Things to do in NYC During the US Open of Tennis

Things to do in NYC During the US Open of Tennis
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Tennis fans from all over the world will flock to New York City this August and September to catch the white-knuckle excitement of the US Open. This Grand Slam event offers audiences heroic showdowns between the sport’s greatest competitors in tennis’ largest arena, The Arthur Ashe Stadium.

So how do you keep up the excitement between matches? Don’t worry the Big Apple has you covered. Whether you prefer the bright lights of Broadway or the action-packed sports of Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium, the city has almost too much going on. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of all the best live events to consider while you’re there.


Live Music and Concerts in NYC

New York attracts prime talent with huge venues like The Paramount and Madison Square Garden, check out some of the great performers coming to New York this August.

Aaron Lewis, The Paramount, 8/22/15
Sugar Ray, The Paramount, 8/24/15
Jimmy Buffett, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 8/21/15
Hippiefest, NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 8/22/15
Neil Diamond, Madison Square Garden, 8/25/15


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Activities for Kids & Family Events in NYC

Whether you want to take in a Disney musical or witness the percussive mastery of Stomp on Broadway, you’ll have plenty of options to keep the whole family focused on fun.

Aladdin, New Amsterdam Theatre, 8/18 – 8/26
STOMP (NY), Orpheum Theatre,  8/18 – 8/26
The Lion King (New York, NY), Minskoff Theatre, 8/18 – 8/26


Comedy in NYC

Catching a live comedy show is a great change of pace from the back-and-forth suspense of the US Open, good for you The Big Apple is also home to some of the funniest comedians and side-splitting live theater.

39 Steps (NY), Union Square Theatre,  8/17 – 8/26


New York Broadway Shows and Arts & Theatre Events 

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Live theater fans travel to New York just to see world-class productions—fortunately you’ll already be there. Whether it’s a Broadway show or an Off-Broadway spectacle New York abounds with arts and theater events that are hard to find anywhere else.

Aladdin, New Amsterdam Theatre, 8/18 – 8/26
Gigi (NY), Niel Simon Theatre, 8/18 – 8/26
Hamilton (NY), Richard Rodgers Theatre, 8/17 – 8/26
On the Town, Lyric Theatre, 8/18 – 8/26
STOMP (NY), Orpheum Theatre,  8/18 – 8/26
The Lion King (New York, NY), Minskoff Theatre, 8/18 – 8/26
Wicked (NY), Gershwin Theatre, 8/17 – 8/26


I LOVE NY! 

In the city that never sleeps, there’s always another event just around the corner from the US Open. New York City attracts and entertains visitors from all over the world with amazing sports, theater, and music events, and hopefully all your time there is just as exciting as the Grand Slam you’ll be watching.