Press Release Article


Date: Oct 18, 2019
Press Release Number: 172-2019

Events, acknowledgements highlight agency’s steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion

Fostering opportunities to share Latin American traditions and to reinforce inclusion through a variety of workshops, exhibits, and activities, the Port Authority is celebrating the rich history and many contributions of the Hispanic community to transportation during Hispanic Heritage Month with events at its New York and New Jersey facilities.

New York

LaGuardia Airport is hosting a month-long exhibit that pays tribute to members of the Hispanic community who have made an impact on aviation and transportation over the years.

On October 23 at 2 p.m., an interactive Hispanic Heritage Month art exhibit featuring work from 14 community leaders from Queens will be displayed at the Marine Air Terminal rotunda at LaGuardia Airport.

The special exhibit is hosted by the LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Office, the Port Authority Hispanic Society and the Queens Historical Society. For information, visit the office -- located at 75-20 Astoria Blvd. Suite 150, East Elmhurst, N.Y. -- or call (929) 666-5353.

New Jersey

The Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One Redevelopment Program hosted readings of “The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar,” a children’s book about New Jersey native and Cuban-American De Acosta, the first woman to fly a motorized aircraft. The readings were held at Terminal One Redevelopment Program Community Outreach Offices in Elizabeth and Newark.

An information workshop conducted in Spanish will be held on October 23 at the Terminal One Redevelopment Program Community Outreach Office link (here) in Newark, 89 Market Street, 4th Floor.

The “S.T.E.A.M into the EWR” tour at Newark Liberty is being held October 21 and conducted in Spanish for those interested in the sciences, technology, engineering and design, the arts and mathematics.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. 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, please visit

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