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Remember September 11 on Eleventh Anniversary of 9/11

New York City September 11 Memorial Events 2012


A Manhattan skyline view featuring the twin towers of the World Trade Center
September 11, 2012 marks the eleven-year anniversary of 9/11. New Yorkers will come together to honor and remember the victims of September 11th at many different events in Manhattan.

2012 September 11 Memorial Events in New York City

  • Official World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony and Remembrance 2012
    The official New York City observance of the eleventh anniversary of September 11 will take place at the World Trade Center site on the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. As always, four moments of silence will be observed to commemorate the times when each plane hit and each tower fell, starting at 8:46 a.m.

    Family members of those who perished in the attacks are invited to attend the ceremony and call the New York City Mayor's office at 212-442-8953 for more information.

    At sunset, the famous "Tribute in Light" will return to the skies above New York City for the night. The tribute is comprised of 44 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs, arranged into two 48-foot squares inspired by the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers. The illuminated memorial reaches four miles into the sky and is visible from as far as 30 miles away. The two arrays cast the strongest shaft of light ever projected from Earth into the night sky.

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012. 8:40AM-12:30PM.
    Zuccotti Park, Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Streets
    Call 212-442-8953 for more information.

  • September 11 Remembrance at Trinity Church
    The historic Trinity Church will host morning services in St. Paul's Chapel followed by Prayers for Peace and ringing of the Bell of Hope in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. In the afternoon, the United States Military Academy Band will will present an hour-long program titled "On This Day: Celebrating the Spirit of America" featuring patriotic music written by New York City composers.

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street

    More Information

  • The September Concerts
    The September Concerts are a series of free concerts held in locations around New York City and around the world to fill the skies with music every September 11th. In 2011, more than 100 concerts were held in New York City. For 2012, concert venues will include Central Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Castle Clinton National Monument, Rockefeller Center, Washington Square Park, and many more.

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    See listings for all Manhattan concert locations and times

  • September 11 National Day of Service
    In 2009, the U.S. Congress officially designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year, join the movement to make September 11th a day of service and observe the anniversary of 9/11 by helping people in need.

    Find 9/11 projects in New York City that need your help

    Find out more about the September 11 National Day of Service and the MyGoodDeed campaign

  • Table of Silence Project 9/11
    One hundred dancers from top dance troupes will gather in Josie Roberston Plaza to perform THE TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT, a public tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace, conceived by choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and Italian artist Rosella Vasta.

    At 8:46 AM, recalling the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower, the dancers will turn their wrists with open palms and extend their arms to the sky for one minute, evoking the simple gesture of universal peace. Spectators are invited to join the dancers in this ritual.

  • Tweeting a 9/11 Commemoration
    The Interfaith Center of New York will commemorate the anniversary of September 11th with a 24-hour Twitter event dedicated to the world history of "The Golden Rule," the belief that all human beings should treat each other with care and respect. .

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012. 12:00 a.m until 11:59 p.m..
    Follow the Interfaith Center of New York on Twitter: @ICNY

If you would like to suggest a September 11 memorial event for inclusion on this list, please email me.

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