Broadway – Theater District Shows and Dining for a Night on the Town

Broadway is uniquely New York. When you’re visiting the city, you shouldn’t miss experiencing the combination of the Broadway/Theater District shows and dining.

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It’s all happening on Broadway. There are all kinds of musicals and plays showing this season for every taste, whether you’re a kid or an adult. Here is just a small sample of the shows currently running on Broadway. 

Hamilton – The story of the founding fathers and Alexander Hamilton gets a new hip hop twist in this smash-hit musical.

The Lion King – The classic Disney® film is brought to the stage with stunning visuals and all the songs you remember.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular – The world famous Rockettes® celebrate the season with customary flair in a Christmas show featuring Santa, snowflakes, and a winter wonderland at Radio City Music Hall.

The Phantom of the Opera – Watch the drama and mystery unfold in the Paris Opera House in the late 19th century, which is haunted by the Opera Ghost.

Fiddler on the Roof – Nominated for three Tony awards, including Best Revival, watch this story of love and marriage in a village in Imperial Russia.

Theater District Dining for Before or After the Show

Hit up the classic combination of dinner and a show. Here are some of the best restaurants near Broadway to try.

Glass House Tavern – Their brunch is delicious for a pre-show meal, or go after the curtain closes to enjoy the famous Tavern Burger.

Oceana – This raw bar can’t be beaten. Get your fill of clams and oysters in an elegant setting.

Joe Allen – A famous spot for Theater District dining, frequented by celebrities, with really great food.

Carmine’s – Family-style dining and generous portions are showcased in dishes featuring classic Italian fare.

When you’re visiting the Theater District in NYC, not to mention all of the great NYC restaurants, be sure to book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Enjoy the show!


Plan Your Holiday Party or Event with Us!

A holiday party should be as festive and bright as the season it’s celebrating. HOLIDAYS_CHRISTMAS_ people-relaxing-together-at-party_OCTOBER-2014

That’s why you should plan your holiday party or event with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia. We have everything you’ll need for a fun affair that's full of food and festivity.

The Perfect Spot for Holiday Social Events and Corporate Gatherings

Your 2016 holiday party at Courtyard LaGuardia starts with our event space, which includes over 7,000 square feet of flexible accommodations. From there, we provide stunning food and a comfortable stay for party guests, plus a whole lot more.

Holiday Event Menus

Our holiday party catering hall in NYC has the perfect seasonal event menu for a scrumptious festive dinner.

Appetizers to munch on include a classic Caesar salad, a veggie crudité platter, and a wonderful international cheese and fruit display. Seasonal vegetables and oven roasted sweet potatoes round out the sides. Entrees range from a fun pasta station to a lavish roast Vermont turkey with giblet gravy. Don’t forget the dinner rolls with butter and the holiday desserts!

Perks of Staying During the Holidays

There are lots of perks when you stay with us for holiday social events, especially if you make your reservations early! For instance, if you book your holiday party with us before November 1st, you’ll receive a complimentary guest room for the party's host. Plus, you’ll also get complimentary parking.

Additionally, you can also take advantage of our special discounted group rate when guests of your party stay the night of your shindig. An added bonus is that our comfortable guest rooms are all newly renovated.

Plan your holiday event or Christmas party at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel, and stay with us whenever you’re visiting NYC. We have the special touch that will make your gathering an evening to remember.

Challenge Yourself at the 2016 New York City Marathon

In November, one of the largest cities in the world hosts one of the largest marathons in the world.

The 2016 New York City Marathon is the place for serious runners to test their mettle over 26 miles through the boroughs of the city.

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General Information

Race day is set for Sunday, November 6, 2016. The start of the course will begin on Staten Island at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, with staggered waves of runners. The first marathoners, the wheelchair division, take off at 8:30 a.m. The last wave (Wave 4)will begin their run at 11:00 a.m.

The finish line will be located in Central Park, which is a race tradition.

Along the way, you’ll run through New York City’s famous boroughs, including Brooklyn and Manhattan. The route winds along near the East River, and you’ll get to see historic neighborhoods, too, such as Harlem and the Upper East Side.

