Riviera Sundays R’OSCARS Black Tie Affair
Lavo; 39 E. 58th St., nr. Park Ave.; 8 p.m.
Like heading to the after-party before the shindig has even started, this Sunday, the night club turns its regular over-the-top Riviera dinner party—complete with magicians, burlesque dancers, and more—into a swankier affair, with its black-tie Oscar viewing. Call for reservations.
Murray Hill Oscar Party
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater; 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-539-8777, 8 p.m.
Downtown’s reigning drag king makes you work for your jokes with Oscar ballots, trivia, and an audience best- and worst-dressed contest (someone will win a Pillow Pet!). Come for the commentary, the reenactments of the best and worst Oscar speeches, and the famous people impersonators, and stay to vie for the “Three Sheets to the Wind” award, for the audience member who is the most intoxicated.
Oscar Party at the Stonewall Inn
The Stonewall Inn; 53 Christopher St., nr. Seventh Ave. South; 212-488-2705; 7 p.m.
Enjoy a raucous screening fueled by $3 beers and $4 well drinks till 8, kicked off with performances by drag queen and dessert aficionado Chocolatina and lady-about-town Lavinia Draper. Win the best-dressed competition and score a free bar tab, and stick around after the event for more drag mania.
Ultra Mega Oscars 2014
Nitehawk; 136 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-782-8370; 6:30 p.m.
Movies are what we’re celebrating, so what better place to spend the night than at a movie theater? Especially one with comfy seats and tableside service? Plus, the $25 fee goes toward food and beverages, which will include movie-themed specials. Don’t forget to shout at the screen.
Oscar Night 1929
KTCHN; 508 W. 42nd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-868-2999
If it’s old-Hollywood glamour you’re after, the annual party at KTCHN, which pays pays homage to the very first Academy Awards gala with a $75 prix fixe five courses inspired by the 1929 menu. Go extra fancy with bottle-service Champagne, or stick with specialty cocktails inspired by the nominees, and candy statuettes.
Big Quiz Thing
Le Poisson Rouge; 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474; 5:30 p.m.
What was the name of Judi Dench’s son in Philomena? We have no idea if this is one of the questions at the Big Oscars Quiz Thing’s pre-show multimedia trivia game (and honestly, we don’t even know the answer), but best brush up on your trivia before heading to this one. There are more opportunities to display your prowess during the awards screening. Advance tickets are just $10 ($15 day of show), with plenty of standing room if they run out of tables.
Oscar Party at the Shakespeare
The Shakespeare, 24 East 39th St., nr. Madison Ave; 646-837-6779; 7 p.m.
A low-key night at the city’s newest haven for Anglophiles, which will be screening the festivities on three flat-screens. Get there before 7 p.m on Sunday, and get a ballot every time you buy a beer. Fill out your predictions and be in the running for fabulous meals for two at The Shakespeare or sister restaurant The Peacock. Also, we’re not sure if doing it all with a British accent would help or hurt your chances, but we’re gonna go with “help.” Always, help.
Oscar Party at the Big Screen Plaza
Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel ; 851 Sixth Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-564-4567; 7 p.m.
It’s larger-than-life night, so watch it in on New York’s only 30-foot screen, viewed from the hotel’s restaurant, Humphrey. Make a table reservation ($300 includes three bottles of Gruet Brut NV and a selection of Oscar-inspired appetizers) or hang by the cash bar, with specialty cocktails and drink specials. Reserve a spot by email: email@example.com
Oscars 2014 Screening Party
Brooklyn Winery; 213 N. 8th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-763-1506; 7 p.m.
Winos won’t be left out this Sunday with this screening party, taking place in Brooklyn Winery’s Harvest Room and Atrium. Try some Oscar-themed sparkling cocktails, share some small plates, and swoon when Leo graces the screen. It’s free to enter and seating is first come, first served.
2014 Oscar Party at Chelsea Cinemas
Chelsea Cinemas; 260 West 23rd St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 8 p.m.
Live like a true Hollywood celebrity with unlimited popcorn and soda and, if you really want to feel like a star, heckling from host, the “Queen of Green,” comedian Hedda Lettuce, when you pick up your raffle prize. Proceeds benefit Riedel Dance Theater.
Oscar 2014 Screening
Sons of Essex; 133 Essex St., nr. Rivington St.,212-674-7100; 8 p.m.
The LES hot spot is more known for screening after-parties, but they get in on the action with movie-themed food and drink specials, including $7 prosecco to toast to your favorite movie when it wins (or booze it up with when it loses)..
Oscar Viewing Party at the Chester
The Chester; 18 Ninth Ave.; 646-253-2284; 7 p.m.
Not so much a party as “hanging out while the Oscars play in the background,” the festive yet homeymeatpacking haunt will be serving $8.00 glasses of champagne and house red and white wine.
2014 Academy Awards Screening
The Vanderbilt; 570 Vanderbilt Ave., nr. Bergen St; Prospect Heights; 718-623-0570; 7 p.m.
The neighborhood joint regularly has screenings in its back room as part of its “Dinner Theater” series. This Sunday, prizes will be awarded for correct predictions and the best outfits, but really, everyone’s a winner with small plates from a Michelin-starred chef and excellent whiskey cocktails. Salud!