Lots of Harry Potter events going on in the region – here are two that sound FUN. (I especially like anything that involves food …)
Merritt Books is hosting a July 21 midnight release party for the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Magical midnight events and visitors from the Raptor Center, at the bookstores in Millbrook, Red Hook, and Cold Spring.
The Village TeaRoom Restaurant & Bake Shop in New Paltz is celebrating the new Harry Potter release by turning into Madam Puddifoot's Teashop for the evening of Friday July 20. Here are the details from chef-owner Agnes:
In the hours before the latest book goes on sale down the street at Inquiring Minds Bookstore, enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the world of Harry Potter food.
Authentic Shepherds Pie, Cornish Pasties (our lamb pies), Chocolate Gateau, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Éclairs & Trifle will fortify those who wait eagerly for the stroke of midnight.
Harry, Hermione & friends drink copious amounts of tea. We offer a Cream Tea. (Scones, Clotted Cream & Jam & A Pot of Tea)
Although the teachers at Hogwarts drink elderflower wine, we will serve Elderflower Pressé, a non-alcoholic British delicacy.
And of course, pots & pots of tea.
I'm guessing these are going to be popular so you might want to ask about making reservations.