After a week of hard work in the city, our Queens personal injury lawyers like to unwind at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Queens’ largest park (and fourth largest in NYC) offers plenty of facilities for all kinds of recreational activities, including baseball, soccer, tennis, cricket, and more. The massive complex also features a zoo, art museum, botanical garden, science museum, and baseball stadium. If you have kids, they can blow off some energy at one of the park’s six playgrounds. And if you’re a history buff, you’ll be happy to know that this facility hosted two twentieth century World’s Fairs.
The Queens Museum features a wide range of art from the mid-20th-century to present day. If you like history, you’ll love that 6,000 of the 10,000 items in the museum’s permanent collection are documents and objects from the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. The Museum was originally designed for the historic 1939 fair, and was at one point the home of the United Nations General Assembly. Don’t miss the Panorama of the City of New York from the 1964 fair – a break-taking piece of art and history.
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Home of the US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament since 1978, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is one of the largest tennis stadiums in the world. Tennis fans from all over the world flock here in late summer to watch one of the sport’s most prestigious tournaments in person. Others enjoy using the facility to practice their own tennis game, as the center is open to the public 11 months out of the year. Whether you’re a spectator or a tennis player yourself, the center is a must-see for any tennis fan visiting Queens.
Home to the New York Mets, Citi Field has been in operation at Flushing Meadows since 2009. While the season may have ended over a month ago, we love taking in a game here when we have time away from the office. And if you’ve got kids with you, a quick exploration of the nearby park facilities makes for a great ending to the day following an afternoon game. Scholars of baseball history should also take a trip through the stadium’s Jackie Robinson Rotunda, which honors the barrier-breaking legend’s life and accomplishments.
Public Pieces Of Art
Flushing Meadows features several pieces of public art, including:
Column Of Jerash
This 30-foot high marble column was gifted to the New York World’s Fair Corporation and City of New York by King Hussein of Jordan at the 1964 World’s Fair. This column is a piece of ancient history, as it was originally cast in 120 AD by Romans in the ancient Jordanian city of Jerash. Jordan was one of 36 foreign countries with displays at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, including a scale model of the Dome of the Rock, statutes of the Three Kings, a Christian crèche, and one of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Fans of archaeology, history, and ancient art absolutely must make a stop at the Column of Jerash while they’re visiting Flushing Meadows.