Today marks 18 years since September 11, 2001. Our hearts are heavy as we remember and mourn. Today we pay tribute to the victims of the September 11th attacks, their loved ones, as well as the first responders and volunteers who are still facing the aftershocks of the event.
In New York, many different organizations are holding ceremonies in remembrance of September 11th all over the city. Here are all the events happening today.
Port Authority’s Interfaith Remembrance Service At St. Peter’s Church
The Port Authority will hold a service in remembrance at St. Peter’s Church at Barclay & Church Street in Manhattan. The event will take place at 2 p.m., and eighty-four employees who died on September 11th will be honored. The George Washington Bridge will also fly the world’s largest free-flying flag from 7:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. as a tribute.
Tribute in Light
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will display two beams of light reaching four miles into the sky from dusk until dawn tonight. The public art installation debuted six months after the September 11th attacks and has been shown every year since. The memorial plaza will open to the public at 3 p.m. and close at midnight to give visitors a view of the installation.
9/11 Writing Panel — Narrators of 9/11: The Power Of Word
The Brooklyn Historical Society will host a panel of writers at 7 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont St. to discuss their pieces about the September 11th attacks. The discussion will be moderated by Senior Director of Public and Professional Programs at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Jessica Chen, and panelists include Jonathan Dee (“The Locals”), Garrett M. Graff (“The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11”), and Giannina Braschi (“United States of Banana”).
The Generations Project LGBTQ+ Stories
The LGBTQ+ community is welcome to share five-minute stories about how the September 11th attacks impacted their lives at The Generations Project’s commemoration event at 7 p.m. at St. Marks Church. A candlelight reception will follow.
Bayside Hills Civic Association Ceremony
The Bayside Hills Civic Association will hold a September 11th remembrance ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Garden on the north corner of Horace Harding Expressway and Bell Boulevard. in tandem with an event to rename the Northeast corner of Bell Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway to “Bayside Hills 9/11 Memorial Way.”
Candlelight Vigil In Queens
A vigil in honor of those who died on September 11th and the first responders and volunteers who are still impacted today will be held by the 9-11 Candlelight Vigil of Queens, Inc. The event will be at the Juniper Valley Park 9/11 Memorial Garden, under the flag pole by the steps near 78th Street, at 7:30 p.m.
GO is sending love and our deepest condolences to everyone affected by the this unspeakably horrible day. Never forget.