topless Day, Women’s Rights Ralley at Bryant Park: August 25th at
Every August, Go Topless Day New York City
takes place the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day. Celebrating gender
equality and women’s right to vote, Go Topless Day New York City attendees stand
up for women’s rights by going topless in public. Participants meet at Bryant
Park, and march to Times Square and
2013 Go Topless Day New York City invites everyone to join the march at noon.
Check the Go Topless Day website to learn about other event locations across the
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess is
the largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the
world, with chart-topping performers, celebrities and some of the best
tennis players in the game coming together to celebrate the life and
values of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. The event takes
place the Saturday before the US Open.
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
features a ticketed Stadium Show and concert inside Arthur Ashe Stadium
preceded by a free Grounds Festival on the grounds of the USTA Billie
Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
those who have performed at the Ashe Kids’ Day on their way to stardom
are Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Sean
Kingston, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Gavin DeGraw, Carly Rae Jepsen and the
Jonas Brothers. A "Who’s Who?" of the tennis world has given back to the
game during this fun-filled afternoon, including Andre Agassi, Kim
Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, John
McEnroe, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams
and Venus Williams. They’ve been joined by celebrities including Alec
Baldwin, Nick Cannon, John Cena, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell Tony
Hawk, Randy Jackson, Matthew Morrison, and Kenan Thompson.
free Grounds Festival offers interactive games, music and tennis
activities for all ages so that kids and their families can enjoy the
health and fitness benefits of tennis. Families can test their skills,
watch top tennis pros and have a chance to win prizes. The Grounds
Festival also features a free concert with exciting up-and-coming talent
on the Hess Express Stage.
The proceeds from Arthur Ashe Kids’
Day help support USTA Serves, the USTA’s national charitable foundation,
and the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network. NJTL was
founded by Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder and is a
nationwide group of more than 600 nonprofit youth-development
organizations that provide free or low-cost tennis, education and
life-skills programming to more than 325,000 children each year.
For more information on Arthur Ashe and his legacy, please visit the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at www.arthurashe.org.