Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

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

UPDATED SEPT. 2017: The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 is soon upon us. Here are some commemorative events in the NYC area where you and your family can pay tribute and remember the lives lost on that sad day.

FREE 9/11 Table of Silence
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 11, 8:15-8:46am
WHERE: Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue and West 64th Street, Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: A public tribute to 9/11, Table of Silence is an emotionally powerful dance performance conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi that returns to Lincoln Center for its seventh year. The presentation begins at 8:15am and concludes precisely at 8:46am, the time the North Tower was struck.
WANT TO GO? 212-719-3301. buglisiddance.org.

FREE Tribute in Light
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 11, dusk to dawn
WHERE: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St., Lower Manhattan
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a thoughtful walk with your family through the 9/11 Memorial Plaza on the night of September 11 to witness Tribute in Light—a commemorative public art installation that takes place every year. If you can't make it to the plaza, then look out your window to behold twin beams reaching up to four miles into the sky. The 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, and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza will be open to the public 3pm-12am that evening.
WANT TO GO? 212-312-8800. 911memorial.org.

FREE Lions Concert for Peace and International Understanding
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 17, 3pm
WHERE: Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, 20 Battery Place, Financial District
AGES: All
WHAT: This free concert will bring diverse cultures together through live music, sharing an afternoon of peace and harmony as a tribute to the First Responders who worked at Ground Zero on 9/11.
WANT TO GO? 917-345-5768. nyfinancialdistrictlionsclub.org.

'Come From Away'
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 18, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St., Lower Manhattan
AGES: All
WHAT: 
Following the attacks on 9/11, 38 planes were diverted to the small town of Gander on the island of Newfoundland. “Come From Away” is an award-winning new musical that tells the story of those 7,000 stranded passengers and the people who welcomed them. Join us for a discussion featuring special guests who were instrumental in bringing this moving story of human kindness to the Broadway stage.
WANT TO GO? $24; $15 children ages 7-17. 212-312-8800. 911memorial.org.

Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker
WHEN: Through May 2018: Sunday-Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-9pm
WHERE: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St., Lower Manhattan
AGES: All
WHAT: Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine. Over the years, the covers commemorated the loss of the towers while documenting the revitalization of the site.
WANT TO GO? $24; $15 children ages 7-17. 212-312-8800. 911memorial.org.

Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11
WHEN: Ongoing: Sunday-Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-9pm
WHERE: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St., Lower Manhattan
AGES: All
WHAT: Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11 is a collection of artwork by 13 artists and their reactions to the terror attacks. Ranging in media from paintings and sculpture to works on paper and video, these pieces are displayed together for the first time.
WANT TO GO? $24; $15 children ages 7-17. 212-312-8800. 911memorial.org.

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