Resorts World New York City announced today it’s hosting a pre-Lunar New Year event this weekend to help guests get everything they will need to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. The annual event, scheduled for Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., will feature a flower market, live entertainment, and 40 vendors selling everything from traditional Chinese goods to jewelry.
“Resorts World is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with 15 days of exciting events and promotions,” said Ayesha Ma, Vice President of Asian Marketing, Resorts World New York City. “We invite everyone to visit the Pre-Lunar New Year Flower Market this weekend. It’s integral to the community because patrons can buy goods in preparation for the Lunar New Year. A fully stocked home before the new year signifies wealth and fulfillment throughout the year.”
1,500 people, including Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers, are expected to attend the event, which will take place in the Central Park Event Space on the casino’s third floor.
It will be broadcast live on radio channel 1380 AM (Mandarin) and 1480 AM (Cantonese).
Lunar New Year falls on Sunday, January 22. The rabbit is said to be a symbol of prosperity and peace in Asian culture, and it’s expected all of the animal signs will have a “hopeful” year in 2023.
About Resorts World New York City – Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) is New York City’s first and only casino-hotel, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience and generating over $3 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011. The opening of the Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York gave visitors from around the world more ways to enjoy the ultimate play and stay experience. Dining options include Sugar Factory American Brasserie, America’s favorite eatery and celebrity hotspot. There are a variety of non-gaming amenities, as well as entertainment options, allowing guests of all interests and budgets an experience that fits their personal tastes. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. 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.