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. Its a fantastic new way to enjoy NYs most beautiful park.

Southwest Porch

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Hours

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

Upcoming Events at the Southwest Porch

Friday, September 19, 2014

It's a Midtown hoedown like no other!

Bryant Park Square Dance is blowing back into town for an exciting all-weekend event, September 19 - 21!

Dancing: Do-si-do the night away with our featured caller, Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance, to live Appalachian fiddle tunes by The Calamity Janes. No experience? No partner? No problem! We'll help pair y'all up and teach ya the steps.

The Calamity Janes
Kari Groff, fiddle
Mimi LaValley, guitar
Steph Jenkins, banjo
Betsy Plum, banjo/ukelele/fiddle
Jared Engel, bass


Bull Rides: Mechanical, that is! Saddle up and give it a try! Friday and Saturday only.

Play: Ham it up in the #bpsquaredance photo booth, challenge your friends to a game of cornhole, and learn how to lasso like a pro.

Win: We've got western-themed giveaways by the wagonload, but don't forget to enter the raffle - you could win a Bryant Park swag bag, or the grand prize: free Southwest Airlines tickets!

Snacks and Suds: Come hungry for finger licking fixings from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine by 'wichcraft. Available for purchase.


Admission is FREE! No registration or tickets required. The only element that requires a wallet is the food and beverages. Country festive attire is encouraged. Be there and be square!

 
Saturday, September 20, 2014

It's a Midtown hoedown like no other!

Bryant Park Square Dance is blowing back into town for an exciting all-weekend event, September 19 - 21!

Dancing: Do-si-do the night away with our featured caller, Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance, to live Appalachian fiddle tunes by The Remedies. No experience? No partner? No problem! We'll help pair y'all up and teach ya the steps.

The Remedies
Thomas Bailey, fiddle
Jason Sypher, bass
Tar Linhardt, guitar
Nick Stillman, banjo


Bull Rides: Mechanical, that is! Saddle up and give it a try! Friday and Saturday only.

Play: Ham it up in the #bpsquaredance photo booth, challenge your friends to a game of cornhole, and learn how to lasso like a pro.

Win: We've got western-themed giveaways by the wagonload, but don't forget to enter the raffle - you could win a Bryant Park swag bag, or the grand prize: free Southwest Airlines tickets!

Snacks and Suds: Come hungry for finger licking fixings from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine by 'wichcraft. Available for purchase.


Admission is FREE! No registration or tickets required. The only element that requires a wallet is the food and beverages. Country festive attire is encouraged. Be there and be square!

 
Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's a Midtown hoedown like no other!

Bryant Park Square Dance is blowing back into town for an exciting all-weekend event, September 19 - 21!

Little cowboys and cowgirls won't want to miss our Sunday event!

Dancing: Follow our featured caller, Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance, for dances that are do-si-doable by the whole family. No experience? No partner? No problem! We'll help pair y'all up and teach ya the steps. Live music by The Backyard Boys.

The Backyard Boys
Paul Friedman, fiddle
Jody Kruskal, concertina
Bob Jones, Guitar


Play: Ham it up in the #bpsquaredance photo booth, and try your luck at classic lawn games - cornhole and sack races.

Crafts: Western-themed craft projects you can take home, hosted by the Bryant Park Art Cart.

Win: We've got western-themed giveaways by the wagonload, but don't forget to enter the raffle - you could win a Bryant Park swag bag, or the grand prize: free Southwest Airlines tickets!

Snacks and Suds: Come hungry for finger licking fixings from the Hester Street Fair, and enjoy an afternoon adult beverage by 'wichcraft while the kids play. Available for purchase.


Admission is FREE! No registration or tickets required. The only element that requires a wallet is the food and beverages. Country festive attire is encouraged. Be there and be square!