Events in Queens

Get A Taste of The Borough

There’s always something happening in Queens. From epic food festivals to the world’s best athletes, the borough is a melting pot of international cultures. During your stay at Red Lion Inn & Suites Long Island City, check out these events in Queens.

US Open

At the end of August every summer, The US Open attracts the world’s most talented tennis players. Matches are played in and around Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, which is just a short train ride away on the 7 subway line. 

UN General Assembly

The United Nations headquarters are right across the water from Long Island City. Delegates from across the globe convene every few months to discuss global matters. The UN Visitor Center lets you tour the headquarters, learn about its history, and see the art in the public areas.

NYC Marathon

Every November, the NYC Marathon weaves its way through the five boroughs. It’s the largest marathon in the world, with upwards of 50,000 people taking on the challenging route. Our location on the East River puts you in a prime spot to watch the legs in Queens or head to Manhattan to be at the finish line.

Taste of LIC

In June, The Chocolate Factory Theater puts on an epic selection of the city’s best cuisine. The Taste of LIC festival hosts draws crowds to try delectable eats and drinks. Raffles throughout the event also give away travel vouchers, theater tickets, and gift certificates.