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Where to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

Where to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

Pay tribute and remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001 at these commemorative events in the New York area.


The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 is soon upon us, and it is never easy to help our family comprehend. In the NYC area, there are a variety of commemorative events and memorials where you and your family can pay tribute and remember the lives lost. Whether it is offering a moment of silence, a place for peace and prayer, or an opportunity to give back to the New York and military community, you will find a variety of places throughout the city for you and your kids to visit around the anniversary. 

 

9/11 Memorial Services in Manhattan

FREE Tribute in Light
WHEN: Sept. 11-12
WHERE: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St., Lower Manhattan
AGES: All
WHAT: The Tribute in Light installation honors the victims and their families, while celebrating our city's unbreakable spirit. The lights can be seen within a 60-mile radius from lower Manhattan from dawn to dusk
WANT TO GO? www.911memorial.org

FREE Little New-Yorkers @ Home: Fireboat
WHEN: Sept. 8 and 11
WHERE: DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society, Online
AGES: 3-6
WHAT: During this story time you’ll meet a boat named John J. Harvey who was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboat of its time but eventually had to retire. Find out what this boat does in 2001 to help New York City! Then, create your own brave little boat. 
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required. https://www.nyhistory.org/

FREE Weekly Bagpipe Tribute
WHEN: Wednesdays, 1:30-2pm
WHERE: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St., Lower Manhattan
AGES: All
WHAT: A weekly bagpipe tribute honors those who died on 9/11 as well as those who are sick or who have died from exposure to hazards and toxins in the aftermath of 9/11. Bagpipers play near the 9/11 Memorial Glade.
WANT TO GO? 212-312-8800. 911memorial.org.

FREE Free Admission on the 19th Anniversary of 9/11
WHEN: Sept. 11, 10am-4pm
WHERE: New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St., Soho
AGES: All
WHAT: The New York City Fire Museum will honor the nineteenth anniversary of September 11th by offering free admission to visitors on Friday.
WANT TO GO? Advanced registration required. 212-691-1303. https://www.nycfiremuseum.org/

 

9/11 Memorial Services in Brooklyn

FREE Marine Park 9/11 Vigil
WHEN: Sept. 11, 5-7pm
WHERE: Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave., Marine Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Gather as a community to remember and pay tribute to those we lost. This event will also be live streamed on Facebook.
WANT TO GO? https://www.facebook.com/SenGounardes
 

FREE Bay Ridge 9/11 Vigil
WHEN: Sept. 11, 7:30-9pm
WHERE: American Veterans Memorial Pier, Bay Ridge Ave. & Shore Rd., 69th Street, Bay Ridge
AGES: All
WHAT: Take part in this tribute to those who perished during September 11th in person or online. 
WANT TO GO? https://www.facebook.com/CMJB43


9/11 Memorial Services on Long Island


FREE 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
WHEN: Sept. 11, 12:30-2pm
WHERE: The Village of Hempstead, 99 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Village of Hempstead will be having a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.
WANT TO GO? https://www.villageofhempstead.org/

FREE Lynbrook 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
WHEN: Sept. 11, 7:30pm
WHERE: Incorporated Village of Lynbrook, 1 Columbus Drive, Lynbrook
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Mayor Beach, Deputy Mayor Hawxhurst & the Village Board to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001
WANT TO GO? 516-599-8300. https://www.facebook.com/events/777239323075759/

FREE Cedarhurst Remembers: Ceremony for the Anniversary of 9/11
WHEN: Sept. 11, 4pmWHERE: Andrew J. Parise Park, 200 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst
AGES: All
WHAT: Remember the horrific events of September 11th and pay tribute to the first responders and their families. For those that can’t attend in person it will also be available on Zoom. 
WANT TO GO? 516-295-5770. https://www.cedarhurst.gov/



FREE 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
WHEN: Sept. 11, 7-7:45pm
WHERE: Village Green and Gazebo, Corner of Hilton and Stewart Avenues, Garden City
AGES: All
WHAT: The service pays tribute to the 23 Garden City residents that perished during the attack on the World Trade Center, the 343 members of the FDNY, 23 members of the NYPD and 37 members of the PAPD killed, as well as those who have died of 9/11-related illnesses. Also available to watch online. 
WANT TO GO? https://www.facebook.com/gcfdny

FREE ONLINE Survivor Tree Planting Ceremony
WHEN: Sept. 11, 10am
WHERE: Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, 496 County Road 111, Manorville
AGES: All
WHAT: Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. and and John Feal of the FealGood Foundation will host a 9/11 Survivor Tree Planting Ceremony honoring those brave men and women lost in the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony will be broadcast on FACEBOOK LIVE @SuffolkSheriff but is closed to the general public. A callery pear tree became known as the “Survivor Tree” after enduring the September 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center. Each year, the 9/11 Memorial gives seedlings from the Survivor Tree to three communities so they can nurture them for future generations as a symbol of survival and the triumph over tragedy. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office is honored to be selected to plant a Survivor Tree seedling at the Sheriff's Office in Riverhead.
WANT TO GO? https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkSheriff  https://www.suffolkcountysheriffsoffice.com/

9/11 Memorial Services in Westchester

FREE 9-11 Remembrance Services
WHEN: Sept. 11, 8:46-10:28am
WHERE: Cos Cob Park Memorial, 22 Sound Shore Drive, Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The service will start promptly at 8:46 am with a cannon and bell ringing noting the time the North Tower was hit. Participants will gather at Cos Cob Park’s parking lot and follow the Honor Guard past the waterside pavilion where flowers will be available to lay at the base of the memorial. There will be a prayer at the memorial by Greenwich Police Chaplin, Thomas L. Nins, and all will continue through the labyrinth to pay their respects. The Honor Guard will stand at attention and bells will ring at noted times until 10:28 am. The service will also include a reading of the names of the 33 Greenwich victims. Members of the community’s first responder’s organizations; Greenwich Police, Greenwich Fire, and Greenwich Emergency Medical Service will present the colors with an Honor Guard. The annual ceremony paying tribute to those who were lost, will conclude with a benediction, retreat of the colors, and the final bell and cannon at 10:28am.

Lotus Chamber Music Collective String Quartet
WHEN: Sept. 11, 6:30pm
WHERE: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The September 11 performance considers the concept of freedom, featuring music by American composers and composers who influenced American music, and explores how composer identities and the sense of personal freedom impacts their works.
WANT TO GO? $20. https://www.aldrichart.org/

9/111 Memorial Services in Rockland

FREE 19th Anniversary of the World Center Tragedy
WHEN: Sept. 11, 7:30pm
WHERE: Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens, 36 Church Street , Middletown
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the community for a moment of silence and wreath tribute to honor Middletown friends and neighbors lost in the World Trade Center attack.
WANT TO GO? https://www.facebook.com/events/609408703073025/

FREE September 11 Memorial Service
WHEN: Sept. 11, 7pm
WHERE: Stony Point Town Hall, 74 E Main St., Stony Point
AGES: All
WHAT: The Town of Stony Point will be holding its annual candlelight memorial service this Friday, September 11. The service will also be viewable via Facebook live.
WANT TO GO? https://www.facebook.com/TownOfStonyPoint/

FREE September 11th Commemoration
WHEN: Sept. 11, 8:30am
WHERE: Haverstraw Bay County Park, 21 Gagan Road, Haverstraw
AGES: All
WHAT: Due to COVID-19 restrictions it is requested that only family, survivors, first responders and friends attend the event in person. For those unable or uncomfortable attending in person the event will be live streamed on the Rockland County Government Facebook page. 
WANT TO GO? https://www.facebook.com/rocklandgov

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