Join In for October Events and Harvest Fest at Queens Botanical Garden

Ready for fall 2016?

There are lots of pumpkin and fall-themed events happening in New York this October.

You can entertain the little ones with nature-inspired activities, learn about gardening, or enjoy autumn events with a seasonal flair like Harvest Fest at Queens Botanical Garden.

Read more for all of the fun to soak up this fall.

Celebrate Autumn at Queens Botanical Garden

Autumn decorations in a baskt with pumpkins, sunflowers and leavesStorytime & Craft

On October 16 and 30, nature stories and a craft activity inspired by the botanical world create a wonderful time for little nature-lovers.

Horticulture Volunteer Days

Thursday, October 6, volunteer at the garden and learn fall skills, like planting bulbs and getting beds ready for winter.

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patches in Queens, NY

Sunday, October 16, come to the fall festival that will have everything under the sun: craft and food vendors, a beer tent, live music, a petting zoo, old-fashioned games, and a pumpkin patch at Queens Botanical Garden -- plus a lot more fun for the whole family.

Fall Soil Health

Saturday, October 22, learn all about how to care for your garden soil in the fall in order to prepare it for winter with the Botanical Garden's fall gardening tips. Topics covered will include mulching, soil testing, cover crops, and more.

Halloween at the Garden

Sunday, October 30, come out and celebrate Halloween among the plants and trees. Dress in costume and bring the trick-or-treat bags to collect some goodies. Kids can meet the Garden’s mascot, Flora, see a magic show, and make a seasonal craft. There will even be a Carnivale inspired mask-making workshop with a guest artist.

Come and stay with us at Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel and be close to all the autumn events and more like the ones at Queens Botanical Garden.


Make a Difference with Making Strides of Queens 2016

Making Strides of Queens 2016

Walk with other breast cancer survivors and supporters when you join Making Strides of Queens 2016.

This fundraising and awareness event gives hope, courage, and support to the ones who are fighting, and honors the ones who are gone. It’s a worthwhile walk to raise money to save lives and find a cure.

Read more to find out how you can participate.

Join the Cause with a Breast Cancer Walk in Queens


On Sunday, October 16, 2016, join the breast cancer walk in Queens to show your support. The event is being held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Registration and check-in starts at 8 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10 a.m.

The walk is a total 3 miles long, but it’s not a race or competition. Those who are able can walk as long or as far as they wish. Bow out at any time – your support is appreciated no matter your physical capabilities.

Water stations are provided all along the walk route. After the walk, stay for some fun entertainment.

Making Strides Events

An inspiring opening ceremony will bolster participants and remind everyone of the great cause they’re helping with breast cancer walks near NYC. There will also be a survivor area just for those who have won in their battle with breast cancer – they’ll receive a special gift.

A free show after the walk is a way to thank all of the participants, so make sure to stay and have some fun.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to take part in an event that shows your support for the cause. Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel wishes everyone walking in the Making Strides event good luck.


See Upcoming Performances for NYC Ballet Fall 2016

In 2016, New York City Ballet has a roster of performances sure to astound and delight.

Lovers of art, culture, music, and dance should catch one of these unique, transporting shows and experience what a modern dance company can do. Read more for a fall schedule and details.

Get Ready for the New York City Ballet Fall Schedule

NYC Ballet Fall 2016
Fall Gala

The Fall Gala celebrates ballet and fashion, with performances that blend the two in harmony. Works from new company members will be showcased, as well as new choreography. This show happens on September 20th at 7 p.m.

21st Century Choreographers

Four different ballets from modern choreographers will premiere in this series. Performances are scheduled for September 27th, October 1st, October 5th, and October 15th.

Classic NYCB

Classical ballet is celebrated in each of these shows from the canon of the past. Ballets include those by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and Balanchine.

Balanchine Black & White: All Stravinsky

This series of ballets is all about crossing lines and breaking boundaries, and features a style that distinctly belongs to the New York City Ballet.


Jewels is a ballet that plays with movement, color, and sound to evoke rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. Performances will be held on September 28 and 30, and October 1 and 2.

Masters at Work

This piano ballet is a lush production featuring a fairy-tale story and surreal visuals. Four performances will run from October 11-15.

Balanchine x Vienna

Legendary composer Balanchine was inspired by talents who drew inspiration from Vienna in this ballet running from September 22-25.

American Music

America serves as the inspiration for these dances from NYC Ballet fall 2016. Performances run on October 4, 6, 9, and 16.

New York City Ballet in 2016 is sure to be an exciting and fresh dance season. Stay with us at Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel to catch great ballet performances.

Find Ease, Comfort and Convenience at Hotels for Business Travelers in NYC

As a business traveler, you need certain amenities and services when you stay at hotels during work trips. Find out all that you get when you stay with hotels for business travelers in NYC, like Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Hotels for Business Travelers in NYC

Check out Services, Amenities, and Hotel Packages near LaGuardia Airport

Amenities and Services

We offer convenience and comfort in our NYC hotels for the business traveler. This includes services like complimentary shuttle transport to and from LaGuardia Airport, complimentary Wi-Fi in your room and hotel public areas, staff who can help you with any of your business needs, professional meeting spaces and private boardrooms in the hotel, and more.

