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Events and Ceremonies Commemorating 9/11

With the one-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaching, Gotham Gazette has compiled a list of events and ceremonies that will remember and commemorate the event.

In addition to this list of events and an hourly schedule of what will be going on throughout the city on September 11, we also have highlights of television coverage on September 11, as well as a full programming guide from 6 AM till midnight.

Take a look at our hour-by-hour schedule of events around the city on September 11 as New Yorkers commemorate the one-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

Wednesday, September 4

Vigil and Press Conference on Unjust Repercussions of 9/11

As part of a "Week of Action" organized by the national coalition Racial Justice 9-11, Third World Within, a multi-racial and multi-ethnic city-wide network of organizations serving communities of color, will amplify the voices of many who have been rendered invisible, yet who have borne the brunt of the violence, the violations of civil liberties, and the overall hysteria to wage an unjust war. Speakers include members of City Council, workers who lost their jobs, former INS detainees, community members whose lives have been irreparably devastated, and others.

Location: Steps of City Hall
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: Free

Contact: Call 718-205-3036,

Reflections: September 11 through Staten Island Eyes

New exhibition by the Staten Island Historical Society opens today. Until Nov. 17 The museum will offer free admission on September 11 from 1:00 to 6:30 PM.

Location: Staten Island Historical Museum
441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island

9/11 Episodes

This monthlong series at the Kitchen Art Gallery features media works in response to September 11, all by city-based artists and drawn from public-television station WNET's Reel New York series. Featured until through September 28.

Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Kitchen Art Gallery
512 West 19th Street at Tenth Avenue

Thursday, September 5

Manhattan Public Meeting About The Memorial

Organized by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, this meeting is part of a series of public hearings where the public can voice their opinions on the memorial. There will be one meeting in each borough between August 20 and September 5.

Location: Pace University
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Spruce Street (between Gold Street and Park Row)
Lower Manhattan
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

Contact: Call 212-962-2300

Public Hearing on New York Police Department's Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Oversight: The NYPD's Response to September 11th and Its On-Going Anti-Terrorism Efforts.

Location: City Hall
Council Chambers
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: Free

Contact: Call 212-788-7124

"The Bridge Back: New York's Children After 9/11"

Showing of an original short film, "The Bridge Back: New York's Children After 9/11" and release of a new survey on the impact of last year's tragedy on the well-being of children and families in New York City.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Offices of Partnership for After School Education
120 Broadway, Suite 3048
(at Wall Street)
Contact: Call 212-673-1800 x 10; Reservations required
Admission: Free

Seven Days in September

A documentary about the personal drama of the city's trauma seen through the eyes, and the cameras, of 27 New Yorkers. Adding strength and perspective to the images are first person accounts of the filmmakers' poignant, sometimes traumatic, experiences. Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
Contact: Call (646) 505-5708
Admission: $10 members and $12 non-members.

Friday, September 6

Memorial Mass of Remembrance At Church of St. Clare

A memorial service preceding the one-year anniversary of September 11. Easels will be set up for photos brought by survivors.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Church of St. Clare
110 Nelson Avenue
Staten Island
Admission: Free

In Memory: The Art of Afterward

An exhibition organized by the Legacy Project, dedicated to exploring the consequences of traumatic violence in societies around the world. Opens today, until Oct. 3.

Location: Sidney Mishkin Gallery
Baruch College
135 East 22nd Street (at Lexington Avenue)
Contact: (212) 802-2690

Bryant Park Tribute

On Friday, Sept. 6 and Sat., Sept. 7, Bryant Park is placing 2,819 chairs on the one-acre lawn.

Time: Tribute hours are 7:00 AM 11:00 PM on Friday and 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Saturday.
Location: Bryant Park
Behind the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue
Admission: Free

Stronger Than Ever: NYPD Responds to 9/11

An exhibition paying tribute to the 23 police officers who lost their lives. On display for the first time will be artifacts from ground zero, items on loan from fallen officers' families, and photos and video footage taken by the Police Department. Opens today, until Jan 5.

Location: New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip
(between Water and South Streets)
Contact: (212) 638-1666 or go to

Saturday, September 7

Memorial Quilt Exhibition

Exhibition of a quilt made by visitors to the Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum in Oklahoma City and presented to the New York Hall of Science as a symbol of support, will open today.

Location: New York Hall of Science
Contact: (718) 699-0005 X323

Remembrance of September 11th Exhibit Opens

The Brooklyn Children's Museum's exhibit "Remembrance of September 11th" begins today. Families can plant flowers and contribute a story or wish to a compassion mural. The museum will have free admission from September 7 to 15.

Location: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Contact: (718) 735-4400 X135

Bryant Park Tribute

On Friday, Sept. 6 and Sat., Sept. 7, Bryant Park is placing 2,819 chairs on the one-acre lawn.

