9/11 10th anniversary events

Below is a listing of the many events taking place over the next week to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

Hand-in-Hand: Remembering 9/11
At the toll of a bell at 8:46 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, thousands of New Yorkers and people from all over the world will stand in solidarity along the Hudson River starting in Battery Park, joining hands to remember 9/11 and to reaffirm a sense of unity and hope for a better tomorrow.

The human chain will form directly south of Castle Clinton and stretch north along the Esplanade and the Hudson River.  Throughout the day, participants and others will also post messages on a Wall of Remembrance located at the intersection of Battery Place and Greenwich Street. There are two ways to volunteer in Lower Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 10 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

First, volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help with everything from check-in to traffic control to route marshals.

Second, Community Board 1 is asking volunteers to give back to the neighborhood through the community service projects being organized by numerous organizations. A list of service opportunities can be found on the event’s website.

Most importantly, everyone who wishes to take part in the event must pre-register. Visit www.handinhand911.org to register as an individual or a group.

NYC 9/11 commemoration ceremony
The official NYC ceremony to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will take place at the World Trade Center site in Zuccotti Park (on Broadway and Liberty St.) on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8:40 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Starting at 8:46 a.m., four moments of silence will be observed to commemorate the times when each plane hit and each tower fell, as in previous years.

The event is closed to the public, other than family members of those who perished. For more information, call the mayor’s office at 212-442-8953.

Chinatown C.A.R.E.S.
The Pace University Community and Volunteer Mobilization (C.V.M.) AmeriCorps program will be hosting “Chinatown C.A.R.E.S.” on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Broome Street Pit at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th.

The program was founded at Pace Univ. in 2002 as a response to the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. In the effort to revitalize and rebuild the Chinatown and Lower East Side communities, the program has provided critical services in adult English-as-a-Second Language and computer education, as well as public health, safety and disaster preparedness. Today, the program’s services has evolved with the changing needs of the community, and have come to include services in youth education and nonprofit capacity building.

For more information, contact Jen Lian at 212-346-1877.

Unveiling and Blessing of “Out of Many, One” Flag
On Sept. 11 at 1 p.m., artist Muriel Stockdale will present her hands flag commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at Charlotte’s Place at 109 Greenwich Street. The flag is comprised of pieces of cloth donated by the community that represents their heritage.

For more information, contact Jenn Chinn, program manager at Charlotte’s Place, at charlottesplace@trinitywallstreet.org.

Emergency Preparedness Symposium
The symposium, marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pace University. The symposium will focus on Disaster Response: Ten Years Later, is Lower Manhattan Prepared? Featured speakers will review and discuss the medical, governmental, corporate and community responses to large scale emergencies with health care professionals, emergency response personnel and community leaders. Space is limited, therefore early registration is encouraged.

To register, please send your name and title, institution, address, daytime phone number, and email address to Ms. Richards at symposium@downtownhospital.org. Once your request is received, you will receive an email confirmation if space is available.

Ethics of 9/11 Symposium
“Rethinking the Event: The Ethics of 9/11” is an additional symposium being held on Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m at Pace University. Thinkers with expertise in philosophy, sociology, law, literary and theory, will participate. The symposium is sponsored by Pace University’s Center for Ethical Thinking and will be held at the school’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, located at 3 Spruce Street.

Trinity Wall Street organizes prayers and meditation
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Trinity Wall Street will offer prayers and reflections honoring those killed in the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks. Choirs from New York City, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Boston—areas forever strongly linked by 9/11—will hold performances on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Chapel and at 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Church.

Poets House and Trinity Wall Street, in conjunction with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, will present a reading by some of America’s leading poets on Sept. 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Trinity Church. Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Cornelius Eady, J. Chester Johnson, and others will read poems of grief, remembrance and reconciliation. A reception with the poets will follow.

  • Beginning on the evening of Sept. 10th at 6 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. on Sept. 11th, St. Paul’s Chapel will remain open for an all-night vigil of informal prayer, meditation and labyrinth walks. Vigil keepers and labyrinth facilitators will be in attendance. All are welcome.
  • On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Trinity Wall Street will offer prayers and reflections honoring those who were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard United Flight 93.
  • Holy Eucharist at St. Paul’s Chapel at 7:30 a.m.: The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, will preach and The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk, Bishop of New York will celebrate the Eucharist. The Chapel Singers will sing music by Mollicone.
  • Ringing of the Bell of Hope at St. Paul’s Chapel at 8:46 a.m.: In remembrance of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, the Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper, Rector of Trinity Wall Street, will ring the Bell of Hope in the pattern of the four-fives, the firefighters’ salute to the fallen.
  • Holy Eucharist at Trinity Church at 11:15 a.m.: The Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper, Rector of Trinity Wall Street, will preach. The Trinity Choir will perform works by Howells, Taverner, and Paulus.
  • Service Honoring First Responders, Recovery Workers and Volunteers at 2:30 p.m.: St. Paul’s Chapel will hold a service in honor of the first responders, recovery workers, and 9/11 volunteer community.
  • Interfaith Ringing of the Bell of Hope at St. Paul’s Chapel at 7:14 p.m.: Interfaith clergy will ring the Bell of Hope in remembrance of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Compline at St. Paul’s Chapel at 8:00 p.m.: As Sept. 11 draws to a close, the Trinity Choir will sing the music of Sharpe and Ligeti in a candlelit service based on a centuries-old liturgy used to end the day.

For more information, visit trinitywallstreet.org or call (212) 602-0870.

New York Harbor 10K – 5K Charity Swim
Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10:00 a.m. The 5K swim runs parallel to shore, with turn-arounds at the Coney Island Pier and the end of Brighton Beach. The 10K is two loops. The race starts and finishes in front of the NY Aquarium in Coney Island. Water temperature is expected to be 65 ~ 70F. All participants are required to raise a minimum of $200 in pledges, which will be collected on race day during registration. $10 of your registration fee will be donated to the NY Aquarium. For more information, contact Sener at bklynmermaid@gmail.com.

L&L Holding Company’s 9/11 exhibit
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, L&L Holding Company will present ‘here is new york @ 195 Broadway,’ a special memorial exhibition of more than 500 images, in the historic lobby of 195 Broadway.

Drawn from the 2001 SoHo installation ‘here is new york: a democracy of photographs,’ the free, highly-acclaimed exhibition — which has been viewed, in various forms, by millions of people at museums and public spaces around the world — will be open to the public beginning Sept. 10 and run through Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meet the author at Barnes & Noble
Dennis Smith, author of “A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends,” will appear at B&N’s 77 Warren St. location on Thurs., Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Smith is a former firefighter and the author of 15 books, including the bestseller, “Report from Ground Zero.” He has been at the forefront of the first-responder community since 9/11 and serves on the board of the Tribute W.T.C. Visitor Center.

Healing Hearts
A free showcasing of pen and ink drawings from John Coburn’s 2002 book, of which 3,000 copies were produced as gifts for the families of victims. The exhibit will be held through Thurs., Sept. 15 at Sciame Construction (14 Wall Street). For more information, go to www.thehealingheartsproject.com.