How to Make the Most out of a Day in Central Park

Central Park is a great place to spend a day in New York City

Central Park is an 843 acre oasis smack in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. There’s always something to do, but now as the weather warms up, visitors can take full advantage of paths, lakes, and lawns.

One of the best things to do in Central Park is just discover what is there. Take a Hidden Secrets Walking Tour to discover the often overlooked treasures in the park. Or pick up the pace with a bike tour that hits all the major landmarks featured in many blockbuster movies. A fun activity is the Amazing Race-Style Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Using a smartphone, visitors can solve clues and compete in challenges while learning local history as they traverse famous and hidden spots of Lower and Mid Central Park.

For younger children, there is the Quest for the Seven Teeth, an interactive adventure theater for kids. Help Franklin find the lost teeth scattered across the park for his cousin the Tooth Fairy. Using their imaginations, adventurers will visit castles and travel under troll bridges.

And, of course, there is the Central Park Zoo. Featuring exotic residents like snow leopards and daily penguin feedings, there’s always something to see at the zoo. Check out the 4-D sensory theater for even more fun.

Here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we wish you and your crew have a happy day exploring Central Park.

Chevrolet Shows Off Life Size Lego Silverado

2019 Chevy Silverado Built out of Legos

To celebrate the release of the The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part, a team of LEGO® Master Builders created a life size, red LEGO® Silverado. This special build continues the partnership that Chevrolet started with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2017 with The LEGO® Batman Movie.

The truck got its big debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early this year. It is the first full-size Chevrolet vehicle to be made entirely out of LEGO® bricks.

“Chevrolet is once again thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to integrate the brand and one of our most iconic products – Silverado – into The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck marketing.

It took a team of 18 Master Builders and over 2,000 hours to create the LEGO® Silverado all by hand. They ultimately used 334,544 pieces. The full-size replica even includes unique graphic details and working lights. In total, the LEGO® Silverado weighs in at 3,307 pounds and is 72 inches high, 240 inches long, and 96 inches wide.

If you are your kids see the movie, be on the lookout for a mini-build of the Silverado High Country. Then, watch as your favorite LEGO® Movie heroes work together to save the world from the LEGO® DUPLO® destroyers.

Here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we are excited to see what Chevrolet and LEGO® work on next!

*LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site

Broadway Show Tips: Plan Your Next Night Out

Group of people dressed up for Broadway

Whether you’re planning a romantic date or a family night, Broadway offers a wide range of drama, musicals, and more. However, if you’re not used to going to the theater, it might be intimidating. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Broadway show tips, from what to wear to what you can do after the show.

According to ShowTickets, the best tip to keep in mind is to book in advance. While some websites might promise special deals on last-minute tickets, the most popular shows on Broadway usually sell out weeks or months in advance. Be sure to plan ahead if you can.

What should you wear? While there’s not strict dress code, you don’t want to be the least formal person in the theater. Business casual is a good mark to aim for, though some prefer to dress to the nines when they’re going out on the town.

Get there early. Many Broadway seats are reserved, so you don’t need to plan hours ahead; however, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to get your paper ticket from the box office. Even if you don’t need to stop at the box office first, you may need extra time for the lines outside or near the bathroom and concessions.

Finally, stay for the curtain call! You always want to give the actors their dues (they are people, after all), and leaving during the curtain call can often seem rude. It’s tempting to rush the door, but it’s ultimately bad etiquette; have patience and show the actors they did a fine job with a long round of applause.

If you’d like to arrive to the show in style, consider a classy new vehicle from LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

Teen Drivers Benefit from Larger Models

The 2019 Chevy Equinox is perfect for Teen Drivers

If your teen is embarking on that exciting journey of learning how to drive and getting their own vehicle, you’re likely wondering what more you can do to help them stay safe while on the road. One of the simplest answers to this is to get a larger-sized vehicle as your teen’s first car. This advice comes directly from a leading safety researcher for the auto industry, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They also recommend avoiding a high-horsepower model, which can encourage riskier driving on the road and provide more power than teens are used to.

Larger, bulkier models are generally safer in the event of a crash, and this has been proven time and time again by IIHS crash tests. Vehicles like crossovers, SUVs, and full-size sedans provide more protection than compact sedans as a result of their sheer size. If you’re in the market for a car for your teen, you should consider vehicles like the Chevy Equinox.

