Turning Stone to Celebrate Grand Opening of NY Rec & Social Club, its Modern Sports Lounge and Nightlife Venue

Posted on December 14, 2023

Turning Stone to Celebrate Grand Opening of NY Rec & Social Club, its Modern Sports Lounge and Nightlife Venue

Grand opening week is overflowing with festivities for guests to experience Upstate New York’s new hotspot, including themed daily events, ticket giveaways, watch parties for the week’s biggest college and NFL games, food and beverage specials and more. The modern lounge and sports book is three experiences in one:  One part sports heaven. One part gastropub. One part nightlife club. Grand prize giveaway on opening night includes an overnight trip to New York City to watch the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (December 14, 2023) – On Monday, December 18, Turning Stone Resort Casino will officially open NY Rec & Social Club, its spectacular new sports lounge and nightlife venue. In honor of the new opening, Turning Stone today announced plans for a week packed with grand opening festivities, including themed daily events, ticket giveaways, watch parties for the week’s biggest college and NFL games, food and beverage specials and more. The modern lounge and sports book in the Exit 33 entertainment complex is three experiences in one:  One part sports heaven. One part gastropub. One part nightlife club. 

Grand Opening Week at NY Rec & Social Club will feature a series of themed events for guests to experience the new hotspot in a variety of ways, including Monday Night Huddle, Rock N’ Roll Bingo on Tuesday, Trivia Night on Wednesday, Tournament Thursdays and more. Guests can win a variety of prizes and giveaways throughout the week including tickets to sporting events around New York, including the New York Knicks, New York Yankees and Buffalo Sabres.

A grand-prize drawing on opening night will award one lucky winner a sports-centered trip to New York City to see the Knicks play in Madison Square Garden, complete with transportation and overnight hotel accommodations. NY Rec & Social Club’s newly crowned Resident DJs will also be spinning throughout the week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

On Thursday, December 21, SHOUT! A Buffalo Bills Podcast with hosts Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot will broadcast live from inside NY Rec & Social Club, previewing the Week 16 showdown between the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Charges at SoFi Stadium.

NY Rec & Social Club is the ultimate sports lounge and nightlife hotspot featuring 62 televisions and a center bar featuring a massive three-story tower, which can be divided into six individual screens and display up to 24 different games at once. From the top of the bar to the ceiling, the tower is covered with a mind-bending 5,275 square feet of prime LED screens for the ultimate sports viewing experience. NY Rec & Social Club is also the main headquarters for the all-new TS Sports, Turning Stone’s new sports book.

The new lounge also offers table games, including blackjack and craps, and social games such as foosball, billiards, air hockey and darts. NY Rec & Social Club is also a full-scale restaurant, a swanky eatery with creative interpretations of classic bar food and a stellar beer and cocktail program.

NY Rec & Social Club offers a private upstairs party and reception space for large group reservations, and multiple private “fan caves” that can be reserved too.

Grand Opening Week: December 18 – 23

Here’s a snapshot of NY Rec & Social Club’s Grand Opening Week:

Monday, December 18: Grand Opening at 4PM

  1. Monday Night Huddle: Guests can rock their favorite team attire for a chance to win tickets to a variety of regional sporting events.
  2. Grand Prize Drawing: One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win the evening’s grand prize – a trip to New York City to watch a New York Knicks game. Prize includes tickets to the game, transportation and hotel accommodations.
  3. Monday Night Football: Watch Philadelphia take on Seattle as they battle toward the NFC playoffs.
  4. Resident DJs: Special performance with all three Resident DJs spinning throughout the night: DJ Big Poppa, DVDJ Reels & DJ Washburn.

Tuesday, December 19

  1. Rock N’ Roll Bingo: A heart-pounding fusion of music knowledge and gaming excitement. It’s all about recognizing song titles on your bingo card with the tunes you hear. First to fill their bingo card and belt out "BINGO!" wins a prize, including tickets to local sporting events.
  2. Grand Prize Drawing: A grand prize winner will be randomly selected to win tickets to a New York Yankees, New York Knicks or Buffalo Sabres game.
  3. Hoops & More: Watch a slate of college and professional basketball games, hockey and more on NY Rec & Social Club’s 60 massive screens

Wednesday, December 20

  1. Trivia Night: A thrilling night of friendly competition, camaraderie, and a chance to go home with bragging rights and tickets to a regional sporting event
  2. Grand Prize Drawing: A grand prize winner will be randomly selected to win A grand prize winner will be randomly selected to win tickets to a New York Yankees, New York Knicks or Buffalo Sabres game.
  3. Hoops & More: Watch a slate of college and professional basketball games, hockey and more on NY Rec & Social Club’s 60 massive screens.

Thursday, December 21

  1. SHOUT! A Buffalo Football Podcast: Hosts Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot will broadcast live from inside NY Rec & Social Club, previewing the Week 16 showdown between Buffalo and Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium.
  2. Tournament Thursdays: An exciting weekly slate of tournaments where guests can engage in friendly competition in billiards, foosball, air hockey, and darts, aiming for victory! The best tournament team will win tickets to regional sporting events.
  3. Grand Prize Drawing: A grand prize winner will be randomly selected to win A grand prize winner will be randomly selected to win tickets to a New York Yankees, New York Knicks or Buffalo Sabres game.
  4. Resident DJ: DJ Washburn spins an eclectic mix of all the hits.

Friday, December 22

  1. Total Request Live: Get ready to take control of the turntable and send in song requests to our Resident DJ.
  2. Resident DJ: DJ Big Poppa is spinning guests’ favorite songs and taking requests all night long.
  3. Sports Viewing Spectacular: Watch professional and college games throughout the night on NY Rec & Social Club’s 60 TVs.

Saturday, December 23

  1. Mimosa & Bloody Mary Flights: enjoy flights of your favorite mimosas or Bloody Marys all day long.
  2. Sports Viewing Spectacular: Watch professional and college games all day long on NY Rec & Social Club’s 60 TVs.
    1. Professional Football: Pittsburgh hosts Cincinnati
    2. Professional Football: Buffalo Watch Party with food specials during the Buffalo vs. Los Angeles game.
  3. Resident DJ: DVDJ Reel performs during commercial breaks of the Buffalo game and long into the evening.

NY Rec & Social Club opens at 4pm Monday through Friday and at 11am on Saturday and Sunday. For more information about NY Rec & Social Club, visit TurningStone.com.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including five hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, NY Rec & Social Club, a state-of-the-art sports betting lounge, The Showroom, an intimate concert venue, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named the #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine and the #1 Best Overall Dining in 2023. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four-Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant, TS Steakhouse, and Skʌ:nʌ́: Spa, and, for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711.

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