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Join the Movement at the Making Strides Walk

Walk for a worthy cause, and feel good both inside and out. Join the Making Strides Walk on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Making Strides of Queens: A Worthy Walk for an Important Cause


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an American Cancer Society Event that raises money and awareness for breast cancer. These walks are 3-5 miles long, non-competitive, and lots of fun.

How to Participate

To walk in the event, you can either start a team as a team leader and recruit members to walk with you, or join an existing team. Your team will have a fundraising goal and work together to reach it until the day of the walk.

How to Volunteer

Volunteers do everything from helping out at water stations on the course, helping participants check in, and so more. If you’d like to lend your time, you can do so by signing up online.

How to Donate

If you’d like to make a donation, you have a few options. You can donate to a specific participant, a team, the event in general, or directly to the American Cancer Society. Choose your preference when you donate online.

Join the movement this October and walk for a great cause. If you’re planning to participate, come stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Fabulous Fall Events at Queens Botanical Gardens

For an escape from the urban jungle, head to the serenity of a 39-acre natural wonder right in the middle of Queens. Fall events at Queens Botanical Gardens are the best way to get outdoors this upcoming season.

Fall Events in NYC for Nature Lovers

Bright orange flowers for Fall

Queens Botanical Gardens is a sprawling center of blooms, trees, plants, fountains, pathways, plazas, and more. Wind your way through each garden and get your fill of green. There’s everything from a Bee Garden to a Rose Garden, a Children’s Garden, a Backyard Garden, and more.

In the fall, the Gardens host lots of events that will tempt you into nature.

September and October 2017 Events

NYC Farmer’s Market – Fresh produce is available at the Down to Earth Markets every Friday. Come to get seasonal veggies, herbs, and more. This free event starts at 8:30 a.m.

Seasonal Garden Tours – The first weekend of every month, you can get a tour throughout the gardens that highlight the current season’s wonders. This fall, the tour is available on Sunday, September 3rd; Sunday, October 1st; or Saturday, October 7th.

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch – Pick a pumpkin and enjoy fall activities at the Harvest Fest, which is an annual favorite. It’s happening Sunday, October 15th.

Coming to the area to enjoy fall events in NYC? Book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Enjoying Football Season in NYC - Jets & Giants Style

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 2017 schedule, as well as the New York Jets 2017 schedule for home games to see which football games you can attend this upcoming season.

Fans cheering in a football stadium

New York Giants Home Games

Regular Season

September 18 at 8:30 p.m. – vs. Lions

October 8 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Chargers

October 22 at 4:25 p.m - vs. Seahawks

November 5 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Rams

November 19 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Chiefs

December 10 at 4:25 p.m. – vs. Cowboys

December 17 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Eagles

December 31 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Redskins

New York Jets Home Games

Regular Season

September 24 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Dolphins

October 1 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Jaguars

October 15 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Patriots

October 29 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Falcons

November 2 at 8:25 p.m. – vs. Bills

November 26 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Panthers

December 3 at 1:00 p.m. – vs. Chiefs

December 24 at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Chargers

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.



Go Modern at MoMA PS1

A hub for experimental, contemporary art, MoMA PS1 is a museum you should visit for a unique experience. Instead of collecting art, they feature exhibits that are constantly rotating and changing based on trends, ideas, and more.

If you want to see modern art that’s of-the-moment, this is the place to go.

Visit the Museum of Modern Art to See Cutting-Edge Exhibits

Now an extension of MoMA, the PS1 Contemporary Art Center was founded in 1971 and is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the U.S.

Visit this museum weekdays Monday, Thursday and Friday and on weekends, both Saturday and Sunday. They are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Here’s what you can expect to see while you’re there.


Because the museum is all about exhibitions, you’ll never see the same thing twice. A few you can view during the coming 2017 fall season include Maureen Gallace’s genre paintings through September 10, a documentary film from Stanya Kahn (Stand in the Stream) through September 4, and sculptural scenes from Cathy Wilkes starting October 22.

Programs  Paint tubes with colorful paint spilling out

The museum hosts fun programs for any age.

One is Warm-Up, a summer music concert series. Lasting through September 2, 2017. It features a wide array of artists and genres who play on an outdoor stage.

They also host the Young Architects Program, which focuses on boosting young and emerging talent in the field. Each year, a design contest determines who will get the opportunity to develop an outdoor installation at the museum.

There’s plenty more to see at MoMA PS1. Plan on staying with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel if the Museum of Modern Art is high on your itinerary during your next visit to NYC.

Visiting Governors Island New York

Governors Island is a unique, can’t-miss destination located right in the heart of New York Harbor. It has a wide variety of restaurants and activities to keep visitors entertained and well-fed while enjoying the magnificent view of lower Manhattan, a mere 800 yards away. If you like, bring your own picnic, and enjoy the picnic tables available for visitors.

Activities Abound on Governors Island

Venturing to Governors Island promises a mix of events not found anywhere else.

Hammocks on Governors-Island-NYC skyline in background

Escaping Time: Art from US Prisons

Fridays through Sundays until September 24, 2017,  gain a special insight of life behind prison walls, with a display of artwork created by prisoners.

The Battle for the Ballot: The Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York

This exhibit, offered by the New York Historical Society, is a new presentation that includes reproductions of historic artifacts and artworks that recount the movement of women’s suffrage from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to the multitude of protests and parades that eventually won the right to vote for women in 1917. The exhibit is available to the public Saturdays and Sundays through October 1, 2017.

Christodora: Nature, Learning, Leadership

Saturdays through September 9, 2017, young people can take advantage of this program that opens the world of nature and their role within it, in an outdoor environment conducive to a pleasant learning experience.

NYC Audubon Summer Residency

Daily through October 1, 2017, the whole family can enjoy the NYC Audubon program. Activities offered include free bird walks, crafts for kids, family-friendly nature programs, and a story time gathering. Learn about the wildlife in the NYC area from the Audubon naturalists.

There are many more activities available throughout the Summer and Fall seasons on Governors Island for every interest.

Getting to Governors Island

Getting to Governors Island is easy, and an adventure in its own right. Just take a short ride on the Governors Island Ferry from lower Manhattan. Ferries are available from Manhattan or Brooklyn for the scenic ride to the island throughout the season.

Whenever your travel plans take you to Governors Island, plan to stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Our 288 modern and comfortable guest rooms cater to every need of family and business travelers, including such amenities as free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, and a state-of-the-art lobby with convenient spaces for work and gathering and our on-site restaurant, Aileron Bar & Grill.