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    The Best Harry Potter Party EVER, Part 2


    Smackdown in Hogwarts Square:  Harry and the Potters vs. Draco and the Malfoys
    Friday, July 29, 2011
    On the evening of Friday, July 29th, 2011 Harvard Square officially becomes Hogwarts Square as the Harvard Square Business Association welcomes the return engagement of Harry and the Potters live in concert.

    Concert will continue RAIN OR SHINE at the Brattle Square intersection at 25 Brattle Street!
    Four years ago, on July 20th, 2007, the Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) presented “The Best Harry Potter Party EVER!” in commemoration of the final book in the Harry Potter series.  To celebrate the release of the movie based on the second half of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, Brattle Street in Cambridge will be the site of “The Best Harry Potter Party EVER, Part 2!”
    Witness a SMACKDOWN between Harry and the Potters and Draco and the Malfoys!  This free, not to be missed concert will also feature MC Kreacher, a disgruntled hip hop house elf!  The rain date for this event is August 5th, 2011.
    7:00pm MC Kreacher
    7:45pm Draco and the Malfoys
    8.45pm Harry and the Potters
    When asked about their band, Harry and the Potters, brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge explained, “We sing songs about books!  Imagine if Harry Potter quit the Quidditch team and started a punk rock band. Take that one step further and imagine that he stole a time-turner and decided to start that band with himself from a different point in time. Imagine that band could exist without compromising themselves. Imagine that they are able to operate completely independently, without managers, booking agents, recording budgets, publicists, record labels, or anything aside from a sense of enthusiasm and a desire to have fun.  We never quite expected this project to last as long as it has. Since our first show in our parent’s backyard, we have played over 500 shows in 49 different US states and in a handful of foreign counties. We have played in libraries, bookstores, rock clubs, theaters, galleries, museums, doughnut shops, bowling alleys, pizza places, and even a pirate-supply store. We always try to make our shows unique and unexpected experiences that attempt to capture some of the magic of these books we love so much.”
    Want more Harry Potter activities? Come to Palmer Street in Harvard Square at 6pm the night of the show and play a game of Quidditch. Along with Emerson College, the COOP is hosting these Quidditch clinics.   The festivities end when the last snitch is caught!
    RelayRides, the world's first neighbor to neighbor carsharing organization will be on site as a sponsor.  Stop by their tent to learn more or sign up.  Special Harry Potter Party offer: Borrowers can register on site for only $5 (regular price: $25.)
    The establishments listed below are featuring special promotions to celebrate The Best Harry Potter Party EVER Part 2. Make sure to check them out!
    American Express Travel Services – will be offering $300 in American Express Gift Cards when you book any qualifying Orlando, Florida vacation package with American Express Travel before August 31, 2011.  To redeem, contact the Harvard Square office at 39 JFK Street, (617) 868-2600.  Restrictions apply.Preview
    Cardullo's – will have a Harry Potter window display and will be selling chocolate frogs and Harry Potter Bertie Bott's Beans.
    Grendel's Den – will offer a special drink menu for kids and adults on July 29th including The Elixer of Life (chocolate milk with a "Sorceror's Stone" at the bottom) $3 & Felix Felicis (Ginger ale flavored with vanilla )$2.50 for kids and The Ginny Weasley (Gin, OJ, Pimm's float) $6.50 & The Ron Weasley (Bacardi Dragonberry, Strawberry puree, Lemon & Mint) $6.50 for adults.
    Harvard COOP – Along with Emerson College Quidditch, the COOP will be hosting a Quidditch match & Quidditch clinics on Palmer Street. Starting Friday the 29th at 6 p.m., and ending when the last snitch is caught! (Approximately 8 p.m.) What’s more, come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and get a free cookie from the Harvard COOP cafe! Valid with coupon, 7/29 only, while supplies last.
    Harvard Museum of Natural History – You won't want to miss Summer Nights at the Museum.  After work, head to the museum during extended hours (5-8pm) with half-price admission every 4th Wednesday all summer long.  The upcoming summer night on July 27 features Hogwarts at the HMNH, and the museum’s Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt (HMNH Marauder’s maps available July 9-Sept 5.)  Details and a poster to download here:
    Lush Harvard Square – will be celebrating the Harry Potter throw down by throwing a Harry Potter party! Customers can stop by the store between 5 and 10 p.m. on the 29th and make their own potions, get treated head to foot with product demos, drink our own butter-beer, and play lots of Harry Potter games.