Along with looking for a larger model, you should keep an eye out for advanced safety features as well. One perk of GM vehicles is their Teen Driver Technology, which lets you set certain alerts and limits or your teen’s driving and provides an in-vehicle report card to help you keep track of it. When you’re not there, this technology will help you keep tabs on your teen’s driving habits, helping you facilitate the safest ones possible.

For a vehicle that will keep your teen driver safe and provide you with added peace of mind, be sure to visit LaSorsa Chevy Buick and explore our lineup.

See the Nutcracker in Central Park

Outdoor Couple Choosing Christmas Tree Together

One of the best parts of the holiday season is enjoying old traditions, while also forming new traditions for the future. Many people have had the pleasure of seeing a performance of The Nutcracker, whether on a class trip or as an outing with the family. Whether or not this is part of your past Holiday traditions, there is one performance of The Nutcracker in New York this year that you don’t want to miss.

The New York Theatre Ballet will put on several performances of The Nutcracker set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score this December at Florence Gould Hall just outside of Central Park. The performances of this classic ballet are being done in an early 1900s Art Nouveau style and are sure to be gorgeous. Bundle up and head to Manhattan for dinner and an evening stroll around the park with a hot cocoa before enjoying The Nutcracker in Central Park.

This performance is suitable for all ages, so it’s the ideal family outing. Tickets are $27 for adults and $15 for children. There are performances on Friday, December 14th, Saturday, December 15th, and Sunday, December 16th. Please visit nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets for tickets and more information.

Here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we hope you and your family have a happy holiday season.

Chevrolet Provides a Preview of the 2019 Blazer

Preview of the 2019 Blazer

The Chevrolet Blazer was one of Chevrolet’s most popular models when it was first introduced, helping to usher in America’s love of SUVs. Now, it is making a comeback for the 2019 model year. The following is a preview of the 2019 Blazer so you know what you can expect.

Design

For starters, the Blazer has a completely new, sophisticated look in place of the old boxy design. The Blazer will sit in the lineup between the Equinox and the Traverse.

“The Blazer has attitude,” said John Cafaro, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design. “It looks commanding on the road, while fulfilling the promise of versatility at the heart of every Chevy crossover and SUV.”

Trim Levels

Just like other Chevy SUVs, the Blazer will be available in multiple trim levels. However, each trim will come with unique styling elements to set them apart from each other. For example, the range-topping Premier trim will have chrome details, while the sporty RS model will come with blacked-out features.

Performance

Standard under the hood of the Blazer will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which supplies 193 horsepower. For more power, there will be an available 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower. With this engine, the Blazer will be able to tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Learn more about the upcoming Chevy Blazer when you plan a trip to LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

Tips for Safe Trick or Treating in the Bronx

Halloween

Trick or treating is a spooky staple of childhood for most Americans, but it comes with some risks, especially for families living in urban areas like the Bronx. Here are some tips for safe trick or treating to keep this Halloween fun for your little ones and stress-free for you.

Find safe streets and map your routes beforehand

Bronx parents should take some time in the days leading up to Halloween to drive around and identify the safest streets in their neighborhood or surrounding neighborhoods, then plan a route to avoid less safe areas.

Prioritize visibility in costumes

Regardless of where you’re trick or treating, wearing masks and other pieces that make it hard to see is dangerous. Kids are always running around and crossing the street during trick or treat, so make sure their costume allows them to see oncoming vehicles in their periphery. It also can’t hurt to add a reflective fabric to your child’s costume.

Finish trick or treating before dark

If your neighborhood’s trick or treat starts early enough, try to finish and be home by the time it gets dark. Streets are typically safer during the day, there’s increased visibility, and it’s harder to get lost, so it can be especially helpful if you’re trick or treating in an unfamiliar neighborhood.

Stick to your building

One way to avoid many of the dangerous aspects of trick or treating is to keep it to your apartment building. If you live in a large building with lots of residents, many of them will be handing out candy, and your kids can still have a great time showing off their costumes while staying safe.

For even more trick-or-treating tips, come speak with our staff at LaSorsa Chevy Buick.

