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.

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.

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.

GM Military Discount Recognizes Service of Military Personnel

GM Military Discount Offered at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick

At LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we couldn’t be more proud of the men and women who serve in the military. That’s why we are grateful that our dealership offers the GM Military Discount. The discount, which can result in substantial savings on a new or used Buick or Chevrolet,  is available to Active Duty members, National Guard members, Reservists; retirees of the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps; and veterans who are within 12 months of their discharge date.

Finding a GMC Military Discounted vehicle to suit your lifestyle is easier than you think. There are so many options! Both used and new models of numerous GM SUVs; midsize, heavy-duty and light-duty pickup trucks; cargo and passenger vans; and crossovers from 2017 and 2018 are privies to the discount whether you choose to buy or lease. Eligible vehicles are listed here.

Even if you’re stationed overseas, you can take advantage of the program when you take delivery of your new ride stateside. Plus, spouses can benefit from the discount. In total, eligible consumers can apply the discount to two vehicles per year.

If you’d like to learn more about the GM Military Discount and how it can help you see some serious savings, call or visit LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

Spring Cleaning Tips: Freshen Up Your Home and Car

Spring Cleaning tips for your car

Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning, even if the season is still a bit away. Whether you’re wiping down your car or airing out your home, there are a number of things you can do to get rid of the dust, dirt, and gloom of the wintertime.

Carpet Cleaning

You can easily refresh your car’s carpeting with a few household materials, according to Progressive.  First, remove your floor mats and give them a good power wash, hanging them to dry when finished. Next, use a combination of distilled white vinegar and hot water to scrub out any stains in the carpet. Finally, use a wet/dry shop vacuum to remove any extra salt or residue left from winter.

Window Washing

A combination of 50% distilled white vinegar and 50% tap water is also an ideal mixture for window cleaning, either in the home or in your car. If the glass is grimy, we recommend washing with soapy water and rinsing before spraying. By simply applying the vinegar-water solution to windows and wiping away, you’ll have a streak-free shine. Some auto experts also suggest using clean newspaper to wipe away any possible glare.

Washing and waxing is important as well, but be sure to pay attention to other details. For example, you should get new wipers in the spring, as they’re usually worn out from winter. Scrubbing headlights can sometimes remove gunk that builds up over time, and tire cleaning is great for a little added shine.

If your spring vehicle cleaning also involves getting rid of that old winter beater, then come by LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, and we’ll be happy to get you behind the wheel of an excellent new car — and this time, the cleaning is on us.

Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers

Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers

The holidays are right around the corner, one reason we at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick have compiled a list of the top gifts for car lovers this year. Whether you’d like to get something fun or practical, there’s a gift out there for nearly anyone interested in automobiles. Nothing shows you care like finding the perfect present.

One of the most popular car-related presents this year, according to Best Products, is the Omaker Car Mount Holder. Even if you don’t get this brand, you may consider a mount for a smartphone that allows you to easily access directions on the go. Look for a design with a locking pivot point, a suction cup, and a clip attachment.

Next, consider seat protectors. For those with children or pets, seat protectors will definitely come in handy. They come with easy-to-clean materials that are often heat resistant and color-safe, protecting both leather and cloth. Some even come with pockets for added storage.

Also, consider a car care kit. Meguiar’s Complete kit is one of the best to get, though it may set you back over $50. It comes with special cloths, sponges, waxes, and more. While it may not be a glamorous gift, most car lovers will enjoy a good car care kit.

Finally, any car lover will enjoy a new set of tools. You can start with a wrench kit or work your way up depending on how much you’re looking to spend. While some people are finicky about their tools, you may be able to find the perfect gift by speaking with your local auto parts store about new tools. These are just some of the many great gifts for car lovers to keep an eye out for this Holiday season.