New York-New York to Host Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Saturday, April 28

New York-New York to Host Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Saturday, April 28

Male and Female Winners will advance to the Coney Island Event this July

WHAT:
Competitive eaters from across the country are training their stomachs for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 21st annual qualifying event for the 102nd Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.

The main event will take place Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. as trained male and female competitors gather at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to compete for the title “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion.” The two contest winners will advance to the July 4 finals in New York.

A special employee contest will take place at 1 p.m. prior to the main event. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred every July 4 in Coney Island since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant. Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit, ensuring the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.

WHEN: Saturday, April 28

1 p.m. – Employee Contest
3 p.m. – MAIN EVENT



WHERE:
Brooklyn Bridge
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

FOLLOW:
@NYNYVegas
@eatingcontest
@originalnathans
#RoadToConey

BRAVE A SHAVE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH DURING NEW YORK-NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO’S 9TH ANNUAL ST. BALDRICK’S DAY EVENT, MARCH 10

 

 

 

 

 

BRAVE A SHAVE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH DURING NEW YORK-NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO’S 9TH ANNUAL ST. BALDRICK’S DAY EVENT, MARCH 10

Annual Shave-A-Thon Adds New ‘Squad Team Challenge’ and ‘Let’s Get Down to Beardness’ Components to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

 

On Saturday, March 10, New York-New York Hotel & Casino invites Las Vegans and visitors alike to join the crusade against childhood cancer at the ninth annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event. True to tradition, the fun-filled celebration will take place on the property’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with some of Las Vegas’ best entertainers participating as celebrity head-shavers as shavees shed their locks in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Those interested in braving a shave for the cause can register online here or on site the day of the event. Group registration also is available for teams and organizations.

 

To amplify fundraising efforts, New York-New York is introducing two new components: the “Squad Team Challenge” and the “Let’s Get Down to Beardness” campaign from John McManus, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at MGM Resorts International.

 

  • Squad Team Challenge: New York-New York is partnering with McMullan’s Irish pub to offer the new “Squad Team Challenge.” In the spirit of friendly competition, the “Squad Team Challenge” encourages different teams to sign up for either McMullan’s event on March 3 or New York-New York’s event on March 10 and challenge each other to see who can raise the most money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Only one person from each team will shave and whichever team raises the most money will be entered into an exclusive raffle drawing, with prizes including a stay at New York-New York complete with food and beverage vouchers.

 

  • McManus’ Let’s Get Down to Beardness Campaign: The grass-roots fundraising initiative is led by McManus himself, who for the past two years has made it his personal mission to raise crucial funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Last year McManus earned the top donor spot by raising $178,000 – more than half the total of New York-New York’s donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This year he is raising the stakes by personally reaching out to friends, family, colleagues and new contacts to make a donation to his cause with the goal to raise a total of $200,000 as he gears up to shave his infamous beard on March 10. Those that would like to support McManus’ “Let’s Get Down to Beardness” campaign can make a donation here.

“The annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving fundraiser is an event that is near and dear to the hearts of every single New-York-New York employee, which is why we are ecstatic to add in these two new fundraising components,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, president and chief operating officer at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. “Each year we continue to surpass our fundraising goals, and I am confident we can make this year another success with the support of McMullan’s, John McManus and the Las Vegas community.”

 

The St. Baldrick’s Day festivities will kick off with a special appearance by the Las Vegas Pipe Band followed by celebrity guest appearances by cast members from MAGIC MIKE LIVE, ABSINTHE, BAZ—Star Crossed Love, INFERNO, FANTASY, ZUMANITY by Cirque du Soleil and more. Family-friendly entertainment, including balloon art, face painting and a raffle with exciting prizes, also will be featured.

About New York-New York
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of the iconic original, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the hotel’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. A dynamic new plaza experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, and Stupidiotic. New York-New York is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com, call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit StBaldricks.org.

