Play to Win at Resorts World Casino, New York City

A night at the slots or a spin at the gaming tables is only a few steps away when you visit Resorts World Casino in New York City. This entertainment center gives you a Vegas-style experience right in NYC.

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Resorts World has everything, from gaming to dining and live music. Here’s what you can expect.

Upcoming Entertainment

The casino has a few entertainment venues for live music, drinks, and dancing. Coming up in April and May, there will be a lot of fun to choose from.

At Bar 360, every Thursday night will feature salsa dance lessons. Every Saturday night, make sure to hear the live DJ.

At the Central Park Event Space on the casino’s third floor, the Tattoo Festival will be happening this weekend, March 30 to April 2, 2017.

Casino Gaming in NYC

At Resorts World, you’ll find electronic table games, slots, roulette, blackjack, craps, video poker, three-card poker, and even high limit rooms where the stakes are high.

Plus, when you join the free Player’s Club, you’ll earn points when playing electronic table games or slot machines. These points can be used for shopping, parking, food and dining, or even tickets to an event.

Dining

There are plenty of dining options at Resorts World. Hit the Food Court for a quick bite – ice cream, Chinese food, burgers, and fried chicken are just some of your options.

If you’d prefer a sit-down meal, RW Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a snazzier option. Pair a juicy steak with fine wine in an elegant setting.

Red Express Shuttle

The Red Express Shuttle is a quick and easy way to get to and from the casino. Bus routes regularly run through neighborhoods like Chinatown, Brooklyn, and Flushing.

Visit this NYC casino and have a ball. Stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel while you’re here trying your luck.


Find an Urban Oasis at New York City Public Parks

You may think that NYC is a concrete jungle, but, in fact, the city boasts lush green spaces, outdoor recreation, and gardens all throughout the five boroughs. Check out the New York City public parks for yourself and discover beautiful pockets of nature in the city that never sleeps.

 Exceptional NYC Public Parks

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens’ largest park has a long list of great features, including a zoo, a baseball stadium, an art museum, playing fields and courts for everything from soccer to cricket, playgrounds, and a grand promenade. You can also take a bike on one of the paved paths, hit up a Wi-Fi hot spot, or go swimming in one of the indoor pools.

Central Park

NYC’s most famous park is also the most popular one in America. This iconic landmark has everything – beautiful grounds, fountains, bridges, and gardens, not to mention areas for boating, skating, biking, and more. Rent a paddle boat for a different view of Manhattan’s green oasis, or take a gander at the Central Park Wildlife Center and Tisch Children’s Zoo.

Prospect Park

If you like trees and their many furry and winged denizens, head to Prospect Park. This Brooklyn mainstay has some of the last swaths of forest indigenous to the area, along with an Audubon Center. Meanwhile, nostalgia-lovers will gravitate to the park’s carousel and band shell.

New York parks don’t stop there. If you’re searching for a bit of untouched nature, Inwood Hill Park has a vast expanse of undeveloped land with hilly woodland. The Bronx also has Pelham Bay Park, which is three times larger than Central Park and includes a museum and golf course.

If you’ll be traveling to the area and visiting NYC public parks, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


2017 New York International Auto Show

One of the largest and most popular auto shows in North America, the New York International Auto Show is the place to be this April to see all things shiny and fast on four wheels. Get your tickets and plan on scoping out the huge array of latest models and futuristic concept cars.

The NY Auto Show: Fast Cars, Slick Rides

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The Auto Show will happen April 14th to 23rd, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except for Sundays, when it will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How to Get Tickets

Advanced tickets can be purchased in through the auto show's official website. General admission tickets are available along with early access passes, group packages, and tour tickets.

Exhibits and Experiences

At the show, you’ll get to stroll through four floors loaded with displays featuring the newest models of cars and trucks, plus luxury vehicles, futuristic cars, and freshly-unveiled innovations in automobiles.

You’ll see a dazzling lineup of new technology side-by-side with flashy models designed to get your attention.

If you would prefer a more personal, informational experience at the Auto Show, you can buy tickets for group and family tours. Experts will guide you through the show before it opens to the public.

Top Featured Vehicles

While visiting the show, you’ll see a huge array of featured vehicles from top manufacturers, including BMW, Rolls-Royce, Ford, Toyota, Scion, Porsche, and Volkswagen. For instance, you’ll spy the BMW Z4 along with the Rolls-Royce Dawn and the Volkswagen Beetle.

If you will be traveling to New York City to see this exciting gallery of cars at this year's NY International Auto Show, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel for a fun week of wheels.


A Special Day: Easter in New York City

Easter in New York City – does it get any better? NYC is a spectacular city and the special events being held in the city over Easter weekend will give you plenty to do.

