Mohegan Sun celebrates the year of the dragon on February 5th
Get ready to ring in the year of the dragon as Mohegan Sun gets ready to celebrate Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 5th.  While the holiday takes place on January 23rd, Mohegan Sun is ringing in the New Year with a variety of events including legendary singer Wakin Chau in Mohegan Sun Arena, a traditional Lion Dance, the Money God, an appearance by the top three 2011 Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pagent stars, special menu items at Sunrise Square and bus giveaways.
The celebration begins with a performance in Mohegan Sun Arena by Wakin Chau from Taiwan.   The show will take place at 2:00am on February 5th and tickets are a $58.00 and $38.00 along with a VIP ticket priced at $108.00.  Tickets can be purchased online at, at our bus agents and at 75 Chrystie St, Manhattan, NY or by calling 212.925.1098.
Red Envelopes will also be distributed for busses arriving in Sunrise Square at Mohegan Sun. Here guests who ride the bus can receive cash varying from $5.00 to $100.00.  This giveaway starts on January 23rd and lasts through February 3rd. In addition, all bus passengers that arrive in Sunrise Square on February 5th will receive a free gift as well as an opportunity to visit the Fortune God from Noon – 2:00pm for another special Red Envelope giveaway and a photo with the Fortune God.
And we can’t forget about the traditional Lion Dance which will go throughout the property at Mohegan Sun.  The Lion Dance has long symbolized the exorcising of evil spirits and summoning luck and fortune. It will start at 2:00pm heading from Sunrise Square and making its way through The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Casino of the Sky and Casino of the Wind.
The Chairman of the Mohegan Sun Tribe, Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, and Mohegan Sun’s President and CEO, Jeff Hartmann, will be in attendance, in addition to the Money God and the top three winners of the 2011 Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pagent.
Also, a team of thirty kung fu artists will be on-hand to display their skills. The crew, lead by the President and Head Instructor of Malee’s School of Tai Chi and Kung Fu, Master Malee and Calvin Chin of Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts and Academy in Newton, MA, will perform in The Shops at Mohegan Sun starting at 2:40pm.
Sunrise Square will be serving up a special menu during the holiday with varieties of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisines.  Starting on January 19th the festive dishes include Braised Pigs Feet in a Bean Curd Oyster Sauce with Taro Root for $14.00.  A Steamed Grey Sole with Ginger & Scallion will be available all for $18.00.  Crispy Garlic-Pepper Shrimp & Lobster will be offered for $28.00.  And finally, Garlic Seared Snow Peas Leaves will be on the menu for $10.00.  There will also be Chow New Year Cake with Vegetables available for $9.50 and Chive Flower Steak for $12.75.  For more information on dining at Sunrise Square, visit
About Master Malee Khow:
Master Malee Khow is the President and Head Instructor of Malee’s School of Tai Chi & Kung Fu in Manchester, Connecticut. She is ranked by the U.S.A. Wushu-Kungfu Federation (USAWKF) as an eight degree black belt and holds a certification in judging from the International Wushu Federation (IWuF).
She is the President of the U.S.A. National Tai Chi Chuan Federation, Vice President of the USAWKF and Chairperson of Competition and Events Management. In 1998, she was inducted into the USAWKF Hall of Fame.

About Calvin Chin:
Calvin Chin has been a student of martial arts since 1960. He received his black belt in Uechi-Ryu karate from late founder, Kanei Uechi in 1967. In 1970, he became a private student of Fu Hok Tai He Morn under late founder, Kwong Tit Fu. He was chief instructor, top disciple and appointed successor of the system. In 1996, he opened Calvin Chin’s Martial Arts Academy in Newton, MA, where he continues to teach and oversee classes. He was awarded “Outstanding Master” in 2002 and admitted into the USAWKF (United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation, Inc) Hall of Fame. He was awarded “Judge of the Year” in 2007 by the USKSF. Chin is currently on the board of USAWKF. In 2009, Calvin Chin was inducted into The USKSF (United States Kuo Shu Federation) Hall of Fame.

About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting