New York City Fashion Week - Winter 2017

Interested in fashion? Love seeing what the world’s biggest designers have dreamed up? You should attend New York City Fashion Week – Winter 2017 while you're visiting NYC this January/February.

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Men’s Events

For menswear events during NYFW 2017, the hottest designers in men’s fashion will fill up the schedule. Names like David Hart, Robert James, Suits by Curtis Eliot, and Woodhouse will be showing off their Spring 2017 lines from January 30 to February 2.

Women’s Events

Women’s fashion events are the star of the week. Fan favorites like Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Rodarte, and more will be featured on the runways, along with names like Lela Rose and Nicole Miller. Industry insiders will be scoping out these shows and seeking out the next biggest trends.

Guest Appearances

Big names in fashion like Ralph Lauren will be headlining runway shows, plus special guests like Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang will be making appearances throughout the week.

Events Open to the Public

The Shows at FTL Moda

From February 9-11, grab your tickets to see international designers’ creations in this show that’s open to the public.

Uptown Fashion Week

February 14-16, fashion designers from Spain and Latin America (including Mexico and Venezuela) will arrive to show off what’s modern, stylish, and cutting-edge for these cultures.

Street Fashion Week

Street Fashion Week shows off what’s new in urban fashion – what the most modern fashionistas will be wearing on the street. The public can come out to see this show on February 16.

For a fun outing, check out lots of winter events in NYC, including New York Fashion Week 2017. While you’re in town, make sure you stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


New York City Restaurant Week 2017

If you’re a foodie or just a food lover (or both!), you need to check out New York City Restaurant Week 2017. DINING_RESTAURANT_Glasses set with drinks in restaurant

This event is hyped-up for a reason: restaurants all over the city join in to offer discounted, three-course, prix-fixe meals with some of their best selections. You’ll get a delicious meal with sumptuous dishes, not to mention a fine dining experience, for a fantastic price.

Winter events in NYC like this one are the perfect chance to restaurant-hop around the city and find new favorites or hidden gems.

Restaurant Week is happening from January 23 through February 10, 2017. Find new restaurants to try in every borough of NYC!

Dining Out in NYC: Find Participating Restaurants in Every Borough

Check out NYC: The Official Guide to browse participating restaurants by location, type of cuisine, or dietary needs. Or, check out some of the offerings at the participating restaurants in each of NYC's five boroughs listed below.

Bronx Restaurants

Mario’s Restaurant, Sea Shore Restaurant, Hudson Garden, Lobster Box, Prime Cuts Irish Butchers, Pine Bar and Grill, The Black Whale

Manhattan Restaurants

Sky Room Times Square, Scarpetta, Butter Midtown, Flatiron Hall, Sarabeth’s Tribeca, Left Bank, La Sirene, The Morgan Dining Room

Queens Restaurants

Indian Taj, Vivaldi, Bourbon Street Café, Planet House Love, Thai Rock, Butcher Bar, Tacos Guicho, The Sparrow Tavern, Sweetleaf

Brooklyn Restaurants

Lighthouse, Early, Hail Mary, The Greenhouse Café, Buttermilk Channel, French Louie, Dean Street, Rye, Choice Market

Staten Island Restaurants

Lee’s Tavern, Pier 76, Angelina’s Ristorante, South Fin Grill, Joe & Pat’s, The West Shore Inn, Duffy’s

For fun dining out in NYC, or if you’re just traveling to the area, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

The Year of the Rooster Awaits for Chinese New Year in NYC

Each year, the Chinese New Year rolls around weeks after the calendar New Year. As it turns out, the ancient Chinese followed a lunar and solar calendar, which means dates were set according to both lunar phases as well as solar equinoxes and solstices.

You can join in on celebrating this ancient tradition, which is thousands of years old, when you enjoy festivities for the Chinese New Year in NYC.

