Although I have a particular bias for Venus Williams, it is truly an exciting time in NYC when the US Open comes to town. Festivities for the kiddies begin Saturday August 29, 2009 with Arthur Ashe Kids Day.
From 9:30am-1pm kids enjoy free grounds activities which include tennis clinics and interactive games. See the link for details including a concert featuring Jordin Sparks and others. http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/aakd.html?promo=topnav
Also this year for the first time the US Open hosts Family Day on Tuesday September 1, 2009 which features numerous family friendly activities. Check out the link below for details including Breakfast at the US Open.
While you're there, check out Venus Williams' exclusive organic cotton graphic tee shirt that supports the environment available at the US Open Shop.
So join me in cheering for Venus and perhaps you'll be encouraging the next big tennis star that's right under your nose.