Newark Liberty AIrport

Souvenir Sunday at Newark Liberty Int’l Airport

Today is Souvenir Sunday, the day when takes a look at cool, locally-themed gifts you can find at airports.

This week’s treats come from the SouveNEAR vending machines recently installed in Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.

SouveNEAR’s  vending machines  at EWR are filled with t-shirts, jewelry, soaps, pins, patches, t-shirts, candy and a wide variety of other carefully-curated items made by New Jersey and New York artists.

Loop Collection

“We believe that travelers feel better buying gifts that support creativity and that are connected to the places they love,” said SouveNEAR co-founder Suzanne Southard, “We hope Newark passengers will feel great about supporting local creativity and taking home something that is really connected to this area.”


Statue of Liberty pin by The Weekend Movement

Bikes on 9th

Not heading to EWR anytime soon? Don’t fret.

SouveNEAR also has vending machines filled with local artist-made treasures in the Oakland Airport, in Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport, in the lobby of a Marriott hotel in Emeryville, CA and in the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco.

The prices for the vending-sized artworks range from $4 to $40 and most everything is also available online.

Souvenir Sunday needs your help!

If you see a cool, inexpensive, locally-themed item for sale in an airport shop, please take a photo and it along. If your sovuenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday we’ll send you a cool travel-themed souvenir.

Spotted at United’s Terminal C at Newark Liberty Airport

This week I had the pleasure of touring the restaurants and shops at United’s Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport with Eric Brinker from OTG, the company that has been transforming traditional airport concourses into snazzy iPad-adorned destinations.

Stay tuned for a more detailed report on what’s there- and especially what’s about to be there – but as it’s Friday I wanted to share these two pictures of items I spotted on my tour.

Above are some fun candies sold alongside vinyl records and turntables at the gift shop next to the CBGB L.A.B.

Below, LEGO airplanes you can buy with cash – or United airlines miles – at the Miles Shop inside the terminal. You can also use your miles to pay for food and drinks purchased in the terminal.


Football fun at Newark Liberty Airport


Newark Liberty International is pretty excited about all the people who will be passing through for the Super Bowl and has lined up a full schedule of special events in the terminals and discount offers in the shops.

Here are some of the highlights:

Terminal A

Live Music on Level 1 & Food Court 9am – 7pm from January 27 – February 3rd by various local New Jersey musicians.

Fan Zone on Level 3 with Football Toss, Foosball Tables, Massage Chairs, Hi Boy Table & Interactive games

Beer Gardens Gates A10-18, A 20-28 & A 30-39

Terminal B

Live Music on Level 2, 3 & in the Food Court 9am – 7pm from January 27- February 3rd, by various local New Jersey musicians from NJPAC

Fan Zone on Level 3 with Football Toss, Foosball Tables, Massage Chairs, Hi Boy Table, Charging Stations & interactive game

There will be also pop-up shops with official Super Bowl licensed merchandise and many shops will be offering discounts for those wearing football jerseys.  For hungry fans, the food courts in both the A and B Terminals will be open for 24 hours on Sunday Feb 2 into Monday Feb 3.

In Terminal C, there’s a full schedule of food sampling, entertainment and events as well as a Football Frenzy photo booth in C1 food court on the 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a green screen so passengers can choose from one of three football related backgrounds. Here’s a link to the Terminal C events.