(Long Island, NY) Whether they come from Argentina, England or Manhattan, tennis fans from all over the world will know about Queens from Aug. 25 through Sept. 8. For the third year in a row, the USTA has donated a kiosk to serve as an information and referral center during the entire 2014 U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
In photo are (front row, from left) Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey, City Council Member Julissa Ferreras and her son Julian, Assemblyman Ron Kim, Queens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Seth Bornstein, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Borough President Melinda Katz, USTA Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel Andrea Hirsch, and Queens Tourism Council Director Rob MacKay; (back row, from left) USTA National Tennis Center COO Daniel Zausner, Queens Chamber Executive Director Jack Friedman, and USTA Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer Gordon Smith. Photo Credit: Queens Tourism Council.
The Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tourism Council are providing trained volunteer staffers who are dispensing information on the borough’s best local restaurants, hotels, cultural organizations, and recreational opportunities.
Last Wednesday, elected officials, USTA executives and local leaders gathered in front of the kiosk during Queens Day, a pre-tournament festival with concerts and tennis-related activities.