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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 2000 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 (5+)

HP Movie Trivia at Bryant Park Lounge - May

Bryant Park Lounge

This is a sponsored event post brought to you by the trivia organizers @ Friends from Bayside and Beyond (https://www.meetup.com/hangout-in-queens). We thought this might be of interest to TGTSNBN members =) The original event post can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/hangout-in-queens/events/260658270/ I have been to a few of these and had a great time. They use a system where groups of people rotate teams between rounds, so you not only have a blast playing trivia, but also meet a new wide range of Harry Potter fans! ---- Details Prepay required at https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/harry-potter-trivia-night/dates/ 6:30 PM- Harry Potter (movies) Trivia. This is a multi group event open to all Harry Potter movie fans. It is not meant to be age specific or gender balanced.. ============================================================================= Harry Potter fans test their knowledge of the beloved Harry Potter movies during this interactive trivia event. Categories may include: The Dark Arts, HOGWARTS, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People and Animals & Magical Creatures. Coming Alone? No problem! Part of the fun is meeting new people. We will put you on a team with other HP Fans! 95% of the participants come solo How it works We will have 4-6 teams and approximately 5 rounds. Work with your team-mates to get the most questions right and you are eligible to win some great prizes at the end of the event. $15.95-$20.75 depending on when you register. Prepay required at https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/harry-potter-trivia-night/dates/

Harry Potter Therapy Workshop with Dr. Janina Scarlet

Schermerhorn Hall


We are thrilled to have a special guest joining us for this event! Learn about how to manage your own Dementors and Boggarts in this engaging discussion about “Harry Potter” and mental health. Learn how to discover your own magical abilities with Dr. Janina Scarlet, the author of “Harry Potter Therapy”. After the workshop, copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is limited! To ensure accurate RSVPs, we are setting a $5 fee to confirm your seat. Along with that, every RSVP holder will be entered to win a copy of "Harry Potter Therapy", and a Hera the Dragopurr emotional support plush! https://amzn.to/2XeaspF About the Speaker: ----- Dr. Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management and a scientist at Alliant International University. She is experienced in using ACT to treat anxiety, depression, and trauma. Along with "Harry Potter Therapy" https://amzn.to/2IAp9zh, she will also be releasing "Therapy Quest : An Interactive Journey Through Acceptance And Commitment" https://amzn.to/2X8y9j4 and previously published "Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens and Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma" https://amzn.to/2Xe9vO8 ----- She will also be signing copies of "Dark Agents" and "Superhero Therapy" at BookCon on June 1st and that evening signing copies of "Therapy Quest" at Barnes and Noble Union Square at 6pm!

June Monthly Meetup: Discussion - The DADA Professors

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

For our June discussion series, we are going to take a brief break from our book discussions to have a more focused topic. Chamber of Secrets introduced us to Gilderoy Lockhart, the WHY? of the infamous series of DADA professors. Let us delve into this maligned and cursed profession: We will discuss the many DADA professors during Harry's years at Hogwarts. Discussion will include items such as: - Which one was the worst? - What houses should they be sorted into (for the one's not canonically sorted)? - The future of DADA. Hope to see you there! ---- Our monthly Meetups are almost always free to attend. We do collect donations during each monthly Meetup (or sometimes hold a raffle). This helps fund our operating costs as well as supplies like prizes, crafting materials and more. You are also welcome to donate at any time via the internet at https://secure.meetup.com/TGTSNBN/contribute/ Please do not let this discourage you from attending if you cannot contribute at this time, it is only a request, not a requirement. Thank you for your support!

Wizards Invade the CT Midsummer Fantasy Ren Faire! (Joint event with HP-CT)

The Midsummer Fantasy Faire is a fantasy (non-historical) themed faire in Ansonia CT. It is A TON of fun, and has performers not seen in the Tuxedo Faire and their are less Muggles than other faires. The Ansonia Faire is 1.5 hours from NYC, only 30 minutes further away than the Tuxedo, NY Faire. So lets show Ansonia some Hogwarts love! HP Cosplay, Ren Cosplay, etc is not required but definitely encouraged! Start and end times are the formal times of the Faire. But I usually recommend arriving at Faires at least 30 minutes before gate opening. We will also hopefully be joined by some members of HP-CT! Please note that we will not have transportation available for this event. But please use the discussion section below to organize car shares or train shares! For more information about the Faire, visit its homepage: http://www.mfrenfaire.com/ IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is RAIN OR SHINE

Past events (670)

May Monthly - Relax and Color!

Uno Chicago Grill

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