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If you’re considering spending your Easter holiday in NYC, you won’t be disappointed. Not only is springtime in NYC beautiful, there are plenty of fun activities happening in the city for the whole family to enjoy.

The most famous of these activities is the 2017 Easter Parade, a celebration that stretches all the way back to the 1870s. The parade will take place on Fifth Avenue on April 16, 2017 from 10am to 4pm, and there will be a bonnet festival, too. If you really want to get into the spirit of the parade, make sure to wear your Sunday best, along with a fancy hat.

A special event wouldn’t be complete without a special meal. Brunch is extremely popular during the Easter holiday. A family-friendly restaurant – Colicchio & Sons – has kid-friendly options as well as champagne and delectable meals for adults, including the farm-fresh egg with duck confit. The price is $55 for adults and $15 for children.

Other springtime events in NYC include the Macy’s Flower Show and Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration Workshop. Both events are family-friendly, visually appealing, and interactive.

It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Springtime in New York

We love NYC and one of the best times to come and enjoy this fabulous city is in the springtime. If you intend to visit NYC this spring to enjoy the natural beauty as well as some of the fun Easter activities, we welcome you to come stay with us. The Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel is the perfect destination for a springtime trip to NYC.

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Culture, Art, and Talent at the Movies: The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

A world-famous event for film, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival celebrates New York’s place as a center for film making and offers a platform for new and emerging talent. Find out how you can attend this popular event for lovers of the film medium.

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The festival draws millions of people each year and hosts big-name talent in the film industry as well as rising stars.

Basic Info

The film festival will begin on Wednesday, April 19 and run through Sunday, April 30. Screenings, talks, events, and more will take place at a bevy of locations across Tribeca and NYC, including Tribeca Film Center, Spring Studios, SVA Theatre, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 9, Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11, and the New York Academy of Art.

Upcoming Films

A special screening will open up the entire festival on Wednesday, April 19 at Radio City Music Hall, featuring the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives. This screening will be followed by musical performances from Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson, and more.

Another notable screening will be Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s new virtual reality documentary short, The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, which is about the African rangers who work to protect endangered elephants from poachers.

How to Get Tickets

Ticket packages and passes are now available online or by phone. The general box office for purchasing individual tickets opens on March 28 – grab these by phone, online, or at Walkup Box Offices.

Discounts on tickets are available for students, downtown Manhattan residents, and seniors over age 62 with a valid ID.

When you’re traveling to the area to attend this NYC festival and any other fun event, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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The 2017 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebrates Irish Roots

Put on your best green outfit and pin a shamrock on your lapel, because March is coming, and with it arrives the 2017 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This annual event is full of festive fun for celebrating Irish pride and heritage in the city. Everyone is Irish on St. Patty's Day in New York!

All About the St. Patty’s Day Parade in NYC 

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This is one of the biggest parades of the year in New York. Find out all about how to join in on the St. Patty's Day fun.

Details

This year, the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is happening on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 11am to 5pm. The parade route will follow 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street.

Parade Participants

There are a variety of organizations and groups that march in the St. Patty’s Day Parade in NYC. Every year, the parade is led by the Grand Marshall as well as the Irish 69th Regiment. They are followed by Irish county societies, Irish societies of NYC, schools and colleges, Irish language societies, Emerald societies, and many more groups and organizations.

Other St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

For other St. Patty’s Day events, try the Irish Arts Center’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open Day on March 12th, which features music, dancing, crafts, tea time, face painting and more.

Or, attend Sober St. Patrick’s Day at the St. Patrick’s Youth Center Gym on March 17th. The event will celebrate Ireland without alcohol and instead will feature authentic dance, music, food, and drinks.

If you will be traveling to New York City for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, or are just taking a weekend jaunt, stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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Spring into a New Season at the New York Botanical Gardens

Watch spring come alive this season at the New York Botanical Gardens. As winter fades, there will be plenty to see and do as nature unfolds her beauty.

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ATTRACTIONS_BOTANICAL-GARDEN_Boys looking at the flower with the magnifierThe Gardens will have activities and exhibits for young and old this coming spring. See all there is to do starting in March.

Special Exhibits and Events: March and Beyond
This March 4, the new exhibit, What in the World is a Herbarium? will come to the Gardens. Discover how scientists, scholars, and botanists are preserving plant specimens and saving the world’s endangered plant species.

Meanwhile, all throughout March and April, head to the Gardens for Orchid Evenings. The exhibit The Orchid Show: Thailand will be on display amid dancing, music, and cocktails.

Starting in April and lasting until October, see botanical-inspired sculptures on display at the Gardens from artist Dave Chihuly.

Children and Family Activities in NYC
There’s lots of fun for families at the Botanical Gardens.

Science Camp lets kids explore the natural world, see behind-the-scenes at the Gardens, and undertake scientific investigations. For instance, this upcoming April, enroll your K-5 children in Spring into Science, where they can explore and observe blooming buds, busy insects, and nesting animals.

