Spend Easter 2018 in New York City

Easter is a highly anticipated time of year as it helps us to welcome in the Spring season. The flowers begin to bloom and the weather outside starts to warm up to just the right temperature. If you plan to spend Easter 2018 in New York City, be sure to check out the special family-friendly events taking place in the area.

Enjoy the NY Easter Bonnet Parade & Brunch at NYC Restaurants Decorated-easter-eggs-in-the-grass-with-daisiesThere are plenty of things to see and do in NYC during the Easter holiday. Celebrate the season by going to the annual Easter Bonnet Parade, local flower shows, or take advantage of the many brunch deals available.

The Easter Bonnet Parade

Few things celebrate the beginning of Spring quite like the NY Easter Bonnet Parade. Bring along your Easter bonnet and march along Fifth Avenue during the annual parade. This is a NYC tradition and features some of the most beautiful and elaborate handmade bonnets. The parade will take place on Easter Sunday beginning at 10:00 A.M. at 49th Street near St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Easter Brunch in NYC

Another time-honored Easter tradition in New York City is enjoying Easter brunch at one of the many locally owned restaurants. The best places in town to get brunch on Easter include the Italian restaurant La Sirena Ristorante, or the French-American establishment Kingsley in the East Village.

While you are in town for the Easter holiday, you will need a comfortable place to stay. At the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel, we offer spacious rooms that have all the modern amenities you could ask for. Book with us today for a memorable stay in New York City. 

Attend the 2018 NY International Auto Show

Those planning to attend the 2018 NY International Auto Show are in for a great time with exciting new cars to admire and all types of exhibits designed for guests of all ages.

Overview of the NY International Auto Show Car hood at Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show is a thrilling event that showcases everything up and coming in the auto industry. Here is some information about the event and what you can expect when you arrive.

Show dates

The NY International Auto Show will begin on Friday, March 30th continuing through Sunday, April 8th, 2018. The event will take place Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 7:00 .M. It will be held at the Jacob Javits Center located at 655 W. 3th St., New York, NY.

Exhibit Info

The event is open to the public every day and festivities will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday March 31st. The Automotive Forum will take place on March 27th and the Press Preview will be on Wednesday, March 28th and Thursday, March 29th. The Dealer Preview Reception is by invitation only and will take place on Thursday, March 29th.

What Guests Can Expect

The NY International Auto Show displays an amazing collection of high-tech, modern designs and the latest innovative techniques that we can expect to see from the auto industry. There are over four floors of displays showing the latest vehicle designs from automakers from all over the world, including concept cars. More than 1,000 automobiles will be on display at this year’s event.

If you are planning to attend the auto show and need a place to stay, consider booking a room with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. With our spacious rooms and comfortable environment, we will be your home away from home while you attend the show.

Experience the Best Spring 2018 Events at NY Botanical Gardens

There is so much to see and do during the spring season in New York. If you are interested in learning more about the natural plants and flowers that are native to the area, it would be a good idea to check out the Spring 2018 Events at NY Botanical Gardens. These educational and insightful events hosted by the popular living museum showcase the beauty and wonder of the state’s common trees and plants.

Enjoy the Natural Beauty and Wonder of Spring in NYC Lavendar Orchids

Two of the most popular events that take place at the NY Botanical Gardens include the annual Orchid Show and the Bird Walks. The 2018 Orchid Show will take place between Saturday March 3rd and Sunday April 22nd. This event showcases beautiful and colorful orchids in dramatic displays inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Visitors will have the chance to admire these expressive florals the same as they have for the past 16 years. Floral enthusiasts always enjoy this artistic display that features arrangements from some of the finest orchid growers in the world.

If you are an avid bird watcher, or if you simply enjoy exploring nature, you are sure to love the Bird Walks that take place every Saturday between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Bring along your binoculars and join others on a walk throughout the Garden grounds with an expert in birdwatching. Learn more about the native New York birds and how they live as you get an up close and personal look at the feathered friends that call the NY Botanical Gardens their home.

Make the most of your trip to the annual Orchid Show or any other event when you stay at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Our location offers 288 guest rooms that are spacious and comfortable, with 24-hour airport shuttle service available and plenty of excellent amenities such as free Wi-Fi and a contemporary lobby ideal for working or relaxing.