Time: Tribute hours are 7:00 AM 11:00 PM on Friday and 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Saturday.
Location: Bryant Park
Behind the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue
Admission: Free

Liberty Remembers: A Kite Flyers Tribute

At this weekend remembrance at New Jersey's Liberty State Park, families can fly kites in memory of September 11. Master kite flyers will perform choreographed routines to music.

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Liberty State Park Green Lawn
Morriss Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ
Contact: (201) 915-3403

Music of Hope

A concert at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

Time: 2:30 P.M.
Location: Brooklyn Children's Museum.
145 Brooklyn Avenue

September Space Family Fun Day

Kids and their families who were directly affected by last year's tragedy are invited to get together with others in the same situation. Kids are encouraged to do arts-and-crafts projects or other low-key activities as a way to heal and move forward together through self-expression.

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: September Space
520 Eighth Avenue
between 36th and 37th Streets
Contact: (212) 563-7570

Art Center Shows Commemorate Sept. 11

Opening reception for several shows commemorating Sept. 11, including "Unity Canvas," "Time Capsules," and "World Peace." The Unity Canvas is an artist-to-artist, New York-based, collective response to the tragedy of 9/11. Artists submitted 12-inch squares of unstretched canvas, in any medium they chose (e.g., paint, digital, embroidery). Time Capsules invites the public to contribute "memory jars" relating to Sept. 11.

Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location:Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
135 Broadway, Williamsburg
Contact: (718) 486-7372 or (718) 486-6012

Attack and Aftermath: Documenting Sept. 11

Today and tomorrow September 8 at 12:30 p.m., the American Museum of the Moving Image is showing "Circling Zero: We See Absence," a home movie and documentary about life in the city in the week after the attack, "In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11," which records the attack and its aftermath at 3 p.m., and "Seven Days in September," by director Steven Rosenbaum at 4:30 p.m. The Museum is also showing the documentary "WTC Uncut" on September 11.

Time: Showings begin at 12:30 p.m.
Location: American Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria
Contact: Call (718) 784-0077

"Return to Paradise"

The Chinese American Arts Council sponsors this opera by Soong Fu-Yuan, about two young lovers from different backgrounds during the periods before and after Sept. 11, as a memorial tribute.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Alice Tully Hall
1941 Broadway
(at West 65th Street)
Contact: (212) 875-5050 or

Sunday, September 8

Community Sing

Members of the community are invited to join conservatory faculty for an evening of song.

Time: 3:00-8:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 Seventh Avenue (at Lincoln Place)
Contact: (718) 622-3300 or visit

Alta Classica Memorial

A vocal and theatrical memorial to Sept. 11.

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Manhattan Plaza, The Ellington Room
400 West 43rd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Contact: (212) 740-0708 or
Admission: Free

Brooklyn Tabernacle Memorial Concert

A concert to honor the New York Police Department.

Location: 17 Smith Street
Time: 4:00 PM

Silent March in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

A one-mile procession of police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service officers, and about 3,000 citizens, each carrying a poster board with a victim's name on it will run along 3rd Avenue from 86th to 101st Streets in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Time: Procession begins 6:30 PM
Location: March begins at 3rd Ave and 86th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Contact: (718) 491-2350

Candlelight Vigil in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

In the evening, a memorial service and candlelight vigil will take place at John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge. The service will include prayers and readings from a variety of Clergy members and community leaders. There will also be performances by community choirs and local students, followed by a vigil along the waterfront.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: John Paul Jones Park, Bay Ridge
Contact: (718) 491-2350

Monday, September 9

A Place in the Sky

This exhibition, opening today, remembers the World Trade Center through photographs taken by Flo Fox during its construction in 1973.

Location: Henry Street Settlement ( Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
(at Pitt Street)
Contact: (212) 598-0400

Using Double Vision

In commemoration of the Sept. 11 tragedy, seven painters attempt to see the world anew. Gallery hours by appointment at the New York Mercantile Exchange (One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street between South End Avenue and the West Side Highway). Opens today, through Dec. 27.

Location: Organization of Independent Artists
Various exhibition spaces
Contact: (212) 219-9213 or

The Future of New York City

Historian Mike Wallace will speak on post-9/11 proposals for rebuilding New York.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: 365 5th Avenue Graduate Center
Admission: Free
Contact: Call 212-817-8215; ; pre-registration strongly recommended.

Brave New World

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11, New York's theatrical community presents 'Brave New World,' a benefit honoring the heroes and victims of America's most unimaginable tragedy. All proceeds go to The New York Children's Foundation, an organization established to assist kids who were affected by the terrorist attacks. It is a celebration of New York and America's determination to rebuild, recover and remember the thousands who lost their lives that fateful day. This tribute includes four unique programs, performed Sept. 9-11, at Town Hall in Times Square.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
Contact: Call 212-840-2824.

