Resorts World Casino hosts New York Music Expo

Event organizers are billing this as the music industry’s event of the season.

Resorts World Casino NYC is hosting the New York Music Expo on Saturday, July 13 from noon to 8 p.m.

The first annual expo and summer music festival will feature live performances, seminars, exhibits on equipment and much more.

The expo is the perfect opportunity for networking. It will be a hub for recording artists, DJs, writers, producers, managers, booking agents and even nightclub owners.

Interactive workshops and panels will include discussions on artist management, how to make it in the industry without a label, social media and branding, and how to get signed onto a label.

Moderators include Bartel from 103.5 KTU, Michael Pericoloso from Drai’s Beach Club, and Hollywood Hamilton from iHeartRadio.

The following record labels are confirmed to attend: RocNation, Hot 97, Communion Music, MTV, Revolt, EDM Sauce, Sony Entertainment, Spotify and Atlantic records.

Enjoy live performances from Eva Shaw (in collaboration with AfroJack), DJ Dramos from Z100, George Anthony featuring George Lamond, Jes, Mikey P, Gozzi and New Ordinance.

Get your tickets here! (Guests must be 18 years or older to attend).

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Enter the $1 million slot tournament at Resorts World Casino

You could be the next lucky millionaire!

This summer, Resorts World Casino NYC is having a slot tournament in two phases.

The grand prize winner will win an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas and the chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Everi TournEvent of Champions.

The first phase will take place every Wednesday from June through August. Players  who earn 200 points will receive one entry to the tournament.

The top 50 scores on each Wednesday will be notified via email that they will advance to the $1 Million New York Qualifier Tournament on August 24th.

All participants, excluding the top 10 places, will receive $20 free play.

Phase II will be on August 24th, when all qualified players will be invited to play in the New York qualifiers.

Remember that the grand prize winner will win a trip to Vegas in October, including flights, hotels and more!

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Female artists to discuss current state of hip hop

On Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m., Queens Library will celebrate women who helped shape hip hop with a panel event at Central Library in Jamaica.

More than a dozen female artists will discuss the current state of hip hop.

This group of acclaimed artists include: Sha Rock, Original Spinderella, DJ Flame, Sheri Sher, DJ Lady Love, Missy Dee, Belinda Trotter-James, Debbie D, Kimba Reynolds, MC Glamorous, Pauline Mimms, Sweet Tee, Sparky Dee and Nikki Dee.

Ralph McDaniels, Queens Library’s hip hop coordinator, will moderate the panel.

The event, marking Women’s History Month, is free and open to the public.

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Sign up to have breakfast with Santa

Ever wondered what it’s like to have a meal with Santa Claus?

Wonder no more! On Sunday, December 9, from 8 to 10 a.m., enjoy a family breakfast at Applebee’s and a special visit from Santa.

All tickets are $15 per guest, and can only be purchased in advance. Tickets are valid only at participating restaurants.

100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.

Ask your server for more details.

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TONIGHT: Forum on congestion pricing

Tonight, elected officials from southeast Queens, along with business organizations, transit advocacy groups and others, are hosting a forum on congestion pricing.

The event will be at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center (172-17 Linden Blvd), starting at 7 p.m.

Hear from all sides of the debate about how to best curb congestion in the city, while also funding the necessary fixes to mass transit.

Although there have been intense discussions on this topic, motorists and transit riders in eastern and southeast Queens need to be heard as well.

Attend the forum and learn more about how this policy can affect your commute.

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Jellybean Benitez to host Halloween party at Resorts World

On Saturday night, head over to Resorts World Casino for their annual Halloween Party, featuring renowned DJ Jellybean Benitez.

He will be bringing some spooky tunes to the crowd, joined by special guest Rockers Revenge.

Guests are encouraged to dress up at RW’s Central Park space. Please note that facemasks are not allowed on the casino floor and must be removed upon request.

Jellybean Benitez, a South Bronx native, is best known for his performances at Studio 54 and other dance clubs in the 80s.

Purchase your tickets for the Halloween Party here.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and the party begins at 9 p.m.!

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Know Your Rights workshops coming to Jamaica

Know Your Rights workshops on criminal records is coming to Transitional Services for New York and South Jamaica Cornerstone Community Center.

The events will offer free lawyers who are available to discuss record sealing and getting a copy of your rap sheet.

You may be eligible to have your record sealed if you have one or two criminal convictions total, your convictions are more than 10 years old, and you have no more than one felony.

The first workshop, with LIFE Camp, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard.

The second will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 109-04 160th Street.

Both are on Thursday, October 25.

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Resorts World Casino hosts All-Star Meet & Greet

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Tonight is the 2015 ESPYs Awards Show, where some of the biggest athletes from around the world will be honored. However, you can also meet with local sports heroes tonight when Resorts World Casino hosts the All Star Meet & Greet.

The event is taking place at Genting Palace within Resorts World at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd and runs from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Athletes include three-time Pro Bowler and former wide receiver and tight end for the New York Jets, Richard Caster, as well as former running back for the New York Giants, O.J. Anderson. Anderson played in the Pro Bowl twice and was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Bruce Harper, the Jets’ all-time leader in kick returns, with 5,407 yards in kickoff returns, will also be in attendance.

Knicks first round pick and St. John’s University alum, Mel Davis, will join the football greats. Fans will also get a chance to meet Pam Oliver, one of the most respected female sportscasters on air.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at rwnewyork.com or within the gift shop at Resorts World Casino. You must be 21 years and older to attend the event.

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