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A Winning Day at the U.S. Open

The ball is in your court.

Here’s what to do before and after that match-winning serve everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

SNACK ON: Dumplings at White Bear

This no-frills eatery might resemble a fast-food joint, but many argue that the dumplings here are some of the best in the entirety of Queens. And if you’re in the mood for a wonton, order the No. 6; the addition of sour pickles paired with a kick of chili oil offers a taste you never saw coming. 135-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing

WATCH: The Action on the Courts at the U.S. Open

Each year, New York City hosts one of the most exciting sporting events in the world—and it’s happening right off the No. 7 subway line. We’ve got the insider tips on how to get there, what to bring, and how to make the most of your dayUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

SEE: Take an Art Break at the Queens Museum

In between matches, take some time away from the courts (and the summer heat) for a cultural respite inside the Queens Museum. The museum, along with its educational center, is known for its wide representation of visual arts, as well as its long-standing exhibition “Panorama of the City of New York.” New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

TOUR: The Louis Armstrong House Museum (aka the Jazz Giant’s Former Home)

Take a walk through the National Historic Landmark (where Armstrong and his wife lived out the remainder of their years), which contains all the original furniture and decor left after their deaths. You’ll see the living room, peppered with souvenirs from the musician’s world travels, and the bedroom, showcasing a king-size bed—not to mention Armstrong’s version of a man cave, where he once entertained the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry. 34-56 107th Street, Corona

EAT: Hefty Hot Dogs at Prontito

On the way home, grab some Colombian fast food! Hamburgers are readily available…except they’re hanging out between two arepas or patacon (mashed and fried plantains) instead of buns. And then, of course, there are the hot dogs40-25 Forley Street, Elmhurst

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