Get Ready for the Lunar New Year Celebration in New York

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The Year of the Rooster starts off with a bang at the Lunar New Year Celebration in New York City. The festival is a street party with food, performances, vendors hawking wares, and a festive atmosphere to welcome the Chinese New Year.

The celebration begins on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown, NYC, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunar New Year Parade

Along with the festival, you can join in for the fun and fanfare of the parade, which starts up at 1 p.m., also on February 5. See Chinese dragons wind along the streets along with a bevy of costumed performers, music, and colors.

Excellent viewing areas for the parade include East Broadway or near Grand Street by Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel when traveling to the New York City area in celebration of the Chinese New Year -- or anytime throughout the year!

Current Packages and Promos Available from Our Hotel

Your trip to the New York City area can be easier than ever when you book one of the packages and promos available from our hotel.

Courtyard LaGuardia has some great deals happening right now that will ensure your trip is as low-stress as possible. These all-in-one offers make sure you have everything extra you need for a comfortable journey.

Hotel Promos in NYC for Easy Travel

With New York City hotel packages, you can take your stay to the next level.

Park Here Fly There Package Hotel suite with sofas and coffe table and desk with a bar area and bed in the background

The Park Here Fly There Package features perks that offer the best way to have convenient, stress-free travels. Your overnight accommodations will come with shuttle service both to and from LaGuardia Airport, and up to three nights of parking for one car. With this package, you won’t have to worry about calling a taxi or catching a ride.

Park, Stay & Eat Package

The Park, Stay & Eat Package is perfect for those who enjoy breakfast as well as an easy way to park your vehicle during their stay. Your deluxe accommodations will include a breakfast buffet each morning in our hotel restaurant, Aileron Bar & Grill, and complimentary parking for each day of your stay. Have a leisurely morning meal along with your coffee and newspaper, and head out knowing you’ll be able to easily park when you return.

Marriott Rewards: Earn and Redeem Points

Staying at a Marriott hotel in NYC, you can rack up rewards! With the Marriott Rewards program, you earn points for hotel stays, airline travel, and even shopping. Redeem your points at Courtyard LaGuardia to upgrade your room, get a free stay, and more. You can even use points during your current stay!

Book one of our hotel promos for your next visit to NYC and stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel and have the best trip ever. Combine these deals with the convenience of our hotel near LaGuardia Airport, and get unmatched ease along with great savings.

New Year’s Eve in Times Square 2017

A rollicking event for celebrating the New Year is one you’ve heard of before: New Year’s Eve in Times Square 2017.

There are plenty of reasons to attend beyond saying you’ve experienced the famous 2017 Ball Drop. Area restaurants offer local and ethnic fare beyond the big chains, not to mention a place to relax and fill up, and performances will keep the party rolling from day into night.

New Year’s Eve in NYC: Spend it at Times Square

Times Square Performances and Events: Highlights

Lighting and Raising of the NYE Ball – 6 p.m. View of Times Square at night with the city lights

Watch as the giant switch is flipped and the NYE Ball is lit up at the summit of One Times Square. Dazzling pyrotechnics will accompany the preparation for this midnight tradition.

Hourly Countdowns (with Anderson Cooper, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and more) – Hourly starting at 6:58 p.m.

Count down each hour until midnight with fun guest appearances, each of whom will be sharing their New Year’s wishes.

Daya Performs – 8:05 p.m.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Daya will perform some of her hits, including “Stand Still, Look Pretty.”

Luke Bryan Performs – 10:37 p.m.

The country singer will perform a medley of two popular songs.

Jessie J Performs – 11:51 p.m.

Jessie J will ring in 2017 with a performance that will include John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Local Restaurants to Escape the Crowds

Grab some respite and delicious foods, and book a table at one of these Times Square restaurants.


Real Korean food is served here with flair.

Shake Shack

Try a famous burger or shake on the street at this iconic stand.

Kashkaval Garden

Mediterranean foods like heaping plates of charcuterie along with a warm atmosphere make this a must-stop for a bite.

Remember to book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel when coming to New York to celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC.