Tuesday, September 10th

Fire Department Exhibit Opening

The official museum of the Fire Department occupies an historic 1904 SoHo firehouse. A special week-long exhibit of memorial t-shirts designed by firefighters in honor of their comrades lost on Sept. 11 will be on view.

Location: Fire Museum
278 Spring Street
(between Varick and Hudson Streets)
Contact: (212) 691-1303 or (

Reflecting at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Free garden days begin at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with reflection stations at the Liberty Oaks - the Botanic Garden's living memorial. The garden is free from Sept. 10 - 14.

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue

Skyline Remembered, Skyline Sought

Twenty collages by artist John Digby reflect on the pain of Sept. 11; models and drawings by architect Mark Khidekel offer a new vision for the World Trade Center area as a memorial and living site. Opens today, through Oct. 8.

Location: Russian American Cultural Center
55 John Street, 14th Floor
(between Dutch and William Streets)
Contact: (212) 744-5168 or

The City Resilient: After September 11, Images From Ground Zero

An exhibition, presented at 195 Broadway (between Fulton and Dey Streets), of 70 photographs of ground zero taken over the nine-month recovery period by Joel Meyerowitz. Opens today, through Nov. 3.

Location: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
Contact: (212) 534-1672 or

"Let Freedom Ring" - Interfaith Clergy Breakfast With Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Time: 8:30 AM
Location: 209 Joralemon Street

Reflections on September 11

"The National Tribute Quilt," created by some 1,000 participating quilters, and a "Message Quilt" from Japan will be on display at the museum's uptown branch at Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). Opens today, through Sept. 15. At 1:30 PM today, Liz Cenedella will discuss the Sept. 11 Memorial Quilt Project and then lead a workshop for participants to make their own tributes.

Time: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM, Talk at 1:30 PM
Location: American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
(between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)
Contact: (212) 265-1040 or

Vigil For Peaceful Tomorrows

Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization set up by victims' families that seeks nonviolent responses to terrorism, is holding this nightlong event beginning Tuesday night and through Wednesday 11. There will be speakers and performers from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM, including Michael Ratner from the Center for Constitutional Rights and Debbie Almontasesr from the Muslim American Society. An overnight candlelight vigil follows from 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM.

Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM; Vigil from 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Location: Washington Square Park
Fifth Ave. at Waverly Place
Contact: Go to

We Remember 9/11: An Evening of Reflection and Hope

In conjunction with the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, this event will include testimonies by West Side parents and children, artists, poets and business people.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
(at 95th Street)
Contact: (212) 864-1414 or visit
Admission: Free

Artists of the Russian-American Community Respond to Sept. 11

This evening memorial will begin with an address on the enduring effects of this tragedy on the Russian-American community. Ilya Shenker will present his painting "September 11th," and Vadim Mesyatz will read.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Cultural Center for Soviet Refugees
45 East 33rd Street, first floor
(between Park and Madison Avenues)
Contact: (212) 686-0199

Concerts to Commemorate September 11: Musicians for Harmony

Four world-renowned chamber ensembles come together to mark the first anniversary of the World Trade Center events and to encourage peace among nations.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Merkin Concert Hall
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center
Abraham Goodman House
129 West 67th Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
Contact: (212) 501-3330 or

What's Beneath the Surface...

Part of an ongoing multimedia theater series, a meditation on Sept. 11.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Dixon Place at Vineyard 26
309 East 26th Street
(at Second Avenue)
Contact: (212) 532-1546 or

Tom Friedman: Personal and Political Reflections One Year Later

Thomas L. Friedman's lecture begins a series on the post-Sept. 11 world. This series will continue through Nov. 3.

Time: 8:00 PM
Location: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
(at 92nd Street)
Contact: (212) 996-1100 or visit

Wednesday, September 11

See an hour-by-hour schedule of events around the city on September 11 as New Yorkers commemorate the one-year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

Thursday, September 12

Talk and Slideshow with Camilo Jose Vergara

Join the photographer as he discusses his work, now showing at The New-York Historical Society in the exhibition Twin Towers Remembered: The Photography of Camilo José Vergara, and his relationship to the Trade Center towers he informally documented over the course of their thirty-year existence.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: New-York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street at Central Park West

Performance Artist Sarah Jones Portrays 9/11 Victims

Location: 304 Barnard Hall
Columbia University
Time: 7:00 P.M.

"Food For Thought" Benefit Theatre Performance

A benefit by Food For Thought productions for Engine Co. 23 in Gramercy Park, in memoriam. Austin Pendleton will direct readings of The Shoemaker by Susan Charlotte, Shoeshine by David Mamet and Just a Little One by Dorothy Parker.

