Revivals, Classics, and New Hits Are All on Broadway

One of New York City’s staples, going to a show on Broadway, delivers everything from laughs to tears, to wonder, to awe and amazement. Sit in the audience and discover the magic of this time-honored tradition yourself.

Broadway Musicals to Enjoy for All AgesLOCATIONS_CITY_NY-Broadway-SignThe line-up in the Theater District this season features classic shows, revivals, and fresh hits that the whole family will enjoy. Take your pick for matinee or an evening of excitement.

Wicked™

A new classic, Wicked is the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West. See her rivalry with Glinda as it unfolds from the beginning, and follow her story up to Dorothy’s famous visit to Oz.

The Phantom of the Opera™

This long-running, timeless musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber is based on a book of the same name. The Broadway revival follows Christine, an ingenue at the Paris Opera House, and her mysterious mentor, the Phantom who stays hidden in the shadows.

Amelie™

Originally a cult-favorite, quirky French film from 2000, Amelie takes the story of the shy-but-kind title character, who has to take a chance on love, to the stage.

Anastasia™

Another film favorite is turned into a stage musical with Anastasia. Hear all the beloved songs from the movie, including Once Upon a December and Journey to the Past, and see the story of the lost Russian princess unfold.

Waitress™

A new hit for the New York stage is Waitress, another musical adapted from a movie of the same name. With music and lyrics written by famous singer Sara Bareilles, the story is about a pregnant diner waitress with dreams of opening her own pie shop and leaving her abusive husband.

Be close to all the excitement happening on Broadway and book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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Memorial Day Weekend in NYC 2017

The last Monday in May is when the U.S. makes its yearly tribute to fallen soldiers. It’s also the unofficial beginning to summer. Celebrate our country’s heroes, enjoy the anticipation of the warmest months, and take part in some of these fun events for Memorial Day weekend 2017 in NYC.

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     Memorial Day weekend has also become about parades, concerts, and enjoying a picnic at NYC's public parks and beaches.

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Parades

The largest parade in the city is the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade in New York. Now in its 90th year, the festivities will include commemoration of World War I’s centennial, and a tribute to the Air Force. Stay after the parade for a free performance from the official U.S. Air Force band, The Blue Aces.

Concerts

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been mainstays on the alternative rock scene for 30 years, and will be playing at Kings Theatre for the holiday weekend. See them live on May 26th or 27th.

Vision Festival 22 is a jazz fest with music, films, and more. It starts on Memorial Day and runs through June 3rd at Judson Memorial Church.

NYC Public Parks and Beaches

Hit a public park or beach for the holiday weekend and relax with some sand, surf, or a picnic.

If you’re looking for a secluded spot away from the crowds, pack a picnic basket and bike or hike to Fort Tilden Beach.

For more excitement, people-watching, food vendors, and fun, try Coney Island Beach, Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, or Long Beach.

For carefree wandering, relaxing in the shade, or a game of frisbee, try Sheep Meadow at Central Park. For evening entertainment, take in an outdoor movie at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

For more fun during the unofficial start of the summer of  2017, stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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At the Queens Pride Parade 2017, March for LGBTQ Support and Pride

Show your support for diversity and the LGBTQ community by attending the Queens Pride Parade 2017. The parade demonstrates community dedication to social justice and equality and is a display of solidarity.

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The parade will happen on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 12 noon in Jackson Heights, Queens. The march will follow 37th Avenue (and the lavender line) from 89th Street to 75th Street.

Information for Spectators and Participants

If you’d like to march in the parade, you can register on the parade’s website. All parade participants will be up for the Queenie Awards — your parade group could win for the best display of color (think: clothing/costumes, vehicles, banners, etc.), for having the best sound (cheers, chants, music, singing, etc.), for best interpretation of this year’s theme, or even for best drag.

Spectators can park themselves along the parade route, or there will be a reviewing stand at the intersection of 37th Avenue and 79-80th Streets.

If you’d like to donate to the Queens Pride organization in support of their mission, visit their donate page of their website.