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish During Celtic Feis at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, March 17 – 19

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Celebrate the Luck of the Irish During Celtic Feis at New York-New York
Hotel & Casino, March 17 – 19
In addition to the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration, guests can make merry
throughout March with special Irish festivities

New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s famous St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza, Celtic Feis, is returning with a three-day celebration at Nine Fine Irishmen, March 17 – 19. The Irish takeover will feature live entertainment, specialty cocktails and authentic cuisine for the seventh year in a row.

“We look forward to Celtic Feis at New York-New York every year,” said Brent Cook, executive director of food and beverage at New York-New York. “This tradition gives Las Vegas residents and visitors the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with live entertainment and Irish cuisine.”

On Thursday, March 17, the festivities kick off with live entertainment beginning at 9 a.m. on the Brooklyn Bridge. The Las Vegas Pipe Band will lead a celebratory parade at 10 a.m., starting on the Mezzanine and continuing through New York-New York with a traditional Guinness toast following the procession. The parade is complimentary and open to guests of all ages. Starting at noon on March 17, guests must be 21 years of age and admission is $10.

Throughout the weekend, Nine Fine Irishmen will serve up classic Irish fare from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Those looking to indulge in a festive meal can enjoy popular dishes such as Irish nachos, shepherd’s pie, Irish bangers and corned beef and cabbage.

 

In addition to Celtic Feis, New York-New York will celebrate the luck of the Irish throughout March with special festivities, including:

 

March 13: Guinness Beer Dinner

6 – 9 p.m.

Nine Fine Irishmen will host a Guinness Beer Dinner from 6 – 9 p.m. featuring four courses of delectable Irish fare including, Irish nachos, Irish onion soup, braised black angus short rib and warm chocolate cake. Tickets start at $79 per person and can be purchased in advance at the concierge desk or Nine Fine Irishmen.

 

March 15 – 20: March Mania

Nine Fine Irishmen will show all the basketball tournament mayhem starting on March 15. Guests can watch their favorite teams compete while enjoying delectable food and drink specials. Admission is complimentary and open to the public.

 

March 17 – 19: Celtic Feis

Thursday, March 17

Brooklyn Bridge

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

4 – 7 p.m.: Phoenix

7 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute Band

Nine Fine Irishmen

Noon – 4 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

4 – 9 p.m.: Patrick Sieben Single

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

Friday, March 18

Brooklyn Bridge

4 – 8 p.m.: DJ JACE

8 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute band

 

Nine Fine Irishmen

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

Saturday, March 19

Brooklyn Bridge

4 – 8 p.m.: DJ JACE

8 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute band

 

Nine Fine Irishmen

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

For more information visit newyorknewyork.com .

 

About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit ninefineirishmen.com ornewyorknewyork.com .

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long newly redesigned replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the hotel, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, such as enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production, Zumanity; the thrilling Roller Coaster; and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square. A dynamic new plaza experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, Stupidiotic and I Heart New York-New York. Tantalizing restaurants include Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon. New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

New York-New York to Host Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Saturday, April 25

 

NEW YORK-NEW YORK TO HOST  NATHAN’S FAMOUS HOT DOG EATING CONTEST, SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Male and Female Winners Advance to Coney Island Event this July
             

 

WHAT:
Culinary sporting fans are invited to cheer on competitive eaters from across the region at New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 18th annual qualifying event for the 100th Annual Nathan’s Famous Four of July Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY.

 

During the main event Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m., trained male and female competitors from across the region will gather at the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York to compete for the “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champions” title. Winners of this culinary honor will represent Las Vegas in the July 4 finals.

 

A special employee contest will begin at noon followed by a “Heroes” competition for charity at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred every July 4 in Coney Island since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant. Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit, ensuring the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.  

 

WHEN:                       
Saturday, April 25                  
Noon – Employee Contest               
1:30 p.m. – Heroes Contest                           
2 p.m. – MAIN EVENT

 

WHERE:                   
Brooklyn Bridge
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd., S.

