The Group That Shall Not Be Named
Happily debate the finer points of casting a Patronus with the fellow Hogwarts wanna-bes in this nearly seven-year-old organization, one of the city’s largest Harry Potter meet-ups. The New York chapter regularly sponsors events such as discussion groups and viewing parties; members also mingle at wizard-rock shows (including the upcoming Yule Ball at the Bell House on December 15, 2012) and Quidditch tournaments held by other fan groups. • Locations and times vary; visit hp-nyc.com for details.
“I can’t tell you how many conversations with total strangers have started with, ‘So…what house are you?’”—Jennifer Levine, 29, publicist, Upper West Side