Photos: Dominick Totino Photography

The U.S. Open was serving up fun in Flushing with kids from around Queens.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, kids from around the borough gathered at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the U.S. Open’s fourth annual “Queens Day.”

The day featured a number of activities for kids to take part in, including a tennis clinic hosted by 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalist Monica Puig.

Children who participated in the clinic came from The Child Center of NY and Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Community Center. The clinic was a part of the U.S. Open’s “Returning the Love” initiative, which reaches out to and welcomes the community from these organizations, both on and off the court.

The day also featured exhibits for kids and adults from The Queens Zoo, Queens Botanical Gardens, Queens Museum, Queens Theater, Queens Library, Louis Armstrong House Museum and New York Hall of Science. Kids were also able to make crafts and have their faces painted.

 

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Two new chefs join a team of culinary all-stars at this year’s US Open in Queens
Two new chefs join a team of culinary all-stars at this year’s US Open in Queens
Brand-new Louis Armstrong Stadium dedicated in ceremony just in time for US Open
Brand-new Louis Armstrong Stadium dedicated in ceremony just in time for US Open
Popular Stories
Cops book man for alleged role in violent Little Neck home invasion and rape, two others at large
City shuts down Queens school for failing to comply with measles outbreak protection order
Cop formerly assigned to Queens precinct busted by feds for murder-for-hire plot against her husband


Skip to toolbar