 

FOLLOW:                
@NYNYVegas                      
@eatingcontest
#NathansFamous
#RoadToConey                      

Texas de Brazil Discount Now Available on the New York Pass

Texas de Brazil Taps Travel and Tourism Industry with
the New York Pass Special Offer Partnership

 

Restaurant Teams Up With Highly Used Attractions Pass
That Allows Tourists to Save Money While Exploring New York City

 

Texas de Brazil, the unique Brazilian steakhouse experience, announced today the activation of their newest tourist offering via the New York Pass.  The offer allows pass holders visiting New York City to dine at the restaurant’s New York City location and receive 15% off of dinner and 1 complimentary Caipirinha signature cocktail for those that are 21 and older. The promotion comes with a major push and recent efforts for the East 60th street location to tap in to the New York City travel and tourism market, which NYC & Co’s most recent statistics show as having 54.3 million international and domestic visitors in 2013. The new offer can be found on The New York Pass website at: https://www.newyorkpass.com/En/new-york-tourist-attraction-news/Texas-de-Brazil-Churrascaria/294/, as well as in their annually published The New York Pass guide book. Restrictions on the offer do apply to outlined holidays. In order to redeem the offer, New York Pass holders simply need to show their pass while dining in.

 

“The New York Pass is legendary for offering a large number of attractions and special offers that are synonymous with the New York City experience,” said Texas de Brazil COO, Salim Asrawi. “Attraction options that range from the Empire State Building, to Madame Tussauds and more. It is an honor to be one of the few restaurants found within their special offers section.  We offer a unique experience, and within such a melting pot as New York City, we are a steak house experience to be reckoned with.”

 

Texas de Brazil offers an array of superior quality meats prepared in the traditional Brazilian method and carved tableside by the restaurant’s gauchos. The steakhouse’s menu boasts 16 cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage, a fresh gourmet salad area featuring more than 50 delicious items including imported cheeses, charcuterie, Brazilian black beans, roasted vegetables and creamy lobster bisque, as well as decadent desserts and an award-winning wine list. Guests use red and green cards to indicate when they’d like to sample cuts of meat, and when they need a moment to enjoy their feast. The company currently operates 37 restaurant locations, recently expanding from 33 locations in 2014.

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About Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil is an authentic Churrascaria, featuring a continuous dining experience that blends together the unique culture of Brazil, with the generous hospitality of Texas. The menu features a wide array of grilled meats, an elaborate salad area, an award-winning wine list and a-la-carte dessert selections. The eatery was founded in 1998 as a family-owned business. Now, Texas de Brazil has numerous domestic and international locations. For more information on Texas De Brazil, please visit http://www.texasdebrazil.com/.

 

About The New York Pass
The New York Pass is a credit card sized pass with entry to over 80 attractions. Pass has no limit to how many attractions can be visited. It offers admission to many iconic attractions, also rich in themed tours: Food tours, Central Park by bicycle, Gospel, NBC Studio, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street. Can be purchased for 1, 2, 3 or 7days, valid for use on consecutive days.

 

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Returns to New York-New York Saturday, April 26

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Returns to  New York-New York Saturday, April 26

Male and Female Winners Advance to Coney Island Event this Summer

WHAT:
Competitive eaters from across the region are building their appetites and training their stomachs for New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 17th annual qualifying event for the 99th Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.

The first stop on this year’s national qualifying tour route is Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. on New York-New York’s brand new Strip-side plaza. During the main event, male and female winners will be crowned “Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champions” earning the right to represent Las Vegas in the July 4 finals. A special employee contest along with a “Heroes” competition for charity will begin at 1 p.m.

In addition to Las Vegas, regional qualifying competitions will also take place in several cities around the U.S.

The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred every July 4 in Coney Island since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant.

Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.