See Seasonal Sights Galore on 2016 Holiday Light Tours in New York City

New York during the holidays is splendid and special. The city comes alive with its own unique brand of charm and cheer. Experience it for yourself, plus see some of the most iconic holiday sights, when you hop aboard the 2016 Holiday Light Tours in New York City.

See NYC at its Holiday Best with New York City Holiday Light Tours

These tours don’t keep you sequestered on the bus. Instead, you get to jump off at different destinations with a tour guide. You’ll hear and smell the city sights on top of seeing them up close, and you’ll learn all about your destinations.

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NYC Christmas Window Displays

The iconic window displays of various New York department stores, including Macy’s® and Lord & Taylor®, are decked-out with holiday extravagance that will fill you with wonder. You’ll get to see all the magic up close.

Times Square

Don’t be ashamed to gape in awe as you ride through this bustling square of neon lights and flashing signs.

Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, and Columbus Circle

Famous thoroughfares will show off Central Park, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and other NYC institutions. You will enjoy a guided walk through many of them.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

See the towering famous Christmas tree, strung with over five miles of holiday lights. Get off the bus and see it up close!

Holiday Market at Bryant Park

This unique open-air market is a must-see for its European charm and merry winter flair. The ice skaters whizzing by and the warm scents of holiday food will put you in a festive mood.

Celebrate Christmas in New York and enjoy all the wondrous sights. When you’re traveling to our area, stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel and we’ll make your trip comfortable, cozy, and convenient.

Theme Restaurants in New York City

For a unique dining experience, you must try some of the theme restaurants in New York City. Each restaurant will take you on an adventure for the stomach and the senses.

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Ninja New York

Get immersed in feudal Japan as well as prime Japanese cuisine when you visit Ninja New York. The restaurant is designed to imitate a ninja village and makes you feel like you’ve walked backward in time. Feast on sushi, sashimi, and a lot more.

Jekyll and Hyde Club

A haunted restaurant, Jekyll and Hyde Club offers spooky entertainment while you dine on a menu featuring monster and horror-themed entrees and brews, such as the Frankenstein’s favorite burger or the death by poison cocktail.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Take a trip to the 1950’s via Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Get a classic diner experience along with singing waiters. The menu features classics like burgers and fries, blue plate specials, and milkshakes.

Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood is where to get a meal among fantastic and fantastical movie props, costumes, set pieces, and other memorabilia. The menu has a wide range of favorite foods, from American favorites to Italian fare.

Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory puts an emphasis on sweet indulgence for fun dining out in NYC. Their menu is known for its candy-inspired cocktails with additions like gummi worms and watermelon candy, as well as insane milkshakes, a decadent breakfast menu, monster burgers, and gourmet ice cream sandwiches.

American Girl Cafe

Enjoy brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner at the American Girl Cafe. Located within the American Girl Store, eats include kids’ favorites like mini hamburgers and mac and cheese. Adults will find lots of options, too, as well as wines and champagne.

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe is both a rock n’ roll music museum with memorabilia, stage costumes, and more, and a restaurant with lots of favorites, including burgers, smokehouse sandwiches, and classic desserts like apple cobbler or chocolate molten cake.

Traveling to the New York area? Try one or all of these NYC fun restaurants when you book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Start Feeling Merry at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

New York City’s legendary dance troupe pulls off a holiday show with a wow-factor at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Catch this fun show as well as other events in the area while you’re visiting.

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The Christmas Spectacular is truly just that. For this show, Radio City Music Hall gets turned into an enchanted winter wonderland.

The Rockettes are famous for performing here (as well as for their kick lines and costumes), as they have been part of the New York City scene since as early as 1932.

The Christmas Spectacular is a classic show from this special NYC institution. It includes everything from toy soldiers to dancing ragdolls, Santa’s reindeer and an appearance from the Man in Red himself.

The show began on November 15, 2016, with multiple performances daily running through January 2, 2017.

