Lost series finale events

Watch the final episode with other Lost fans at viewing parties, and whet your appetite with talks, trivia and a scavenger hunt.

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Professor Thom’s, the bar that’s painted a seemingly random series of Lost-style numbers above its entrance, is throwing two parties. Get in line early for the free, limited-capacity, first-come first-served affair upstairs, with free jungle juice Jell-O shots every time Hurley says “dude” or Desmond says “brother.” Downstairs is ticketed, but your $20 gets you three drinks and one raffle ticket. 219 Second Ave between 13th and 14th Sts (212-260-9480, professorthoms.com). 6pm; Lost finale free, Lost finale viewing party $20.

Lost Finale Viewing Party
Online magazine Slate is offering insights into the show, with hosts including Chadwick Matlin, who taught a college course on the social, economic and technological implications of Lost at Tufts’s Experimental College. A happy hour between 7:30 and 8:30pm—including Ana Cortez’s favorite drink, tequila and tonic—will loosen you up for a preshow discussion, in which correct predictions for the ending will earn you a prize instead of those strange looks you’ve been getting. We think Hurley will pull off his skin to reveal he’s actually the polar bear/smoke monster/God. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St at Canal St (212-601-1000, 92ytribeca.org). 7:30pm; $5.
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Lost in Astoria viewing party
Beer garden Studio Square has a regular Lost viewing night organized by the Queens blog/forum/pep squad Why Leave Astoria?!, so expect a rapt audience watching the final episode on one of the five mounted 42-inch or single 60-inch HD TVs with surround sound. Make sure the $5 glasses of sangria, $12 Blue Moon pitchers and $5 Lost on the Beach cocktails don’t make you rowdy, or you’ll be more unpopular than the Others. Studio Square, 35-33 36th St between 35th and 36th Aves, Long Island City, Queens (718-383-1001, studiosquarenyc.com). 6pm; free.

The Incident: The Lost Finale Party
If you don’t think you’ll be able to sleep after having your mind blown seven ways to Sunday by the ending, hang out at Fontana’s free projector screening. They’ll follow the climax with an “Aloha to Lost,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:05am, which features creators Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Just don’t get too blotto with the $3 Radebergers, or themed cocktails like the Hurley Burley (Goslings dark rum, Malibu and Coke; $8) during happy hour from 7 to 8pm. Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-334-6740, fontanasnyc.com). 7pm, free.

N.B. Looking for the parties at the Bell House and on the Frying Pan? They’re sold out. However, there might still be tickets in a parallel dimension.

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Buildup Events

Lost-a-thon
We thought it took a titanic effort to keep up with the storyline of Lost, but we were wrong. It takes that to watch the entire series front to back. Three men are taking on this herculean task (they’re allowed only a five-minute break every hour) in the name of a Guinness World Record and the hope of raising $100,000 for three charities: the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and the Nature Conservancy. You can support the compassionate crazies by donating here and drop into the tent outside Professor Thom’s to cheer them on—by which we mean slouch next to them, watch the series and punch them in the arm when they start to nod off. 219 Second Ave between 13th and 14th St (212-260-9480, professorthoms.com). Wed 19 midnight--Sun 23 11:30pm.

The Philosophy of Lost
If you can’t keep your theories on Lost to yourself, contribute them during four rounds of discussion and butt heads with Marc Oromaner, author of The Myth of Lost. Since the Meetup group New York Philosophy has organized the event, it’s best to brush up on your Locke (we mean the philosopher). If it all makes your head swim, a couple of Sex on the Beach cocktails ($8) should make you see sense. 49 Grove, 49 Grove St between Bleecker St and Seventh Ave South (212-727-4949, 49grovenyc.com). Fri 6--10pm, free.

The Last Lost Weekend: A Celebration
Continue the buildup by watching a panel of six pop-culture critics, including James Poniewozik from Time, Emily Nussbaum from New York magazine, Dan Manu from Television Without Pity and Ryan Penagos, editor at marvel.com, discuss the phenomenon. Then see where it all started with a screening of the pilot and a trivia game that will whittle down the whole audience to one triumphant nerd. It doesn’t end there: The Paley Center wants fans to keep cameras handy during tomorrow’s finale, to photograph fans’ reactions to the ending for Capture the Last Lost Moments in Time. E-mail your pics to lost@paleycenter.org so historians in the future can ponder what the hell was going on. The Paley Center for Media, 25 W 52nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-621-6600, paleycenter.org). Sat 22 2--5pm; $10, free for members.
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Lost Scavenger Hunt
Grab a team of up to six friends (who like Lost, naturally, but would they be your friends if they didn’t like the greatest series ever?!?) and two digital cameras and roam the island, er, Manhattan, taking pictures of a list of locations that tie in with the show. Each location has a point value, and the team with the most points triumphs. The winning team gets a reserved table and a keg of beer at Professor Thom’s downstairs viewing party. Start at 219 Second Ave between 13th and 14th Sts (212-260-9480, professorthoms.com). Sun 23 noon--3:30pm; free. To register e-mail lost@professorthoms.com.

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