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Lights out! Seneca Resorts & Casinos to celebrate total solar eclipse on April 8


Mon, Feb 26th 2024 11:15 am

Public events planned at Seneca Niagara, Seneca Allegany & Seneca Buffalo Creek casinos

Seneca Resorts & Casinos Press Release

Seneca Resorts & Casinos will be the place to be on Monday, April 8, when Western New York is in the direct path of a rare total solar eclipse, a celestial event that hasn’t occurred in the area in close to a century and will not happen again for another 120 years.

Each of the Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties has planned special community events open to the public to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“The eclipse is going to be the event of a lifetime, and we want to celebrate with the Western New York community and those visiting from around the world in a way none of us will forget,” Seneca Gaming Corp. President and CEO Kevin Nephew said. “From Niagara Falls to Buffalo to Salamanca, we’ll have something that everyone can enjoy as we all take in something we won’t see happen again until 2144.”

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca will both host community activities and events open to all ages from 2-5 p.m., including food trucks, outdoor games and live entertainment. Seneca Niagara’s event will take place in a viewing area set up in Seneca Square, located outside the resort’s Fourth Street entrance. The Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino celebration will be located in the large rear parking lot.

For the 21 and over crowd, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo will host an epic eclipse viewing party from 2-5 p.m. in the front parking lot, with outdoor games, live entertainment and food specials.

A cash bar will be available for guests 21 and older at each event. Lawn chairs are encouraged for comfortable seating, and guests are encouraged to dress accordingly for the weather, as all the eclipse-related activities will be outside.

The first 200 guests at each event will receive a commemorative eclipse T-shirt, and a limited number of commemorative viewing glasses will be available at each location (while supplies last).

“Fun and excitement is what we deliver at Seneca Resorts & Casinos, and that’s what guests attending our eclipse viewing parties can expect,” said Melissa Free, chief marketing officer, Seneca Gaming Corp. “We welcome our neighbors in the community, as well as those visiting the area for this occasion, to share this once-in-a-generation moment with us.”

For more information on the special eclipse celebrations taking place at the three Seneca Resorts & Casino properties, visit SenecaNiagaraCasino.com, SenecaAlleganyCasino.com, or SenecaBuffaloCreekCasino.com.

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