WHEN: Saturday, April 26
1 p.m. – Employee Contest
2:30 p.m. – Heroes Contest (Military personnel and first responders)
3 p.m. – MAIN EVENT

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public

WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York
3790 Las Vegas Blvd S

FOLLOW:
@NYNYVegas
@eatingcontest
#NathansFamous
#RoadToConey

New York-New York Hotel & Casino Brings Tom’s Urban and Shake Shack to Dynamic Pedestrian Plaza

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NEW YORK-NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO BRINGS TOM’S URBAN AND SHAKE SHACK TO DYNAMIC PEDESTRIAN PLAZA

Restaurants will Deliver Eclectic Eats, Craft Cocktails, Cool Brews and Great People Watching with Strip-Side Patio Experience

 

New York-New York Hotel & Casino is turning up the flavor on its dynamic new plaza experience with the addition of fan-favorite restaurants Tom’s Urban  and Shake Shack, opening December 2014.

The restaurants will take the space currently occupied by The Sporting House (closing June 3), and join recently opened retail outlets Swatch, Stupidiotic, I Love NYNY and Starbucks, as well as Hershey’s Chocolate World, which is opening this spring. The plaza is anchored by the property’s famed Brooklyn Bridge.

“There has never been a more exciting time at New York-New York,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, the hotel’s president and COO.  “With the opening of our new plaza, we have created an engaging pedestrian environment with the striking backdrop of the New York-New York skyline and know that Tom’s Urban and Shake Shack will bring the fun experience and fantastic flavors our guests love.”

Boasting patios overlooking both MGM Resorts International’s upcoming park and entertainment district as well as New York-New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, Shake Shack will introduce its highly anticipated first West Coast Location.

TOMS URBAN

Let’s start by introducing the mastermind behind the concept.  Tom Ryan.  Recognized by Gourmet Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Food Entrepreneurs of the Last Quarter Century,” Tom Ryan is the namesake of Tom’s Urban.  He founded the concept with restaurant financier Rick Schaden in 2012.   The two spent a lot of time together traveling to the best “food cities” around to understand the uniqueness of urban cultures, food and lifestyle in America.

Tom’s Urban will deliver an energetic experience with a fun and modern menu featuring offerings that range from Butter Poached Lobster + Shrimp Tacos to Xiangxiang Crispy Duck Wings to Tailgater Bratwurst Breakfast sliders – Tom’s Urban has you covered 24 hours a day.  The restaurant also will feature an extensive selection of craft cocktails and cold beer, perfect to be enjoyed on its lively indoor-outdoor patio.

Tom’s Urban has its roots in Denver where it became a must-visit destination after opening in 2012. A second outpost opened earlier this year at L.A. LIVE in Southern California. Tom’s is the first, next, last place to meet, eat and drink.

SHAKE SHACK

Shake Shack® is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its all-natural burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal.  From its ingredients and hiring practices to its environmental responsibility, design and community investment, Shake Shack’s mission is to continually Stand for Something Good®.

Shake Shack is part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), which includes many of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, among others.  Since the original Shake Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, it now has multiple locations in New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, and international locations including London, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, and more.

For additional information, visit NewYorkNewYork.com.

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About New York-New York Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino offers all the excitement of the resort’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).

Join the Fight Against Childhood Cancer at New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s 5th Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza

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Join the fight against Childhood Cancer at
New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s
Fifth Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza

March 1 Head-Shaving Fundraiser to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

Make a bold move in the fight against cancer and go bald with New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Nine Fine Irishmen during the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event on Saturday, March 1 from noon to 11 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day on the resort’s Brooklyn Bridge and new outdoor plaza with special celebrity guest head-shavers, live music and entertainment, as participants shed their locks in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national organization funding research for childhood cancer. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Participants interested in shaving their heads for the cause can register online here or register day-of on-site. Group registration also is available for teams and organizations.

 

“The St. Baldrick’s celebration marks one of our favorite days at New York-New York each year. This is an important cause and we’ll continue to fight the fight, working toward a cure,” said Paula Zappia, entertainment director of New York-New York. “We are especially thrilled as this year’s event will be held in our new outdoor plaza and we encourage the Las Vegas community and visitors to join us in making this an amazing gathering.”