36th Annual Queens County Fair Offers Traditional Fun for Everyone

Fall might be swiftly approaching, but the nice weather isn’t over quite yet. Before cooler climates settle in, join us at the 36th Annual Queens County Fair to celebrate the last days of Summer. Taking place September 22nd and 23rd, this traditional county fair features something for the entire family, so don’t miss out on this excellent chance to enjoy the last of the warm weather before it’s too late.

Activities                                                   

Located at the Queens County Farm Museum, the 36th Annual Queens County Fair will feature loads of traditional family fun, including blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, crafts, and plenty more. Additionally, you’ll find pie eating and corn-husking contests, hayrides, pig races, carnival rides, midway games, and kids’ entertainment ranging from jugglers and acrobats.

Additionally, the County Fair will offer great dancing and drinks at the Beer Garden, as well as music from the Shannon Breeze Irish Band and Something Special Big Band.

If that weren’t enough, the Queens County Fair will also feature exciting medieval combat demos at the historic Adriance Farmhouse and The Amazing Maize Maze, a giant corn maze which opens for the season at the beginning of the fair.

No matter what you’re into—whether it’s food, music, drinks, local vendors, or just good old-fashioned fun, we here at LaSorsa Chevy Buick look forward to seeing you soon at the 36th Annual Queens County Fair.

Cut Stress and Save Money with These Tips for Buying Your First Car

Tips for Buying your First Car, like the 2019 Chevy Spark

For many, buying a car for the first time can seem like a daunting task. But with a little bit of preparation, shopping for just the right car is fun and easy. If you’re ready to buy a car but are not quite sure where to start, check out these tips for buying your first car and get ready to learn how much fun car shopping can be.

Establish a budget

Before anything else, you should spend some time figuring out what you can realistically afford to pay for your new car. This helps you narrow down your search later on and also helps you avoid unsustainable monthly payments. When establishing your budget, make sure you factor in the cost of insurance, maintenance, and monthly payments.

Decide what you really need

Once you have an idea of how much money you can spend, you should decide what you truly need in a vehicle. Once you think about the features you absolutely need in your new car, you’ll be able to narrow down your search even more easily.

Do your research

Researching new cars is easier than ever before. There are ample resources online that will help you narrow down your search to a few possible options in no time. Just make sure you don’t spend too much time looking into cars that don’t meet your needs or are out of your budget.

Don’t rush the test drive

When you finally go to the dealership to test drive your potential new car, don’t rush the test drive. Buying a new car is a big investment, so it’s best to spend time during the test drive really considering if this one is the car for you.

 

Here at LaSorsa Chevy Buick, we are more than happy to help you pick out your first vehicle.

Chevy Vehicles Are Perfect for Road Trips

The 2018 Chevy Equinox has all the features you need for the perfect road trip!
The 2018 Chevy Equinox has all the features you need for the perfect road trip!

There’s no better time during the year for a road trip than summer. With the kids out of school, long summer days present the perfect opportunity to hit the road and explore the country both near and far. Not all road trips are created equal, however, so you will want to plan out the particulars of your road trip to make it the best it can be. For instance, it matters what kind of vehicle you set out in, and we think that Chevys are perfect models for road trips.

Suburban for Space

The 2018 Chevy Suburban is a large SUV that will have the whole family sitting comfortably in its spacious interior. The Suburban offers seating for up to nine passengers and a maximum cargo capacity of 121.7 cu-ft. With the Suburban, you’ll have more than enough room for all your luggage and outdoor adventure gear.

Equinox for Features

The 2018 Equinox is smart from tip to tail, designed to meet your needs at every turn. The Equinox features a tech-smart interior with an advanced infotainment system that will keep everyone connected and entertained while on the go, while its ten available state-of-the-art safety features will give you additional peace of mind while driving.

Cruze for Efficiency

The 2018 Cruze offers plenty of smart features – like an available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® – along with great efficiency, making it a great choice for road trips. With its advanced 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, the Cruze boasts up to 52 mpg on the highway.*

Find the best vehicle for your next road trip at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

*Cruze: EPA-estimated MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Sedan with 1.6L 4-cylinder Turbo-Diesel engine and manual transmission. EPA-estimated 47 MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Sedan with automatic transmission.