Host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2023 Oscar Awards
Host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2023 Oscar Awards
Oscar Watch Parties in New York City 2024

(released 3/5/2024)

New York Oscar Watch Parties are happening throughout the city on March 10th when ABC will broadcast the ceremony live from Los Angeles. The 96th Academy Awards broadcast show will have a new start time of 7p.m. and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Nicholas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Yeoh, Mahershala Ali, and Zendaya will present at the 96th Oscars ceremony. The show runner is Raj Kapoor and executive producers will be Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan. The following are watch parties planned throughout the city to see the evening's award show amongst your fellow movie fans.

Metrograph Oscar party 2024 will show the 96th annual awards in two theaters and lobby. No tickets required and it is first come first serve. Tables in the commissary and balcony are reserved for members. Oscar ballots are available for download and must be turned in by 7pm to be able to win prizes valued at up to $500. Doors are at 5pm and the red carpet will be broadcast. The Live show broadcast will begin at 6:30pm with ceremony beginning at 7pm. Theater two will be SHH... no talking. Dress well and stay for the after party beginning at 10pm. More info and ballot download go here:

Get Ready to Drag the Oscars at the Roxy Hotel. Tickets are $20 and include 1 Cinema cocktail and entrance to the Roxy Cinema. Come early and join them for dinner at the Roxy Bar where pianist Michael Garin will play your favorite songs from movies starting at 6pm. Then you can go downstairs for cocktails, popcorn and pageantry as the curtain goes up on the 2024 Oscars. Iconic drag queens Ruby Fox & Jamie CD will be there as well. An evening of fierce looks, shady commentary and big prizes are on the menu. There will also be an exclusive Martini Bar set up inside the Roxy Cinema so you won't miss any of the show. Book here now:

Firehouse DCTV is holding its second annual Oscar Watch party with doors at 6pm and red carpet. Arrive early so you can submit your ballot for a chance to win prizes by 6:30pm. Each ticket will include a prosecco and popcorn. The ceremony starts at 7pm.  Firehouse DCTV is located at 87 Lafayette Street. Tickets can be found here:

Fraunces Tavern located at 54 Pearl Street will be having its second annual Oscar Watch Party. Red Carpet Step & Repeat, Photo Booth, Movie-Themed cocktails and complimentary popcorn are planned for this 2024 party. There will be a full food and drinks menu available. According to their instagram page @frauncestavern, a free bottle of Moet will be awarded to the best dressed as voted by guests that evening.  Tickets can be found here:

230 Fifth Rooftop bar will have a watch party amongst the NYC skyline with views of not only the Oscars but the Empire State Building. This midtown location will offer indoor viewing with large screens, a cup of popcorn, available food and  premium handcrafted cocktails menu, and hundreds of guest to share the experience with on a large rooftop. Reserve your ticket here:

Caveat will offer Hollywood's Prom night with a live stream of the awards ceremony, featuring your favorite stars and red carpet. The commercial breaks will be time for play-along drinking games and your chance to win a Caveat Oscars ballot. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. $18 tickets and $23 at the door. Get your tickets via their website:

The 33 Seaport Hotel will be celebrating the Oscars with a welcome cocktail and popcorn for all. Enjoy stunning views of the city skyline and Brooklyn Bridge at this 33 Peck Slip location. A curated menu by Chef Jorge Bruderer will pair with cocktails themed after nominees. Strip steak toast points, Fig and Serrano Flatbread, Oysters on the half shell are among the menu items. Get tickets and more insight into the menu /cocktail list here:

QED Astoria Queens will open the doors at 6:30pm for their Oscar Watch party red carpet and hang out pre-show. In addition to the Red Carpet, ballots, popcorn, prizes and trivia will be happening throughout the evening. Drink specials and Hot Pub-type food will be available to order.  You can dust of your party clothes and walk the red carpet at this neighborhood venue that will award prizes from Astoria businesses. Tickets for the event will be $13 in advance and $20 at the door.  Don't worry they promise not to talk during the telecast but maybe some on the commercial breaks for prizes and fun. Secure your place here:

NiteHawk Cinema Williamsburg and Prospect Park locations have already sold out one theatre each for the Oscar Watch party with hosts. They have now added a second theater with no hosts to their Prospect Park location. The viewing party will include a special menu of movie themed items to keep with the spirit of the evening. Find your favorite dish and ticket here:

The Dram Shop Bar in Brooklyn is having a free to view screening of the Oscars with sound. Reserve your spot at this Park Slope party here: 

Park Life presents at Littlefield Brooklyn located at 636 Degraw Street,The Oscars Watchalong.  Doors will open at 6pm with 6:30 pre-show red carpet viewing. Join comedian/host/cultural enthusiast Bobby Hankinson for the red carpet along with bingo and games thrown in for good measure. The party is free to attend and you can reserve your seat on open table by clicking through here:

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