Date:  Jan 14, 2019

Press Release Number:  7


Initiatives include the first ever indoor Farmer’s Market, in partnership with Westfield, at the World Trade Center beginning January 15

Building on its successful 2018 initiatives to transform the World Trade Center into a dynamic space in Lower Manhattan, in partnership with other campus stakeholders, the Port Authority today announced several upcoming events to brighten the winter season for those who live and work in Lower Manhattan.

Beginning tomorrow, January 15, the Port Authority and Westfield are launching the first ever indoor winter Farmer’s Market in the center of the Oculus. The market provides farmers and merchants from throughout New York State with the opportunity to sell fresh fruits, vegetables, baked good and other items. The market will initially consist of five vendors – Samascott Orchards, Roxbury Mountain Maple, Meredith’s Country Bakery LLC, 1857 Spirits – Barber’s Farm Distillery and Francesca’s II Bakery. Beginning January 22, Riverine Ranch will join the weekly market.

The market will be open from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through March26.

“The World Trade Center Farmers Market, in partnership with Westfield, has been a highly successful fixture on the World Trade Center campus for the past two years, and bringing it indoors will allow for a year-round customer experience for those who live and work in Lower Manhattan,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “The market, coupled with upcoming activities planned in the next two months including a performance by a 60-piece orchestra and a Lunar New Year celebration, will continue our focus to make this campus a dynamic hub for creative, cultural and community activities.”

In addition to the Farmer’s Market, the following activities have been proposed for the World Trade Center campus through the end of February:

  • On Friday, February 8, the Asian Cultural Center Symphony, a 60-piece orchestra, will play in the Oculus beginning at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the concert at 2 p.m., an art display celebrating Lunar New Year will be featured in the Oculus beginning at 2 p.m.
  • On Saturday, February 9, the Lion Dance Kick-Off will be held in the Oculus at 1:30 p.m. in partnership with Brookfield Place and the Chinese Cultural Center. The kick-off will feature a Lion Dance from the Oculus to Brookfield Place.
  • On Saturday, February, 9, Westfield is launching a mini-Lego House exhibit in advance of the Lego movie, which will provide a photo opportunity to engage customers.

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