Amenities like spacious guest rooms, a library and business center in our lobby, and a boarding pass Ticket Station that lets you print out your boarding passes and avoid airport lines all keep you a step ahead of your schedule and right on track.

Hotel Packages

As one of the premier hotels for business in NYC, we supply packages and offers that make your stay as smooth as possible. For instance, our Park Here Fly There Package includes overnight accommodations, parking, and shuttle service, so all of your transportation is taken care of. The Park, Stay & Eat Package is perfect for those who need a bit of respite from their busy work schedule – you’ll get deluxe accommodations, our morning breakfast buffet each day you stay, and parking for one vehicle.

Our NYC Hotels Are for the Business Traveler

Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel has the services and amenities tailored for any business traveler. Stay with us on your next work trip and find out how well we’ll treat you.

Fall for Fall Events at Queens Botanical Garden

Connect with nature and explore its secrets with fall events at Queens Botanical Garden. Read on to learn about all the fun you and your family can experience this autumn.

Fall Events at Queens Botanical Garden

Enjoy the Season with Fall Programs at Queens Botanical Garden

Fall Foliage Highlights

Queens Botanical Garden features 39 acres of area to explore. Wander among the trees and see the color shift of autumn as oaks, maples, and dogwoods show off their finest display of hues. See if you can spot the flaming red sumac, the colorful oak leaf hydrangea, or the woodsy-scented witch hazel.

Nature Adventures

20 class sessions, held September 13th to November 22nd, will teach children about the wonder and beauty of nature. Led by experienced educators following the Forest School model, your kids will get immersed in exploration and discovery, deepening their understanding and appreciation of this earth we all share.

NYC Honey Week: Buzz on Bees

This workshop all about bees and honey is for families of every age. Learn facts about these helpful creatures, taste some sweet honey, and make your very own beeswax candle. The event will happen September 17 and also includes a tour of the Bee Garden, so you can see worker bees in action.

Fall Gardening Programs for Kids

Fall programs at Queens Botanical Garden for kids will teach them all about growing, harvesting, and eating fresh produce. The “Children’s Garden” is for ages 4-10 and will provide a gardening experience from seed to table. Meanwhile, “Garden Buds” is for ages 2-3 and takes a simpler approach, letting toddlers play, explore, and taste veggies in the garden. These Queens Botanical Garden events will give children an appreciation for where their food comes from.

Back to Nature in NYC

Stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel and find out how you can reconnect with nature in the New York area.

New York Giants & New York Jets Schedule: Late 2016

New York Giants Schedule 2016

It’s fun to come to the New York area to see an NFL home team game. Your favorite players will be out on the field doing their best to bring in a win, and you’ll be in the stands cheering them on. Check out the New York Giants schedule 2016, as well as the New York Jets schedule 2016 for home games to see which football games you can attend this upcoming season.

New York Giants Home Games

For New York Giants home games, there is one preseason game remaining before the regular season kicks off. Grab your tickets to see a final preseason matchup against the local rival Patriots.


September 1 at 7:00 p.m. – vs. Patriots

Regular Season

September 18 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Saints

September 25 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Redskins

October 16 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Ravens

November 6 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Eagles

November 14 at 8:30 p.m. – vs. Bengals

November 20 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Bears

December 11 at 8:30 p.m. – vs. Cowboys

December 18 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Lions

New York Jets Home Games

Catch the Jets’ at home for their last preseason game in August, or gear up for the New York Jets regular season starting in September.


August 27 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Giants

Regular Season

September 11 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Bengals

October 2 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Seahawks

October 23 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Ravens

November 13 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Rams

November 27 at 8:30 p.m. – vs. Patriots

December 5 at 8:30 p.m. – vs. Colts

December 17 at 8:25 p.m. – vs. Dolphins

Luckily, Courtyard Marriott is the official hotel of the NFL, so if you’re coming to the area to check out some games, make sure to stay with us at Courtyard New York La Guardia Airport.

Things to Do Labor Day Weekend in NYC

If you’re in New York City over Labor Day weekend, there will be plenty of things to do and see in the city. From music festivals to parades to world-class museums featuring history and art, you won’t run out of activities to choose from. Read on for fun things to do Labor Day weekend in NYC for all ages. Let the season go out with a bang and enjoy the weekend with one of these events.

Labor Day Weekend Events in NYC

Things to Do Labor Day Weekend in NYCElectric Zoo Festival

If you’re wondering what to do Labor Day weekend in NYC, check out this music festival. For those who enjoy a wild night and the excitement of a throng of people, this event is for you. Some of electronic music’s most popular acts show up to take the stages (four, to be exact) and rev up the crowd over the course of three days.

Labor Day Parade

The Labor Day Parade is a celebration of the average working-class citizen who fought for labor laws and union rights. People from all types of unions and organizations will be marching to celebrate the importance of Labor Day. This is one of the most meaningful Labor Day weekend events in NYC.

