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Over $46,000 Raised to Support Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Programs

(New York, NY) – Resorts World Casino New York City partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens to host its Thirteenth Annual Global Cuisine of Queens Food Tasting event on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Resorts World New York in Jamaica, Queens.

Community leaders, businesses and citizens came together to taste the diverse flavors of Queens in support of the local nonprofit. Wednesday night’s event raised over $46,000 to help support our afterschool programs.

The event showcased a sampling over 30 of the finest restaurants, bakeries, caterers, wineries, and breweries in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island, all for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Club works to help at-risk youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens, and the community leaders of tomorrow.

As well as supporting Global Cuisine of Queens, Resorts World is also a generous sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club’s after school educational programming by providing annual grants. These educational programs enhance and reinforce skills and knowledge students have gained in the classroom by providing opportunities for afterschool enrichment. Resorts World has provided significant grants for the past four years to support this critical programming.

“Resorts World is honored to partner with the Boys and Girls Club to provide vital services and programming to the children and communities of Queens,” said Michelle Stoddart, Director of PR and Community Development at Resorts World Casino New York City. “The Global Cuisine of Queens is one of our favorite events of the year, as it showcases the diversity of our great borough. In sponsoring this event and other programming, we’re thrilled to support the club in their efforts to help at risk youth reach their full potential and become tomorrow’s community leaders.”

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors, restaurants, wineries, and bakeries for helping to make our Global Cuisine of Queens event a success.  We had almost 400 people attend the event and raised over $46,000 to help support our afterschool programs.” said John J. DeCristoforo, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens. “A very special thanks goes out to Michelle Stoddart, Director of Community Relations for Resorts World Casino & BGCMQ Board member, and the entire staff at Resorts World Casino New York, for their generosity and gracious hospitality.” 

To make this year’s event possible, local restaurants and partners donated food items, such as appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, main dishes and drinks. Participating vendors included RW Prime, Thai Rock, Tom Cat Bakery, Shake Shack, Kurry Qulture, La Guardia Plaza Hotel’s Elements Lounge, Schmidt’s Confectionery, De Mole Restaurant and Zenon Taverna.

Assemblyman David Weprin Global Cuisinee

Assemblyman David Weprin tries a local dish at the Global Cuisine of Queens. 

Assemblywoman elect Stacey Pheffer Amato Global Cuisine

Assemblywoman elect Stacey Pheffer Amato and Thai Rock’s owner Robert Kaskel pose at the Global Cuisine of Queens event.

RWNY team Global Cuisine

Guests at the event played the wheel of fortune for an opportunity to win big-ticket household items, electronics, scratch-off tickets, and Resorts World New York apparel. Above: Scott Molina, COO of Resorts World New York, and other Resorts World staff.


About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $1.7 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.