As New York City continues to rebuild, today we take a moment to remember those we lost as well as honor those who responded to the attacks that forever changed our lives. Below are 6 9/11-related events happening throughout the city. We will never forget. By Carly Petrone.
ResoNations 2013: A September 11 Concert
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Join renowned Jazz and Arab musicians tonight for ResoNations 2013 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. “ResoNations” means “to resonate nations” and tonight’s special September 11 concert hopes to do just that by invoking the creative spirit through music. Gaida, Joe McPhee, Oliver Lake, George Ziadeh, and Mark Dresser are just a few of the artists performing tonight. Tickets are $10 and concert begins at 7 p.m.
Chris (CJ) Chivers of The New York Times will speak about covering 9/11 as the Times Metro reporter, as well as what it was like to cover wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. Former Middle East correspondent and co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery Steven Hindy will moderate tonight’s fourth installment of War Correspondents. Photos by Fabio Bucciarelli, the 2013 Robert Capa Gold Medalist and World Press Photo award winner will also be on display. All proceeds will go towards RISC to train field correspondents in first aid and other necessary lifesaving skills. Tickets are $15 and admission includes one free beer.
Starting at dusk, the powerful and majestic blue twin beams will light up near the World Trade Center site to honor the twin towers as well as those who lost their lives twelve years ago. The Municipal Art Society of New York first presented Tribute in Light on March 11, 2002, just six months after the attacks. The illuminated memorial reaches 4 miles into the sky and is the strongest shaft of light ever projected from earth in the night sky. The beams will be lit through dawn tomorrow.
Long Beach Fire Department 9/11 Ceremony
Center Mall Monument
The Long Beach Fire Department will hold a special ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks. Tonight’s event is also a time to reflect and honor the courageous first responders, firefighters, police, rescue and military service men and women who risked their lives that day. Ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome.
Candlelight Vigil at Juniper Valley Park
9-11 Memorial Garden
Remember those we lost, celebrate our country’s strength, and honor our soldiers tonight at a candlelight vigil at Juniper Valley Park in Queens. There will be music, poetry, and time to reflect for all of the heroes starting at 7:30 p.m. Please bring candles or a flashlight, an American flag, and chairs.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.