Not in the neighborhood, but definitely in the same ballpark. (re: court) This month the US Open makes its return to Queens on August 26th. For two weeks, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park becomes the tennis capital of the world during this legendary tournament.
The US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year, consists of five primary championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Head here to watch the biggest names in the sport match up on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
If you’re not a big tennis fan, there’s plenty of other happenings throughout the tournament. Snag some snacks from local food trucks and vendors, listen to live music performances on the grounds, or just go to people watch in the celebrity-studded crowds. After a long day of spectatorship, hop on the 7 subway train back to Manhattan and head to The Skylark for a relaxing evening up top where everybody wins. Point, set, match.