NOTE: We recommend arriving at 10:30am, we will be heading into the park PROMPTLY at 11am.
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We begin our entire day of Harry Potter themed festivities learning to truly understand what Harry and his friends dealt with in the Battle of Hogwarts.
To do so, we have the esteemed wand duelist Charlotte Ravilla joining us to provide over an hour of dueling instruction within Central Park.
As this is a special holiday the Ministry has allowed a relaxation of the rules regarding Wizarding Attire and encourages you to show up in your finest wizard garb. The Muggle's will just think we are a group of cosplayers.
Of course this is not required, jeans and t-shirts will be equally accepted. Please bring a wand if you can, and if have extra wands that you will be willing to loan to those who do not have that would be greatly appreciated.
The dueling instruction will be followed by a light picnic and our second event of the day. Which will be posted separately later this evening.
For an example of what to expect at a dueling class, please see the video below of Ms. Ravilla's standing room only class at the Aeternitas convention last April:
Welcome Harry Potter Fans! We are The Group That Shall Not Be Named. The NYC Harry Potter Meetup.
We are the largest Harry Potter Fan Club in the world with over 1,000 registered members! We are New York City based but have events all over the tri-state area. Join us and see why you never have to stop believing in magic!
TGTSNBN is sponsored in part by Harry Potter: The Exhibition, now open at Discovery Expo in Times Square!
"Step inside the famous wizard’s enchanting world and experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts™ this holiday season. After a widely successful international tour, Harry Potter™: The Exhibition is back and better than ever, enhanced with never-before-seen items from the epic series finale! In this amazing exhibition, guests will get an up-close look at the artistry and craftsmanship that went into creating the iconic props and costumes that appeared throughout each of the Harry Potter™ films. These authentic artifacts will be displayed in elaborate settings inspired by the films’ sets, including Hagrid’s hut, the Great Hall, and an exciting new vignette based the epic Battle of Hogwarts, as seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2. For a fully immersive experience, take advantage of the optional audio guide, which includes exclusive behind-the-scenes commentary from the actual creators of the films, as well as backstage anecdotes from costume, creature, and prop designers and producers. The adventure continues at Discovery Times Square!"