Category: Holidays

June 05 2019

New York Celebrates WorldPride 2019

It was warm in Greenwich Village in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when police launched a raid on the Stonewall Inn. The fact of the raid itself wasn’t unusual. Authorities often targeted bars that catered to gays and lesbians, drag queens, transgender people, vagrant youth, and others in the LGBTQ community. The response, however, was anything but normal. This time, the patrons fought back, in a confrontation that would become famous the world over as the Stonewall … Read More

March 06 2019

The World’s Oldest and Largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you! Though the holiday itself always falls on March 17, the highly-anticipated New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off from East 44th Street and 5th Avenue at 11 A.M. on Saturday, March 16 this year. As the world’s largest and oldest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, this event attracts approximately 2 million celebrants, and as a guest of the Lotte New York Palace, you are ideally located to … Read More

December 05 2018

The Nutcracker: A New York City Ballet Christmas Tradition

The year was 1892, and the St. Petersburg audience had packed into the theater on a frigid December evening to see Iolanta, a new opera by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Also on the program was the composer’s latest ballet, which, by all contemporary accounts, turned out to be mediocre at best. Today, The Nutcracker is universally recognized as one of the finest ballets of the 19th century and a tradition virtually synonymous with Christmas. Now through December 30, you have the … Read More