Loads of Family Fun: Macy's Flower Show 2018

The Macy’s Flower Show 2018 is a way for the people of NYC and its visitors to welcome springtime. This annual exhibit will transform Macy’s and get you ready for the beautiful season ahead. This event is great for people of all ages, so bring your partner, your friends or your entire family. You will all love it!

Springtime in NYC Wouldn’t be the Same without the Flower Show White flower on back background

From March 25 through April 8, 2018, the flower show will take place in NYC, as well as Chicago and San Francisco. This event is a gorgeous, glorious, fantasy-filled extravaganza called Once Upon a Springtime.

The Macy's marquee will be transformed into a breathtaking, blossom-filled scene with flowers and plants from around the world.

In addition to the store transformation, there will also be themed events that scream springtime in NYC.

Take your family through the different garden exhibitions throughout the store. These include:

  • The Silk Road Garden – Exotic silks and flowers from China
  • Perfect for the kids – The Girl Scout’s Garden, Dino’s Garden (with Dino the dinosaur), and Lewis the Duck Reading Garden.

The Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel is close to the airport, and just a train ride from Manhattan, which makes life so much easier when you’re traveling. We also offer the only sundeck in the area, providing you with an exceptional view of the city in springtime. We look forward to making your visit to NYC even more special.

Experience the 2018 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an event that draws hundreds of people to the Big Apple each year. It is the biggest St. Patrick's Day parade on the East Coast, and it is celebrated by those who call New York home as well as visitors from across the nation.

If you are traveling to New York City for the parade and other fun St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year, your trip is sure to be extra special.

What to Expect from St. Patrick’s Day in New York City Leprechaun Mascot at St Patrick's Day Parade

The 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City will take place along 5th Avenue between 44th and 79th Streets.

This parade has been a memorable part of NYC’s culture ever since it first began back in 1762. The parade will get started at 11:00 A.M. on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th. It can also be viewed by live steam on NBC New York’s official website. If attending the parade in person, spectators are encouraged to dress in green, representing the Irish tone of the day.

At the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel, we do what we can to ensure that each guest has a pleasant stay. Our hotel is just a train ride from Manhattan, and is designed to cater to everyone from business professionals in town for important meetings to families visiting NYC for the first time.

Attend the 2018 Westminster Dog Show

The annual Westminster Dog Show is one of the most highly anticipated events for dog owners. If you plan to show off your prize-winning pup at this year’s event, or if you are a dog lover wanting to view the festivities from the stands, here's all you need to know to never miss a moment of the action and excitement.

Information for the 142nd WKC Dog Show at MSG Dogs lined up at a dog show

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place at its usual venue, Madison Square Garden. This year’s events will take place from Saturday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Special Dates for Westminster Week 2018

The special events that will take place at this year’s show include the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship and the 9th AKC Meet the Breeds event, held on February 10th, and the 3rd Annual Masters Obedience Championship which will take place on February 12th.

2018 WKC Ticket Information

Tickets are currently on sale for each individual event from the official WKC Dog Show website.

The 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship Preliminaries, AKC’s Meet the Breeds, and the Masters Agility Championship Finals will take place on Saturday, February 10th. Tickets cost $32 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

The first day of the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will start on Monday February 12th. Tickets for this event are $32 for adults and $15 for children under 12 when purchased online.

Prices are the same for both days. Tickets available at the door are $35 for adults and $20 for children under 12. Doors will be open one hour before judging begins.

Dog Lovers Attending the Show Can Stay at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel

The Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel is located just a short train ride from The Garden, so you can enjoy every moment of the event while staying in a peaceful location.

Get Fired Up for Chinese New Year in NYC

A unique cultural celebration you don't want to miss check is Chinese New Year in NYC. The festivities for 2018 will include everything from dragon dances to parades and festivals.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog in Style

Red Chinese LanternsThe Chinese New Year will fall on February 16th, 2018. Here are some events to help you join in on the fun.

Lunar New Year Celebration

This free event will run from Madison Street to Madison Avenue on Saturday, February 10th, starting at 11 a.m. Cultural performers, including Lion Dance troupes, will entertain in the streets. Visitors are encouraged to bring their dogs to help welcome the Year of the Dog.

Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Festival

Head to Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Friday, February 16th, to join this free festival, where hundreds of thousands of firecrackers will be set off to discourage evil spirits. Wander through various vendor booths, taste traditional Chinese food, and purchase handmade crafts. Finally, check out the lion dances and festive decorations.

