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Learning is Fun if You’re a Kid in NYC!

New York City, with endless entertainment choices for adults from Broadway, to shopping on Fifth Avenue, to the splendiferous nightlife scene, it is easy to fill a week or weekend, but what about trips to the ‘Big Apple’ with the kids? New York is chock-full of places to discover for simultaneous entertainment and education. Let’s take a look at 10 amazing places to take the entire family!
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Celebrate the Flowers of NYC

If April showers bring May flowers, then NYC must be in for some extraordinary gardens this year! It may not exactly feel like spring in the city yet, but that’s not stopping us from venturing to our favorite gardens this month for a hint of spring as we await warmer weather. Here are a few of our favorite events offering the best mix of flowers and fun for any occasion, from a family-friendly afternoon to a romantic date night:
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Our favorite cocktail bars in NYC!

Nothing says Spring in NYC like a refreshing rooftop cocktail. With The Rooftop Garden at Hotel Giraffe reopening to the public in mid-May, we’ve got mixed drinks on our mind!  We’ve shared our favorite Speak Easys with you and now, while we patiently wait for happy hours under sunset at Hotel Giraffe, here are a few of favorite spots to get a nice, cool cocktail!

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The 4th Annual Haiku Challenge

It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 4th Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received an overwhelming amount of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, we recommend visiting the Library Hotel Facebook page to check out the competition! We are hoping to make the 2016 Haiku Challenge the most memorable yet! We are looking forward to all of the great submissions.

Just like last year, we have teamed up with our Hungarian Counterpart, the Aria Hotel Budapest to co-sponsor our 4th Annual Haiku Challenge. Just like the Library Hotel is dedicated to Book Lovers, the Aria Hotel Budapest is dedicated to Music Lovers! Since we are celebrating our mutual love of the arts, our participants’ haiku must include one of our favorite topics: Books or Music
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Spring in Central Park

New York City is famous for the hustle and bustle of its fast-paced city life, but centrally located in the middle of Manhattan is 843 acres of serenity: more commonly known as Central Park. Spring is finally here and there is no better time than now to get away from concrete and taxis to relax on a green lawn surrounded by natural beauty.

If you’ve never been to Central Park, here are a few fun things to experience this spring:
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