Weekend Schedule

Friday Evening

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Check in & Registration

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Dinner – Dining Hall

7:30 – 8:30

Opening Session Featuring a Performance by Lawrence Neals (White Barn)

8:30 – 9:30 PM

 Bonfire & S’Mores Featuring Spooky Stories by Cecilia Tan (Great Lawn)

10:00 – 11:00 PM

Night Programing 

Join us in a guided meditation and reiki circle that will honor the flow of positive energy. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that promotes relaxation, and reduces stress, and anxiety through gentle touch. Everyone has the ability to connect with their own magical healing energy and use it to strengthen the magic in themselves. Join us for an evening guided mystical meditation and reiki circle led by Reiki Masters dyAnne and Wendy. 

Wendy Ramirez, LMSW, works in Healthcare providing wellness and self-care services to alleviate burnout and stress. She has studied Reiki, biofeedback, and Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). 

dyAnne Irby is a massage therapist and Reiki master, and an intuitive medium who loves cooking, crystals, and the paranormal.

Please note the Loft space requires guests to walk up 10 steps, If you require assistance up the stairs, please reach out directly to registration@hp-nyc.com

Come test your memory and self-appointed title of HP Trivia Wizard at Harry Potter Trivia: After Dark. All questions will be from the events that happened during the series AFTER the sun has set. Grab a friend and prepare for this team of two style trivia tournament hosted by Kat “Ell” Amitrano. Prizes will be given to the winning teams.

Look up at the stars and what do you see? Join other star-seekers during Astronomy with Professor James Hinsey in this fan-favorite course! The evening will start indoors with an introduction to the study of stars, galaxies, and cosmology, and then the class will go outside to put your new knowledge into play under the beautiful rural Connecticut sky. This class will be outside at night, please make sure to bring layers!

Saturday

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast – Dining Hall

10:00-11:30 AM

Morning Session I

Spell Jars can be an amazing way to collect and carry pieces of nature. They can be used if you feel yourself struggling to be positive, protect you from bad vibes, or to ensure you’re sending out a clear message to the universe about what you desire. Your instructor Jess Mercado will give you the tools and knowledge to make your own! They may contain herbs and crystals, slips of paper with your hopes and dreams, a favorite flower, or even metaphorical representations of items or feelings that are important to you! All materials will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own items of personal importance to add to their jars!

Please note the Longhouse room requires guests to walk up 10 steps, If you require assistance up the stairs, please reach out directly to registration@hp-nyc.com

Enjoy solving puzzles? Like being one with nature? Want to take your new fall robes for a walk in the Autumn air? Then join us for a 1 hour/1 mile hike as we search for Horcruxes. As teams, we will wander the trail in the woods of Chester, working together and solving clues until all the Horcruxes are found. You will need all your senses and skills to uncover the answers. Come along with trail guides Deanna Kelley and dyAnne Irby who will lead you on a merry chase through hill and dale in the search!

“Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them.” – Lupin 

This session is an opportunity to take a step back, confront our Dementors, and practice a bit of magical self-care. Sometimes self-care is setting boundaries, taking risks, or employing coping skills that may surprise you. Participants will be led in a discussion surrounding mental health and wellness, and participate in a guided meditation led by Emily Kastner, LMSW. Comfort items and comfy clothes are encouraged.

Join us for a light-hearted and silly one-shot: “A Familiar Quandary!” You will take on the role of familiar who must work together to undo the effects of a faulty polymorph potion that has turned your beloved wizardry friend into good. You will need to act quickly, for the transformation threatens to become permanent! Characters and extra dice will be provided (but feel free to bring your own)!

Please note the Library space requires guests to walk down 10 steps, If you require assistance down the stairs, please reach out directly to registration@hp-nyc.com

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch – Dining Hall

1:30-3:00 PM

Afternoon Session II – varies by participant

Enjoy an afternoon on the Great Lawn indulging in the refined game of Pall Mall (some muggles may know it as croquet). First played in France in the early 17th Century, Pall Mall was enjoyed in England throughout the 18th Century and Regency Era. We will relish in an afternoon game, honing our mallet skills through our course. Bridgerton Family rules are applicable. All equipment provided. Dress for the outdoors. Dress robes are optional.