Other Events Near Rockefeller Center

If you’re seeing a show, fill up your schedule with other fun events in the area during Christmas in NYC.

The 43rd Annual Merry Tuba Christmas will see low brass players of all ages fill up the Rink at Rockefeller Plaza and fill the air with holiday tunes. Free and open to the public, the music will start at 3:30 p.m. on December 11.

Of course, The Rink at Rockefeller Plaza is itself a great time for the whole family. Rent some skates and glide underneath the towering Rockefeller Christmas tree.

If you need to get some holiday shopping done, head to The Concourse and building-hop around the Center without taking a step outside. Visit bookstores, clothing stores, and more in the array of shops.

Finally, remember to book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel to be close to all the holiday season’s events happening in NYC and near Rockefeller Center.

A Bright Holiday Season Begins at the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

New York City’s most recognizable holiday symbol gets lit up each year in spectacular fashion. Find out how you can watch it all unfold as the start of the 2016 holiday season.

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Rockefeller Center’s Holiday Centerpiece

Each year, Rockefeller Center hosts the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, and 2016 is no different. A gigantic, freshly-cut spruce tree is erected in Rockefeller Plaza and strung with thousands of twinkling lights. It’s a beautiful homage to the holiday season and good cheer.

The Tree

This year’s tree comes from a backyard in upstate New York. Like most of the other Rockefeller Center trees, this one is a Norway spruce and fits the desired specifications: around 75 feet tall and 45 feet in diameter.

Where to Watch the Tree Lighting Live

Head to the sidewalks around Rockefeller Plaza to see the tree lit up on Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. The celebration will happen between West 48th and West 51st Streets, and 5th and 6th Avenues. The event will additionally be broadcasted live on NBC.

The tree will remain lit and on view in the Plaza until January 7, 2017 at 9 p.m.

Special Guests and Performances at the Ceremony

Live performances will top off the event for the holiday season in NYC, which lasts until 9 p.m. Stick around for holiday music from popular artists underneath the glow of the ultimate Christmas tree.

We invite you to book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel, to be close to all the events happening in New York City for Christmas and the upcoming holiday season.

Thanksgiving Weekend 2016 in NYC

This Thanksgiving weekend, after filling your belly, get out and about in New York City and enjoy some fantastic events.

Things to Do in New York City – Thanksgiving Weekend 2016

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

The day before Thanksgiving, gather near the Museum of Natural History to see the iconic parade balloons spring to life up close. Watch the balloons as they inflate from 3 - 10 p.m.

13th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike

Walk off your Turkey Day feast with an invigorating, free hike at Blood Root Valley Park via Greenbelt Nature Center on Staten Island. Guides will point out interesting sights, and you’ll visit the historic David LaTourette House, circa 1836.

NYC Shows


The city’s best new comedians converge at this late-night event, which always includes surprise guests. Past visitors have included Louis C.K. and Chris Rock.

Conor Oberst at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, November 23, see the indie folk wunderkind play an intimate show at the historic Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m.

Black Friday Shopping in New York

For a bigger selection of prices and fewer crowds, skip Manhattan and head to Brooklyn or Long Island for your Black Friday shopping excursion.

Long Island boasts a selection of shopping venues, from outlet centers to upscale malls with high-end department stores (like Nordstrom’s and Bloomingdales). Try Roosevelt Field Mall or Bellport Outlets.

If you’re looking for local businesses with unique gift items, head to the streets of Brooklyn on Small Business Saturday to score deals and support the local economy.

Holiday Markets in New York City

Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

This market, open Saturday and Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend, features handmade crafts, art, jewelry, paper goods, and more, plus lots of delicious food. Vendors will even wrap your purchases for free.

Union Square Holiday Market

An iconic open-air market, this holiday shopper’s dream has over 150 vendors featuring handcrafted items, and food from all over the world. It’s open from November 17 to November 30.

Book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel to be close to all the upcoming events happening in NYC this coming Thanksgiving weekend.