 

Kathleen Ruddy, chief executive officer for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, said “We are excited to continue our partnership with New York-New York on this year’s event to help raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. These events are vital to raise needed funds, enabling the Foundation to fund the best research projects focused on finding better treatments and cures for all childhood cancers. We are grateful to everyone who has dedicated their time and generosity to make this event such a success.”

 

This year’s St. Baldrick’s Day event will be hosted on New York-New York’s newly introduced outdoor plaza surrounded by fun shops Stupidiotic, Swatch, I Love NYNY and Starbucks. The festivities will include a special appearance by the Desert Skye & Pipe Band to kick off the event; live musical performances by Phoenix, Spazmatics and Sin E Ri Ra on the Brooklyn Bridge; celebrity guest appearances by renowned Las Vegas performers from Jabbawockeez, Jersey Boys, Absinthe, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet and others; activities including balloon art and face painting; a grand raffle prize; and photo opportunities at the head-shaving booths to commemorate the day.

 

Last year, more than $45,000 was raised for cancer research – this year’s event will continue the momentum with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.ninefineirishmen.com or www.newyorknewyork.com

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites.  Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit www.newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

 

Hershey’s® Chocolate World® Retail Experience to be Unwrapped On Iconic Las Vegas Strip

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Hershey’s® Chocolate World® Retail Experience to be
Unwrapped On Iconic Las Vegas Strip

New Flagship Store at New York-New York Hotel & Casino Will Feature ‘All Things Hershey’s®’

 

The Las Vegas Strip will get a whole lot sweeter when Hershey’s Chocolate World retail experience opens at New York-New York Hotel & Casino this winter.

The flagship store will occupy two floors, boast an eye-catching 70-foot façade and provide guests with an experiential concept that will immerse them in the candy brands they love: Hershey’s, Hershey’s®Kisses®, Reese’s®, Ice Breakers®, Jolly Ranchers®, Twizzlers® and more.

“Everything is bigger and brighter on The Las Vegas Strip and we are thrilled to be taking the Hershey’s Chocolate World experience to the next level at New York-New York,” said Amy Hahn, Vice President and General Manager, The Hershey Experience®. “Our guests will enter an engaging and interactive space where they can taste new treats, personalize sweet gifts and create keepsake photos. These experiences are sure to draw candy lovers from what is arguably the most exciting street in the world and inspire some Hershey’s happiness.”

According to Dino DiCienzo, President of Chocolate Experiences Inc. who has partnered with The Hershey Company to expand Hershey’s Chocolate World retail experiences in the U.S., the choice of this location to create the newly imagined concept is not an accident.

“We believe our new flagship store is a perfect meeting of renowned American icons: Hershey’s brands, the famed Las Vegas Strip and the re-creation of the New York City skyline that is New York-New York,” said DiCienzo.

This sweet spot will be located between the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and feature a towering Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar, an 18-foot Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and dazzling entrances in the shape of Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates. Once inside, Hershey’s Chocolate World retail experience offers guests a chance to create their own Hershey’s happiness through a variety of interactive experiences such as customizing candy wrappers and personalizing Hershey’s Kisses plumes.

New York-New York announced in April plans to modify its skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, creating a dynamic environment brought to life through a vibrant patio culture and retailers that are new to the market. The Hershey’s Chocolate World retail experience, with its incredible array of famous Hershey’s-branded products, will anchor the new array of shops and dining experiences.

Cynthia Kiser Murphey, President and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino, said, “We are excited to welcome Hershey’s Chocolate World retail experience to the New York-New York Hotel & Casino and are delighted it will be part of our new outdoor experience. Visitors to Las Vegas seek one-of-a-kind experiences and we believe Hershey’s Chocolate World retail experience will immediately become a must-see attraction.”

Hershey’s Chocolate World retail experience will also offer a variety of opportunities for guests to share their experience with friends and family via social media tools, just part of the immersive technology that will make the new store a must see interactive chocolate experience.

