Summer 2018 NYC Restaurant Week® Highlights

One invitation. Countless occasions. #NYCRestaurantWeek reservations are now open! Link in bio. A post shared by NYC Restaurant Week (@nycrestaurantweek) on Jul 9, 2018 at 9:36am PDT Summer is here and NYC Restaurant Week® is rapidly approaching. For meeting and event planners, this is a great time to try some of New York’s top cuisine … Read more

Don’t Waste Time: Plan Meetings That Are Effective and Engaging

It’s no secret that attending meetings can often become an unpopular activity with employees. Increasingly hectic work schedules combined with the decreased attention span of the millennial population has made it even more difficult to run productive internal meetings. Nonetheless, meetings are often an important part of running a successful business. It’s not too late … Read more

Celebrating National Chocolate Day At M&M World in Times Square

What better way to celebrate National Chocolate Day than at M&M World in Times Square. Candy lovers of all ages delight in this colorful, chocolate wonderland located in the heart of Times Square, and adjacent to the New York AMA Executive Conference Center. The three-story building offers unique and memorable experiences, making it a must-see … Read more

Sparks Will Fly In These Cities on July 4th!

Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S.  turns out is a busy holiday, with an estimated 44 million people driving to a destination 50 miles or more from home and 3.8 million traveling by plane. For those people who chose to stay home last year, 15 million watched the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks on television. If … Read more

How The Sing For Hope Project Is Bringing Art To New York City

The arts is a field that is enjoyed by many but it’s also something that bring healing to a person’s life. If this seems like hyperbole, then take a closer look at what the Sing For Hope Project is doing for New York City. Through the arts, Sing For Hope has exposed disadvantaged communities, hospital … Read more

Fabulous Times Square is the Heart of New York City

If you find yourself in New York’s Times Square for a meeting at the AMA Executive Center, you are in luck. It is a bevy of excitement and a neon world of energy. The streets teem with crowds representing nations from all over the world. It is an irresistible hub of interesting venues and activities. Here … Read more

Where To Celebrate National Barbecue Month

Instagram photo credit: Memphis Minnie’s BBQ Joint, San Francisco The warmer weather conjures up memories of spicy pork ribs, corn on the cob and friends at backyard barbecues. May is National Barbecue Month and there is no reason why you can’t satisfy that BBQ craving while you’re away. Each of these AMA conference cities offers … Read more

Top Leadership TED Talks To Listen To During Your Work Commute

TED Talks have given professionals around the world the opportunity to ascertain knowledge from a wide variety of people, all of whom have “ideas worth spreading.” These talks are short, accessible, and offer great insight into a variety of topics, particularly for busy leaders looking to expand their skill set. Here are a few of … Read more

Global Meetings Industry Day 2018 – Where Will You Celebrate?

Created to celebrate the ‘power of meetings’ and the global industry that supports them, the 2018 Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will be held worldwide on April 12th. “Real results, real impact, all around the world” is the focus of this year’s international day of advocacy. AMA Executive Conference Centers is proud to be a … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When Saint Patrick’s Day rolls around in March, everyone wants to be Irish. While the tradition of celebrating a feast day on the date of Saint Patrick’s death certainly began in Ireland, the first Saint Patrick’s Day parade was not held on the Emerald Isle, but in the United States. In 1762, Irish Soldiers who … Read more