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by NYC Editor , 02/17/2010

 
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NYC & COMPANY AND THE ACADEMY JOIN TOGETHER TO KICK OFF TICKET SALES FOR EXCLUSIVE OSCAR® SCREENING PARTY

—Tickets on Sale Now at Alice Tully Hall Box Office for March 7 Official Oscar Night® America Event at Lincoln Center—

—Celebrities, Academy Members and NYC Film Enthusiasts Expected to Attend Red Carpet Event —

New York City (February 17, 2010) — NYC & Company, the City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today kicked off ticket sales for an exclusive Oscars® reception and live viewing party on Sunday, March 7. The official event takes place at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The public can buy tickets now by visiting Lincoln Center’s Web site at www.lincolncenter.org; calling the box office at (212) 721-6500; or by stopping by in person at the Alice Tully Hall box office. Tickets can also be purchased through www.nycgo.com/oscarnight. The Oscars® screening is the first-ever opportunity for the public to formally salute New York City's long-standing relationship with Hollywood while assisting the City’s cultural community through the NYC & Company Foundation.

"New York City is an iconic setting for many films—and this year, the City is celebrating its special role by inviting residents and visitors to the first-ever official Oscar Night and the City event March 7,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. "This is a unique opportunity to get together with friends, family and work colleagues to see the Oscars® in style at the stunning Alice Tully Hall while at the same time supporting a worthwhile cause."

Tickets for the evening range from $150 for a "supporting role," and $225 for a "starring role,” and include a cocktail reception starting at 7pm, followed by the live broadcast viewing at 8:30pm. The higher ticketed item allows for entrance to a VIP cocktail reception and VIP seating in Alice Tully Hall. Dress is cocktail attire.

During the Oscar Night and the City event, The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble will perform music from Oscar®-winning films.

Proceeds for the evening benefit the NYC & Company Foundation whose mission is to support New York City tourism by promoting the arts and cultural organizations that make visiting the City a special and exciting experience. About NYC & Company: NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information on visiting NYC, visit nycgo.com.

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For press inquiries please contact Chris Heywood at 212.484.1270 or cheywood@nycgo.com.