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THE MAGIC IS BACK! Waterbury Harry Potter Day returns on Friday July 31st, 2020

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin



Waterbury Harry Potter Day returns on Friday July 31st, 2020, with a variety of Covid-safe offerings from downtown businesses to on-line activities

Waterbury again welcomes witches, wizards and muggles to downtown businesses and on-line activities for its second annual celebration of the boy wizard.  Activities have moved on-line and include magic shows, story reading, games and a few surprises.  No gatherings will take place but a few downtown businesses will have wizard-themed Covid-safe offerings on Friday July 31st.

Information is available via the Facebook page Waterbury Harry Potter Day and the Facebook event Waterbury Harry Potter Day 2020. The on-line activities will be posted to Waterbury Harry Potter Day on Friday the 31st.

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Additional appearances by Cyril the Sorcerer on the WHPD page may take place without notice!

9:30     Wizardly WelcomeCyril the Sorcerer welcomes all to WHPD with a magical on-line welcome

10:00    “The Tale of the Three Brothers”Stephanie Cummings reads this wondrous story from Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling

10:30    Best Beasties Game – Cyril the Sorcerer goes on WHPD Facebook Live to test the knowledge of viewers about the world’s magical creatures

1:00      Water Wizard – Cyril the Sorcerer performs his enviromagic show about our planet’s most important, and “magical” resource

2:00      Spellcaster Challenge – Cyril the Sorcerer challenges viewers to follow along with their own wands, learning the same wand moves that Harry, Ron & Hermione learned at Hogwarts.  Prizes include chocolate wands courtesy of Barnes & Noble – Waterbury.

4:00      Celtic Magic – Daniel Greenwolf, Celtic conjurer and Irish illusionist (also Waterbury native) shares “Celtic Magic”, his evening show

Schedule of Downtown Offerings (Tentative)

All witches, wizards and muggles visiting downtown must maintain safe distances, wear masks and practice other public health precautions such as hand sanitization.

8:00 – 4:30         Minuteman Press (170 Grand Street) offers free charms, Hogwarts House motivational parchment, Cyril the Sorcerer talismans and use of a Hogwarts photo bay. while supplies last

8:00 – 6:00         City Pizza & Espresso (182 Grand Street) will be selling its own butterbeer and butterbeer lattes.

9:00 – 8:00         The Art of Yum (146 Grand Street) offers its wizard-themed magical menu again, updating it with more culinary conjurations.

9:00 – 9:00         The Palace Theater (100 East Main Street) will feature a display entitled “Magic at the Palace” featuring information on magicians and magical beasties which have, and may still inhabit the theater. There will also be a puzzle hidden within the display! Those who solve the puzzle will receive a special talisman from Cyril the Sorcerer.  Instructions & hints provided at the display!

Revisit last year’s celebration with this excellent news story from Channel 3 – WFSB: Waterbury Turned Into Hogwarts for a day.

Cyril John “CJ” May

Refuse/Recycling Coordinator

Waterbury Public Works