Temple Bazaar at Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall in Queens will host a traditional bazaar festival for the new year on Saturday and Sunday, February 10th-11th. Here, you can check out music, dancing, and martial arts demonstrations, learn how to do calligraphy and paper-cutting, and eat some delicious foods from China’s major regions.

Partake in traditional Chinese festivities and stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

NYC Broadway Week 2018

It's one of the most expected events of the year in NYC, and the Broadway loving audiences couldn’t be any happier. We're talking about Broadway Week 2018!

The Grandest Edition So Far

Scene of Broadway - broadway week - 2 for 1 ticketsThe titles presented in this edition seem to exceed everyone’s expectations. There are 19 shows of which at least half are known all over the globe. Shows like The Lion King, Wicked, Anastasia, or Phantom of the Opera are included in this year's event.

The Shows are Available with 2-for-1 tickets

The biannual promotion of 2-for-1 tickets is very warmly welcomed by the public. The great news is that if you already bought a single ticket, you can still upgrade it to 2-for-1.

If you haven’t bought them yet, wait no more, because the seats are selling fast.

Classics and Modern Shows Combined

This year, NYC Broadway Week brings you classic stories, who have captured everyone’s hearts, but also modern tales. Come and enjoy Hello, Dolly! or let yourself get swept off your feet to see SpongeBob on Broadway.

Phantom of the Opera and Wicked, Anastasia and School of Rock – the classics and modern tales mingle perfectly in the particular Broadway spirit.

Attend this exciting, annual event and stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. We are located next to LaGuardia Airport and a quick train ride from theaters.

Shen Yun at Lincoln Center: Witness the Beauty of China, Past and Present

An unforgettable experience that celebrates ancient to modern Chinese culture and tradition, Shen Yun is a show you shouldn’t miss. From the costumes to the dances, music, and sets, you’ll be transported to the majesty of China.

See Chinese Culture Come Alive at David H. Koch Theater Chinese parasol unbrellas

The show will take place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center from January 11-21, 2018.

History of the Show

A show like this can’t be found anywhere else, even in China.

Why? Because the Chinese Communist Party sees demonstrations and celebrations of traditional culture as a threat to its power.

That’s why, in 2006, the show was created by Chinese artists in New York – as a way to revive and revel in these beautiful traditions before they’re forgotten.

Shen Yun - Performance Information and Format

The show lasts around 2 hours and includes 15 dances with a live orchestra, elaborate costumes, and detailed, animated sets as the backdrop.

You’ll be taken to various times and places in Chinese history, and explore settings and characters from Chinese mythology.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased by phone, through email, at the Box Office, or online. Group tickets are also available by emailing group@sy-pi.org. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Dress Code

This will be a special show, so the theater requests that you wear your best business or evening attire.

Attend a performance of this spectacular cultural display and stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Come Explore the 2018 New York Boat Show

If you’re a boat lover and are looking for a wonderful way to spend some time in January, you need to come to the East Coast for the New York Boat Show.  

This boat show is one of the best in the country, and provides everything from exhibits showcasing some of the most gorgeous yachts to seminars explaining how to care for your boat.

Whether you’re looking to buy a boat or just want to peruse – this is the show for you!

See Boats Galore at the Javits Center in New York View from front of boat on the water

The boat show takes place at the Javits Center from January 24-28, 2018. Here’s what you can expect.

Ticketing Information for the Show

Tickets are $16 for adults, and children 12 years and younger get in free when they’re accompanied by a paying adult.

Exhibit times are as follows:

  • Wednesday – Friday, January 24-26: 12PM to 9PM
  • Saturday, January 27: 10AM to 9PM
  • Sunday, January 28: 10AM to 6PM

The Exhibits Scheduled

The show includes a number of exhibits from NMMA-certified boat and yacht companies, including

  • Bennington
  • Carver
  • EdgeWater
  • Four Winns
  • Jupiter
  • Malibu
  • And many more.

What You Can Expect at the Show

Besides checking out the boats, make sure to schedule some time for the seminars. You will find an abundance of information, including everything from keeping boat carburetors in good working order to fishing, to propping your boat’s performance.

Stay with Us While You Ponder Whether to Purchase a Beautiful Boat

When you fly into the Big Apple to enjoy the boat show, make sure you book your hotel stay at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

We’re just a short distance from the airport, which means you get to concentrate less on finding transportation and more on enjoying your stay at our beautiful and comfortable hotel.