Media advisory: World Trade Center campus autumn activities

New Yorkers For Parks’ Daffodil Project and Broadway Musical ‘Come From Away’ Community Planting Day Set for Friday, October 22

Two More Weeks to Enjoy the Smorgasburg Food Market, Oculus Beer Garden and Farmers’ Market

The World Trade Center campus will host a series of community events during the autumn season. The autumn programs and events at the World Trade Center campus include innovative art installations that celebrate the diverse culture of the region, free community programming, and exciting dining options. Additional events and family-friendly activities will be added throughout the season. For more information on events and programming, please visit www.officialworldtradecenter.com

Event Name: Join the Daffodil Project for a Community Planting Day in partnership with Broadway’s ‘Come From Away’ and New Yorkers for Parks
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: North Oculus Plaza
Event Description:   The community daffodil planting event will honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 as part of the “Daffodil Project,” run by New Yorkers for Parks. The public is invited to come to North Oculus Plaza to plant bulbs that will bloom next spring or take bulbs home to plant in their own garden or flowerpots.
Website: www.officialworldtradecenter.com/daffodilproject

Event Name: Greenmarket at the Oculus – Last Day is Tuesday, October 26
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: North Oculus Plaza, under the wings of the Oculus
Event Description:   Shop for fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and dairy products from New York family farmers at the Grow NYC Greenmarket at the Oculus.
Website: www.officialworldtradecenter.com/greenmarket

Event Name: Smorgasburg: – Last Day is Friday, October 29
Date: Every Friday
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Fulton Street (outside the Oculus, close to Greenwich St.)
Event Description: Enjoy a variety of eats and treats from the region’s favorite vendors, including Mao’s Bao, Bona Bona Ice Cream, Rooster Boy, Wood-Fired Edibles, Oh-K-Dog, Nadas, Duck Season, Yakitori Tatsu, C Bao Asian Buns, and Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria.
Website:                www.officialworldtradecenter.com/smorgasburg 

Event Name: Oculus Beer Garden – Last Day is Sunday, October 31
Date/Time: Monday to Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 2 World Trade Center Plaza (Vesey and Fulton Streets)
Event Description: Unique outdoor space with great city views, established in partnership with Westfield and Legends, the Oculus Beer Garden offers light bites plus a variety of beer and wine options. Happy Hour is offered daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Website: www.officialworldtradecenter.com/beergarden

Event Name: XO World Project Sculptures
Location: XO Play – Featured outside of One World Trade Center
XO World – Featured inside the Oculus
Event Description: The XO World Project, created by Daniel Anderson, features two sculptures, “XO PLAY” and “XO WORLD,” that encourage peace and love around the world. “XO PLAY,” on display in the Oculus through autumn, depicts children playing a game of jacks—symbolizing childhood innocence and harmony with the world.
“XO WORLD,” on display just outside One World Trade Center at West Plaza for 18 months, features a 12-foot “Jack” from the game of Jacks with an “X” representing “love” in universal sign language and “O” representing the world.
Website: www.officialworldtradecenter.com/xoworldproject

For more information on events and programming, please visit www.officialworldtradecenter.com/events

All events are open to the public. Media clearance may be requested via email at press@panynj.gov.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777
press@panynj.gov

2021 marks the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Centennial Year. The bi-state agency builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. Founded in 1921, the agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information or for updates from the Now Arriving blog, please visit https://www.panynj.gov/blog.

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