Saturday, October 27, 2012


Have you heard the news today? 
Yes of course prepare for Hurricane Sandy, but after your done head on over to Chestnut Hill and take part in something extraordinary.

Put on by the Chestnut Hill Business Association  they have a visitors center right in the heart of town too with lots of info
They'll be music

Harry Potter and friends - Harry Potter Cast of Characters: Look out for the following beloved Harry Potter figures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Lord Voldemort, Severus Snape, Rita Skeeter, Dolores Umbridge and Albus Dumbledore. (They all come courtesy of Chestnut Hill College’s Mask & Foil Theater Troupe.)

young fans mesmerized with Draco Malfoy

Chestnut Hill is bringing back its bewitchingly popular Harry Potter Weekend for 2012, once again magically transforming the neighborhood’s businesses along Germantown Avenue into restaurants and shops straight off the pages of J.K. Rowling’s books. (source)

Last night at the Opening Ceremony: Professor Dumbledore will kick off the weekend with a special Opening Ceremony on Friday, October 26 at the Top of the Hill Fountain Plaza, complete with live music and an appearance by all the Quiddich Tournament players plus more costumed characters out of the pages of the world of Hogwarts.

There are lots of things for families to do Families
 The Knight Bus: The Knight Bus free trolley will transport wizards and witches along Germantown Avenue from Mermaid Lane to Rex Avenue. There’s also a free Platform 9 3/4 Shuttle whose route is from Chestnut Hill College to Sugarloaf and the Chestnut Hill Newstand.

 Last night there was a Harry Potter Pub Crawl: Friday night from 7-9 p.m. which happened all along Germantown Avenue. Participating restaurants include: Chestnut Hill Grill, Roller’s Expresso, Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Chestnut 7, McNally’s, Tavern on the Hill, Flying Fish and Iron Hill Brewery.
 Today they'll be a “Hunt for the Horcrux” scavenger hunt: This free family-friendly scavenger hunt takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, led by Dumbledore throughout Chestnut Hill.
Third Annual Brotherly Love Quiddich Tournament: This year’s quidditch match takes place on the majestic ground of Chestnut Hill College (a free shuttle will transport patrons from the Germantown Avenue festivities to the college and back) and features 16 collegiate and community Quiddich teams from across the nation. Catch it from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on the college’s softball field.
Great job by Christie Honigman, of the Honigman Group
Kathleen English Communications, LLC
for the PR and Organization Harry Potter in Chestnut Hill