HARRY POTTER IN NY

It's a marvelous time to be a Potterhead in NY! These magical experiences are great for sup-er-fans and newbies alike, but always better for those who've read the whole series - the gorgeous, oversized illustrated editions are a great way to start.

$5 Harry Potter Movies

All Regal Theaters

🎟 $5

All 8 Harry Potter films are screening in Regal movie theaters nationwide through Sept 27. Films are screened in chronological order and run for a few days each, timed so all-day marathons are possible.

At Regal theaters nationwide, including Union Square, Battery Park, Essex Crossing & 42nd St in  Manhattan; Astoria, Flushing & Forest Hills in Queens, Sheepshead Bay, New Rochelle and Glendale.

 

Harry Potter at Skyline Drive-In

1 Oak Street, Brooklyn,

🎟 $55/car or $19.49/seat

Watch all eight Harry Potter movies on a big screen on the Greenpoint waterfront with killer views of the Manhattan skyline. Start with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone then move through the series each Sunday evening, ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows on Nov 20th.

Lawn chair seating available for those without cars.

 

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights
🎟 $56-$66/ages 16+
$45-$55/ages 5–15
$57.50/person with a Family Bundle (3+ tickets, max. 2 adults)

Walk into the depths of a dark forest and discover fantastic beasts and iconic wizarding world moments. Follow a trail through a mysterious and magical forest full of interactive moments, mesmerizing lights, and theatrical illusions. Come face-to-face with magical creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, including Hippogriffs, Centaurs, Unicorns, Nifflers, and more. Use a provided wand to cast spells, and even conjure a Patronus. Lots of fun photo-ops (+ themed treats).

 Wizard Tea & Potion Making

The Cauldron, 47 Stone St
🎟 $44.99-$64.99

A two-floor, wizard-themed bar and restaurant with indoor dining and outdoor terrace seating on the cobblestones of historic Stone Street hosts magical interactive experiences perfect for Harry Potter fans.

Don a provided robe and use a hi-tech magic wand to cast a pouring spell to receive a welcome drink from the maw of a magical creature, then brew teas or mocktail potions with different properties and effects.

Harry Potter New York

935 Broadway at 22nd St

🎟 FREE

Find magical photo opportunities plus chocolate frogs, Butterbeer ice cream and more treats while shopping for the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products in the world over three floors and over 20,000 sq. ft.

Strike a pose inside a magical London phone booth or step into Hagrid’s giant boots. Scan Enchanted Keys around the store to bring magic to life.

Sign up in advance to transform into a Hogwarts student, cast spells with your wand or fly on a broom in two VR adventures (ages 10+, $34).

Griffins, Goblets, and Gold:
A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

⏱ Thursday & Saturday 11 am
🎟 $47.50/adults, $37.50/ages 12 & under

Find the bust of the Voldemort look-alike and other surprising connections in an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the magical Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces, places and objects similar to those in the books, from part of an actual castle to depictions of mythical creatures like griffins and dragons.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

214 W 43rd St

🎟 $59-$199, lottery available

A sequel centered around Harry and Draco's teen sons is best for those who have read/watched the whole series to avoid confusion and spoilers. Expect exciting time travel, spectacular spells and epic battles with excellent acting, impressive puppetry, stunning theatrical special effects and a magical atmosphere. A special treat for Potterheads who can handle the violence in the series and listen quietly for almost 4 hours.