Harry Potter-Themed Museum Tour Enchants Visitors at The Met

Horcruxes, magic staircases, fantastic beasts—all of these items can be spotted at The Met with the right tour guide to spark your imagination. This spring, the New York City-based events company e.t.c. is offering guests a look at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through a Harry Potter-themed lens, DNAinfo reports.

The tour, titled “Griffins, Goblets, and Gold,” searches for connections between J.K. Rowling's wizarding world and the real-life art at the museum. Sessions typically last between 30 minutes and two hours, and guides can tailor the experience to fit visitors’ interests. "There's part of a castle in The Met, and we can compare it to the castle in Harry Potter,” tour manager Evan Levy told DNAinfo. “There are balconies and staircases that are very similar—it's like Hogwarts when you walk in.”

Visitors to the Met can book a tour through e.t.c. for Saturdays, Sundays, and after school on weekdays. Levy emphasizes that groups of all age ranges are welcome, with tickets priced at $25 for children and $35 for adults. Guests are also encouraged to come dressed in their best wizarding garb.

“Griffins, Goblets, and Gold” is one of several Harry Potter-centric events the company is hosting leading up to Harry’s birthday in July. On July 15, e.t.c. is launching a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” tour that makes stops at both The Met and the American Museum of Natural History.

[h/t DNAinfo]

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture


This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair

- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.

- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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These Golden Girls Tiki Mugs Are Perfect for Al Fresco Cocktails on the Lanai

The Golden Girls, now in tiki mug form.
The Golden Girls, now in tiki mug form.
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Few sitcoms have displayed the endurance of The Golden Girls, the popular NBC series that ran for 180 episodes from 1985 to 1992 and bucked traditional wisdom about keeping television characters young by featuring a quartet of older women discussing everything from politics to sex.

If you’re a fan of Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche, you can now enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail with a set of four tiki mugs bearing their likenesses.

A set of 'The Golden Girls' tiki mugs is pictured
The Golden Girls tiki mugs.
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The mugs are made by Beeline Creative and feature multicolored ceramic material. Two are the same size, while Dorothy is slightly taller and the more diminutive Sophia stands just a little shorter than the rest.

You can pre-order the set of four for $99 from Toynk.com. It’s expected to be available on August 1.

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