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Sept 11, 2002 Schedule

Here is a compiled listing of the events taking place in and around New York City during the week of September 11th.

Official Events

  • September 11th, 2002
    • Beginning 1:00am - 3:00am: Bagpipe processional (PDF File) from each of the five boroughs ending at the World Trade Center site. More...
    • 8:46am: CITYWIDE: Moment of silence. (The moment the first plane struck the North Tower.) Followed by a reading of the Gettysburg Address, the names of the World Trade Center victims and then the Declaration of Independence at the World Trade Center site. Pauses will be taken for the city-wide moments of silence. More...
    • 9:03am: CITYWIDE: Moment of silence. (The moment the second plane struck the South Tower.) More...
    • 9:59am: CITYWIDE: Moment of silence. (The moment the South Tower fell.) More...
    • 10:29am: CITYWIDE: Tolling of bells. (The moment the North Tower fell.) More...
    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Candle-lighting and commemorative gatherings in each borough begin with the lighting of an eternal flame at the temporary memorial in Battery Park. This ceremony will be broadcast live to the gathering sites in all five boroughs. More...

Additional Events

In addition to the individual events listed below, there are also many ongoing museum events commemorating 9/11.

  • September 11th, 2002
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Goethe-Institut New York, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, Regina Schmeken's photo installation commemorates Sept. 11 by memorializing the city's skyline circa 1981. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Metropolitan Museum of Art, CHALKBOARDS FROM ENGINE COMPANY 22 AND LADDER COMPANY 13, On view in the American Wing will be the two chalkboards — known as riding boards — used by firefighters from the Met’s neighboring Engine Company 22 and Ladder Company 13, who were dispatched to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. The two riding boards still bear, printed in chalk, the names of the firefighters who signed out of the firehouse on that morning. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, ART FROM THE HEART: AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY, An exhibition of multipaneled tapestries of artistic works by people of all ages revealing the fears, frustrations and challenges confronted since Sept. 11. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, Children's Quilt, Children from the Sacramento League of Associated Muslims express their thoughts and feelings about Sept. 11 with the message that there is unity in diversity. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Jewish Museum, IN MEMORIAM: SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, Etchings are from Israeli artist Moshe Gershuni’s Kaddish series. Each work features one of the first four words from a verse in the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer of personal loss. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: American Museum of Natural History, Free admission to the Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. An American flag recovered from the debris at the World Trade Center site by members of the NYPD will be on display. More...
    • All Day: BRONX: Wave Hill, Visitors are invited to inscribe their prayers, blessings and thoughts on slips of natural paper, then hang them on twine from the Wave Hill Pergola, overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. More...
    • All Day: STATEN ISLAND: St. George Library Center, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A STATEN ISLAND PERSPECTIVE, An exhibit of Irma S. Borhóquez-Geisler’s photographs of the September 11 tragedy as seen from Staten Island. More...
    • All Day (8:30am - 8:30pm): MANHATTAN: Symphony Space, ONE YEAR LATER: AN OPEN MIKE FOR POETRY READING, The theater will be open all day as a place to reflect and remember, with a microphone available for poetry readings. More...
    • All Day (10:00am - 4:00pm): MANHATTAN: Eldridge Street Project, DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, The historic sanctuary of the synagogue will be open for reflection, with a display of drawings by local school children depicting New York City buildings and ideas for rebuilding the World Trade Center site. More...
    • All Day (10:00am - 4:00pm): BRONX: New York Botanical Garden, CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Special family-oriented activities to commemorate the day, including bulb planting, nature crafts and storytelling in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. More...
    • All Day (10:00am - Midnight): MANHATTAN: Dance Space Center will offer a meditation room, open to dancers and non-dancers alike, for reflection on the past year. More...
    • All Day (Noon - 6:00pm): MANHATTAN: Museum of Television & Radio, ALL-DAY SCREENINGS COMMEMORATING SEPTEMBER 11, The museum will present a selection of non-news programming addressing the events of Sept. 11, including “The West Wing,” “Sesame Street” and “America: A Tribute to the Heroes.” More...
    • 10:00am - 3:00pm: MANHATTAN: University Settlement, A DAY OF HOPE AND REMEMBRANCE, Counseling will be offered in English, Spanish and Chinese. There will be ongoing performances, including dance, music, films and readings, as well as a community mural project. More...
    • 10:00am: MANHATTAN: Metropolitan Museum of Art, VOICES OF INSPIRATION, Readings in the Charles Engelhard Court of works by Auden, Dickinson, Hughes, Tennyson and others. More...
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm: BROOKLYN: Doll and Toy Museum of New York City, DOLL MAKING, Doll-making as art therapy to help children and adults heal after Sept. 11. More...
    • 11:00am - 3:00pm: MANHATTAN: Metropolitan Museum of Art, MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE, This concert in the Sculpture Hall, free with museum admission, features Judith Serkin, Stephanie Chase, Paula Robison, Edward Arron and Parthenia. More...
    • All Day (11:00am - 7:00pm): MANHATTAN: Poets House, POETS HOUSE OBSERVES 9/11: A DAY OF QUIET READING AND REMEMBRANCE , The reading room is dedicated to silent reading, writing and meditation in observance of the tragedy of Sept. 11. More...
    • 11:00am: MANHATTAN: Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company, MEMORIAL PERFORMANCE, Dances dedicated to heroes, victims and their families. More...
    • 11:00am: STATEN ISLAND: Staten Island Botanical Garden, GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE GARDEN OF HEALING, A three-acre natural garden and permanent memorial exhibit conceived by members of Rescue 5 and Engine Company 136 of the Fire Department. A seedling from the only tree to survive at Ground Zero will be planted. More...
    • Noon: MANHATTAN: New-York Historical Society, THE VOICES OF 9/11, Historian Stephen H. Jaffe discusses the role of oral historians in interviewing and recording a wide variety of New Yorkers with diverse memories, experiences and perspectives related to the events of Sept. 11. More...
    • 1:00pm - 6:00pm: MANHATTAN: New-York Historical Society, FILM FORUM: WATCHING THE UNWATCHABLE, Many films have been produced since last Sept. raising issues about the moral ambiguities of witnessing tragedy. A group of media-makers joins the public in a community forum to discuss the conflicts between the public’s right to see the recorded events and the simultaneous aversion many feel. More...
