Clarion Hotel La Guardia Airport
9400 Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Phone: (718) 335-1200
Fax: (718) 458-1239
There is something for everyone at the Astoria Bowl. While simulated sports are all the rage these days, nothing can quite match the experience of lugging an actual bowling ball and the adrenaline rush that ensues as it barrels through the pins, sending them crashing down. With bumpers for kids, glow-in-the-dark cosmic lanes with laser shows, a pro shop for serious bowlers and touchscreens to keep score, this bowling alley promises its patrons hours of fun. The sports lounge is a cool and casual place to enjoy a game on one of the many TV screens over a drink with friends, while the dining room serves up delicious eats including burgers, pizza, salads, wraps and more. Whether you stop by for a game of bowling, a drink or a laid-back meal with friends, time spent at the Astoria Bowl promises to time well spent.
The Poppenhusen Institute that is now a thriving arts center was once the foremost institute to offer free preschool education. In 1980, this historical institute faced the threat of closure, but the community came together and saved it. It is now a center of arts and culture that hosts multitude of events throughout the year.
There is more to Citi Field than just playing host to countless baseball games as the home of the New York Mets; even its parking lot is an attraction in its own right. With a capacity of more than 40,000 people, the parking lot offers over one million square feet (92903.412 square meters) of open space just waiting to be utilized. This space is perfect for outdoor events like concerts, carnivals, exhibitions and trade fairs.
Since the demolition of the Shea Stadium in the year 2005, the open space created by it is used as parking for the close by Citi Field stadium and to host various open air events. In the past, the parking lot has been a venue for the Circo Mundial circus and celebrations during the New Years Eve.
One of the most distinctive highlights of the College Point section of the New York City borough of Queens is the College Point Little League Building. Also referred to as the Firemen’s Hall, it is a monumental meeting hall, situated in the college point section. It boasts of being among the few remaining volunteer firemen’s halls in the entire New York City. It was constructed in 1906 on less than an acre, and depicts Queen Anne style of architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 31, 2000.
Arthur Ashe Jr. was the first African-American to win the U.S. Open Championship and Wimbledon, and the first to be included in the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1963. In 1988, he was diagnosed with AIDS. Today, his memory lives on with a memorial that he would have been proud of. The Arthur Ashe Stadium is a four-level structure featuring state-of-the-art broadcast and audio systems, 90 luxury suites, five restaurants, a two-level players' lounge, and individual seating for 22,547 fans.
Named after the legendary jazz great who lived a few blocks from the site, this stadium is now the No. 2 venue at the USTA National Tennis Center after the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The arena has played host to some of the most exciting moments in tennis history. After being refurbished, the stadium provides a more intimate experience for spectators but still retains its legendary appeal.
Within view of the LaGuardia Airport and Flushing Bay, Citi Field delights sports fans of all ages in its modern, forty thousand seat venue. Major League Baseball's New York Mets have called Citi Field home since 2009. Citi Field's tasteful architecture and improved infrastructure makes it a much more enjoyable place to take in a ballgame than their previous home, Shea Stadium. Bring the whole family and witness one of the greatest American sport pastimes.
The World Ice Arena is a great alternative if you wish to beat the crowds at the rinks around Central Park. The indoor arena is quite popular among kids as well as adults, who can be seen zipping past with ease. Their admission and rental rates are significantly lower than those in Manhattan, and the place can also be completely booked for private events. The rink is clean and well lit, adding to the overall experience.
Typical of a neighborhood bar, the Raven’s Head Public House is located in the charming area of Astoria. A casual and laid back ambiance, coupled with a happening crowd make this place a perfect choice to spend weekends. Famous as a karaoke bar, the Raven’s Head hosts a number of events, to keeps its customers entertained and busy. Happy Hour on drinks and awesome pub bites make this place even more tempting to the youngsters. Shepherds Pie, Spicy Fried Calamari, Homemade Black Bean Burger and Irish Blat are some of the delectable dishes that customers keep going back for. The bar is also available on rent for private parties, luncheons or formal dinners. See their website for further details.
Queens Theater is nestled in the sprawling Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the New York State Pavilion. Situated in the heart of the park near the Queens Museum, the Ice Skating Rink, and the World’s Fair Unisphere, it has a 472-seat main stage theater and a 90-seat experimental theater. The theater focuses on up-and-coming playwrights and taps into the diverse communities of Queens. Dramas, concerts, musicals, art festivals and other similar events are a regular feature here. Check website for details.
A one-stop destination for all wedding ceremonies, the Astoria World Manor is a beautiful, large venue established circa 1965. It offers several banquet rooms of different capacities with a variety of decors to suit all tastes. From the tastefully done Sapphire Room with a parquet dance floor, to the huge Grand Ballroom which seats 1000 guest comfortably, Astoria World Manor disappoints none. Add to this special features like ice sculptures, appealing fruit decorations and delicious three-tier wedding cakes, the Manor leaves no stone unturned to please its guests. Although it chiefly hosts weddings, its banquet rooms can also be used for dances, theme parties or community events.