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Remembrance Through Renewal (RTR) Month of Service Events

From the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey:

Month of Service Registration Is Now Open:
Join Your Colleagues in Service and Remembrance

August 14, 2023

This year, as we mark the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, we invite all agency staff and retirees to give back to the community in honor of the friends and colleagues we lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001.

Today, we are pleased to open registration for our annual Remembrance Through Renewal (RTR) Month of Service events. We’ve incorporated feedback from previous years and partnered with more organizations to give our Port Authority community additional opportunities to volunteer across the bistate region.

Registration Information

For more details and to register for events, please use the links below. The password to register is “rtr2023!

Community Food Bank of New Jersey
9/1, Hillside, NJ

South Street Seaport Museum
9/5, Manhattan

New York Common Pantry (Manhattan)
9/6, Manhattan

Battery Park City Authority
9/7, Manhattan

King Manor
9/7, Queens

Friends of Liberty State Park Event #1
9/8, Jersey City, NJ

Friends of Liberty State Park Event #2
9/9, Jersey City, NJ

City Harvest
9/12, Brooklyn

New York Common Pantry (Bronx)
9/13, Bronx

NJ Tree Foundation
9/14, Jersey City, NJ

Bruce Reynolds Garden
9/15, Manhattan

St. John’s Bread & Life
9/18, Brooklyn

Snug Harbor
9/19, Staten Island

New York Blood Center Blood Drive
9/19, 4 WTC, Manhattan

Jersey Explorer Children's Museum
9/19, East Orange, NJ

PAVA Military Care Package Packing Event
9/20, 4 WTC, Manhattan

Project Hospitality
9/22, Staten Island

Hudson Valley Foodbank
9/22, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

New York Transit Museum Event
9/25, Brooklyn

9/11 Memorial & Museum
9/26, Manhattan

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
9/26, Brooklyn

Greater Newark Conservancy
9/27, Newark, NJ

Part of the Solution
9/27, Bronx

Queens Botanical Garden
9/28, Queens

Long Island Cares
9/29, Bethpage, NY

Please keep in mind:

  • Be sure get permission from your supervisor to participate in an event before you sign up.
  • Please read the details on the event page.
  • Registration for service projects will close one week before each event’s date.
  • Registration is limited to current or retired Port Authority employees only.

Visit the RTR SharePoint site for more event information and FAQs. Please contact Bianca Johnson (bijohnson@panynj.gov) or Seth Kerr (skerr@panynj.gov) with any questions.

Thank you to the Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) who have partnered with the RTR team to make these events possible, including the Port Authority Veterans Association (PAVA), Port Authority Women’s Council (PAWC), Port Authority Abilities Network (PAAN), and Network for Emerging Talent (NET).


The 2023 Remembrance Through Renewal Team