here at [insertgeekhere]!

If you haven't heard by now, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two comes out this Friday (you didn't hear? Are you living under a rock?). Since this is the climatic ending of the beloved movies, people are trying to put together events to celebrate. Here are a few in and around New York.

The Muggle meet-up group, The Group That Shall Not Be Named, has several events planned including wand dueling lessons in Central Park on July 14th and a Victory Over Voldemort party in NJ on July 16th. Visit their Facebook page for more details on all the events going on.

On July 14th, Potterpocalypse! will be taking place at the Galapagos Art Space. There will be trivia, readings, costume contests, and even Potter themed burlesque performances.

If you are looking for a very special treat, stop by the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre on July 15th for A Harry Potter Musical performed by the Kirk Cameron Repertory Players (you read that right). Bringing Harry Potter books and Leonardo DiCaprio dvds is encouraged.

After the musical, feel free to stick around and catch the Hogwarts Improvisation Society's Annual Gala. Be sure to wear your house colors to support your house as battles are fought for eternal glory.

July 16th, Watson Adventures will be hosting a Harry Potter scavenger hunt at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Discover (rediscover) new and exciting art as you look for unicorns, mermaids, giants, dragons, and more. It's available for anyone ages 10 and up. Adult teams welcomed.

The team from New York Comic Con is hosting a meet-up at the legendary Ziegfeld Theatre on July 16th and 17th. Join them and other con goers for a fantastic time, which will include trivia and possible swag. Be sure to print out the coupon for a free 85 oz. popcorn (who eats 85 ounces of popcorn?)

Finally, if you need your Potter fix right now, head over to Harry Potter: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square. It is filled with over 200 props used in the past seven movies including the Sword of Gryffindor. Wilderowens has been there and will be posting her take on it later this week.

Have you heard of any other events going on? How do you plan on celebrating the end? Let us know at

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