Watch or Volunteer

Spectators can line up along the marathon course to cheer on runners. There are lots of great areas to plant your feet and wait for someone who is participating.  Some popular areas to watch the marathon includes Museum Mile, located along Fifth Avenue, or head to East Harlem, which will have a bevy of bands performing on the street.  To volunteer for the NYC Marathon, check out the Volunteer Opportunities page to find any roles that may need filling.


Key sponsors for this year’s race include TCS, United Airlines, Airbnb, Fitbit, and PowerBar.

Register for 2017

Applications to register to participate in the 2017 marathon open January 17, 2017. Runners can also gain guaranteed entry to the race by meeting time qualifying standards, which are open until December 31, 2016.

If you’ll be coming to the area to watch or participate in the TCS New York City Marathon, we would be pleased to host you at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Get in Costume for New York City’s 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade

One of the biggest NYC Halloween events is basically a huge party in the streets.

Bedeck yourself in your best costume and join the crowd at New York City’s 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7 p.m.

This is a pageant of creative costumes, entertainment, artistic flair, and music. Read more for the important details.

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Village Parade 2016 Start and Finish

The parade marches up 6th Avenue, starting at Spring Street and ending at 16th Street. Going the opposite direction (marching down 6th Ave.) is not permitted.

Parade Events

Halloween in the Village will include live music from over 50 different bands and artists, as well as performances, dancing, and gigantic puppets created by area artists – all marching down the parade route along with over 50,000 costumed New Yorkers.

This year, the parade theme is Reverie, which can serve as costume inspiration. The parade website invites participants to recreate their waking dreams and create a costume that expresses and feeds their soul.


Sponsors make the parade possible. Village Halloween Parade 2016 sponsors include NY Culture, Drunk Shakespeare, and Quiet Events, just to name a few.

Participate, Watch, or Volunteer

Participants may enter at one location: 6th Avenue at Canal Street. You can line-up here at any time between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to be part of the revelry for Halloween in NY, 2016.

Those wishing to watch should plan to show up along the parade route (6th Ave.) early, as it gets crowded fast. The fun will also be broadcast live on TV, on NY1.

Parade volunteers can sign up online to help animate a giant puppet or act as a parade marshal, guiding the procession, controlling the crowd, and helping with production.

Coming to the parade from near or far? Book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel and make this a Halloween to remember.




In 2016, These Halloween Events in New York Are To-Die-For

If you’re looking for fun this Halloween in and around NYC, your search is over!

Read more for where to find the spookiest attractions near NYC in 2016.

Can’t-Miss Halloween Events in the New York City area, 2016

Pumpkin Patches in and around NYC

For old-fashioned family pumpkin picking and more, there are a few top spots to hit. At Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms, HALLOWEEN_Carved-pumpkins-with-cobwebs-on-woodadmission is free, and you can pick your own pumpkins as well as enjoy rides and activities like a haunted maze and a fire truck slide. Another great patch is at Dykeman Farm, where a free hayride takes you out to the fields to find your perfect pumpkin. A children’s tent provides activities especially for the younger goblins in your group.

NYC Halloween Parties

For the 21-and-over crowd, the best Halloween parties in NYC feature costumes and live music. A swanky destination for the 31st, the Gansevoort Park Rooftop: Penthouse of Peril is back for another scary year and will feature themed rooms, private bars, atmospheric sound and lighting, and a live DJ, with views overlooking the city lights.

Haunted Houses in NYC

For blood-curdling scares, try one of these horror-inducing haunts: Blood Manor is one of the area’s scariest haunted houses, with labyrinthine passageways, creepy corridors, and themed rooms designed to frighten even the fearless. Or, try The Jekyll and Hyde Club, a haunted restaurant where you are entertained with terrifying tales while you dine.

NY Pumpkin Blaze

Near Van Cortlandt Manor, the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze is a must-stop for families. Here you will see over 7,000 intricately carved pumpkins glowing from within. Take in this magnificently spooky sight, then march over to the Pumpkin Planetarium for some star-gazing. Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman is also rumored to make an appearance among the grinning lanterns.

Let us host you at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel while you’re in the city for the scariest days of the year.




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

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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.