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Muggle Monday

Muggle Monday Photoraph: Courtesy of Scholastic

July 12–13

Harry Potter Month at The Scholastic Store

  • Free

Join your fellow Harry Potter fanatics as they celebrate Harry’s birthday (July 31) everyday in July at The Scholastic Store from 1pm-4pm. Each day of the week is complete with a unique and specially-planned event, including Creature Feature Sundays, Muggle Mondays, Trivia Tuesdays, Wizard-Craft Wednesdays, Three Broomsticks Thursdays, Fun Fact Fridays and House Party Saturdays. Spend the day discovering interesting creatures, trying Hogwarts classes, casting spells and even sampling concoctions like Butterbeer with the Scholastic Store team. Additionally, every Harry Potter book purchased in store throughout July will result in a donated copy to The Pajama Program. Ages 8 and up.

  1. Scholastic Store 557 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts
  2. Until Thu Jul 31
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Pop-Up Audubon!

  • Free

Prospect Park Audubon Center staff will lead discussions and explorations of the wildlife in Prospect Park. In April, discover "leaf litter critters" that live in the soil and help with decompositon. Create your own compost bin, help clean up the park and observe the 200 species of birds that call it home! Meet at Binnen Bridge. All ages.

  1. Prospect Park Audubon Center enter at Ocean Ave, and Lincoln Rd
  2. Sun Jul 13 - Sun Sep 28
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Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the iconic children’s tale Madeline, the NYHS will display more than 90 works of art by the talented author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans. Visitors can marvel at original drawings from his beloved picture book collection—portraying a young Parisian girl and her adventures at boarding school—plus photographs, memorabilia and murals evoking beautiful French scenes and landscapes. Delve into Bemelmans’s history as a New York City transplant who frequented city landmarks like the Carlyle Hotel. All ages.

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Until Sun Oct 12
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Waldo in Astoria

Where's Waldo? He's hiding in 25 locations in Astoria and Long Island City! Throughout July, families can participate in a scavenger hunt to find Waldo and his dog Woof at various businesses. Starting on July 1, kids can get a passport at any of the participating event sites. The first 100 participants to get passports stamped at 10+ locations can return to Astoria Bookshop to receive prizes. If you collect 20+ stamps, you'll be eligible for the grand prize (a six volume deluxe set of Waldo books). Participating locations include: Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st St.), Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Pilates (38-01 23rd Ave.), Raising Astoria (26-11 23rd Ave.), Matted (46-36 Vernon Blvd.), Astor Bake Shop (12-23 Astoria Blvd.), Slovak-Czech Varieties (10-59 Jackson Ave.), The Candy Bar (19-31 Ditmars Blvd.), Agnanti Café (19-23 Ditmars Blvd.), Petals and Roots (31-27 31st St.), Resobox (41-26 27th St.), Lockwood (32-15 33rd St.), Art House Astoria (23-35 Broadway), Brooklyn Bagel (35-05 Broadway), Tiny You (10-50 Jackson Ave.), Sweets First (35-04 35th St.), The Cliffs at LIC (11-11 44th Dr.), Kids Playhouse (34-17 Steinway Street), Singlecut Beersmiths (19-33 37th St.), Mimi and Mo (45-45 Center Blvd.), Sweet Jane’s Frozen Desserts (27-17 24th Ave.), Off the Vine (44-21 30th Avenue), Bounce n Play (20-21 Steinway St.), La Bomboniera Marylu (35-17 30th Ave.), and Enigma Bookstore (33-17 Crescent St.). All ages.

  1. Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31st St, between Broadway and 31st Avenue, 11106
  2. Until Thu Jul 31
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  • Price band: 2/4

A tot obsessed with pink cupcakes finds herself turning her favorite rosy hue (which still beats the filling out of getting high cholesterol) in this new musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, and music by John Gregor. Teresa K. Pond directs. Ages 3 and up.

  1. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater 10 W 64th St, between Central Park West and Broadway
  2. Sun Jul 13 - Sun Aug 31
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