LABOR DAY WEEKEND
There’s more to summer than just beaches and barbecues. These can’t-miss events are a great way to spend your three-day weekend and send summer off in style.
WASHINGTON SQUARE OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT
Washington Square Park
59-63 Washington Square South
September 2-4 and 9-10
On the sidewalks of University Place from East 13th Street south to Waverly Place, this bi-annual art exhibit showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the world. Attendees of this expansive sidewalk show are a cosmopolitan mix of art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many art and design schools.
Randall’s Island Park
1 Randall’s Island Road
Calling all EDM fans! Electric Zoo returns to New York’s Randall’s Island Park for its 7th annual electronic music festival. Established in 2009, the internationally renowned festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music and its various sub-genres. A variety of food options from some of New York City’s top street food vendors will also be available, as well as beer, wine, and champagne for those over 21.
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadow - Corona Park, Flushing, NY
August 28 - September 10
Top tennis players and fans from around the world will once again descend upon Flushing Meadow’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the last major tennis tournament of the Grand Slam, the U.S. Open. Held annually, this hard court tournament attracts the very best players and tennis aficionados worldwide, who gather for this two-week sporting event.
Top players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Angelique Kerber, and Venus Williams will hit the courts at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Center’s main arena and the largest tennis-specific facility in the world, with a seating capacity of 23,000. Its retractable roof allows fans to enjoy a gorgeous summer midday match or the thrill of a summer evening game.
You’ll find all sorts of delicious eats at the Center as well, like American restaurateur David Chang’s delicious fried chicken sandwiches, chef Tony Mantuano’s penne all'Amatriciana, and various food vendors offering fresh oysters, organic pizza, French rosé, and more.
With its celebrity-packed seats, exciting late-night matches, world-class players, and top-notch dining, the U.S. Open is an iconic New York City event that’s fun for all ages. The middle weekend of the tournament coincides with Labor Day weekend, so celebrate by experiencing one of the finest events in sports entertainment. Create the ultimate U.S. Open Premium Experience, where you’ll enjoy luxury suites, premium seat packages, and world-renowned cuisine at the American Express Center Court Club. Contact your Attaché to plan your U.S. Open experience today!