September 11, 2001 Commemoration Program

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Ten years ago, the tragedy of September 11 took place in front of the whole world’s bewildered eyes. Every year since 2001, the city of New York commemorates its heroes and remembers all the men and women who lost their lives.

Many ceremonies are organized all over the city for this 10th anniversary. Together, in music, prayers, poetry, silence, thoughts… come and join those who commemorate the tragedy in numerous moments of contemplation and recollection, which will take place on September 11, 2011 in New York.

Pictures of commemorations throughout New York

- 1. The official September 11 commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero
New York City’s official ceremony will take place at the World Trade Center, Sunday September 11, 2011, between 8:40 am and 12:30 pm. Like in previous years, four moments of silence will take place, commemorating the impacts of the two airplanes and the fall of the towers. Texts will be read in honor of the victims. Only families of the victims are invited to the event.
Where : Zuccoti Park, on Liberty St., between Broadway and Church St.
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, from 8:40 am to 12:30 pm
For more information : 212 442 8953

- 2. National inauguration of the September 11 Memorial
The Memorial will be inaugurated in the presence of President Barack Obama, Governor of the State of New York Andrew Cuomo, Governor of the State of New Jersey Chris Christie, and Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg, as well as other American public figures. The Memorial will be open to public starting September 12, only upon reservation through the Internet.
Where : North-eastern corner of Albany St. and Greenwich St.
When : Open to everyone from 12th of September on, all day
For more information

- 3. The September Concerts
As every year, a dozen of free concerts will take place all over New York, in order to “fill the sky with music” thanks to the September Concerts. You may attend at Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Castle Clinton National Monument, Rockefeller Center, or Washington Square Park, among other places.
Where : List of all concerts
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, all day
For more information

- 4. September 11, National Service Day
The government attributed the name of Solidarity Day to September 11. It has become a day in which people come to the aid of those who need them. If you wish to participate, you may consult the website and help your neighbor on September 11.
Where : Everywhere in NYC
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, all day
For more information

- 5. Solidarity Chain of September 11
Rendezvous on the southern banks of Manhattan to form the longest possible solidarity chain. Determination, unity and remembrance are the key-words of the Association Hand in Hand – Remembering 9/11, which wishes to go as far North as possible in Manhattan with this human chain. Participants will gather starting 7:30 am and will hold hands symbolically at 8:46 am – the hour of the first airplane crash. They will be able to go to Battery Park and put a message on the Wall of Remembrance, of which fragments will be exhibited at the September 11 Museum. Registration is mandatory.
Where : NY’s seafront, a precise location will be given once registered.
When : Saturday, September 10th 2011, starting at 7:30 am

- 6. Battery Park
During the weekend, the park near Ground Zero will host numerous events to commemorate the attacks. The wall of Remembrance will receive messages of all those who wish to express themselves. More than 3000 flags will be raised over the place. Each of them will hold the name of a victim of September 11, 2001. During the preparations for the weekend, the public is invited to come on Friday and leave their messages, which will be exhibited as well in the park until Monday.
Where : Battery Park, Battery Place, State and Whitehall streets
When : from Friday, September 9th to Monday, September 12th 2011

- 7. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Choir concert at the Saint Patrick Cathedral, by the NY Choral Society and the Young People’s Chorus of NYC.
Where : Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, 460 Madison Avenue
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, 7 pm to 8 pm
For more information

- 8. Exhibition “Here is New York” – revisited
Beginning in 2001, the “Here is New York” project gathers more than 5000 clichés of the City taken by more than 3000 amateur and professional photographers. United by an initial exhibition, part of the photographs will be displayed again by The School of Visual Arts.
Where : Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st street, between 6th and 7th avenues
When : from September 6th to 17th, Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.
For more information : 212.592.2145.

