Commemorating 9/11

Tomorrow is the 18th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks and there are events all around the city where you can pay tribute. The Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center Site will kick off at 8:46am, beginning with a moment of silence followed by the reading of names. The event is for 9/11 family members only, however it will be televised.

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is also open to families only on 9/11, however the Memorial Plaza opens to the public at 3pm and offers an exceptional view of the Tribute of Light, which will be illuminated until midnight. These powerful pillars can be seen as far as 60 miles away on a clear night. With a partly cloudy forecast, the light show will no doubt be visible from many parts of the City.

St. Paul’s Chapel, directly across form the World Trade Center Site, will be holding services and memorials all day, beginning with the ringing of the Bell of Hope at 8:46am.

FDNY Fire Zone at 34 W. 51st Street will be holding a fire safety exhibit and selling 18th anniversary t-shirts to recognize the 343 first responders who lost their lives on 9/11.

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will have over a hundred dancers participating in a ritual for peace beginning at 8:15am and ending at 8:46am.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage will be hosting a September 11 Commemoration with plenty of space for quiet reflection.

On September 29, you can participate in the Tunnels to Towers 5k Run Walk, a touching benefit that retraces the steps of firefighter Stephen Siller, who geared up and ran from Red Hook through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers on 9/11, losing his life in his valiant effort to rescue New Yorkers. The run starts in the IKEA parking lot. Find out more >>

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