Your Queens Weekend: Sept. 2-5

Your Queens Weekend: Sept. 2-5
By TimesLedger Staff

If Hurricane Hermine makes her way up the Atlantic seaboard as quickly as some think she might, the hardest worker in sports this weekend may well be the new roof at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. But if the weather cooperates, the coming days promise a stellar, high-stakes round of matches as a bumper crop of stars—from Andy Murray and Novak Djokivic to the Williams sisters—try to move a step closer to snagging a title at the US Open, the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. And who knows? There may still be tickets available. For more information, go to www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets

For those who prefer baseball to tennis, the 7 train and LIRR stops at Willets Point will also be a marquee desination Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights as the New York Mets take on the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. Though the Nats held a 9½-game lead over the Mets after Thursday’s games, the Amazin’s are just two games back in the wild-card race, and have won nine of their last 12 games. Friday (game at 7:10 p.m.) is Free Shirt night, Saturday (7:10 p.m.) offers a fireworks display after the game and on Sunday (8:08 p.m.) fans receive a free tote bag. Go to newyork.mets.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=nym to find seats for the games.

And if the threat of bad weather has you thinking about indoor activities, head to the Museum of the Moving Image on Saturday or Sunday night. That’s when they’ll be screening Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice,” a free-wheeling adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s hipster noir about a stoner private eye and the twisting path of his investigation. It’s the last installment in the museum’s “See It Big!” series, in which all films are projected in the large-scale 70mm format, something even the biggest home TV can’t pull off. The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro and Owen Wilson. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (718) 777-6888 or go to www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2016/09/03/detail/inherent-vice

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