- 9. International Center of Photography
The Center will hold an exhibition on the consequences of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Where : 1133 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd street)
When : from the 9th of September 2011 to the 12 of August 2012.
For more information

- 10. 10 years in video
Historic Richmond Town has gathered 10 years of footages since the attacks which it is now showing along with works by Vinnie Amesse.
Where : Historical Museum, Richmond Town, 441 Clarcke Ave, Staten Island.
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, 10 am to 3 pm
For more information

- 11. Remember to Love: 10th anniversary of September 11 at Trinity Church, Wall Street
As in previous years since the catastrophe, Trinity Church holds an entire week of commemoration events for the attacks. This year, the theme of the week is “Remember to love”.
Where : Trinity Church, at Broadway and Wall Street
When : Sunday, September 4th 2011 to Sunday, September 11th 2011
For more information

- 12. New York Philharmonic concert for the 10th anniversary of September 11
Conducted by Alan Gilbert, with Soprano Dorothea Röschmann, Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung and the New York Choral Artists.
Where : Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
When : Saturday, September 10th 2011, 7:30 pm. Tickets: first come first served, with priority to the victims’, heroes’ families

- 13. On-Stage commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11
The Joyce Theater will show two plays outdoors.
Where : Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City
When : Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th 2011
For more information

- 14. The Messages of Wave Hill
All visitors may leave a message in honor of September 11. Messages will be written on biodegradable paper and posted on the Wave Hill Pergola for a week, then sent to a compost site. Free admission for everyone on September 11.
Where : Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx.
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, 10 am to 1 pm

- 15. Brooklyn Botanical Garden
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden will be open to public on September 11. Free admission.
Where : 900 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, all day
For more information

- 16. Embodied Light
Exhibition of works by the public during the summer, on the theme of remembering September 11.
Where : Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, The Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway and Jefferson Street
When : 9th of September to the 23 of November 2011
For more information

- 17. 10 years later: remembering and recollecting through poetry
Great American poets will read out poems at Trinity Church on Saturday, September 10, in the memory of the attacks.
Where : Trinity Church, Broadway and Wall Street
When : Saturday 10th of September 2011, 3 pm to 5 pm
For more information

- 18. “To a great city”: urban immobility
Visit New York in a musical fashion and enjoy the architecture of the city. Many of New York’s not-so-ordinary places – usually closed to public – will receive visitors in the vicinity of Ground Zero.
Where : Tour starts at Castle Clinton National Monument, 17 Battery Place
When : from the 15th to the 18th September, and from the 22nd to the 25th September, 11 am to 7 pm, 3-hour tour.
For more information

- 19. Faces of Ground Zero – 10 years later
At Time Warner Center, find exclusive portraits and interviews with the heroes of September 11. Free admission.
Where : Time Warner Center
When : From the 24th of August to the 12th of September 2011

- 20. The Peace Quilt at the Met
Created by Faith Ringgold, the making of this “cover” was attained with the help of pupils between 8 and 19 years of age. In three parts, each made of 12 squares, it resembles different representations of peace, which will be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Where : The Met
When : 30th of August 2011 to 22 of January 2012

- 21. Dance for peace at Lincoln Center
100 dancers will interpret “The Table of Silence Project”, a public tribute to the victims of September 11. At 8:46 am, when the performance ends, the dancers will raise their hands to the sky in a sign of peace. The public is invited to participate in this last gesture.
Where : Lincoln Center - Josie Robertson Plaza, 61st Street and Broadway
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, 8:20 am to 8:46 am
For more information : 212-719-3301

- 22. Run or walk in memory of the heroes and victims of September 11
All over the city, many places will hold somewhat sportive celebrations. Brooklyn, Governor’s Island… join in and follow the steps!
For more information

- 23. Jewish community center
The Manhattan JCC suggests people aid those in need during this day of national service.
Where : 334 Amsterdam Avenue (West 76th Street)
When : Sunday, September 11th 2011, 10 am to 2 pm
For more information

- 24. Lights Tribute
The famous Lights Tribute will be visible again at dusk in the skyline of New York and its surroundings. Seen from a radius of 30 miles, it will turn off at dawn.
Where : in the sky of Manhattan
When : from dusk on Sunday, September 11th 2011 until dawn
For more information

- 24. Fresque du FDNY
Visitez l’installation de l’artiste français WK Interact à Brooklyn, une vaste fresque en hommage aux pompiers du 11 septembre, qui s’étend sur 200 mètres.
Quand : les 10 et 11 septembre
Où : 149 Kent avenue and N5 street Brooklyn, New York
Regardez les photos de la fresque
Le diaporama des photos de la fresque

Last modified on 26/12/2012

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