The Seaport District's First US Open Experience Opens This Week

The Seaport District's First US Open Experience Opens This Week

Courtesy of Seaport District NYC


 

For the first time in NYC, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will present the US Open Experience, a two-day tennis fan festival to take place in New York’s historic Seaport District this Thursday, August 24th, and Friday, August 25th from 10 am to 8 pm as a precursor to the start of the US Open on Monday, August 28.

 

The Seaport site will be transformed into a modified version of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center featuring a recreation of the famed Unisphere at one end of Schermerhorn Row, and a “roofed” court at the north end of Schermerhorn Row. Visitors to the US Open Experience will be treated to a full slate of events, including player appearances, autograph signings, photo opportunities, food tastings and musical performances.

 

“We are excited to welcome tennis fans and all New Yorkers and visitors to the US Open experience along the historic cobblestones of the Seaport District,” says Saul Scherl, Executive Vice President at The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Set against the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and our revitalized waterfront, this one-of-kind immersive experience is the perfect addition to our line-up for Seaport Summer— a dynamic array of entertainment, culture, fashion and food that gives a taste of what is to come with our grand opening next year.”

 

On Thursday, the event will open with an immersive youth tennis experience that will feature on-court clinics for young players, as well as various elements and attractions that will be included in the upcoming 22nd annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation.  The experience also will contain a special Net Generation target hitting game, which will be unveiled at the Seaport for the first time.  On Friday, the US Open Draw will be unveiled on the main stage featuring broadcast talent, the tournament’s defending champion Angelique Kerber and other special guests.

 

Food samplings will be provided by US Open food vendor Korilla along with coffee samplings by Lavazza. Don’t miss the selfie opportunities on-site including having a picture taken with the US Open trophies or sitting in a US Open umpire chair. Mount Sinai Hospital will be on hand to provide attendees with health and activity tips. To conclude each night, the Experience will feature live musical performances on the main stage as well as appearances by noted DJs (to be announced).  

 

Tennis fans make your way this week to the US Open Experience at the Seaport District. What better way to kick off this year’s US Open than with food, live music, and outdoor fun.

 

>>Seaport District, 19 Fulton St., no phone number

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