Forest Hills Stadium, a concert and sports venue in Forest Hills, Queens, has been affectionately described as a hidden gem and significant New York cultural institution. Queens residents living nearby in Rego Park apartments have easy access to this music venue that has been bringing in the hottest musical acts since the 1960s.
The stadium’s history dates back to 1923, when it was constructed as a tennis venue and served as the original home of the U.S. Open and the Davis Cup. Forest Hills Stadium reinvented itself in the 1960s as a concert venue and hosted epic events, such as two sold-out shows by the Beatles in 1964, for which the band was flown on to the grass courts by helicopter. Other musical icons who have graced the stage of the Forest Hills Stadium include Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, The Who, Talking Heads, and The Rolling Stones.
After a musical hiatus of nearly 20 years, a revitalization began at Forest Hills Stadium in 2013. Mumford and Sons kicked off the stadium’s official reopening ceremony in August of that year. Today, popular bands continue to book shows on this legendary stage today.
With recent refurbishments like new seating, amenities, and a state-of-the-art stage, Forest Hills Stadium has been transformed into an intimate and welcoming space that has redefined the concert experience in New York City. Bands scheduled on the stadium’s calendar include popular groups and legendary icons like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, and The XX.
Public transportation is the best way to get to the stadium, because there is no parking affiliated with the venue or on the streets nearby. Fortunately, this centrally located stadium is a short distance from rail lines that have reliable and frequent service. The trip is about 14 minutes from Penn Station via the Long Island Rail Road and 25 minutes from Manhattan via the E, F, M, or R subway lines.
However, if you live in LeFrak City’s Rego Park apartments nearby, your concert commute is not only quick but also easy. On your walk to the stadium, a vast selection of restaurants and bars along the way are ideal for pre-show drink or bite to eat. Top spots in the area include Austin Public, Dirty Pierre, and the Forest Hills Station House. Of course, food, soda, and alcohol are also available for purchase inside the stadium as well.
If you love going to concerts and don’t want to deal with the commute to the city’s most exciting events, then perhaps it’s time to look at what Rego Park apartments have to offer. LeFrak City has beautiful studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom homes available for rent with no fees and easy access to everything you love to do. Contact us for more details on our available Rego Park units or schedule a visit to LeFrak City today!