Queens Pride Festival

The Queens Pride Festival starts up after the parade at 2 p.m., at the intersection of 75th Street and 37th Road.

Two stages will feature entertainment like comedians, dance groups, musicians, drag acts, and even more talent. You’ll also find vendors, booths from social and community groups, and lots of food. The whole event will close with a performance from the festival headliner.

If you will be traveling to NYC to support this special event, make sure to book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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Fleet Week in NYC 2017

A week-long celebration of all things sea-faring, Fleet Week in NYC 2017, pays homage to the military branches dedicated to protecting the U.S. by water. This includes the Marine Corps, the Navy, and the Coast Guard.

Things to Do During Fleet Week in NYC

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Take your pick from a bevy of fun events happening in the harbor, at various piers, parks and monuments throughout the city.

Opening day of Fleet Week is May 24, so start planning your activities right now.

Parade of Ships

Fleet Week opens with the traditional Parade of Ships, featuring warships, aircraft carriers, and other grand vessels as they cruise down the Hudson River. Parks that line the shores make for the perfect place to watch.

Events

Free events will be going on all week. Just a few include:

  • Navy Band Concerts. See a Navy cover band perform at Central Park and Military Island in Times Square.
  • Ship Tours. Explore military vessels at locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island for free from Thursday – Monday of Fleet Week.
  • Freedom Run. Participating sea service men and women along with first responders from the New York City area will run on May 28th from the North Cove Marina to the 9/11 Memorial. After the run, the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors Detachment will perform.

Festivals

Jam out at the Fleet Week Music Festival hosted by Flagship Brewery on Staten Island. Enjoy free performances from local acts as well as Rhode Island Sound, a U.S. Navy band.

Air Show Demonstrations

Memorial Day weekend will showcase U.S. Marine and Navy planes buzzing above in the skies and showing off their high-flying displays in amazing air show demonstrations across the city.

Visit the Intrepid

The Intrepid is a huge aircraft carrier, as well as an air, sea, and space museum. Take a visit and tour the ship, see open-air movies on the Flight Deck, attend the Memorial Day Celebration, see displays on the pier, attend the Meet the Pilots event – plus more.

If you’ll be in NYC for Fleet Week, come and stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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For New York Weddings, Choose an Elegant, All-in-One Venue

An elegant, sophisticated affair awaits when you choose Courtyard LaGuardia for your New York wedding. Our venue offers flexible square footage, event specialist services, and top-notch catering for an all-in-one wedding celebration.

Book Our Queens Wedding Venue for Your Big Day

W20We are a wedding and event venue in NYC that takes care of all the details, big and small. Whether you’re having a sophisticated, intimate affair or a large, lavish wedding, we can accommodate all of your needs.

We have 7,000 square feet of space, including a beautiful ballroom, that will make a wonderful setting for your marriage ceremony and reception. We also offer lots of extras that take the stress of planning off your shoulders.

Work with Dedicated Event Specialists

Our team is ready and waiting to make your wedding perfect. Our event planning specialists will help you with everything from seating charts and decor to menu selections and set-up. This lets you leave your worries behind so you can focus on enjoying the special moments of your wedding.

Special Savings for Overnight Guests

Guests attending your wedding who need overnight accommodations will receive a special rate when they stay with us.

Make travel easier on your attendees and give them the convenience of having the wedding venue and the hotel in one location. Our complimentary shuttle to and from the airport erases the headache of renting a car or calling a taxi, too.

Plus, booking your nuptials at our venue gets you your own complimentary bride and groom suite.

Choose Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel for your Queens wedding venue and create the special occasion of your dreams. We can make it happen with you!

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NYC TV and Movie Tours

Visit the sites where some of the most iconic TV shows and movies were filmed. Relive your favorite scenes and experience their flavor in-person with NYC TV and movie tours.

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On The Real Housewives of New York City Tour, devotees of this drama-filled reality show can see where some of the most memorable incidents occurred. Just a few of the sites include Le Cirque, Watch What Happens Live studios, and the Russian Tea Room, the site of season one’s reunion show.

