PRESS RELEASE – It’s the “Year of the Rooster,” and Empire City Casino will put forth a traditional Chinese New Year Festival on Sunday, February 12 with a lion dance parade and live musical entertainment. Admission is free.
The Lunar New Year celebration will be complete with Chinese dancers and musicians in colorful costumes. First, the “Fortune God” will lead two lion dancers throughout the casino’s first and second floors, starting at the Valet Entrance, from 2 – 3 p.m. The Fortune God, signifying wealth and prosperity, and the lion dance are important pieces of the fabric of Chinese tradition and culture, particularly during the celebration of the New Year.
The festivities will continue from 3-5 p.m. with a Golden Rooster Chinese New Year Concert in the Entertainment Lounge. Presented by Jam Promotions, the performers will include The Ram, Chelsea, Andy, Nana, Angela, Eyrs, and Mina.
Occupying the 10th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rooster symbolizes such character traits as confidence, pompousness and motivation.