CITY OF YONKERS JOINS YONKERS-NATIVE PAT QUINN TO HOST ANNUAL ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th IN SUPPORT OF ALS RESEARCH

Public Invited AND ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE CAUSE

Pre-Registration Available at YonkersNY.gov

Yonkers, NY – Mayor Mike Spano and City Council President Liam McLaughlin joined Empire City Casino and Yonkers-native Pat Quinn to announce that the third annual ALS Ice Bucket Challenge will be held on Saturday, August 5th at Empire City Casino.  The free festivities, music and family-friendly entertainment will begin at 1:00 p.m. trackside in anticipation of hundreds of participants simultaneously dumping ice-water over their heads.

The reason: to support Quinn, one of the co-founders of the global phenomena Ice Bucket Challenge, and reignite the social media movement to once again go viral throughout the month of August to benefit ALS research.

Empire City Casino Gives Back to the Bronx

Local “Celebrities” Mix It Up with Bartending Fundraiser for VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

(Bronx, NY) – On Thursday, August 3, the VISIONS Bronx Advisory Board will host Mix It Up, a local “celebrity” bartending event at Tosca Rooftop in the Bronx.  Now in its fifth year, this event has become a Bronx tradition.  Local “celebrities” hosting this event as bartenders are community heroes that donate their time and resources in support of VISIONS’ free programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired and the families who care for them.

Long Beach International Film Festival Introduces First-Ever Casino Night Fundraiser on Thursday, August 3

Long Beach, NY (July 25, 2017) — Casino Night is coming to Long Beach International Film Festival!  Empire City Casino of Yonkers, New York is partnering with the festival this year to sponsor their first-ever Casino Night fundraiser, benefiting the Cohen Children’s Medical Center.  Enjoy an evening of live music and cocktails while using your funny money to “win big” on the table games, turning those poker chips into prize-winning raffle tickets.  Luxury items up for grabs include a Forevermark Diamond necklace from SVS Fine Jewelry, a Movado watch, and gift certificates to renowned local restaurants.  The odds that it will be a good time are in your favor!

Celebrated Comic & Jack-of-all-Trades, Goumba Johnny, Headlines Comedy Night at Empire City Casino on July 26th

Yonkers, NY — Popular Bronx-born comedian and former football player turned entrepreneur turned radio host & more, Goumba Johnny, will perform at Empire City Casino’s Comedy Night on Wednesday, July 26th.  The quick-witted comic will be joined by featured performer Graham Kay and MC Angelo Lozada in the casino’s Good Time Room for what is sure to be a laugh-out-loud night of fun.  The Comedy Night series is a great way to beat the summer heat and enjoy quality entertainment close to home.

Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s 2017 Summer Concert Series In Full Swing with Support of Community Partner Empire City Casino

Yonkers, NY—Empire City Casino, the largest entertainment destination in the northeast, returns as a sponsor of the annual Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s summer concert series.  The theme for 2017 “World Fest” accurately encompasses the different cultures of the eight million visitors the casino welcomes every year, making it the perfect partnership.  Now in its 42nd year of free & quality entertainment, the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s passionate commitment to the arts and service to the people of Yonkers aligns with Empire City’s dedication to support outstanding community programs for the arts.

Parrotheads & Beach Boys Fans to Descend on Empire City Casino July 30th

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a taste of Margaritaville without having to travel so far? On Sunday, July 30th, Empire City Casino turns tropical for the ultimate mid-summer party of the season. The Landsharks, the world-renowned Jimmy Buffet and Beach Boys tribute band, will perform an outdoor concert trackside at the legendary Yonkers Raceway. The concert is free to attend with food, beer, and wine available for purchase. The show begins at 5:00 p.m. following a full day of harness racing which begins with at 11:30 a.m. Entry for the concert is limited to guests 21 years and older.

Meet & Greet with Bobby Ojeda, Former Mets Pitcher and 1986 World Champion

Sunday, July 16, at Empire City Casino

MEET & GREET WITH BOBBY OJEDA, FORMER METS PITCHER AND 1986 WORLD CHAMPION

WHO:  Former Mets star pitcher and 1986 World Champion, Bobby Ojeda

WHAT:  Meet & Greet and photos with fans prior to Mets vs. Colorado Rockies

WHEN:  Sunday, July 16, 2017 | Beginning at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar inside of Empire City Casino (located near Valet Entrance – GPS Address for Valet Entrance: 560 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY)

Dante Nero Headlines Empire City Casino Comedy Night on July 12

The laughfest continues at Empire City Casino as funny man Dante Nero gets ready to take to the mic at Comedy Night on Wednesday, July 12th.  Drawing from his many life experiences in a wide array of fields, including competing as a fencer in college at SUNY New Paltz and his work as a bouncer and former exotic dancer, Nero is sure to have the crowd in hysterics as he is joined on-stage by featured performer, Sarah Tollemache, and MC, Jeremy Adams.  The night of laughs kicks off at 8:00 p.m. in the casino’s Good Time Room.