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CITY OF YONKERS & EMPIRE CITY CASINO TO HOST FIRST-EVER YONKERS TOURISM ALLIANCE EXPO APRIL 5 AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO

Post Date:03/23/2017 3:38 PM

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Yonkers, NY – March 23, 2017 -- Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City of Yonkers and Empire City Casino will host the first-ever Yonkers Tourism Alliance Expo at Empire City Casino on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  The event will run from 12 noon until 6pm in the Good Time Room on the 3rd floor.  The Expo aims to attract tri-state area residents and representatives from the local tourism industry to Empire City to learn about all of the tourist attractions available throughout the City of Yonkers.

“The Yonkers Tourism Alliance Expo is a great way for Yonkers to share its story with the metropolitan area’s tourism industry,” said Mayor Spano.  “Yonkers is quickly becoming a regional destination and this Expo will help us attract visitors, and perhaps future residents to Yonkers to enjoy all that we have to offer.”

The Yonkers Tourism Alliance was formed by Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Planning Department to connect business owners in the city with local entertainment, retail and hospitality industry leaders from the surrounding area. By working together, the goal of the Alliance is to foster growth through local businesses while also strengthening Yonkers as a regional destination.

Each attendee at the Tourism Alliance Expo will receive a FREE $5 dollar play coupon.

“With more than 8 million tri-state area visitors a year, Empire City Casino has become one of the largest entertainment destinations in the northeast,” said Taryn Duffy, Director of Public Affairs at Empire City.  “This is an opportunity to not only introduce new people to Empire City, but also highlight all of our tourism partners here in the City of Yonkers.”

As Yonkers continues its renaissance, there have been major advances in its hospitality, entertainment and tourism industries.  In recent years, new businesses, hotels and entertainment venues have been established and invested millions of dollars in the City.  Yonkers has taken off as an exciting spot to visit for culture, dining, shopping, entertainment and a visual arts scene. 

Organizations and businesses interested in purchasing a table at the Expo should contact the Yonkers Office of Planning & Development at 914-377-6619.

Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic three card poker, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo, Empire City Casino also offers guests  year-round harness racing and International simulcasting, live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJ’s, and more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar; Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge with retro bowling lanes; and  convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. Visit Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00am to 6:00am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for more information.

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