Friday, July 20th

You think the iPhone had people losing their mind? Just watch the loonies come out as the Last! Ever! Installment! of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, goes on sale at midnight tonight. Kmart is getting in on the act, with a Harry Potter–themed party where customers “dress as their favorite Harry Potter character” (uh-oh). A few blocks west, there’s a special Harry Potter edition of The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt, where kiddies can “go in search of real ghosts and learn the legends about the creepy places they haunt” (is this really a good idea?)—which includes the homes of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain and—dear lord—something about a “gorilla in a window.” Surely robots must be involved.…

[Kmart Harry Potter party, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., www.kmart.com/potter for stores and locations; The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., www.watsonadventures.com.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 20th