Hotel Giraffe is lucky enough to host intimate weddings for the most amazing people! No matter how large or small the group, each group leaves a lasting impression and become an integral part of the Hotel Giraffe family!
With rainy April days behind us, May is one of the best months to visit New York City! Take full advantage of the warmer weather by participating in the many outdoor activities the city has to offer. The concierges at Library Hotel Collection put together a list of their favorite things to do during a May visit to the ‘City that Never Sleeps’.
Mother’s Day Weekend
Make mom feel special Mother’s Day and plan a fun weekend. New York Botanical Garden hosts a spectacular garden party with live music, games, picnicking, and more. Advanced reservations are needed for the picnic brunch from STARR. For more info visit: www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2017/weekends/mothers-day-weekend/index.php
Memorial Day Weekend
Before heading off to a barbecue party, first consider honoring and remembering the fallen heroes who served the United States in times of war with the annual parades held all over the five boroughs. Memorial Day is on the last Monday in May every year and for this year, it falls May 29th. For more information on the locations for the parades visit: www.nycgo.com/events/memorial-day-parade
One would assume that you cannot see stars in New York City but that’s not entirely true! Any Tuesday, starting in April until October, you will have the opportunity to peer through high-powered telescopes to see beautiful stars when you visit the High Line. The telescopes are located on the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck on the High Line at 14th Street. It is free, no need to RSVP! For more information visit: www.thehighline.org/activities/stargazing
Get your boogie on at the Annual Dance Parade on Saturday, May 20th! The parade kicks off at 1PM starting at 21st Street and Broadway. The dancers will dance down Broadway in history of dance order. Enjoy African beats, Samba, Tango, Waltz and many more beautiful diverse dance styles. The parade ends in the Tomkins Square Park where you can also take some free dance lessons! For more information visit: www.danceparade.org/
An exciting tradition beginning in 1984 is a week dedicated to honoring US Navy and Marine Corps all throughout New York City. Starting May 24th until May 30th, the public are invited to visit the ships and enjoy various performances throughout the city. Often the highlight of the week is a Memorial Day remembrance of those who have fallen for the United States. For more information visit: www.militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
A festival perfect for all food lovers! The weekend of May 20-21, 9th avenue closes to cars and for two days the streets fill with scents from delicious dishes. Food is not the only attraction though; visitors can enjoy music and dance shows. For more information visit: www.ninthavenuefoodfestival.com
Five Borough Bike Tour
Discover NYC on a bike by riding 42 miles through all five boroughs. This event is one of the biggest bike events in the United States. This year, the Five Borough Bike Tour takes place on May 7th. If you are interested, registration is required ahead of time. The tour starts in Lower Manhattan, riding up North to Central Park then Harlem and the Bronx before returning south along the East River on the FDR Drive. The tour continues towards Queens and Brooklyn where bikers will take the highway before getting on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island.
For more information visit: www.bike.nyc/events/td-five-boro-bike-tour
The Five Boro Craft Beer Festival
Calling all beer lovers! On May 12th, visit Brooklyn to partake in the festival no craft beer fan would want to miss. You pay one price for the evening, which allows you to choose from over 100 brews. Catered food and live music is provided as well. Get your tickets soon as space is limited. For more information visit: fiveborocraftbeerfest.com
Food Book Fair
Between May 11 and 14th, you can find your new favorite cookbook at the Food Book Fair. During this three day event you can enjoy a wide range of events from author talks, to tastings, to fairs with indie food publications. A few of the speakers are: Mario Batali, chef, author, educator, TV host; Christine Muhlke, editor-at-large, Bon Appétit; Genevieve Ko, author, “Better Baking.” For more information visit: http://www.foodbookfair.com
Spring has sprung! If you are visiting New York City, there is no shortage of fun and exciting activities to keep you entertained. The Library Hotel Collection Concierge team would love to help you plan your upcoming stay with us so please contact us with any questions.
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Local Adventurer’ Ester & Jacob Visit Library Hotel Collection
Esther and Jacob are the founders of a lifestyle travel blog called Local Adventurer. They visited not only one but three of the Library Hotel Collection properties. Let’s get to know them more and how their passion for travel started through our conversation for today’s #TravelTuesday #SocialMedia.
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Library Hotel Collection: Tell us about yourself… how did your passion for travel and hotels begin?
Local Adventurer: The idea was hatched when we moved out west in 2013 and regretted not exploring more of Atlanta, the hometown we had lived in for most our lives. It’s easy to get too comfortable and take your home for granted. Time is precious and fleeting, and we vowed to make it a practice to explore locally. We hope to inspire others to never to take their own backyards for granted. After all, adventure is a mindset, and it is all around us.
LHC: How often do you travel and how long have you been an active travel influencer?
LA: We move to a new city every year and spend the bulk of our time exploring locally. We’ve done ATL > LA > LV > SD > PDX. Besides that, we travel internationally 2-3 times a year.
Free; Gratis; On the house….whatever you call it, it’s feels good to save some dough. There are so many other things to spend on when you are on holiday! At the Library Hotel Collection, our guests enjoy simple perks that have long been forgotten since the glamorous days of travel. As our valued guest, you are welcome to enjoy all of the following amenities we like to call LHC Signature Hospitality!Continue Reading