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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of various 9-11 Anniversary events, tributes, concerts, memorials, fundraisers, exhibitions and more taking place throughout September, and especially on the anniversary of 9-11.
9-11 Anniversary Memorial and Museum
One World Trade Center
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center Site – 8:30 AM -12:00 PM.
The event is not open to the public, but will be televised. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. and observes six moments of silence, listed below. The reading of the names will begin after the first citywide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m.
- 8:46 am: American Airlines Flight 11 strikes the North Tower (1 WTC)
- 9:03 am: United Airlines Flight 175 strikes the South Tower (2 WTC)
- 9:37 am: American Airlines Flight 77 strikes the Pentagon
- 9:59 am: South Tower (2 WTC) collapses
- 10:03 am: United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, PA
- 10:28 am: North Tower (1 WTC) collapses
The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be closed to the public throughout the day (it is open only to 9/11 families). The Memorial Ceremony is expected to conclude at 12:00pm.
A 3:00 p.m., the 9/11 Memorial Plaza will be open to the public for a special viewing of Tribute in Light from a meaningful vantage point. It will illuminate the New York City sky just south of the Memorial site and will remain open until midnight for the anniversary.
Tribute in Light
Tribute in Light is one of the most powerful and healing works of public art ever produced. The blue twin beams are presented annually by Municipal Art Society of New York, shining from dusk on September 11, through dawn the next day.
Visible within a sixty-mile radius on a clear night, Tribute has become a world-renowned icon of remembrance, honoring those who were lost, as well as those who worked so hard to get our city through that terrible trial.
St. Paul’s Chapel Commemorates 9-11 Anniversary
St. Paul’s Chapel, known as the "Little Chapel that Stood," stands directly across from the World Trade Center, and in the days and weeks following the terrorist attacks, was a sanctuary for relief workers to rest and pray. Millions of visitors continue to visit the site annually.
In prior years, at precisely 8:46 AM, when the first plane crashed into 1 WTC (North Tower), St. Paul’s, rings the Bell of Hope in a pattern of “four fives,” (five strikes, repeated four times), the traditional firefighters’ salute to the fallen. At the same time, the change-bells of Trinity Church will toll. There are additional varied activities throughout the day. Doors open at 8am. RSVP: https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/events/day?day=2019-09-11&month=2019-09&nid=14801
Remembering Our Fallen from New York (2016)
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be hosting an Unveiling & Dedication Ceremony of “Remembering Our Fallen” from New York on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
9/11 Reflections Concert (2016)
September 11, 2016, 4-5:00 pm
9/11 Reflections is a collaborative program of vocal and orchestral music along with poetry readings and an art exhibition directed by Daniel Brondel.
Vocal ensemble The Salvatones will be joined by string ensemble New York Virtuosi, and organist Stephen Fraser. St. Malachy’s Church, The Actors’ Chapel, 239 W 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. A portion of the proceeds will go to support a 9-11 charity. Tickets ($25 in advance/$35 at the door) can be reserved online at www.salvatones.org/#performances or by calling 212-784-6176.