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Empire City Casino

Fun Fall Festivities All Season Long at Empire City Casino in Yonkers

Hip New Jersey is heading to Empire City Casino this fall when the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination hosts an assortment of fall festivities for everyone to enjoy.

Just a short drive away, Empire City Casino is easily accessible via car or by purchasing a line-run package that includes a food voucher and free play offer when you join the casino’s free membership, the Empire Club. The casino offers free, self-parking, or you can valet for a nominal fee and enhance your experience with easy access straight into the casino.

Get ready to cheer on New Jersey on Sunday, 9/16 at the second annual Food Truck Mash-Up, a celebration of the best food trucks from New York versus the best New Jersey has to offer. Dine on a smorgasbord of delicious delicacies while enjoying live entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of activities & fun for the whole family. Tickets are on-sale now starting at just $5. 

On Thursday, 9/27 the battle of the wings returns for the second annual Wingfest. The event will be ‘amazewing’ with hot wings and cold beer. Get ‘sauced’ on all-you-can-eat chicken wings prepared by more than a dozen area restaurants. Tickets start at just $55 and include all food & beverage along with $10 free play. Get yours today here.

Travel the world without ever leaving the country at the International Trot, taking place on Saturday, 10/13. The finest trotters from across the globe converge on Yonkers with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. Will Italy return to defend their title? Come dressed in your country’s colors and enjoy International delights in the trackside Beer Garden, featuring a performance by The Nerds.

For more on events happening at Empire City Casino, including comedy shows, late-night bowling, and free live music, check out empirecitycasino.com.

HipNJ's Weekend Recap: 8/24 - 8/26

HipNJ’s Weekend Recap: 8/24 – 8/26

Miss out on a fully packed weekend? #HipNJ has the scoop on what you missed. Keep reading to see what happened near you!

INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL – AUGUST 25

Over 100 wines from ten of the world’s most prestigious wine producing countries? Sounds like you’re kind of weekend, Golden Nugget hosted a International Wine Festival on August 24 & 25. Those prestigious countries include Italy, Spain, France & more! August 24 was the “Wine and Jazz Reception Under the Stars” event, and the Grand Tasting happened on August 25.

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK – AUGUST 25

Red Bank’s walkable downtown district is home to an array of upscale restaurants and casual eateries that will appeal to your palate. guests could explore picturesque Red Bank while enjoying food and/or beverage samples from over 20 participating restaurants, bars & eateries. There was also three hours of top tastings!

All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional

ALL TIME LOW AND DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL – AUGUST 26

All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional announced a massive North American tour this morning (May 14) that includes 17 dates throughout the summer, some of which included New Jersey Locations. The Summer Ever After Tour will start in St. Paul, Minnesota on Aug. 3 and end Aug. 26 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The concert had the crowed going crazy for more!

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer New Fall Tour

Amy Schumer will kick off the first leg of her new comedy tour on Thursday, September 20th at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. Featuring all new material, the tour will make additional stops in Nashville, Austin, and Atlanta. Additional dates will be announced soon.

Comedy superstar Amy Schumer – one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces, as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer and director – kicks off the first leg of her all-new comedy tour at NJPAC!

Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of Comedy Central’s award-winning Inside Amy Schumer, which earned the 2015 Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety Sketch series. That same year, the show was honored with the first-ever Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sketch Variety Series. Inside Amy Schumer has also earned awards from the Television Critics Association, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014.

Schumer’s New York Times bestseller, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, earned her a 2017 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album and was released in paperback in August 2017. Her big-screen credits include the smash hit Trainwreck, the mother-daughter comedy Snatched (in which she starred opposite Goldie Hawn), Jason Hall’s drama Thank You for Your Service, and this summer’s I Feel Pretty.

The Leather Special, Schumer’s latest stand-up special, is currently streaming on Netflix. Her 2015 HBO special, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (directed by Chris Rock), became HBO’s most-watched Saturday night comedy special debut since 2009. She was recently nominated for a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower. Schumer also holds the distinction of being the only female comic to headline at Madison Square Garden, and is a proud founding member of Time’s Up.

Tickets to see Amy Schumer at NJPAC go on sale Monday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.

Tickets for Amy Schumer’s Fall Tour will go on sale Monday, August 27 at 10am local time. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit amyschumer.com or fans can also catch the Emmy-Award winning comedian on her Amy Schumer and Friends Tour. Tickets are available now at amyschumer.com.