Rock the Oscars at The City Tavern!

The popular Film Forum fundraiser has gained an additional venue!

A special Academy Awards celebration open to the public is set for  Sunday, Feb. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. at The City Tavern on the corner of Caroline Street and Maple Avenue. The Red Carpet fundraiser will benefit the non-profit Saratoga Film Forum, which has been showing independent films and hosting relevant film-related discussions and events in Saratoga Springs for 20 years. Creative, fundraising Oscar parties at various venues have drawn revelers every year, but this is the first time The City Tavern has hosted the event, which will feature the TV coverage on a 100-inch screen. Private homes in Saratoga are also hosting Oscar parties; an Oscars fundraiser at Longfellows Restaurant is sold out.

This Sunday, The City Tavern has offered its entire third floor to this special Oscar event. Pre-Academy Award coverage starts at 5 p.m. The awards  presentations begin at 7 p.m. Admission to this mini-fundraiser is $10; additional donations will be gratefully accepted. Dress is “finest or fun-nest,” according to the organizers.

The tavern will donate 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the Film Forum. Members and friends of the Film Forum, as well as passersby and the general public all are welcome to attend.

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