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September 2017

The 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade Promises a Festive, Fun Night

It’s almost time once again for the 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade in NYC. This is one of the most electric, fun, creative Halloween events, so you won’t want to miss it!

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The parade is set for Halloween night – Tuesday, October 31, 2017. It all starts at 7 p.m.

Where to Watch

If you just want to watch the spectacle, you can grab a spot on 6th Avenue, north of Spring Street, up to 16th Street. Or, watch the whole thing unfold live on TV on NY 1 starting at 8 p.m.

Information for Participants

There’s one major requirement for joining the parade: You must be in costume, and the more creative, the better. The theme this year is Cabinet of Curiosities: An Imaginary Menagerie.

Once you have your Halloween get-up on, join the lineup for participants! This will be on 6th Avenue and Canal Street between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

How You Can Volunteer

There are two ways to volunteer. You can help to animate a giant puppet in the parade, or you can volunteer to help with crowd control, parade production, and the procession. No previous experience is necessary. Sign up on the parade website.

If you’ll be making your way to NYC to enjoy a vibrant and fun Halloween, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


Fall Fun Is Here at the 2017 Queens County Fair

A true fair experience awaits at the 2017 Queens County Fair. Head out to the farm to enjoy a fall country weekend that’s perfect for the whole family without leaving NYC.

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The fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 at the Queens County Farm Museum. This is a historic farm that dates back to 1697 and is located right in New York City.

Blue Ribbon Competitions

The fair is where you can see the best entries for livestock, produce, arts & crafts, baked goods, floral arrangements, canning, and more in blue ribbon competitions.

Classic Contests

Every fair needs a bit of fun and games! Join the pig races, watch the pie-eating contest, or check out the corn husking competition.

Fun Things to Do

The fall fun continues with hayrides, midway games, carnival rides, and loads of entertainment. The Shannon Breeze Irish Band will play in the Beer Garden, and bands like the Gas House Gorillas and the Something Special Big Band will perform on the main stage.

Round out the fair by trying out your luck in the corn maze, then grab some food from the many vendors who will be on hand.

If you plan on checking out this fall harvest festival in NYC, book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


NYC Comic Con Is Back!

The ultimate pop culture convention, NYC Comic Con is coming up October 5th - 8th, 2017. There’ll be so much to see and do, and all of it will revolve around your favorite comics, movies, TV shows, and characters.

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Here’s a little of what you can expect to see at this world-famous convention. This is the premier fan event of the year – don’t miss it!

Show Floor

The show floor is where you’ll find exhibitors, vendors, and lots of cool art, collectibles, toys, comics, books, and more. Shop around and find souvenirs to take home.

Special Guests

Huge names from the comic, movie, book, and TV worlds will be showing up at the Javits Center for Comic Con this year.

You’ll see cast members and creators from shows like American Gods, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, The Tick, and more. You’ll also be able to see best-selling authors, comic writers, comic artists, and movie stars.

How to Get Tickets to New York Comic Con

Tickets are available for purchase online. You must buy tickets for each individual day you plan on attending. Admission is available from Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8, 2017.

If you’re heading to Comic Con, make sure to book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel for a fantastic fan-friendly weekend.


Sigh and Swoon Over Swan Lake at the New York City Ballet

One of the most famous ballets of all time is returning to enrapture a fresh audience. Swan Lake at the New York City Ballet is your chance to take in a timeless classic.

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The ballet will be performed this fall, from September 19th to October 1st, 2017 at David H. Koch Theater.

The Performance

The central role in Swan Lake is Odette, the Swan Queen who is under an evil sorcerer’s spell. She must spend her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears, and returns to her true form only at night.

The sorcerer’s daughter, Odile, is played by the same dancer. She’s the infamous Black Swan who impersonates Odette to trick the handsome prince who is in love with her. The challenging role of Odette/Odile is one many ballet dancers dream of playing.

The NYCB performance features choreography from Peter Martins set to Tchaikovsky’s classic, heartbreaking score.

Ticket Information

The ballet is set for a two-week run, with performances both in the afternoon and evening. You can purchase tickets on the ballet company's website in advance. The theater has orchestra seating and first through third ring seating.

If you’re planning on taking in one of these breathtaking performances, make sure you book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.