Public spaces connecting the office towers include the spectacular Winter Garden and the Courtyard, which have provided venues for many notable events. Arts & Events Program Since 1988, the World Financial Center Arts & Events Program has been the largest year-round, free performing arts and cultural program in New York City.
The Program has presented an innovative series of performing arts and visual exhibitions to over 3 million people. Also, the Program has functioned as a vehicle to present regional and international premieres, emerging as well as world-renowned performing artists, specially commissioned site-specific works, museum installations, and festivals celebrating the arts. But most importantly, the Program is committed to education through outreach programs at local schools of all levels, as well as on- and off-site programs and lectures in collaboration with local cultural institutions, museums, libraries and organizations.
Shopping & Dining The World Financial Center features over 30 specialty shops, restaurants and services, including Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Godiva Chocolatier, Eckerd, The Grill Room and American Express Travel. The dramatic glass-enclosed Winter Garden, the outdoor waterfront plaza with spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Courtyard make shopping and dining an unforgettable experience.