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Everything Going on at the Shops at the Oculus This Month

But first, let’s shop at the Oculus. ​👜​🛍​​🎈​

by New York Bucket List


Fall has arriiiived and our love of gift giving, harvests, and glittering interiors has resurfaced with joy. 

We’re trading in our summer spritz for craft beer and sausage, stocking up on fall fashion to return to offices and schools, and ready to up our skincare game for the cool breeze. 

And while there’s no better place to do it then The Shops at the Oculus, it can take some planning to conquer all this shopping, food and drink mecca has to offer. For the new openings, deals and events to be on the lookout for this month, read on:

Shopping and Retail

As the seasons change (and we’re no longer regulated to our all sweats pandemic wardrobe), a lot of us are itching to update our look. The shops at the Oculus have you covered, with all new fall fashion lines at H&M, COS, Banana Republic and more.

It’s also a great time to update your skincare at Aesop for the weather change, or try a new makeup look, with Sephora’s in-store application service. 

And, if you’re seeking some gym motivation in the cooler weather, Under Armour may have just the fit to get you doing double days. 

Mobile pay, click & collect, and after pay are all available at select retailers, and the Shops at the Oculus site have all the deals and offers available across their 70 stores, updated in real time. So go ahead, treat yourself to that new back to work Longines watch.

Shops at the Oculus Store directory

Visit the Oculus Beer Garden


Downtown NYC's newest beer garden is stocked with a myriad of locally loved craft beers, from Coney Island Mermaid Ale to Brooklyn Lager. Though you may come for the brew, you’ll stay for the freshly cooked jumbo pretzels, loaded tots, sausage with kraut and other hearty bites—and the breathtaking views of the city on their rooftop patio. 

Happy hour is $2-off select beers and bites from 4 - 6 PM,  Wed. to Sun. but they also have an “interesting other” section of their drink menu, featuring sake and sangria, that may pique your interest.

When: Open Mon. - Wed: 12 PM - 9 PM, Thurs - Sun: 12 PM — 10 PM until October
Where: 33 Vesey Street

For more information on the Oculus Beer Garden and Menu

Forage the GrowNYC GreenMarket

Just because you're in the heart of the city, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice fresh produce. Join the farmers at the Oculus plaza to pick up your locally grown groceries for the week, all while supporting a great cause.

GrowNYC, an environmental nonprofit providing local food distribution, uses open space greening, educational and zero-waste programs to provide economic growth opportunity, access to fresh healthy food and spaces for the NYC community.

When: Open every Tuesday from 8 AM - 5 PM, August 31st to Oct 26
Where: Fulton St & Church St Oculus Plaza,

For more information on the GreenMarket at the Oculus

Catch a Pop-Up Musical Performance

Photo courtesy of Mostly Modern Pop Ups

Mostly Modern Pops is bringing the joy of music to spaces all over New York City. The music you know and love—pop favorites, the best of broadway, film and television, as well as best of opera, modern and classical music, will all be played by live, classical musicians on Tuesdays throughout September and October!

Performance dates/location vary: on Tuesday October 5th and 26th they’ll perform from 12 PM — 2 PM at the East Oculus Floor, and on October 12th they’ll perform at the East Oculus Floor from 4 PM — 6 PM. 

On October 19th they’ll perform at the South Concourse Balcony, near Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits, from  4 PM — 6 PM.