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
Contact: (212) 362-2560

Two Hours That Shook the World

Cortez & Co. perform this piece in lights and shadows, commemorating the events of Sept. 11. Beginning tonight, until Sept. 15.

Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church
10th Street at Second Avenue
Contact: (212) 674-8194 or

Friday, September 13

Documenting Bodies: 9/11 and the Return of the Repressed Material Body

Speaker will be Orly Lubin, Tel-Aviv University.

Time: 1:00 P.M
Location: 365 5th Avenue, Room 9204, CUNY Graduate Center
Contact: Call (212) 854-2067.

Aftermath: Reflections on the Anniversary of September 11

The exhibition, opening today, presents three projects reflecting the uses of photography in the face of devastation: "Under the Veil: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan," "Jeff Mermelstein: Ground Zero, September 11, 2001" and "Bill Biggart: Final Exposure." Until Dec. 1.

Location: International Center of Photography (
1114 Avenue of the Americas
(at 43rd Street)
Contact: (212) 857-0001

Opening Reception for "Firefighters' Commemorative"

Sarah Yuster's painting is a full-length, iconic portrait of a firefighter exhibited alongside a painting of the transformed skyline. A painting of the horizon before Sept. 11 completes the exhibition.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: New York Center for Interpersonal Development
Civil Courthouse
Castleton and Bement Avenues
Contact: (718) 390-5130

Communal Choices: Expressions of Unity and Diversity

Presentations and discussions address the ways that folk art can express a community's longing for unity amid the reality of diversity.

Time: 6:00 P.M
Location: American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
(between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)
Contact: Call (212) 265-1040 or go to

New Heritage Theater Group Presents Prayer for Peace

Sen Amano, master Taiko drummer, leads a collection of Japanese, African and American drummers.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Aaron Davis Hall
City College of New York
West 135th Street and Convent Avenue
Contact: (212) 650-7100 or

Film: Seven Days in September

This film, directed by Steve Rosenbaum and presented by CameraPlanet Pictures, uses footage from the cameras of 27 New Yorkers to create a "raw, rare, human look at the events of 9/11 and the week that followed."

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: New York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street at Central Park West

Saturday, September 14

Film Forum: Watching the Unwatchable: 9-11 Films and Their Makers

Filmmakers will join the public in a community forum at the New York Historical Society to discuss the conflicts between the public's right to see the recorded events and the aversion many feel to repeatedly viewing the horrifying details. Are such films a kind of testimony that ought to air intact, or should the public be spared at least some of the horrific reality? As New Yorkers, as viewers, as media makers, as historians and as human beings, these questions trouble us all.

Time: 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: New York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street at Central Park West

Poetry Workshop: Galway Kinnell

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell leads a workshop for people who would like to express their response to the tragedy in poetry.

Time: 3:00 P.M
Location: American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
(between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)
Contact: Call (212) 265-1040 or go to

"United We Fall"

An evening of dance and poetry commemorating the tragedy of 9/11
Location: Williamsburg Art and Historical Center
135 Broadway , Brooklyn, New York 11211 Time: 8 P.M.
Contact: (718) 486-7372 or (718) 486-6012 or
Admission: $10

Sail for America Begins

Boats from around the country will fill New York Harbor and raise their sails at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Parades down the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge, from Long Island Sound down the East River, and up the harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, will meet at ground zero at noon. Other parades will memorialize the lost and honor the tugs, ferries, police boats, fire boats and charter boats that were part of the rescue effort on Sept. 11. The weekend will culminate on Sunday with the start of the Around Alone race -- a round-the-world race of single-handed racing boats -- from the Statue of Liberty.


Staten Island Waterfront Festival

Staten Island remembers Sept. 11 with reflection on the tragedy and celebration of New York's courage and unity. The Manhattan skyline serves as the backdrop for patriotic music and kids' activities.

Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Borough Hall
10 Richmond Terrace
(across from Staten Island Ferry)
Contact: (718) 815-3874 or
Admission: Free

Sunday, September 15

Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra: Rekindle the Flame

One year after the tragic events that shook our nation on Sept. 11, 2001, the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra presents 'Rekindle the Flame,' a special memorial concert of music, narration and drama to commemorate the resilience of the American spirit and the countless acts of heroism that touched our hearts. Music Director Ron Matthews leads the 150-piece ensemble in a diverse and uplifting program, including rousing patriotic favorites like 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' and 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,' as well as inspirational contemporary Christian anthems, 'Here We Stand on Holy Ground' and 'People Need the Lord.'

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 881 7th Ave
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Contact: Call (212) 247-7800.

All Hands: The Firefighter Patch Project

Pedro Yanovitz originated a community-based patch project to honor firefighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center. He will lead a presentation and hands-on workshop for families who wish to make their own patches.

Time: 2:00 P.M
Location: American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street
(between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)
Contact: Call (212) 265-1040 or go to