54 Below Plans Academy Awards Night Festivities With Appearances by Nellie McKay, Marilyn Maye and More
By Adam Hetrick
54 Below will celebrate the Academy Awards with two special events on Feb. 24, including musical performances by Nellie McKay, Marilyn Maye and Christine Pedi, as well as a free Oscar viewing party.
Bond Redux: 50 Years of James Bond Movie Music , featuring covers of some of the iconic Bond film music, will take place at 5 PM. Scheduled to appear are Emily Bergl, Tony DeSare, Natalie Douglas, Shana Farr, Lauren Fox, Marilyn Maye, Colleen McHugh, Nellie McKay, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, Christine Pedi, Steve Ross and The Hot Sardines. Expect such songs as "For Your Eyes Only," "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Skyfall" and more.
Wall Street Journal music reviewer Will Friedwald will host the evening of song that will benefit the Sandy Guerilla Volunteers, who provide relief for hurricane victims in Far Rockaway, NY. There is a $25-$35 cover.
Beginning at 7 PM, 54 Below will host an Academy Awards viewing party on the nightlife venue's large-screen televisions. There is no cover charge to attend the viewing party.
There is a $25 food and beverage minimum for both events on Feb. 24. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.
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