Countdown To Harry's Hallows


   July 21 is the official release date of Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows. Countdown the days at with these fun, FREE events at The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway, NYC, and at The Scholastic Store, Scarsdale Park Mall, 450 Central Park Avenue (Route 100). For more information, call 212-343-6166 for NYC, or 914-725-7201 for Westchester, or visit

Saturday, July 7

WEASLEY'S JOKE SHOP: Ages 6+. Learn a few fun jokes that would make even the Weasley twins proud! 3pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Friday, July 13

THE SEVEN QUESTIONS CLUB: Ages 7+. Join the Seven Questions Club. Drop by to chat with fellow Harry Potter fans in person about what everyone is dying to find out in the seventh book! No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. 4pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Saturday, July 14

BOOK SIX CHALLENGE: Ages 8+. Test your knowledge of book 6! 3pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Sunday, July 15

MAGIC CLASS: All ages. Scholastic "magicians" perform magic demos throughout the day for aspiring wizards! 11am-4pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Monday, July 16

HERBOLOGY 101: All ages. Wish you were as skilled at Herbology as Neville Longbottom? This is your chance to learn a little about plants and other greens. 11am-4pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Tuesday, July 17

QUALITY QUIDDITCH SUPPLIES!: All ages. Make your own free mini-broom and golden snitch. 11am-4pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Wednesday, July 18

MAKE YOUR OWN POTION: All ages. Learn how to brew Veritaserum or create your own unique potion. 11am-4pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Thursday, July 19

MAKE YOUR OWN SPELLBOOK!: All ages. Channel your inner Hermione Granger and make your own special spell book. Write down your favorite charms from the Harry Potter books and invent a few of your own. 11am-4pm. Manhattan and Westchester.

Friday, July 20

DEATHLY HALLOWS MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY: All ages. Come to The Scholastic Stores at midnight for the ultimate release party for J.K. Rowling's seventh and final in the Harry Potter series. Face painting, wand-making, wizard hat-making, entertainers and more. Fun continues all day through July 21. Manhattan and Westchester.

Also on Friday, July 20: See last listing below.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS DEATHLY HALLOWS RELEASE PARTY: Harry Potter festival, featuring magicians, face painters, airbrush artists, jugglers, games, tarot card reading, and live owls from the Audubon Society of New York. Books of Wonder, 16 West 18th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave.(212) 989-3270;

Saturday, July 21

HARRY POTTER ARTIST MARY GRANDPRE: The artist will be on hand to sign copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows purchased at Books of Wonder. 1-3 pm. Books of Wonder, 16 West 18th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave. (212) 989-3270;

Thursday, July 26

DEATHLY HALLOWS POST-RELEASE DISCUSSION: Ages 7+. What was the most surprising part of the seventh book? All opinions welcome. No pre-registration required, but space is limited. 4pm. Manhattan and Westchester. Also on Friday, July 20.

HARRY POTTER MOVIE MARATHON AND PARTY: 10am. FREE. New York Public Library, Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd Street, NYC. 212-621-0619,