Started in Orange County in 2008, the Maloof Money Cup came to New York City for the first time last year. Building a killer street course in Flushing Meadows, the tournament’s founders Joe and Gavin Maloof (whose family owns the Sacramento Kings) donated the course to the city. And today they’re back for a second year, with more than $450,000 in prize money at stake. This is a rare chance to see gravity-defying moves from pro skaters, such as Chris Cole (who is very close to winning the cup’s $1 million bonus prize for the skater who can win four Money Cup events in a row), as well as some very talented amateur street skaters, including Riley Hawk (the 18-year-old son of the legendary Tony).
Sat., June 4, 10 a.m., 2011