The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, initially built by the West Side Tennis Club, was the original site of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It continued to be a venue for exciting tennis matches for years, hosting tennis stars like Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe. In addition, to tennis the stadium was also a stage for musical acts like Bob Dylan, the Beatles and other superstars. Although it fell into disrepair in the 1980s, the stadium is once again coming to life as a music venue, with new singers and bands returning to the stadium.
Flushing Meadows Coro
Sitting on the eastern border of the Forest Hills neighborhood, Flushing Meadows Corona Park provides a pleasant respite from the city for Forest Hills locals. As the largest park in Queens Flushing Meadows Corona Park provides space for just about any sort of recreation you could want, from baseball to barbecuing to boating. The park was host to two consecutive World's Fairs, in 1964 and 1965, with many of the structures from the Fairs still standing today. In the park, you can also find the Playground for All Children, the first playground in the United States made for both able bodied and disabled children.
Queens Museum of Art
Set in a building first used during the 1939 World's Fair and shortly after as the headquarters of the United Nations’ General Assembly, the still later renovated to expand its capabilities even further, the Queens Museum of Art makes global art culture and astounding collections available to the folk of Forest Hills. The museum works to exhibit art that not only enhances appreciation of the arts generally but also connects that appreciation to the contemporary life of museum-goers. The museum also provides public programs and classes designed to provide arts education and support current artists.