 

Exterior Rendering of Hershey's Chocolate World at New York New York
Exterior Rendering of Hershey’s Chocolate World at New York New York

About The Hershey Experience®Division
The Hershey Experience Division is the direct-to-consumer and experiential marketing arm of The Hershey Company including Hershey’s Chocolate World Attractions in Hershey, Pennsylvania; Times Square; Chicago; Niagara Falls, Canada; Shanghai, China; Dubai and Singapore. The Hershey Experience also includes Hershey’s Licensed Food and Merchandise and Hershey’s e-commerce initiatives. Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction in Hershey, Pennsylvania is the flagship experience for The Hershey Company and is the most visited corporate visitor experience in the world, featuring Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour® ride, Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D, Hershey’s Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction, Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure™ attraction and the largest selection of Hershey’s products found anywhere. HersheysStore.com is the online destination for unique chocolate products, gifts, apparel and collectibles. In addition, The Hershey Experience division operates retail and e-commerce businesses for Hershey’s premium brands including Scharffen Berger, Dagoba and Mauna Loa brands.

 

About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than $6.6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Bliss, Hershey’s Special Dark, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China, Mexico and Brazil while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.

 

For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company’s global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company’s founder and funded by a trust administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company’s success.

Photos: Celtic Feis St. Patrick’s Celebration at New York-New York

Last weekend, the Brooklyn Bridge was a sea of green for the Celtic Feis St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza at New York-New York and Nine Fine Irishmen. The event kicked off on Friday, March 15 with a parade through the casino led by the Desert Skye Pipe Band, and the party continued into the wee hours of Sunday. Guests celebrated in festive attire with live performances, authentic Irish dishes from Nine Fine Irishmen and Guinness toasts for a memorable St. Patrick’s weekend.

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue

New York-New York Lights Lady Liberty Green for Celtic Feis, March 11-18

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NEW YORK-NEW YORK LIGHTS LADY LIBERTY GREEN FOR CELTIC FEIS, MARCH 11 – 18

New York-New York kicks off Irish festival by lighting the Statue of Liberty nightly

 

WHAT:  New York-New York Hotel & Casino is painting the town green for St. Patrick’s Day, beginning with Lady Liberty. Every night March 11 – 18, New York-New York will illuminate the Statue of Liberty in a vibrant hue of green to commemorate Celtic Feis, the annual three-day Irish festival over St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Nine Fine Irishmen and the Brooklyn Bridge. The biggest celebration of Irish culture on the Las Vegas Strip, Celtic Feis festivities include live entertainment, specialty cocktails and Irish authentic cuisine.

The event kicks off on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. with a parade for all ages through New York-New York led by Desert Skye Pipe Band. Entry on Friday and Saturday is free, and admission on Sunday is $25 including a pint of Guinness or a Jameson shot. The event is open to guests ages 21 and up. For more information about Celtic Feis, visit http://nyny.lv/CFTW2013.

WHEN:
Monday, March 11 – Monday, March 18
Dusk – dawn

WHERE:
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109      

Hurricane Sandy Culinary Fundraiser Tomorrow (Dec. 9) at New York-New York

LAS VEGAS CULINARY EVENT “START SPREADIN’ THE NEWS” TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS SUNDAY DECEMBER 9

Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada gathers top chefs, mixologists and entertainers for Red Cross fundraiser on Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

WHAT:  Restaurants and chefs with roots in both New York City and Las Vegas have inspired a unique food and wine event to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy taking place tomorrow, Sunday, December 9 on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York Hotel & Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

 

Sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the culinary extravaganza will welcome celebrity chefs Scott Conant from Scarpetta and D.O.C.G Enoteca at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Francois Payard from Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace, as well as cuisine from 22 of the city’s top restaurants; six bars featuring specialty cocktails, craft beers and wines; and appearances and entertainment from local personalities. 100 percent of the event’s proceeds will go towards the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

“When it comes to the hospitality industry, Las Vegas and New York City are really sister cities,” said Michael Severino of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. “This is just a small way all of us in Las Vegas can help those who have been affected by these monster storms.”

