Who Needs Flushing Meadows?

U.S. Open Live at Rockefeller CenterPhoto: Courtesy of American Express


U.S. Open Live
Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. at 23rd St.
Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Plz. at 50th St.

Gaze at bigger-than-life personas like Roger Federer and Serena Williams as they battle it out on giant screens in midtown and the Flatiron.
Date: Aug. 31–Sept. 9 (Madison Square Park) and Sept. 1–Sept. 9 (Rockefeller Center)
Time: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Price: Free


Doubles Rules
World Financial Center, West St. at Vesey St.
Have your professional aspirations dashed as doubles stars Mike and Bob Bryan slam home the reality of playing against a pro. Sign up if you dare.
Date: Aug. 27
Time: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Price: $10 suggested donation


Tennis Lovers’ Night
Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. at 23rd St.
Find your soul mate—or at least a fellow Rafael Nadal fan—at this love-means-something mixer with food from Shake Shack.
Date: Sept. 6
Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Price: Free; advanced registration required


Wii Open
Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Ave., at 11th St.; 212-979-2337
Show off your quasi-athletic prowess by competing in this Wii virtual tournament. (Who cares if Barcade already did the same thing earlier this summer at “Wiimbledon”?)
Date: Aug. 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $10


The Legends Ball
Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 E. 42nd St., nr. Park Ave.
Look back at a legendary career as Andre Agassi receives the Eugene L. Scott Award at this gala event. Black-tie optional; mullets discouraged.
Date: Sept. 7
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $6,500–$25,000


U.S. Open Family Weekend
Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. at 23rd St.
Downsize your experience at this boot camp for kids where both the courts and the prizes are significantly smaller.
Dates: Sept. 1–3
Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Price: Free

Who Needs Flushing Meadows?