Did you know that the week prior to the Main Draw is filled with free entertainment, heaps of family fun and the chance to watch top tennis stars without dropping a penny?
We’ll let you in on a not-so-well-kept secret: there’s a lot more to the US Open than the finals. Sure, the big matches are thrilling, but the US Open Fan Week (August 19-25), held the week prior to the main event, is shaping up to be a real summer highlight whether or not you’re a tennis obsessive.
There are plenty of reasons to get excited about Fan Week—the first being that it’s completely free. Fan Week is when the Qualifying Tournament takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and you won’t pay a thing to see any of the on-court action. On top of that, there’s plenty of entertainment for adults and kids, plus the opportunity to watch some of the world’s top tennis stars return from retirement.
Read on to discover why the US Open Fan Week is an ace way to spend your summer. Game, set, match. Continue Reading ›
“People have this preconceived notion of me, and often it upsets them when I try to set the record straight,” said 30-year-old Sarah McLachlan in a 1998 Rolling Stone interview. “But at this point I could give a shit if the Internet is all atwitter. You wouldn’t believe the video treatments we get. It’s all me on some white stallion with long, flowing robes in a forest. Jesus Christ, enough already!”
Twenty-one years later, the Grammy- and Juno-winning artist returned to the woods — namely, the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York — to perform a dazzling retrospective, billed as “An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan.” With support from the New York Pops, the largest independent pop music orchestra in the United States, McLachlan emerged at sundown to share 20 of her greatest hits and deep cuts, and of course, a little gossip. Continue Reading ›