YONKERS, N.Y. – Here are some of the top events in the city this week. For more of what's going on in and around Yonkers, see our expanded events calendar .
Monday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve at Empire City Casino : 5:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year at Empire City Casino with evening of entertainment. Special dinner party packages are available and live entertainment will be performing in the Entertainment Lounge in the Gotham Palace. Yonkers’ own Guss Hayes and his band will perform in the Empire Terrace Dining Room from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dinner seating will begin at 5:30 p.m. ($59.95 for Empire Club Members and $69.95 for non-members ) and 9 p.m. ( $79.95 for members and $89.95 for non-members). For reservations call 914-457-2457. Empire City Casino, 810 Yonkers Ave.
Thursday, Jan. 3
Healthy Happy New Year : 6:30 p.m. It’s time to put those New Year’s resolutions into action. Sur La Table has combined with Food And Wine Magazine to create healthy, tasty meals in hopes of satisfying those seasonal flavors while reducing calories. Head to “Healthy Happy New Year” to learn tips and techniques to create healthy and tasty dishes all year long. This class is $69 and for more information call 914-652-9643. Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Road.
Teen Thursdays : 3 p.m. Head to the Yonkers Riverfront Library and hang out with Z, the teen librarian. Teens can create arts and crafts, play board games, PlayStation 3 and much more. Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center.