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The Seaport District will host the free US Open Experience on August 24-25

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Queens
Seaport District, Lower Manhattan
August 21-27, free - $60

The 2017 US Open championships begin at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park on August 28, but there is plenty to do leading up to the main event, mostly for free. Fan Week kicks off August 21 with free admission to the grounds to watch the pros practice, daily through August 27. From August 22 to 25, the qualifying tournament takes place, as men and women fight for the final sixteen spots. On August 23, Queen’s Day will feature live entertainment and booths from local institutions. On August 24-25, the festivities move downtown to the Seaport District for the US Open Experience, serving live entertainment, appearances by tennis stars, interactive games, food tastings, the US Open Draw Ceremony, and more. And Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day swings into action on August 26 back at the National Tennis Center, with interactive activities, workshops, storytelling, competitions, practicing pros, Jack & Jack, Roger Federer, Sofia Carson, Rafael Nadal, Alex Aiono, and Venus Williams and a free concert with Skylar Stecker, Spencer Sutherland, Aja9, Summer Valentine, and Sky Katz from 9:30 to 12:30, followed by a ticketed live show at 1:00.

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