    • 1:00pm: MANHATTAN: Museum of the City of New York, IN MEMORIAM: NEW YORK CITY 9/11/01, Drawing on video footage from more than 16 news organizations and testimony from more than 100 individuals, the film presents an unforgettable record of the events of Sept. 11. More...
    • 1:00pm: MANHATTAN: Studio Museum in Harlem, REFLECTIONS: YOUTH RESPOND TO SEPTEMBER 11, High school students are invited to share their perspectives on the events of September 11 through prose, spoken word and song. More...
    • 1:00pm: QUEENS: American Museum of the Moving Image, WTC Uncut, This experimental documentary combines a single, unedited view of the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11 with a sound collage of radio news coverage, police and fire department transmissions, and interviews with eyewitnesses. More...
    • 2:00pm - 5:00pm: STATEN ISLAND: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, AN AFTERNOON OF CHANTING AND MEDITATION IN REMEMBRANCE, Monks from the Staten Island Buddhist Vihara will lead a memorial. More...
    • 2:00pm - 6:00pm: MANHATTAN: 92nd Street Y, AN AFTERNOON OF REFLECTION, The concert hall will be open for quiet contemplation with continuous readings by contributors to “110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11.” More...
    • 2:00pm: MANHATTAN: New-York Historical Society, WHAT PEOPLE DID LAST TIME, Historian Kathleen Hulser facilitates a discussion of some of the ways New Yorkers have dealt with citywide tragedy in the past. More...
    • 2:30pm: MANHATTAN: National Academy of Design, GALLERY TALK, A special talk will focus on New York City’s place within the history of American art. More...
    • 2:30pm: STATEN ISLAND: College of Staten Island, MEDITATION GARDEN DEDICATION, A ceremony to remember and reflect upon the Staten Island community's loss. More...
    • 3:00pm: MANHATTAN: Museum of the City of New York, IN MEMORIAM: NEW YORK CITY 9/11/01, Drawing on video footage from more than 16 news organizations and testimony from more than 100 individuals, the film presents an unforgettable record of the events of Sept. 11. More...
    • 3:00pm: QUEENS: American Museum of the Moving Image, WTC Uncut, This experimental documentary combines a single, unedited view of the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11 with a sound collage of radio news coverage, police and fire department transmissions, and interviews with eyewitnesses. More...
    • 3:30pm: MANHATTAN: 96th Street Regional Branch, PEACE: RESPONSES TO SEPTEMBER 11, An intergenerational open mike poetry event for adults and teenagers. More...
    • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: MANHATTAN: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, WRITING/REFLECTING WORKSHOP, This workshop will be led by writers from the coalition who have been working with children and adults since Sept. 11. More...
    • 4:00pm: MANHATTAN: Metropolitan Museum of Art, VOICES OF INSPIRATION, Readings in the Charles Engelhard Court of works by Auden, Dickinson, Hughes, Tennyson and others. More...
    • 4:00pm: MANHATTAN: New-York Historical Society, CURATORIAL PERSPECTIVES on Collecting Tragedy, Museum director Jan Ramirez discusses curatorial perspectives on collecting tragedy: when, how, how much, if at all? More...
    • 4:30pm: BROOKLYN: Brooklyn Academy of Music, MANHATTAN, Free screening of Woody Allen’s valentine to the city. More...
    • 5:00pm: MANHATTAN: Theatre of the Riverside Church, REMEMBERING AND RESPONDING TO 9/11 , A time for reflection, meditation and music. More...
    • 6:00pm - 10:00pm: MANHATTAN: Dixon Place at Vineyard 26, AFTER IMAGES: A MARATHON OF REFLECTIVE PERFORMANCE, Marathon of short solo and group performances featuring dancers and performance artists Jody Oberfelder, Montana Miller, Deb Margolin, Penny Arcade and Desiree Burch. More...
    • 6:00pm: BROOKLYN: Brooklyn Public Library, WRITERS AND POETS REFLECT UPON 9-11, WNYC Radio’s Leonard Lopate will host a program of readings by Andre Aciman, Edward Rothstein, Galway Kinnel, Rick Moody, Paula Fox and others. More...
    • 6:00pm: STATEN ISLAND: Alice Austen House Museum, ALICE AUSTEN & FIREFIGHTERS: REMEMBRANCE SEPTEMBER 11, The museum and Staten Island firefighters hold a memorial for those lost on Sept. 11. More...
    • 6:30pm: MANHATTAN: Conservatory Garden, CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE, Participants will gather in the garden for a "Votive Candlelight Forest" and then wander in procession visiting various other ceremonies and gatherings. More...
    • 6:30pm: MANHATTAN: New Amsterdam Branch, POETRY AFTER 9/11: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW YORK POETS, Contemporary poets read works produced in the aftermath of Sept. 11. More...
    • 6:30pm: MANHATTAN: Center for Jewish History, DAYS OF AWE: REFLECTIONS FROM GROUND ZERO BY THE JEWISH CHAPLAINS, Jewish Chaplains of the National Guard, Police and Fire Departments share personal experiences of their time spent at Ground Zero. A video installation by Peter and Lisa Cunningham creates a contemplative environment for personal reflection. Call (917) 606-8200 for reservations. More...
    • 6:30pm: MANHATTAN: El Museo del Barrio, SEEN BUT NOT HEARD, A documentary about four Mexican immigrants who were lost in the World Trade Center tragedy. More...
    • 6:50pm: BROOKLYN: Brooklyn Academy of Music, MANHATTAN, Free screening of Woody Allen’s valentine to the city. More...
    • 7:00pm: MANHATTAN: Museum of the City of New York, THROUGH A NEW LENS? THINKING ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, Have the events of Sept. 11 made us think differently about American history? Distinguished historians Eric Foner and Thomas Bender consider this question in a community forum. More...
    • 7:00pm: MANHATTAN: New-York Historical Society, READING AND PERFORMANCE: RACE FOR THE SKY, City folklorist Steve Zeitlin shares poems inspired by the events of Sept. 11. The program concludes with a performance by vocalist Lisa Radakovich Holsberg, who will sing excerpts from the larger commemorative work “Race for the Sky,” set to music by composer Richard Pearson Thomas. More...
    • 7:00pm: MANHATTAN: Six Figures, SEPTEMBER 11: IN OUR OWN WORDS, A collection of personal stories about Sept. 11 combined with cello, guitar, violin, drums, singing and modern dance. More...
    • 7:00pm: MANHATTAN: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, SEPTEMBER 11: A MEMORIAL IN MUSIC AND VERSE, An evening of spoken word, music, and contemplative prayer, with Theo Bleckmann performing "Requiem;" cellist Abby Newton; singer Terre Roche; poet Glenn Dorskind; and featuring "In Memoriam," a piece for solo trombone composed by Alexander deVaron and performed by Haim Avitsur. More...
    • 7:00pm: BRONX: Bronx Museum of the Arts, POST 9/11 BRONX, The museum will host a special screening of "Hip Hop Hope," a documentary following the lives of underground hip-hop artists in New York City and their struggles to bring messages of hope into their work in the wake of Sept.11. Evening will also include an open mic session, music and spoken word. More...
    • 7:00pm: BROOKLYN: Ton Lakay Dance Theatre will present a sacred dance, dedicated to the heroes of Sept. 11, as part of a memorial. More...
    • 7:30pm: MANHATTAN: 92nd Street Y, AN EVENING OF ARTS AND EXPRESSION, Authors and muscians come together to remember. At the Makor Program (35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue). Tickets required. More...
    • 8:00pm: MANHATTAN: 92nd Street Y, AN EVENING OF MEMORIAL AND RENEWAL, This evening of remembrance and renewal includes music, dance and readings. Tickets required. More...
    • 9:10pm: BROOKLYN: Brooklyn Academy of Music, MANHATTAN, Free screening of Woody Allen’s valentine to the city. More...

