- March Monthly Meetup - Game Night!
It's our annual game night!! Bring your favorite board games and post in the comments which ones you are bringing. Please note: Bringing a game is NOT REQUIRED. We always have enough people bringing games. What we do encourage is that if you do bring a game, that its a game that can handle at least 4 players. Our recommendation for how the evening should go is that you change the game you are playing and move around the room between each game.
- Feb. Meetup Book Discussion Series: Sorcerer's Stone
Please join us for our Harry Potter book discussion series. This month's discussion will be on Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
- HP Movie Trivia at Bryant Park Lounge - January
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/257411364 I went to a previous trivia they held 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://www.eventjer.com/links/6969A.asp 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://www.eventjer.com/links/6969A.asp
- Lunch after Ice Skating at Reichenbach Hall
I am making reservations for our group at this German Beer hall that is near Bryant Park. It is one of the only venues in the area that can easily hold a large group. You can find their menu here: http://www.reichenbachhall.com/ Please RSVP if you will be joining us for lunch. I need to know the head count by tomorrow afternoon (Friday January 11th 4pm)
- Wizards on Ice! Costumed Ice Skating at Bryant Park
Please join us for our annual IN COSTUME Ice Skating event at The Pond at Bryant Park!! Is there anything more awesome than ice skating in dress robes and house scarves?! I don't think so! The Pond is free admission but there is a skate rental fee ($20). Lockers are free if you bring your own lock, but we sometimes chip in for a large bag check and shove all our stuff into the bag. START TIME MIGHT CHANGE. CONSIDERING IT PENDING FOR NOW. Lets get a huge headcount for this! The more members the better as this is one of our premiere events! Lets freak out the Muggles and help promote the group! COSTUMES ARE NOT REQUIRED JUST STRONGLY SUGGESTED. Please come even if you don't have robes or other HP costume. Also please feel free to come even if you don't skate. There are seating areas around the rink so you can sit sip some hot cocoa and watch us flail around =) GROUP PHOTO: After we skate we gather for a group photo. We will try to take the photo the same place as last year. In front of the large fountain. So please stick around if you want to be in the photo!
- An Evening with Jim Dale - NY Historical Society
From the NYHS website: In conjunction with our major exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, legendary narrator, Tony Award-winning actor, comedian, and director Jim Dale presents an evening of “segments” related to his Harry Potter audiobooks, discusses how he created the voices for more than 200 characters, recounts his hilarious first day experience in the audiobook recording studio, shares excerpts from his Drama Desk Award-winning show, Just Jim Dale, and remembers his disastrous experiences playing the many clowns of Shakespeare. The Museum will have tickets going on sale at the end of August. They have declined to offer us group rate. Tickets are $44 (Members $32). For additional information: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/evening-jim-dale
- Monthly Meetup - Magical Beginnings: What Brought You To Harry Potter
In December 2018, TGTSNBN will be turning 13 years old. In a celebration of the Meetup's coming of age, for 2019 we will be rebooting our book discussion series. But to kick this off, we want to connect deeper with many of the members we have gained over the last few years. And the best way to do that is to share what brought us all here in the first place, all those 7 books ago =) For our January Monthly Meetup, we encourage you to hang out and share with other HP fans what first brought you to Harry Potter and the Harry Potter fandom. No one is under any obligation to speak, you can certainly attend to hear other members stories and just hang out.
- The Magical Yuletide Ball Featuring Lily and James the Band and DJ Swish!
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
The Group That Shall Not Be Named is thrilled to announce the Housing Works Yule Ball ! Featuring music by DJ Swish and Lily and James the Band! Wear your finest wizarding ball gowns and suits as you dance the night away surrounded by books at the Housing Works Book Store! Along with our fantastic DJ and musical guests the evening will feature dancing, a cash bar, trivia by New York's Dumbledore's Army, and a raffle. All profits will benefit Housing Works Bookstore Café, a social enterprise and event venue that raises money to support Housing Works’ lifesaving services for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City and its political advocacy work to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020, in the United States by 2025, and worldwide by 2030. "We use great books, great drinks, and great creative programs to make sure all New Yorkers get adequate healthcare, including housing, regardless of their income, HIV status, gender, sexuality, or race." Tickets are now available at 3 different price points! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-magical-yuletide-ball-presented-by-hp-nyc-tickets-52277521474?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0fIJ8GFE88SPXh4V2QoZKQlepKXKc1e4IpwT43TIv0ls1tIJBrKP-5NGA Event image by Jennifer Drucker
- Harry and the Potters 2018 Yule Ball
All Ages! Tickets on sale now! $5 from each ticket sold benefits the Harry Potter Alliance. Recommended attire: formal/magical/holiday/casual/muggle/etc. Be yourself. Be a wizard. Be a fancy wizard. Whatever you want. It’s all good! This is the LAST TOUR of The Whomping Willows! They are retiring after these shows! Show Features: Harry and the Potters The Whomping Willows (final 3 shows!) Tonks and the Aurors The Swedish Shortsnouts (from Sweden!) Ticket Purchase Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1771663
- December Monthly Meetup - Wreath Making!
Home made wreathes are the latest crafting craze and co-organizer Deanna the Younger will be guiding us on how to make our own holiday wreathes! We will be providing all sorts of the essentials, including frames, foam, ribbon, etc. But feel free to bring your own materials to make your wreathe your own! One area we need your help with. If you can bring a glue gun, please do. And post in your RSVP that you are bringing one so we know how many we will have. We will provide the glue sticks. We could also use some extra extension cords and power strips.