Since announced, “Start Spreadin’ the News” has received an outpouring of support from the community, as nearly all of the participating restaurants and their chefs were impacted by the devastation of the superstorm.

 

WHEN:
Sunday, December 9
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

WHERE:
The Brooklyn Bridge
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

TICKETS:  Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at RedCrossLasVegas.org, NewYorkNewYork.com/Sandy or by calling the New York-New York box office at 866-606-7111. Guests must be 21 or over to attend.

DETAILS: Restaurants from across The Strip will feature an array of signature dishes and New York-inspired culinary delights, including:

  • Bellagio: Todd English’s Olives
  • Caesars Palace: Payard Patisserie & Bistro and Rao’s
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. Enoteca
  • Crystals at CityCenter: Todd English P.U.B.
  • The Forum Shops at Caesars: The Palm Las Vegas
  • Mandalay Bay: Aureole
  • MGM Grand: Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak and Stage Deli
  • The Mirage: Carnegie Deli and BLT Burger
  • New York-New York: Broadway Burger, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs and Bonanno’s New York Pizza
  • Paris Las Vegas: Gordon Ramsay Steak
  • The Venetian & Palazzo: B&B Ristorante, Carnevino, Otto and Bouchon Bakery
  • Smith & Wollensky

 

Bar stations provided by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada will offer craft beers, an array of wines and five specialty cocktails handcrafted by mixologists from the United States Bartenders Guild with assistance from Back Bar USA. Paying homage to New York City, the featured libations will include “Yankee Doodle,” “Forgetaboutit!,” “Eastside/Westside,” “The Neighborhood” and “’5’ Boroughs.”

 

Live music and appearances from local celebrities including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman, longtime performer Mark Giovi, Strip headliners and celebrity tribute acts, will take place throughout the day.

In addition to several surprises adding to the excitement, all attendees will receive a commemorative chip reading, “When the ‘chips’ were down, Las Vegas stepped up to help those who were dealt a bad hand by Hurricane Sandy, 12-9-12.”

 

Celebrity Chefs Inspire Food & Wine Event: “Start Spreadin’ the News” to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

CELEBRITY CHEFS INSPIRE FOOD & WINE EVENT “START SPREADIN’ THE NEWS”
TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada to Host Famed Las Vegas Strip
Event at New York-New York Brooklyn Bridge

Celebrity chefs with roots in both New York City and Las Vegas have inspired a unique food and wine extravaganza to benefit victims devastated by superstorm Hurricane Sandy.

“When it comes to the hospitality industry, Las Vegas and New York City are really sister cities,” said Michael Severino of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. “This is just a small way all of us in Las Vegas can help those that have been affected by these monster storms”.

The event will take place on the New York-New York Hotel & Casino Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A partial list of the chefs/restaurants invited to participate in “Start Spreadin’ the News” includes: Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Todd English, Bobby Flay, Charlie Palmer, Nobu, Gordon Ramsay, Thomas Keller, Palm Restaurant, Smith & Wollensky, Rao’s, Stage Deli, Nathan’s, Carnegie Deli, Old Homestead and many others. Great wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails will be provided by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Tickets are on sale now for $100 and can be purchased by calling the New York-New York box office at 866-606-7111.

All attendees will receive a commemorative chip reading, “When the ‘chips’ were down, Las Vegas stepped up to help those who were dealt a bad hand by Hurricane Sandy, 12-9-12.”

For More Information: Tania Sanchez, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, 702-253-3215.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Runners To Tie The Knot In Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony At New York-New York December 2




Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Runners to Tie The Knot in Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony at New York-New York December 2

New York New York Hotel & Casino is giving an expected 100 couples the unique opportunity to say “I do” and proclaim their love on the run during the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon’s Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The three-minute ceremony will take place on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at approximately 5:30 p.m., providing couples a one-of-a-kind experience to marry for the first time or renew their vows as they run in the glow of the Las Vegas Strip’s neon glimmer.