  • September 12th, 2002
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Goethe-Institut New York, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, Regina Schmeken's photo installation commemorates Sept. 11 by memorializing the city's skyline circa 1981. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, ART FROM THE HEART: AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY, An exhibition of multipaneled tapestries of artistic works by people of all ages revealing the fears, frustrations and challenges confronted since Sept. 11. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, Children's Quilt, Children from the Sacramento League of Associated Muslims express their thoughts and feelings about Sept. 11 with the message that there is unity in diversity. More...
    • All Day: STATEN ISLAND: St. George Library Center, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A STATEN ISLAND PERSPECTIVE, An exhibit of Irma S. Borhóquez-Geisler’s photographs of the September 11 tragedy as seen from Staten Island. More...
    • Whole Day: BRONX: Wave Hill, Visitors are invited to inscribe their prayers, blessings and thoughts on slips of natural paper, then hang them on twine from the Wave Hill Pergola, overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. More...
    • 6:00pm: MANHATTAN: Mid-Manhattan Library, POETRY AFTER 9/11: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW YORK POETS, Contemporary poets read works produced in the aftermath of Sept. 11. More...
    • 6:30pm: MANHATTAN: Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 9-11 AS HISTORY: THE AMERICAN RESPONSE, The first of three lectures by John Lewis Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University and an internationally renowned historian of the Cold War. More...
    • 8:30pm: MANHATTAN: “TWO HOURS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD”, Cortez & Co. perform this dance piece in lights and shadows, commemorating the events of Sept. 11. More...

