The Best Places to Celebrate the Midnight Release of the New Harry Potter Book

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The Best Places to Celebrate the Midnight Release of the New Harry Potter Book

What’s up Muggles! Comic con may be over, but there is still one fandom with something to celebrate! “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” will be released on Sunday, July 31 (midnight Saturday)!

Even though we won’t be able to catch the Broadway show for a while, the book, detailing Harry’s adult life, will be celebrated thought-out the city! Here are the best places to buy the book while geeking out with your wizard and witch friends.

? Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
⏰ 8 p.m., July 30
Compete in trivia, win prizes, wearing costumes are encouraged! There will also be a state-of-the-art photobooth from OM Digital.

? Books of Wonder, 18 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011
⏰ 8 p.m., July 30
Dress in costume for this party, which will feature magicians, jugglers, live owls and prizes.

? Villian, 50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
⏰ 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., July 30
PRICE: $29.99 including a copy of the book, birthday cake, temporary tattoos, and alcohol.

? The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St., Astoria, NY 11106
⏰ 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., July 30
Sample Pumpkin treats, consult a tarot reader and Potter trivia.

? BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
⏰ 10:30 p.m., July 30
Get sorted, do some coloring, test your Potter trivia knowledge and more at this party for all ages.

? PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
⏰  11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 31
Harry Potter crafts and giveaways at this daytime party.

? Stories Bookshop and Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen St., Park Slope, NY 11217
⏰ 8:30 a.m., July 31
This bookshop will open early at 8:30 a.m. for this daytime party, with a special Harry-themed story time at 10:30 a.m. and activities all day

? Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Ave., Park Slope, NY 11215
⏰ 10 p.m., July 30
This party is for all-ages, featuring butter beer, trivia, and more.

? Barnes & Noble, 150 E. 86th St., Upper East Side, NY 10028
⏰ 8 p.m., July 30
Share your favorite Harry memories on a Muggle Wall and enter for a chance to win seven limited edition Potter cover prints.

Featured cover image: [newyorker] & [hypable]

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