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March 2017

Play to Win at Resorts World Casino, New York City

A night at the slots or a spin at the gaming tables is only a few steps away when you visit Resorts World Casino in New York City. This entertainment center gives you a Vegas-style experience right in NYC.

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Resorts World has everything, from gaming to dining and live music. Here’s what you can expect.

Upcoming Entertainment

The casino has a few entertainment venues for live music, drinks, and dancing. Coming up in April and May, there will be a lot of fun to choose from.

At Bar 360, every Thursday night will feature salsa dance lessons. Every Saturday night, make sure to hear the live DJ.

At the Central Park Event Space on the casino’s third floor, the Tattoo Festival will be happening this weekend, March 30 to April 2, 2017.

Casino Gaming in NYC

At Resorts World, you’ll find electronic table games, slots, roulette, blackjack, craps, video poker, three-card poker, and even high limit rooms where the stakes are high.

Plus, when you join the free Player’s Club, you’ll earn points when playing electronic table games or slot machines. These points can be used for shopping, parking, food and dining, or even tickets to an event.


There are plenty of dining options at Resorts World. Hit the Food Court for a quick bite – ice cream, Chinese food, burgers, and fried chicken are just some of your options.

If you’d prefer a sit-down meal, RW Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a snazzier option. Pair a juicy steak with fine wine in an elegant setting.

Red Express Shuttle

The Red Express Shuttle is a quick and easy way to get to and from the casino. Bus routes regularly run through neighborhoods like Chinatown, Brooklyn, and Flushing.

Visit this NYC casino and have a ball. Stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel while you’re here trying your luck.

Find an Urban Oasis at New York City Public Parks

You may think that NYC is a concrete jungle, but, in fact, the city boasts lush green spaces, outdoor recreation, and gardens all throughout the five boroughs. Check out the New York City public parks for yourself and discover beautiful pockets of nature in the city that never sleeps.

 Exceptional NYC Public Parks

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens’ largest park has a long list of great features, including a zoo, a baseball stadium, an art museum, playing fields and courts for everything from soccer to cricket, playgrounds, and a grand promenade. You can also take a bike on one of the paved paths, hit up a Wi-Fi hot spot, or go swimming in one of the indoor pools.

Central Park

NYC’s most famous park is also the most popular one in America. This iconic landmark has everything – beautiful grounds, fountains, bridges, and gardens, not to mention areas for boating, skating, biking, and more. Rent a paddle boat for a different view of Manhattan’s green oasis, or take a gander at the Central Park Wildlife Center and Tisch Children’s Zoo.

Prospect Park

If you like trees and their many furry and winged denizens, head to Prospect Park. This Brooklyn mainstay has some of the last swaths of forest indigenous to the area, along with an Audubon Center. Meanwhile, nostalgia-lovers will gravitate to the park’s carousel and band shell.

New York parks don’t stop there. If you’re searching for a bit of untouched nature, Inwood Hill Park has a vast expanse of undeveloped land with hilly woodland. The Bronx also has Pelham Bay Park, which is three times larger than Central Park and includes a museum and golf course.

If you’ll be traveling to the area and visiting NYC public parks, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

2017 New York International Auto Show

One of the largest and most popular auto shows in North America, the New York International Auto Show is the place to be this April to see all things shiny and fast on four wheels. Get your tickets and plan on scoping out the huge array of latest models and futuristic concept cars.

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The Auto Show will happen April 14th to 23rd, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except for Sundays, when it will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How to Get Tickets

Advanced tickets can be purchased in through the auto show's official website. General admission tickets are available along with early access passes, group packages, and tour tickets.

Exhibits and Experiences

At the show, you’ll get to stroll through four floors loaded with displays featuring the newest models of cars and trucks, plus luxury vehicles, futuristic cars, and freshly-unveiled innovations in automobiles.

You’ll see a dazzling lineup of new technology side-by-side with flashy models designed to get your attention.

If you would prefer a more personal, informational experience at the Auto Show, you can buy tickets for group and family tours. Experts will guide you through the show before it opens to the public.

Top Featured Vehicles

While visiting the show, you’ll see a huge array of featured vehicles from top manufacturers, including BMW, Rolls-Royce, Ford, Toyota, Scion, Porsche, and Volkswagen. For instance, you’ll spy the BMW Z4 along with the Rolls-Royce Dawn and the Volkswagen Beetle.

If you will be traveling to New York City to see this exciting gallery of cars at this year's NY International Auto Show, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel for a fun week of wheels.

A Special Day: Easter in New York City

Easter in New York City – does it get any better? NYC is a spectacular city and the special events being held in the city over Easter weekend will give you plenty to do.

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If you’re considering spending your Easter holiday in NYC, you won’t be disappointed. Not only is springtime in NYC beautiful, there are plenty of fun activities happening in the city for the whole family to enjoy.

The most famous of these activities is the 2017 Easter Parade, a celebration that stretches all the way back to the 1870s. The parade will take place on Fifth Avenue on April 16, 2017 from 10am to 4pm, and there will be a bonnet festival, too. If you really want to get into the spirit of the parade, make sure to wear your Sunday best, along with a fancy hat.

A special event wouldn’t be complete without a special meal. Brunch is extremely popular during the Easter holiday. A family-friendly restaurant – Colicchio & Sons – has kid-friendly options as well as champagne and delectable meals for adults, including the farm-fresh egg with duck confit. The price is $55 for adults and $15 for children.

Other springtime events in NYC include the Macy’s Flower Show and Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration Workshop. Both events are family-friendly, visually appealing, and interactive.

It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Springtime in New York

We love NYC and one of the best times to come and enjoy this fabulous city is in the springtime. If you intend to visit NYC this spring to enjoy the natural beauty as well as some of the fun Easter activities, we welcome you to come stay with us. The Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel is the perfect destination for a springtime trip to NYC.


Culture, Art, and Talent at the Movies: The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

A world-famous event for film, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival celebrates New York’s place as a center for film making and offers a platform for new and emerging talent. Find out how you can attend this popular event for lovers of the film medium.

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The festival draws millions of people each year and hosts big-name talent in the film industry as well as rising stars.

Basic Info

The film festival will begin on Wednesday, April 19 and run through Sunday, April 30. Screenings, talks, events, and more will take place at a bevy of locations across Tribeca and NYC, including Tribeca Film Center, Spring Studios, SVA Theatre, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 9, Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11, and the New York Academy of Art.

Upcoming Films

A special screening will open up the entire festival on Wednesday, April 19 at Radio City Music Hall, featuring the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives. This screening will be followed by musical performances from Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson, and more.

Another notable screening will be Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s new virtual reality documentary short, The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, which is about the African rangers who work to protect endangered elephants from poachers.

How to Get Tickets

Ticket packages and passes are now available online or by phone. The general box office for purchasing individual tickets opens on March 28 – grab these by phone, online, or at Walkup Box Offices.

Discounts on tickets are available for students, downtown Manhattan residents, and seniors over age 62 with a valid ID.

When you’re traveling to the area to attend this NYC festival and any other fun event, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.