  • September 13th, 2002
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Goethe-Institut New York, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, Regina Schmeken's photo installation commemorates Sept. 11 by memorializing the city's skyline circa 1981. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, ART FROM THE HEART: AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY, An exhibition of multipaneled tapestries of artistic works by people of all ages revealing the fears, frustrations and challenges confronted since Sept. 11. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, Children's Quilt, Children from the Sacramento League of Associated Muslims express their thoughts and feelings about Sept. 11 with the message that there is unity in diversity. More...
    • All Day: STATEN ISLAND: St. George Library Center, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A STATEN ISLAND PERSPECTIVE, An exhibit of Irma S. Borhóquez-Geisler’s photographs of the September 11 tragedy as seen from Staten Island. More...
    • Whole Day: BRONX: Wave Hill, Visitors are invited to inscribe their prayers, blessings and thoughts on slips of natural paper, then hang them on twine from the Wave Hill Pergola, overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. More...
    • 3:00pm: STATEN ISLAND: New York Center for Interpersonal Development, OPENING RECEPTION FOR “FIREFIGHTERS’ COMMEMORATIVE”, Sarah Yuster’s painting is a full-length, iconic portrait of a firefighter exhibited alongside a painting of the transformed skyline. A painting of the horizon before Sept. 11 completes the exhibition. More...
    • 8:30pm: MANHATTAN: “TWO HOURS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD”, Cortez & Co. perform this dance piece in lights and shadows, commemorating the events of Sept. 11. More...

