Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Friday, October 5–Sunday, January 27
10:00 am–6:00 pm

New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link

See century-old treasures including rare books and magical objects that capture the folklore and magic of the Harry Potter stories plus original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay. Explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts, from medieval descriptions of dragons and griffins to the origins of the sorcerer’s stone. Purchase timed tickets in advance – they’re selling out quickly.


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Eats & Treats: Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, the museum's classy but kid-friendly eatery or grab pastries and sandwichs at counter service Parliament Espresso and Coffee. Head down 77th Street for burgers and frozen custard at Shake Shack.


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