As the clock atop Cambridge Savings Bank lingered on 11:59 p.m., the hundreds of people in front of the Coop—many in line, many just watching—began to whip themselves into a frenzy.
July 20, 2007
Hundreds of Harry Potter fans packed the yard, dubbed Hogwarts Yard for the occasion, dancing and singing to bands who belted out songs inspired by author J.K. Rowling’s universe, with titles like “This Book Is So Awesome” and “Save Ginny Weasley.”
Harvard Square in Cambridge will be transformed into “Hogwarts Square” for what organizers call “the Best Harry Potter Party ever.” Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, shops and restaurants around the square will feature special Harry Potter-themed menus, windows and events. The festivities end at midnight when “the need to read sends everyone on their merry way,” according to the Harvard Square website. US Potter fans mob Harvard Yard for ‘Wizard Rock’
We’re the Hungarian Horntails! Are you ready to burn this place down into a fiery wreck?” yells 8-year-old Darius Wilkins, onstage with bandmates Rayn Feeney, 9, and his younger brother, Holden, 5. They’re in the middle of sound check on a muggy Saturday afternoon in June at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn. Seconds later, there’s another high-pitched yelp from Darius: “We’re the Hungarian Horntails, and we’re going to blow this place up with fire and rock!”
Boston continues to be a national leader in energy efficiency for buildings, as two hotels and a residence hall in Cambridge and Boston have now achieved Energy Star designation.
In a city, it’s the little things that matter. When we think of architecture, we may think first about prominent buildings by famous designers. Boston’s Trinity Church in Copley Square, perhaps, or the Hancock Tower.
In Harvard Square, Valentine’s Day celebrations will last all month long. The Harvard Square Business Association has commissioned a 28-video series called “With Love from Harvard Square.”