Hop on the Gossip Girl Sites Tour to experience the places where your favorite characters—including Blair, Serena, Chuck, Dan, and the rest—hung out, shopped, fought, and lived on the popular series. The steps of the Met, Grand Central Terminal, and high-end boutiques are all featured.

Sex and the City is eponymous with NYC, and on this tour, you’ll experience it all. With over 40 locations, including shops, watering holes, and trendy neighborhoods, you’ll relive your favorite moments with Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte.

The Sopranos Sites Tour is where to get an inside look at where many famous scenes were filmed. It includes the restaurant booth from the series’ final scene, the Bada Bing, and other infamous locations.

NYC Movie Tours

For some movie magic, take one of the fascinating NYC movie tours. On the When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour, you’ll see locations from a mix of TV and movies like Seinfeld, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Men in Black, Pitch Perfect, How I Met Your Mother, and more.

Meanwhile, classic film aficionados should take the TCM Classic Film Tour to see locations from King Kong, Manhattan, The Seven Year Itch, North by Northwest, and a lot more.

See the city that never sleeps in a new light and discover its fascinating film history. When you book a TV or movie tour, make plans to stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

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NYC Golf Courses: Putt and Play All Over the City

For a rousing round of 18 holes or just some putting practice, there are plenty of NYC golf courses to choose from. Head to any of the five boroughs and you’ll find world-class courses and lots of beauty.

Golf Courses and Ranges in New York City

Premier golf courses dot the city for a relaxing game at any hour.

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Manhattan

Practice your swing and putting skills right on a pier by the Hudson at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers. Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, you can brush up your skills at the resident Golf Academy or use the full-swing simulators.

Staten Island

La Tourette Golf Course has 18 holes that sprawl over hills and valleys on this lush part of Staten Island. The clubhouse, a restored manor, is elegance defined. Enjoy the luxury of this course whether you are playing a round, putting around in the practice facility, or taking part in a major golf event.

Queens

For mini golf or a practice game, Flushing Meadows Golf Center is a great choice in Queens. Take the family along for some putting over streams and bridges, or enjoy playing a golf game at night — this is the only lighted course in NYC.

Brooklyn

Open year-round, Marine Park Golf Course offers manicured greens and sweeping views right in Brooklyn. Robert Trent Jones, Sr., a well-regarded architect, designed the course in 1964. Along with the championship-level course, there’s a driving range and places to practice your technique.

The Bronx

The only course where you can play 36 holes in New York City is Pelham/Split Rock Golf Course in the Bronx. Plus, the tree-lined fairways and lovely links will make you feel like you’ve left the city miles behind you.

Grab your clubs and check out golf courses and ranges in New York City. After a long and fun day on the links, rest and relax at our hotel. Book your stay at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk 2017

Now in its fifth year, the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk 2017 is about to get underway. This special event is held in memory of 9/11, encourages the volunteer spirit in honor of that memory, and raises awareness for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Join other participants and run or walk in your own special tribute.

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The event is scheduled for Sunday, April 23 and will begin at Pier 26 in New York City.

Registration Information

Registration for those wishing to participate in the 5K, can be done online. If you would like to volunteer or raise money in support, you can create a fundraiser. Donations to the Memorial in support of the event can also be made online.

Event Info

The 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. Participants need to arrive by 7:30 a.m. in order to check-in.

The 5K route will pass by historic places that figure in prominently with the events of 9/11. These include Point Thank You (where Ground Zero First Responders were cheered as they headed to the site) and the Police Memorial at Battery Park.

After the 5K, stick around for Family Day in NYC, a free event with activities, entertainment, and food. You can also learn about the 9/11 Memorial and how to become a volunteer.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum stands as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 and 1993 terrorist attacks. The Memorial includes the names of every single victim inscribed around the Memorial Pools, and the Museum provides documentation and explores the significance of 9/11 leading up to the present day.

If you will be joining the 5K in April or making a trip to New York to visit the museum, book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


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.