In this class, taught by Talon of The Bergen House in Middletown, CT, we will discover modern mead-making techniques and discuss the fruit and herb additions that make an infinite number of mead flavors. After learning proper mead tasting techniques for optimal beverage appreciation, the class will conduct a guided mead tasting. By the conclusion of this class, students will gain the ability to make mead, taste mead and wine in a professional way, and will have enjoyed a flight of four meads. 21+ only.

Join Kris Saunders for a tabletop role-playing game (a homebrew of D&D 5th edition rules) for a session of collaborative storytelling using pre-generated character sheets (you have room to add personal flavor). In the UK’s 1970s wizarding world, with your bell-bottoms and fashionably coiffed hair, a cadre of aurors from the Ministry of Magic’s Department of Fantastical Beasts was sent to a mansion to investigate reports of an eccentric millionaire hoarding exotic creatures. The reports were correct, but the millionaire is yet missing. You now head either a rescue mission or a raid depending on what’s become of the millionaire. And…did anyone notice those claw marks on the wall? Is that webbing? Better get your wands out.

Please note the Library space requires guests to walk down 10 steps, If you require assistance down the stairs, please reach out directly to registration@hp-nyc.comnote

Create your own Glow in the Dark Wizarding Wand from start to finish! All the way from NYC, Miss Bari will teach you the arts of Wand making. Move over, Ollivander! There’s a new wand maker in town! You! All supplies included. (Feel free to bring meaningful items that you would like to add on your wand). 

Please note the Longhouse requires guests to walk up 10 steps, If you require assistance up the stairs, please reach out directly to registration@hp-nyc.com

3:00-6:00 PM

Free Time

  • Pick up Quidditch
  • Library Open
  • Needle Crafts by the Fire
  • TableTop Games & Puzzles & Snacks
  • Snacks available in the Dining Hall
  • Visit the nearby town of Chester – a charming New England town featuring several fine restaurants, cafés, art galleries, and boutiques.

6:00-7:00 PM

Dinner – Dining Hall

8:00 PM

Halloween Ball
Featuring a Performance by Valentine Wolfe. With Master of Ceremonies and DJ Lawrence Neals

11:00 PM

Butterbeer & Bingo (Sun Room)

Sunday

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00-10:00 AM

Check out

* Guests can check their bags at the front desk until ready to leave

10:00-11:30 AM 

Morning Session III – varies by participant

What is cross-stitch? It’s basically just analog pixel art. Let crafter extraordinaire Mars be your guide through the creation of some magical miniature cross-stitches (they’re only about 1″!) that can be turned into pins, magnets, and more! All you need to know before you come is how to thread a needle and not burn yourself with hot glue. All materials will be provided. Please note the Longhouse room requires guests to walk up 10 steps, If you require assistance up the stairs, please reach out directly to registration@hp-nyc.com

Join Deanna and dyAnne for Wizard Yoga. Both YogaFit Level 1 certified instructors, they’ve created this *inspired* yoga class to be magical and friendly for yoga practitioners of all levels. Let’s get ready to stretch, relax, and laugh with your friends as we move through yoga flows inspired by the wizarding world – from the Hogwarts founders to dueling aurors. Beginners welcome. Wear comfy clothes and bring your wands (if you have one!). Yoga mats will be provided. Please note the Loft space requires guests to walk up 10 steps, If you require assistance up the stairs, please reach out directly to registration@hp-nyc.com

Crazy about board games? Have a tabletop gaming habit? Or maybe you plan to party hard Saturday night and want to indulge in some chill Sunday morning tabletop gaming? Join us in the Sun Room for an uproarious gaming session with friends. We will provide a myriad of games including but not limited to Settlers of Catan, Werewolf, Ticket to Ride, and Harry Potter CodeNames.

“Ah music! A magic far beyond what we do here.” ~ Albus Dumbledore
Powerful words, a true sentiment, and we have to wonder…what would music class be like at Hogwarts? Well, wonder no more. Join Dr. Braxton Ballew of Valentine Wolfe to explore emotion and meaning in music. You might love your favorite bands even more, and you might learn to love some new music that you maybe weren’t into before. You do not have to read music, be a musician, or have any prior musical knowledge to attend this session. All you need to bring is curiosity and wonder. Let’s explore the deeper magic together…and if nothing else, we’ll listen to some really cool music together.

12:30-1:30

Farewell Lunch – Dining Hall