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(Queens, NY) – Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) will honor the rich artistic history of the Caribbean with a new exhibit at the Red Wall Gallery. The “Carnival in the City" exhibit explores the history of costumes, traditions and arts and culture of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. The exhibit will be showcased until September 30th.

RWCNYC will also host an opening reception celebrating the exhibit on August 9th, from 6 – 8pm at Bar 360.

**Members of the press are welcome to attend the opening reception.**

The artwork is currently displayed on both levels of the casino’s gallery. The Times Square level features photos of traditional costumes worn during the festivities, while the Fifth Avenue level will feature photos of the legendary “J’ouvert” celebration from past years.

This exhibit showcases several traditions captured by Carnival "Mas Camp" bands, including Freaks Mas, Ramajay Mas, & Stronjeh International, as well as the famous J’ouvert band Roy Pierre & Associates.

The Caribbean diaspora has gathered every September at Carnival in New York City since the 1920's. Beginning in Harlem, the annual celebration moved to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in the 1970s and is now held on Eastern Parkway, where it attracts millions of people each year.

Participating Caribbean islands include Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada and more. Caribbean countries such as Guyana, Suriname, and Belize participate in the festivities as well.

For press inquiries please contact Ross Adair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

WHAT:   “Carnival in the City” Gallery Exhibit and Opening Reception

WHERE: Red Wall Gallery - Times Square and Fifth Avenue Levels

               Resorts World Casino New York City

               110-00 Rockaway Blvd

               Jamaica, New York 11420

WHEN:   August 1st – September 30th, 2017 – Exhibit Open

               August 9th, 6 – 8 p.m. – Opening Reception, Bar 360

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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 $1.9 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.