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.

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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 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.

Eat Right During the 2018 New York City Restaurant Week

Enjoy three course meals throughout the weeks of January 22 through February 9, 2018 at participating restaurants during New York City Restaurant Week. Discover a new favorite or make a special trip to a classic choice. Reservations are available beginning on January 8, 2018.

Find Prix-Fixe Meals at Affordable Rates NYC Restaurant Week

During this semiannual event, delicious three course meals are available at a fixed price whether you make a reservation or not. As part of NYC Restaurant Week 2018, prices are discounted 20-50% for Restaurant Week meals.

Where to Dine in the Five Boroughs

In the Bronx, there are a bunch of tasty options, including Italian, seafood, and steakhouses. Go to Mario’s Restaurant for authentic Italian manicotti or chicken parmigiana. (Bonus: Mario’s was a filming location for The Sopranos.)

These days you can find all sorts of trendy food options in Brooklyn. You will find cafes, bistros, and izakayas scattered around this borough. Choose Dassara Brooklyn Ramen for your choice of ramen or pastrami sandwiches.

Manhattan always has restaurants garnering exciting hype. During this winter’s NYC Restaurant Week, discover your new favorite spot downtown. At Tao Downtown, you will be delighted by shareable, izakaya-style dining with sushi and yakitori, as well as more than 200 varietals and sake choices.

In Queens, make an evening out of your trip. Choose either Tequila Sunrise of Bayside or Bourbon Street Cafe for some wonderful cocktails and unique menus.

Finally, your choices even extend to Staten Island, where you can get 60 different kinds of cookies. Choose from classics and exciting new variations of your favorite treats.

Making a special occasion out of your trip? Book your stay at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel during the 2018 NYC Restaurant Week.

Watch the Ball Drop: New Year’s Eve in Times Square

This American tradition is a spectacular way to welcome 2018!

Spend your New Year’s Eve at Times Square in NYC and treat yourself to this iconic celebration.

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Where the Ball Drops

This celebration occurs at Times Square, with the ball dropping from atop One Times Square.

There is no need for tickets to view the ball dropping, though you should plan to arrive early. Dress warmly because you’ll be outside for quite a while, and New York gets chilly this time of year.

Drink, Eat, and Be Merry

Many restaurants and bars in Times Square will be open during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

In the city that never sleeps, you can find any kind of food or drink you are looking for. For more information, check the Times Square Alliance’s Restaurant Guide. Remember that if you leave a place in the viewing areas, you likely won’t be able to return to it.

After the ball drops, spend the first hours of 2018 at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. A warm, cozy bed will be waiting to bring you and your dreams into the new year.

Don’t Miss the Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Gardens is happy to present the annual Holiday Train Show in NYC. Each year New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG) asks an artist to design the model train exhibition, illuminated by the light of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The Holiday Train Show is running now through January 15th, 2018.

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In 1992, Paul Busse designed the first Holiday Train Show for NYBG. Since then, Busse has worked on various special exhibits for venues around the country. Busse handcrafts magical displays.

This year is no different. The train show exudes holiday cheer with more trains than ever before in this year’s display.

Model trains run through 150 landmarks made from natural materials like bark, leaves, and branches. Bunches of light shine down on replicas of Yankee Stadium and the State of Liberty, as well as new models of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and more.

Don’t miss this amazing holiday show crafted from natural materials.

Events During the Holiday Train Show 

Throughout the Holiday Train Show, you will also enjoy entertainment provided by NYBG. Entertainment choices range widely, including music, poetry, films, and tours.

On December 17th, 2017, Billy Collins will read poetry at the Conservatory. On various dates, NYBG will host a family-friendly show with Thomas the Train & Friends.

After any of these fabulous holiday events, come stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel, where you will find even more festive holiday cheer waiting for you.

The Rockettes are back in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Every year around Christmastime, New York City gets a special treat. The Radio City Rockettes will be performing once again this year at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and you won’t want to miss it during the 2017 holiday season!

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This year, Radio City has added a few updates for the holiday season. New technology is helping the Rockettes perform like never before.

Be one of the first to experience the new Radio City Christmas Spectacular by getting your tickets today.

Radio City’s Magical Wonderland Starts Here

Christmas in NYC wouldn’t be complete without a performance by the Rockettes.

Since 1925, the Rockettes have been dancing up a storm in New York. The dance troupe has been performing at Radio City Music Hall since 1934, and the rest is history.

This timeless, tradition performance is a one of a kind sight that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

When To See The Rockettes

You can find the Radio City Christmas Spectacular showing throughout the holiday season. From now through January 1st, 2018, tickets are available online.

Pick a Best Value Day for the lowest prices available, or choose a special holiday show.

The Radio City Rockettes perform every day, regardless of holidays, so you can have the magical day you are hoping for. At some special performances, you will get a Party City® Santa Hat too!

After you’ve taken in the new Radio City Christmas Spectacular, come back to the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. If you’re looking for a relaxing evening or some help finding more great events during Christmas in NYC, Courtyard has you covered.

Watch a New York Tradition with the NYC Ballet – The Nutcracker

The New York City Ballet (NYCB) presents The Nutcracker, opening November 24th and running through December 31st, 2017.

