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Things to do in NYC | Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Wondering what the top Things to do in NYC are this month? The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is one of the top Events in NYC held during August, and it takes place just a short drive or cab ride from Park Lane Hotel – A Central Park Hotel.

Date: 
Aug 09, 2014 to Aug 10, 2014
Location: 
Flushing Meadows – Corona Park | Queens, NY
Phone: 
718.760.656
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About the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival:
This August, more than 120 dragon boat teams will converge on Meadow Lake to compete in one of America’s largest dragon Boat Festivals. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC is one of the top Things to do in New York during the year, and one of the most anticipated Events in NYC held during the summertime.

At the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, you’ll have the opportunity to take in a stunning sight of dragon boats on the water, in beautiful Flushing Meadows – Corona Park. And, you’ll be able to enjoy an array of international music.

When you visit NYC this summer and want to be near the top Things to do in New York or Events in NYC, stay at Park Lane Hotel – A Central Park Hotel that’s centrally located and close to everything that you could want to see or do in NYC.

Why you should attend the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival:
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival features martial arts, dance, craft activities, and more. It offers attendees the chance to sample delectable cuisine that represents the best of Asian fare – and it gives NYC visitors a glimpse into traditions from abroad that have made their home in diverse NYC.

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most exciting Events in NYC because it pits more than 100 dragon boat teams from North America up against each other – to test the skills of the boaters who compete for cash prizes and trophies.

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the 5th moon (or 5th month) of the lunar calendar. This New York Event began in 1990, when the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York City promoted and organized the inaugural NY Event on the Hudson River, in Battery Park City.

The Festival is now one of many independent, non-profit Events in NYC and it receives its funding through sponsorships by various companies. Looking for Things to do in New York for the entire family? Attend the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival near Park Lane Hotel – A Central Park Hotel.

Interesting facts about the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival:

  • Over the years, the Festival's fleet of dragon boats has grown from 4 teak wood dragon boats to many more boats that are now made of fiberglass.
  • If you want to attend the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival and see what all of the excitement is about, you can get to this NY Event in mere minutes when you take the subway near Park Lane Hotel – A Central Park Hotel or enjoy a short cab ride to the New York Event. 

About The Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel:
The Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel, is a Luxury 46-story NYC Hotel offering spectacular views of Central Park and the New York skyline from its 628 Guest Rooms and Guest Suites. The Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel, opened on May 1, 1971 on Central Park South (59th Street) nestled between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, where the Eastside meets the Westside in one of New York’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

The Park Lane Hotel features luxury NYC Accommodations with European decor and oversized picture windows with panoramic views of Central Park and City Skylines. 

The Park Lane Hotel, provides Guests with a memorable dining experience with The Park Room, an iconic NYC Restaurant.  When you're ready for a relaxing cocktail at the end of a day of meetings or sightseeing, stop into Harry's New York Bar - an New York institution among residents and visitor's in the know.

New York City is the Shopping Capital of the World and The Park Lane Hotel is at the center. A mere 5 minute walk will bring you to a NYC Shopping paradise on 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue which includes such names as; Tiffany’, Van Clef and Arpels, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Bloomingdale’s, Gucci, Barney’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and many more.  You can almost hear the sounds of voices streaming from Lincoln Center, with the Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theatre (home of the NYC Opera, NYC Ballet, and the seasonal classic, Balanchine’s Nutcracker Suite), Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Juilliard School.

You can enjoy an avant garde production at City Center or visit the Oratorio Society of New York at their Carnegie Hall home. The Broadway Theatre District is close by and has been the creative hub of musicals and dramatic productions for over 100 years.

There are many cultural institutions to visit close to our Central Park Hotel, including; MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Fifth Avenue “Museum Mile” which includes Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, Museum of the City of New York, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Jewish Museum, Goethe House German Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio.

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