At the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, kids and families get to learn where their food comes from, tend vegetable beds, and explore cooking with the bounty of the earth. Daily gardening activities are always happening to let you truly get your hands dirty.

Spring in NYC is a wonderful time to get outside and see what Mother Nature is cooking up. When traveling to NYC and visiting the Botanical Gardens, stay with us at Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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Warm Up at the Winter Village at Bryant Park

If getting through this winter is proving to be difficult, then you need something to spice up your dreary days. The perfect antidote to the winter blues is the Winter Village at Bryant Park.

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Ongoing Events and Entertainment

The Winter Village is a fun place through March for winter activities. Skating at The Rink at Bryant Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. This is one of the only venues that offers free ice skating in NYC!

Select shopping is also open through March 5th at the open-air, European-style market. Drop the kids off at the rink and browse for some unique items.

There’s plenty to eat at the Winter Village, too. Step into the Skating Pavilion to warm up and have a treat from the Snack Bar, with a delicious hot chocolate. Meanwhile, Public Fare is a rink-side restaurant that offers a sit-down meal.

Special Events
Special events will be held until the end of the Bryant Park Winter Village’s run. Participate and liven up your winter season.

The Winter Carnival lasts through February 4. It’s a wildly popular event celebrating snow and ice. Just some of the fun includes a skating showcase with Johnny Weir, an Ice Ball, Ice Castle, free curling and skating lessons, and an outdoor Winter Brew House.

Exerskate at Bryant Park is a fun way to warm up and get moving. It’s held Thursdays through March 5 at 8 a.m., and you’ll be led through ice skating circuits that hockey players and figure skaters use. Get ready to sweat and become a better skater.

When traveling to New York City, book your stay with Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Attend winter events from a convenient location, and return to cozy accommodations.

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See the World’s Top Dogs at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Dog lovers should plan on heading to Madison Square Garden this February to attend the famed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. This event is the last word in top dogs and will feature the best of breeds from all over the world.

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This year, the dog show held in New York City will take place on February 13 and 14, 2017.

Daytime Sessions/Events

On February 13 for daytime sessions (from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), there will be breed judging (for toy, herding, hound, and non-sporting dogs) as well as Junior Showmanship preliminaries.

On February 14, daytime sessions will include breed judging for sporting, working, and terrier dogs, plus Junior Showmanship preliminaries.

Evening Sessions/Events

The main events will happen in the evening for the 141st WKC Dog Show. On February 13, starting at 8:00 p.m., there will be group judging for toy, hound, herding, and non-sporting dogs.

The evening of February 14 is the big night – the Junior Showmanship Finals begin at 7:30 p.m., and group judging will take place at 8:00 p.m. for sporting, working, and terrier dogs. Finally, the end of the night will crown the Best in Show.

What to Expect

Ticketholders can expect a bevy of beautiful dogs. Remember to check out the winners of the preliminaries on February 14 on the Red Carpet at 6:00 p.m. before the big prizes are awarded. This will be hosted at the Expo Center within the Garden. Meet the best dogs in the world and make your personal pick for the top prize.

If you’re traveling to New York City and attending this famous, highly-anticipated event, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


Valentine’s Day 2017 in New York City

Looking for something special to do in honor of St. Valentine? There are lots of romantic places in NYC to visit in celebration of the day of love (or any day). You can also make your loved one feel extra special by taking them to an event dedicated for Valentine’s Day in New York City.

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Love Bites: The Power Ballads Sing-Along

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at Union Hall, join the party and sing along to ‘80s and ‘90s power ballads streaming on a big screen (with lyrics). The event will also feature an ‘80s/‘90s costume contest, air guitar competition, prizes, themed drinks (try the Eternal Flame or the Kiss from a Rose), and Valentine heart candy and cards.

Love in Times Square on Valentine’s Day

On February 14, 2017, head to Times Square to celebrate romance in NYC. There will be wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, and surprise proposals happening throughout the celebration, plus kissing booths.

Romantic Places in New York City

Syndicated

Dinner and a movie are a classic romantic combination. At Syndicated, you get both in a cozy yet cool atmosphere. The menu features movie theater-inspired drinks and food, and the bar has classic movies projected on huge screens (on mute). Behind the kitchen there is a great movie theater that serves up gourmet popcorn along with cheap showings of fun films (for instance, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for $3).

Camp

Another cozy bar that is romantic year-round is Camp. The interior is modeled after a rustic cabin, and guests can sit before a roaring fire and play board games while sipping on craft cocktails inspired by – what else – s’mores. This would be the perfect spot for couples who would prefer a low-key evening.

If you’re traveling to the NYC area this February, or any time of year, book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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