You Can’t Lose With a Traditional Show for The Holidays in NYC

Soldier Nutcracker standing among BallerinasEvery year the New York City Ballet presents The Nutcracker, a holiday a classic for all ages to enjoy. Follow a young girl’s journey through an exciting holiday party after a toymaker presents the local children with a nutcracker. In this fantastical play, all is not as it seems concerning everyone from the nutcracker to the toymaker.

Dates and Locations for The Nutcracker in NYC

The New York City Ballet will pweform of The Nutcracker nearly every day (excluding Mondays) from November 24th to December 31st, 2017. You will find the show at David H. Koch Theater on Lincoln Center Plaza. 

How to Get Tickets to NYCB’s The Nutcracker

On the New York City Ballet’s website, The Nutcracker is promoted prominently. You can easily find tickets for this year’s performances of The Nutcracker. With a MasterCard, you can purchase the best seats for any performance without a promo code of any kind. If you do not have a MasterCard, you are still able to purchase tickets in general seating areas for any performance.

After this special holiday performance from the New York City Ballet, enjoy the rest of your holidays in NYC. At the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel, we are excited to provide you exceptional service with holiday cheer.

Catch Billy Joel During His Historic Run At Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel is continuing his record-setting run at Madison Square Garden. He will extend his franchise at the venue with a record breaking 50th show in March 2018. This means you’ll have plenty of chances to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden when you’re in New York City. But act fast, as tickets still go fast for this very popular show!

See the Piano Man at MSG

Black & White photo of hands playing the pianoThe musician’s most popular hits include Uptown Girl, Just the Way You Are, We Didn’t Start the Fire, The Longest Time, Movin’ Out, and an extensive list of fan favorites, including his iconic anthem Piano Man. See him in concert to hear all these hits performed live onstage.

About the Show

Seeing Billy Joel at MSG has become a New York institution. The show is always comprised of an impressive set list, including hits that span all four decades that the legendary musician has been topping charts.

Sometimes the New York native even has special surprise guests join him onstage. Past guests have included Miley Cyrus, Paul Simon, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Fallon and many other stars from music, film and TV.

Upcoming Dates

Concert dates continue to be added to this residency, with upcoming dates at Madison Square Garden scheduled for:

  • December 20, 2017
  • January 11, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 28, 2018

Get your tickets and see one of these record-breaking concerts when you book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Watch the Magnificent Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting in Person

It’s a beloved holiday tradition not only in NYC, but also across the country. The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting is a grand event with musical performances, surprises, and, of course, lights.

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This November 29, 2017 (Wednesday), the world famous tree will get lit up for the 2017 holiday season in spectacular fashion. It will remain lit until January 7, 2018, providing a beacon of cheer throughout the season.

Scheduled Performances

Plenty of music’s biggest stars are scheduled to perform for this year's tree lighting. See Gwen Stefani, Pentatonix, Jennifer Nettles, Brett Eldridge, Leslie Odom, Jr., and more at the event. There will also be show stopping performances by the world famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. Today show anchors Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, and Savannah Guthrie will host the event.

Viewing Areas

Attending the tree lighting is free. Viewing spots are open on a first-come, first-served basis. This includes between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenues, and between West 48th and 51st Streets. Can’t watch in-person? The whole spectacular event will be broadcasted live on NBC-TV.

After the tree is lit, you can visit daily between 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. at Rockefeller Plaza.

Attend the tree lighting ceremony and enjoy the holiday season in NYC! Book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Enjoy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

Are you thinking of spending Thanksgiving Day 2017 in NYC? The city is full of traditions but none as widely enjoyed as the Macy’s® Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Every year since 1927, giant classic characters like Charlie Brown and new, exciting characters like Trolls fly high above the crowds on 6th Ave. Come experience the fun of the holiday season in New York this year!

Snoopy balloon in Thanksgiving Day Parade

Parade Route

The annual Thanksgiving Day Parade route includes 2.5 miles of viewing for the public. At 9 a.m., the route starts on the west side of Central Park below 77th, and then turns at Columbus Circle. At Central Park South, the parade begins to follow 6th Avenue to 34th Street. Finally, the route ends at Macy’s® Herald Square.

Performers & Special Guests

Like always, the Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature novelty and character balloons. In addition to these, there will be wonderful performances by hardworking high school marching bands from around thee country, as well as the NYPD and U.S. Air Force bands. This year's parade, as always, is packed with special guests, including performances by Sabrina Carpenter, Lauren Alaina, Bebe Rexha, Angelica Hale, Common and The GooGoo Dolls, just to name a few! And of course the grand appearance of Santa himself at the closing of the parade, marking the official start of the holiday season!

Where to Watch

There is no public viewing at Macy’s® Herald Square or at Central Park West & 77th. However, you will find beautiful (and iconic) views along Central Park. If you are looking to be closer to the end of the parade, head to a spot between 38th and 59th Streets. Macy’s® Herald Square marks the end of the parade.

Are you joining us in NYC for Thanksgiving? Book your stay at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel today. Your chance to experience this great tradition is waiting!