It's Harry's world, we're just living in it.
Much to the delight of fantasy fans, NYC is opening a Harry Potter flagship store this summer at 935 Broadway—the first of its kind in the world! Expect three floors and 20,000 square-feet of all-things witchcraft and wizardry.
"It's the ideal city in which to launch with so many dedicated Wizarding World fans, a cutting-edge retail environment and a community that embraces innovative experiences," Sarah Roots, SVP Worldwide Tours and Retail, Warner Bros, said in a statement.
Needless to say, we're ready to peruse shelves of wands, Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans and Hogwarts-approved accessories. Even better? The shop plans to include interactive experiences and photo ops, and who can say no to that?
The only downside is that we have to wait until the summer. In the meantime, there are cool things to do with kids in NYC to entertain fans of J.K. Rowling's fantasy world.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is definitely one of our favorite Broadway shows for kids. Take advice from Adam Feldman, our National Theater and Dance Editor and chief theater critic, to score cheap Broadway tickets!
- As Hermione once said, "When in doubt, go to the library." Check out our go-to kids' library branches in NYC and let your kids fall in love with other magical, mystical stories like Harry Potter!
- Sit in for a game of Quidditch! (Yes, really!) Find your local team online at usquidditch.org.
Summer 2020: We're ready for ya!