The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks once again brings New Yorkers together to remember the day’s victims and to celebrate the strength of their families, as well as the spirit of this incredible city. Here’s your guide to events happening tonight and through the end of the month to remember those we lost on that day over a decade ago. By Carly Petrone.
On This Day: A 9/11 Salute to the Resilience of America
Trinity Church & St. Paul's Chapel
The United States Military Academy Band will present an hour-long program titled “On This Day: Celebrating the Spirit of America” tonight at Trinity Church. The concert will also feature NY Philharmonic Prinicpal Cellist Carter Brewy, met/Broadway star David Pittsinger, boy soprano Richard Pittsinger, and pianist Brad Moore in a new arrangement of “Arlington Sons.” Event goes from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Evening Prayer begins at 5:15 p.m.
“Tribute in Light”
West and Morris St.
The “Tribute in Light” will return for one night as a tribute to all those who were lost on September 11th. Beginning at sunset and fading away at dawn on September 12th, these two shining beams once again serve as a symbol of the spirit of the great City of New York. The illuminated memorial reaches four miles into the sky and is visible from as far as 30 miles away. Lights will be illuminated from 7:11 p.m. – 6:34 a.m.
Steve Reich: Complete String Quartets & World Premiere of WTC 9/11
Le Poisson Rouge
The American Contemporary Music Ensemble will play the complete string quartets of Steve Reich at Le Poisson Rouge. Tonight’s performance includes Different Trains and the world premiere of the all-live version of his WTC 9/11. Donato Cabrera will conduct. Tickets start at $30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Annual Sept. 11th Interfaith Memorial Service
Pier A Park
Tonight, the residents of Hoboken will come together along the Hudson River to share in the annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service. The community will honor and remember the victims, their families, and the 57 residents they lost eleven years ago, with the New York City skyline serving as the backdrop. The service will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the southeast corner of Hoboken’s Pier A Park — where the Freedom Tower is in plain view.
The Tunnel to Towers 5k
Race starts in Brooklyn
Sept. 30, 2012
If you’re looking for a more active way to remember the victims of 9/11, consider running in the annual Tunnel to Towers race. This year’s event will be held on September 30th. Tunnel to Towers is a 5k run/walk created to honor FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller who, upon hearing news of the attacks on the morning of September 11, ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and straight for the Twin Towers — where he perished. The race course follows his path through the tunnel and ends at the WTC site. For more information or to register for the 5K, click here.
120 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10006
Monday – Saturday
10AM – 6PM
10AM – 5PM
The ground zero tribute museum offers a collection of 9/11 memorabilia. Walk through ot and you’ll find artifacts, audio and artwork remembering the moments the towers fell and the aftermath. Walking tours of the site, lasting about 60-90 minutes, are also offered daily. For $10 you get to walk through the tribute, and $15 allows you to to view the tribute and take the tour. For more information, click here.