James Blake at Amex EveryDay US Open Viewing Party #EveryDayMoments #usopen

This past Saturday I attended the US Open Live presented by the Amex EveryDay Card viewing party at Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Despite the absolute sweltering heat (Indian summer anyone?), there was a nice crowd of family and friends lounging on the lawn enjoying the women's singles match.

Amex EveryDay US Open Viewing Party

Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Written by Christina Chin, who's hip, fashionable and located in New York City.

The first 500 early birds to arrive for the viewing party received a special free Amex picnic basket filled with a Bouchon Bakery lunch and picnic blanket to layout on the lawn. In my picnic basket was a turkey sandwich, wheatberry/tomato salad and choc chip cookie! Soo delish, but I think the bottled water was an absolute necessity in that heat!

James Blake at Amex EveryDay US Open Viewing Party

I had a chance to meet famed tennis star James Blake and his family, who were planning on attending the finals.

James Blake at Amex EveryDay US Open Viewing Party

photo credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express

James gave tennis lesson to kids during one of Amex's fun kid activities during the viewing party.

James Blake and Mariska Hargitay at Amex EveryDay US Open Viewing Party

photo credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express

Mariska Hargitay at Amex EveryDay US Open Viewing Party

photo credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express

Mariska Hargitay, from Law & Order SVU, also made an appearance with her family to enjoy the lovely day and play some tennis with James and kids attending the event.

About Amex EveryDay:

The Amex EveryDaySM Credit Card was designed with the multi-tasker in mind juggling family, work and personal lives. The Card rewards Card Members at the places they may already shop, and includes access to the retail protection, security and service expected from American Express. During the US Open, American Express will continue to bring to life #EveryDayMoments and offer families a fun-packed day.

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