From the starting line, couples will run alongside their wedding ceremony officiant, Running Reverend Jaime Firzlaff, until they reach the Brooklyn Bridge where the nuptials will take place among waiting family and friends. With this special Run-Thru Wedding in its seventh year, many couples from around the world have made this an annual tradition, renewing their love in Las Vegas.

Non-running family and friends are welcome to attend and watch the ceremony from a designated viewing area at the south end of the bridge. After the couples say “I do,” confetti-filled cannons will signal the start of a new chapter in the lives of the runners as they continue on with the race.

All marathon participants are invited to enjoy a special New York-New York package which includes a deluxe room, 2-for-1 breakfast at Il Fornaio, 2-for-1 passes to The Roller Coaster and 25% off treatments at The Spa & Salon. Runners also can show their credentials or number to receive a $30 post-race Sports Soak and/or a $100 Sports Massage at The Spa. This offer can be redeemed online at runrocknroll.competitor.com/lasvegas.

For additional information or to register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Run-Thru Wedding Ceremony, please visit StripatNight.com.

About Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
A Competitor Group event, the 2012 Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will take over the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, December 2nd. Race participants enjoy the sights and sounds of lavish hotels, world-class entertainment and brassy nightlife for almost the entire 13.1-mile course. Throw in the infamous Running Elvi and a Run-Through Wedding Chapel, where participants can get married or renew their vows, and it’s one amazing event weekend that is more than just a marathon. For more information about Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, visit Stripatnight.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About New York-New York
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the resort’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music.  New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit nynyhotelcasino.com or call   toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

ERIC RYAN JONES UNVEILS CURRENT ART SERIES AT RAW: NATURAL BORN ARTISTS ACTIVATE SHOWCASE IN NYC

ERIC RYAN JONES UNVEILS CURRENT ART SERIES AT RAW: NATURAL BORN ARTISTS ACTIVATE SHOWCASE IN NYC

 

Top emerging artist, eric ryan jones debuted his newest architectural art series last night at the RAW: Natural Born Artists Activate Installation at Tribeca’s M1-5. Hand-picked from over 500 artist submissions in the tri-state area, Jones was one of the final 15 chosen to display his artwork at the city’s much anticipated show.

“I am thrilled to be working with such a wonderful organization”, says Jones. “RAW has such an incredible reputation for recognizing young talent and helping to grow, nurture and prosper it. I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of such a prestigious showcase.” Featuring six of his most coveted pieces, Mr. Jones’ work reflects his vision of New York City’s most breathtaking architecture, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Gothic Bridge in Central Park and the Empire State Building.

Inspired by the works of Escher and Dali – coupled with a personal passion for black and white photography – his work has a surrealist undertone in both technique and overall composition. Using his own photography as creative reference; dynamic and exaggerated perspectives are showcased within his work with the use of foreshortening and chiaroscuro techniques. Each piece spotlights a window that accentuates an attribute (i.e. cables, stones, arches) of that particular image in 3D, thus creating an illusionary use of dimension and time. “My composition reflects the structure within the boundaries of steel and stone…framing my subject, rather than bleeding it from edge to edge,” says Jones of his current scope of work.

eric ryan jones’ (erjdesign.com) artwork will be featured in a myriad of shows throughout the year and can be seen in its entirety at his private gallery installation slated for Fall 2012. For more information or to purchase artwork, please visit erjdesign.com or follow him on Twitter @ericryanjones

About eric ryan jones:
One of New York City’s top emerging artistic talents, eric ryan jones has found his niche in charcoal drawings and oil paintings within the photo-realism scope. Born and bred in West Virginia and Maryland, and a Marshall University Alumni, Jones now calls Manhattan his home, creating architectural masterpieces from his Upper West Side art studio.

About RAW:
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.