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Welcome Harry Potter Fans!

We are HP-NYC, "The Group That Shall Not be Named". And Harry Potter isn't over till we say its over.

We are the largest HP fan club in the world with over 4000 members. Our members span every type of person possible but we are united in our love of these books.

We meet regularly on the 1st Thursday of every month and have special events almost every month. If you are looking for a way to meet new friends and forge new relationships in this huge city of ours, then you've come to the right place.

Our Events

We have a wide range of events and activities that are as diverse as the interests of our members. We strive to provide an experience that allows you to indulge in your talents and creativity while having a tremendously fun time.

Some of our events include:

- Trivia Nights

- Board Game Nights

- Movie Screenings

- HP Themed Crafting

- Fan Fiction Readings

- Cosplay Photoshoots

- Wizard Rock Shows

- Convention Presentations and Appearances

- In Costume Ice Skating



Our main sponsor is Jordan Dené (http://www.jordandene.com/) - Maker of kitchen armor, outfitter of crayon soldiers.

Jordan Dené is a matchmaker of sorts, first introducing and later marrying practicality and pop culture. Pennsylvania-bred and Brooklyn-based, Jordan specializes in creating aprons with geek-chic graphic designs and creative curios like the best-selling crayon bandolier (as seen in Real Simple’s holiday gift guide).

Although initially sewing was solely supposed to be a creative outlet, thanks in part to Etsy’s enthusiastic crafting community, Jordan’s hobby quickly turned into a wonderfully hectic small business.

Jordan’s products are crafted with individual care and are fashionable, functional and 100 percent customizable. With handcrafted items like the ever-popular TARDIS aprons, golden snitch necklaces and canvas bags embroidered with whichever Hogwarts House suits your fancy, Jordan’s shop has everything to fit your niche needs.

Upcoming events (4)

Wizards do Yoga!

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For the first time ever! Our Meetup is getting together for a wizard’s yoga class. Meetup organizers Deanna (the younger) and Dyanne are newly trained yoga instructors ready to test out their new magical wizard flows with everyone!

Please bring your own yoga mat. A towel or non-slip socks could also work if you don’t have a mat.

In order to promote a comfortable and relaxing environment, this meetup is for those participating in the class only. No spectators, please! Beginners and first-timers welcome!

Affordable Yoga Mats:
5 Below - https://www.fivebelow.com/products/series-8-fitness-blue-yoga-mat-68in-x-24in

Amazon - https://a.co/d/5ugtPkC

This event is at a rented studio so there is a $9 fee to cover our costs.

Seat on the Rental Van for the Ren Faire

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The van has 12 available seats and seats cost $32 (this includes PayPal fee)

The seats are first come, first serve. To claim a seat, RSVP to this event and make your payment. We CANNOT ACCEPT CASH.

Please read ALL OF THE DETAILS BELOW before you RSVP and pay for your van seat. They will detail the time we will leave the city, where to meet and what time we will leave the Faire.


On Sunday morning, please meet us at 7:30 AM in front of C&C Rentals at:

18 Morton St. & 7th Ave south, New York, NY

This is near the West 4th and Christopher Street Train Stops.

WE WILL BE HEADING OUT AT 8:00AM. We apologize, but in order for things to run smoothly, if you are not there by 7:55am we will be heading to the Ren Faire without you.

We expect to arrive at the Faire around 9:45 am in time for opening ceremonies.

The Faire ends at 7pm, and we expect to hit the road back to NYC at 8:00pm.

Some additional details:

  • The van has a 12 person capacity, so first come, first serve. You need to RSVP and pay the fee via the Meetup.com payment system.
  • Our van will leave C&C Rental the day of the Faire at 8:00 am SHARP. We cannot wait even if you TXT me, or call me, or send a Patronus.
  • I will not be able to provide refunds after August 28th. That is the cut off if you find out you no longer want to be on the van.


I appreciate everyone's understanding regarding these policies. The Ren Faire trip is one of our most logistically detailed, but also one of our biggest and most entertaining trips of the year. As always if you have any questions you can contact me at [masked]

Annual TGTSNBN Trip to the New York Renaissance Faire!

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Its our yearly trip to the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo NY!!!

For those of you who need a way to get to the Faire, we are once again arranging a van. That will be handled by a different Meetup event. Please RSVP to BOTH if you are taking the van (which we will be charging a fee for). If you are not taking the van but still joining us, please RSVP to THIS event.

We generally split up once we enter the Faire, as everyone has different things we like to see. But we always try to gather in the middle of the day for lunch, at the end of the day during the pub sing and we DEFINITELY gather for a group photograph.

For more info about the New York Renaissance Faire check out their homepage here:


HP-NYC Presents: The Wizard Retreat Weekend!

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***To purchase your registration and learn more visit:

The Wizard Retreat Weekend (WRW) is a magic-filled, all inclusive retreat designed to celebrate the community and connections of Harry Potter fans. Limited to approximately 100 guests, this intimate experience will provide you with a chance to connect, create and party with your fellow witches and wizards.

Originally planned for 2021, COVID required us to push this event forward a year. Thanks to the wonderful proprietors of the Guest House Retreat Center in Chester Connecticut, who allowed us to reschedule. We have had an extra year to prepare.

Over the 3 days and 2 nights of WRW you will experience workshops, classes, games and more and at night the parties happen with our special guests. Our Master of Ceremonies Lawrence Neals and musical guest Valentine Wolfe!

I can certainly imagine you have many questions. We will answer a few here and then you can visit the event website at wizardretreatweekend.com!

The WRW is not like many of the previous events you have attended. The definition of a retreat is a place of privacy or safety. We are creating a magical haven for one special weekend. Where we can leave the muggle world and focus on our magic. Think of this as your wizard family getaway!

The venue is a charming, historic retreat and conference center in the Connecticut River Valley and we have exclusive use of the entire center! It is surrounded by 17 wooded acres adjacent to the 16,000 acre Cockaponset State Forest.

The WRW is all inclusive. What this means is that our registration fee includes 2 night accommodation, 6 fully catered meals, and snacks and beverages available nearly 24/7. All of our programming and special events are including (though some workshops might have materials fees). Meals will be served in their absolutely stunning dining hall and the Guest House is able to accommodate for nearly every dietary requirement.

And in appreciation for those of you who read this whole e-mail. We have a special promotion. The first 25 people who register for the Wizard Retreat Weekend, either in full or via our payment plan. Will receive a special gift package at their arrival to the Guest House Retreat. This will include a WRW beverage tumbler, a carry bag and more!

For more information including pricing, registration, and travel info make sure to visit


and to learn more about our special guests!



Past events (759)

August Monthly Meetup - BINGO NIGHT!

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