The Southwest Porch, located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, is celebrating their 1st birthday by hosting a free cookout on Thurs, July 1st.  They’ll be serving sliders, snacks, and beverages courtesy of ‘wichcraft, while Southwest Airlines will be giving away free tickets to Washington D.C. to 30 attendees.

The Southwest Porch is equipped with Adirondack chairs, sofas, and couches, courtesy of Southwest Airlines – given to NYC to celebrate its new service to LaGuardia Airport one year ago.  The SW Porch also has power outlets available to keep all of your devices going, so you can stop by with your laptop, iPod, or cell phone for a different type of refueling. [Eater NY]