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Lunar New Year Kicks Off at Resorts World Casino!

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(Queens, NY) – Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is once again celebrating the Lunar New Year with a month of festivities! To kick off the festivities, Resorts World will open a new “Year of the Golden Pig” exhibit at the Red Wall Gallery on January 15. RWCNYC will also host a Pre-Lunar New Year festival on January 19-20, and the fun will continue through February 19.

The Red Wall Gallery exhibit will run from January 15 - February 28 and will feature five renowned Chinese artists’ work. The displayed works will include calligraphy, oil painting, water color, and traditional paper cutting. According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2019 is the year of the Pig. The Red Wall exhibit will show the Pig in happy, auspicious, golden and rich fashions, symbolizing a year of prosperity. Exhibited artists include:

  • Wen Jun (聞俊)
  • Yau Wai-Hoi (尤伟海)
  • Rocky Cheung (张起荣)
  • Nicholas Lai (黎进德)
  • K.P. Maggie (黄嘉平)

The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL).

Resorts World Casino New York City will also host events throughout the month to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The Pre-Lunar New Year Festival will kick off these events on January 19th and 20th from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on both days. The festival will feature over 30 vendors with Asian cultural merchandise, ranging from Chinese traditional dry goods to fresh flowers, jewelry, and tea. The festival is presented in partnership with Multicultural Radio Broadcasting (MRBI). The festival will also feature live entertainment and opportunities for guests to win prizes.

Throughout the month, the main entrance at Resorts World will be decorated with a traditional Lunar New Year theme of flowers, lanterns and peach blossom trees. There will be a total of 640 pots of fresh flower featuring a spring garden.

Resorts World Casino will also be hosting the following events and promotions in February to keep the celebration going:

  • The Blessing Ceremony Lion Dance, February 5th at 12 p.m.
    • The three-lion head performance will include a minimum of 15 performers, instrument players, and masked Buddha. The lion dance will start at Noon at the main entrance, followed by an eye dotting ceremony hosted by the President and senior executive team of Resorts World.
  • Red Envelope Giveaway, February 5th - February 11th   
  • Any guests taking Resorts World Casino bus during the first 7 days of Lunar New Year can redeem points vouchers for lucky red envelopes with $8 cash.

All events are open to the press.

 

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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 $2 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWCNYC 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, Dream 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.