• February Meetup - Discussion Series: 'Stop blowing holes in my ship!'

    UNO Pizzeria & Grill

    "'Stop blowing holes in my ship!'
    Relationships, platonic, romantic, familial, and otherwise are a huge topic of examination and fascination in fandom, and Harry Potter offers up a lot of content to explore. February's meetup will be a discussion on the relationships of the Wizarding World.

    Led by Emily Kastner. Emily is a therapist currently helping connect NYC employees to mental health and substance abuse care. She is a dedicated member of TGTSNBN, and enjoys leading lively discussion groups such as this one.

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    Our monthly Meetups are almost always free to attend. At most of our regular monthly Meetups we run a raffle with amazing Harry Potter related prizes! Participating in these raffles is one way to help us keep hosting magical events. These help fund our operating costs as well as supplies like prizes, crafting materials and more.

    We also have a GoFundMe and we are trying to raise monthly to cover a years worth of operating costs so we can plan bigger and better events. Please check it out here!

    https://gofund.me/29d2042b

  • HP-NYC Presents: The Wizard Retreat Weekend!

    Guest House Retreat Center

    ***To purchase your registration and learn more visit:
    ***https://wizardretreatweekend.com
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    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

    https://wizardretreatweekend.com

    and to learn more about our special guests!

    https://www.lawrencenealsentertainer.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/GeekLifeRules
    https://valentinewolfe.com/