Southwest Porch

Experience the good life for no cost.

Bryant Park has a new spot to relax and recharge. Southwest Porch, located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace, offers all visitors the ambience and luxury usually available only to a few. Equipped with rockers, swings, and Adirondack chairs typical of those found at expensive hotels and resorts, Southwest Airlines® is giving all of New York an al fresco lounge to celebrate its new service to LaGuardia Airport.

Plus, stop by the Porch with your laptop, iPod, or cell phone for a different type of refueling – power outlets are available to keep all of your devices going.

Bring your lunch, your book, your friend, or just yourself. It’s a fantastic new way to enjoy NY’s most beautiful park.

Southwest Porch

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  • Monday-Friday – 11:30am - Midnight
  • Saturday & Sunday – 11:30am - 10:00pm

Upcoming Events at the Southwest Porch

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bringing you the latest country music out of Nashville courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Kristian Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades and is now taking the lead as a solo artist with buzzed-about single “Trailer Hitch.” Named USA Today's "Song of the Week," the infectious tune brings Bush’s voice front-and-center and is the first offering from his forthcoming debut solo album executive produced by Byron Gallimore (Streamsound Records). The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush has garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.

Full Schedule
September 29: The Swon Brothers
October 1: Dustin Lynch
October 2: Kristian Bush

Presented by Southwest Airlines.