NYC Museums Open Labor Day

Visiting a museum is a great way to spend a day off while also soaking up some culture. There are lots of museums open on Labor Day. Check out one or two of these great options: American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Morgan Library and Museum, and New York Botanical Garden.

Labor Day events in New York City are plentiful. Stay with us at Courtyard New York La Guardia Airport Hotel and be close to all the action.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer Dates


NYC Restaurant Week Summer DatesFor foodies, visitors on the hunt for a cheap three course meal, or for those who are just plain hungry, NYC Restaurant Week summer dates are for you. This celebration of food lasts from now until August 19, includes 380 participating restaurants in the city, and offers prix fixe meals at a discounted rate (both lunches and dinners). This gives diners a wonderful chance to sample some of the best food the city has to offer at a bargain price. Visit New York City for NYC Restaurant Week in the summer and discover new and old favorites.

Prices and Details

For Restaurant Week in NYC 2016, all participating restaurants will have prix fixe (French for “fixed price”) meals at the same rate. These are three course meals that will vary by restaurant, but all will include an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert, or a first course, second course, and dessert. Lunches cost $29, and dinners will run $42.

NYC Restaurant Week Participating Restaurants

Some of NYC’s best restaurants are taking part in the event. Here are a few lists of eateries offering prix fixe meals, divided by type of cuisine.

Southern/Comfort Food

Bo’s Kitchen and Bar, Root and Bone, Blue Smoke

Italian Food

Circa, Bocca di Bacco, Etcetera Etcetera, Mamo Restaurant, Trattoria L’Incontro

Traditional American

The Palm Court, Monkey Bar, The Water Club, DBGB Kitchen and Bar

Asian Fusion

Tao Downtown, The Cecil, Natsumi, Spice Market, Koi SoHo


Ed’s Chowder House, The Sea Grill, City Crab Shack, Ocean Prime, The John Dory Oyster Bar

In addition to the above, there are also Scandinavian, Peruvian, Spanish, Mexican, eclectic, new American and Thai spots on the list of participating restaurants for NYC Restaurant Week – plus more! While you’re here indulging your taste-buds, Courtyard La Guardia hopes you’ll think about staying with us.


When planning a meeting or conference, the location can make or break the occasion. So if you are looking for a conference and meeting space in New York, the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel is the place for all your meeting and conference needs.

Why Choose the Courtyard LaGuardia Meetings and Conference Space?

NY Conference Facilities

  • Choose from 8 private meeting rooms that have recently been renovated
  • For small events, our restaurant, the Big Apple Bistro, provides a semi-private section at the back
  • The option to customize the catering menu Courtyard-laguardia-meeting-room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all meeting spaces
  • Easy access to and from LaGuardia Airport with our shuttle service
  • Group rates at competitive prices

Impeccable Service

The staff at the Courtyard LaGuardia is dedicated to ensuring that all your meeting requirements are met and delivered as requested without interrupting proceedings. We offer a service guarantee that your plans flow accordingly and that your guests are not left wanting.

Modern Equipment and Technology

We at the Courtyard LaGuardia are proud to say that we have everything required to cater to the modern business person’s interactive needs. All the equipment you need is arranged in advance so there are no glitches on meeting day. For your convenience, our audiovisual technicians are available during your events to provide any help you may need.

If you are looking for hotels near LGA to host your guests, the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel is conveniently located near the airport,  just minutes from Manhattan. We offer state of the art amenities and comfortable, spacious accommodation. No need to find two locations; our hotel offers the whole package – meeting and conference spaces, accommodation, service and technology. Contact us today to find out more on how we can meet your meeting requirements.

Family Fun with NY Challenge 2016

If you have never experienced the NY Challenge Scavenger Hunt, you are missing out on an urban adventure like no other. This Amazing Race-style competition is here for one day only and is a great way to spend time with family and friends.

NY Challenge 2016 will be held on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 and is available for teams of 2 or more. You will have fun exploring the city while you race to solve clues and beat the other Challengers. Combine your speed with your smarts and enjoy the outdoors before finishing with a crazy costume contest!

A NYC Scavenger Hunt

Special-event-on-arrowThe seventh season of this event, hosted by Challenge Nation NYC, is sure to be a blast as participants test their brain power as much as their fitness level. All ages and ability levels are welcome; you and your team decide which speed works for you. Strategy is key, and working together is a must as you make your plans. There is no limit to the number of people on your team, and you chart your own course. There is nothing like a NYC Scavenger Hunt; you, your family, and friends can build memories during this unique experience in New York City.

Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel

While you’re making plans to be in town for NY Challenge 2016, be sure to book your stay at Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel. The whole family can relax and unwind in spacious rooms, take a dip in the outdoor pool, and rest on the sundeck. Courtyard LaGuardia is the place to find tasty food, a restful sleep, and quality time with your loved ones.

If you are looking to explore New York City, NY Challenge 2016 is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. As you are searching for hotels near LGA, remember the Courtyard LaGuardia for a refreshing and restful experience.