Some Harry Potter Magic Comes to NYC This November


New York, New York – it’s a hell of a town!

Or maybe that’s Springfield. I forget sometimes. No matter. The important thing is that Gotham’s wizarding community has a big things planned for November.

It begins mid-month when NYC plays host to this year’s Quidditch World Cup. Come witness Muggle Quidditch at its finest on November 13th and 14th at Dewitt Clinton Park. With weekend-long games taking place on four Astroturf pitches and an estimated 50 High School, college and community teams in attendance, it’s sure to be the International Quidditch Association’s finest showing to date.

The 15th, of course, sees the big New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, with the full film release on the 19th. This should keep all the wizards and witches occupied until the 21st, the date of the NYC Wizard Rock Festival.

Started in 2008, the original NYC WrockFest featured 10 bands and sold out to an audience of over 300. For its second showing the event has garnered 15 Wizard Rock acts (including Ministry of Magic, The Whomping Willows, The Remus Lupins and Snidget) and will be hosted at the renowned Music Hall of Williamsburg – a venue with twice that capacity.

Tickets for the NYC Wizard Rock Festival are currently available through Ticketmaster and at the Mercury Lounge and Music Hall of Williamsburg box offices for a mere $20, and day-of-show tickets will set you back $25 at the door. So hem up those house robs, warm up your wand and make plans to be there as the Big Apple becomes a little more magical!

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