  • September 14th, 2002
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, ART FROM THE HEART: AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY, An exhibition of multipaneled tapestries of artistic works by people of all ages revealing the fears, frustrations and challenges confronted since Sept. 11. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, Children's Quilt, Children from the Sacramento League of Associated Muslims express their thoughts and feelings about Sept. 11 with the message that there is unity in diversity. More...
    • All Day: STATEN ISLAND: St. George Library Center, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A STATEN ISLAND PERSPECTIVE, An exhibit of Irma S. Borhóquez-Geisler’s photographs of the September 11 tragedy as seen from Staten Island. More...
    • All Day (Starting at 9:00am): NEW YORK HARBOR: Sail For America, Boats from around the country will fill New York Harbor and raise their sails at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Parades down the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge, from Long Island Sound down the East River, and up the harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, will meet at ground zero at noon. Other parades will memorialize the lost and honor the tugs, ferries, police boats, fire boats and charter boats that were part of the rescue effort on Sept. 11. The weekend will culminate on Sunday with the start of the Around Alone race - a round-the-world race of single-handed racing boats - from the Statue of Liberty.
    • All Day (11:00am - 6:00pm): STATEN ISLAND: Staten Island Waterfront Festival, Staten Island remembers Sept. 11 with reflection on the tragedy and celebration of New York’s courage and unity. The Manhattan skyline serves as the backdrop for patriotic music and kids’ activities. More...
    • 11:00am: MANHATTAN: Municipal Art Society, Discover New York Walking and Bus Tours, Take in the sights of New York’s pioneering planned community while enjoying the view of the Hudson riverfront. Meet at the northeast corner of Greenwich and Chambers Streets. More...
    • 7:00pm: MANHATTAN: "THE BOOK OF WHAT REMAINS", A reading of a new screenplay dealing with life in New York after Sept.11, in a studio space less than a mile from Ground Zero. Discussion to follow. More...
    • 8:30pm: MANHATTAN: “TWO HOURS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD”, Cortez & Co. perform this dance piece in lights and shadows, commemorating the events of Sept. 11. More...

  • September 15th, 2002
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, ART FROM THE HEART: AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY, An exhibition of multipaneled tapestries of artistic works by people of all ages revealing the fears, frustrations and challenges confronted since Sept. 11. More...
    • All Day: MANHATTAN: Donnell Library Center, Children's Quilt, Children from the Sacramento League of Associated Muslims express their thoughts and feelings about Sept. 11 with the message that there is unity in diversity. More...
    • All Day: STATEN ISLAND: St. George Library Center, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A STATEN ISLAND PERSPECTIVE, An exhibit of Irma S. Borhóquez-Geisler’s photographs of the September 11 tragedy as seen from Staten Island. More...
    • 8:30pm: MANHATTAN: “TWO HOURS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD”, Cortez & Co. perform this dance piece in lights and shadows, commemorating the events of Sept. 11. More...


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