Year opened: 1912/2017
Age: All ages/depends on the show
Purchased in 1912, Forest Hills Stadium was originally home to West Side Tennis Club, a private club which hosted the US Open for over 50 years during the 20th century. During this time, the Stadium hosted multiple large concerts as well, featuring artists such as The Beatles and Bob Dylan. The Stadium stopped hosting the Open in 1978, and fell into serious disrepair by the 2010s. However, in 2013, it reopened as a concert venue, with Mumford and Sons playing the opening show. After moderate success hosting shows in 2013, the venue underwent significant renovation until 2017. That year, the tennis club made a deal with booking company, AEG, who have brought several prominent artists to play at the venue every summer since then.
Forest Hills Station House – Located just beside the street entrance to the stadium, Station House pulls through when you need some pub fare, bespoke cocktails, and craft beer. They’ve got weekly and happy hour if you’re looking to post up before the show. Open: Sun-Thurs 12pm-12am, Sat-Sun 12pm-2am. 106-11 71st Ave, Queens, NY 11375. 6 min walk to Forest Hills Stadium.
Nick’s Pizza – Pop by this old school neighborhood pizza joint where you can enjoy thin crust and Grandma pies, calzones, and beer and wine. Note: they do not do slices here, but you’ll likely want more than one anyway 😉. Open: Mon-Thurs 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sun 12pm-9pm. 108-26 Ascan Ave, Queens, NY 11375. 12 min walk to Forest Hills Stadium.