If you missed your letter to Hogwarts, don’t worry—you can attend this Harry Potter festival in NYC instead.
On February 3, Wizard U. is taking over Irving Plaza for a day of adults-only wizarding. Created by the founders of PotterCon, the event is even more hands-on than the convention was. It’s only for participants age 21 and over, since there will be specialty cocktails and Butterbeer, of course.
The immersive event is like a mini Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but there’s still plenty to do there. All-day activities include mixing your own potions, playing wizards’ chess, getting your fortune told at Divination and trying your hand at wandmaking. There’s also a Merch Alley to pick up your own house scarf and a dueling club where you can practice your spells. You can get tickets here.
Check out the full schedule of classes and activities throughout the day:
Now we just need the Hogwarts Express to replace the subway.