Staying up until the point when midnight before release day to grab duplicates of the most recent “Harry Potter” book straight from the shipping box became hallowed tradition for a generation of young readers. Presently, the New-York Historical Society is offering a late-night Potter fix of an alternate kind.
The museum declared Friday that it will extend its hours amid the last seven day of “Harry Potter: A History of Magic.” Beginning Jan. 21 and proceeding through the exhibition’s last day (Jan. 27), the museum will be open until 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. It will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” has proved a blockbuster exhibition for the museum, which has given extensive assets to it through extra programming, for example, trivia nights led by a costumed staff member — finish with a cash bar and J.K. Rowling-inspired cocktails. (Those enthusiastic youthful midnight-release Potter fans have since a long time ago turned 21, obviously; some may take advantage of the extended hours to bring along children of their own.)
The exhibition unpacks Potter’s origins, looking at Rowling’s initial composition process yet additionally at the history of magical myths in a more extensive sense through a portion of series’ cultural and scientific influences.