|7pm doors open / 8:30 award show begins|
Join us for a chance to walk the red carpet, eat great food, play trivia, win prizes, and fundraise for a good cause at this year’s Academy Awards Party in Rhinebeck! In light of Meryl Streep’s powerful speech at the Golden Globes (click here to view), proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
On Sunday February 26th, we’re excited to watch the show and celebrate the award winners with all of you!
The scoop on this year’s festivities:
Potluck: Upstate will provide fruit and cheese. Please bring a dish to share. The back room will be dedicated to all of the snacks it can hold.
The Program: Doors open at 7pm. Watch the televised Red Carpet and participate in Upstate’s own home-spun version, to be screened just before the awards show begins. The Awards Program starts at 8:30 — this year co-emceed by Upstate’s own John Istona and Marion Albers.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for Best Fancy Attire, Best Pajamas, Best Dressed-Like-Your-Favorite-Movie-From-2016, the highest number of correct guesses on your 2017 Academy Award winners ballot, and trivia. (A list of this year’s prize donors will be posted here soon…)
Fundraise! As always, this event is a benefit. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to CPJ, the Committee to Protect Journalists. On the day of the event, we will also provide boxes for cash donations to the Hudson Valley Food Bank, to raise funds for a local resource.
Event tickets are available at the Rhinebeck box office for $15. Price includes admission to the fundraiser and an Academy Award Winners ballot, which enters you in our contest to win prizes for your guesses about this year’s winners.
Prizes generously donated by:
A.L. Stickle Variety Store
Winter Sun Summer Moon
Sharon Stevens Energy Healing
Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery
Liberty Public House
Rhinebeck Department Store
…check back for more as the date approaches!!!