Connect to information, institutions and events that expand dialogue and thinking about 9/11 and the intervening decade, including LMCC’s past programs.
  • The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a special ceremony for victims’ families. The Memorial opens to the public on September 12, 2011 with the reservation of a visitor pass. Until then, visit the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near the World Trade Center site and learn about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Through models, renderings, films, and real-time images of construction, visitors can understand the plans and progress being made at the site. View or contribute to the museum’s growing Artist Registry, an online permanent collection of artworks created in response to 9/11.


    Tribute WTC Visitor Center and list of NY Museum Events
    Tribute WTC Visitor Center offers visitors a place where they can connect with people from the September 11th community through walking tours, exhibits, and programs. Tribute’s changing exhibition, Objects Speak, explores the impact of ten years on memory and meaning. Six public programs presented between June and September interpret aspects of this history specifically for the New York audience, with a thematic focus on healing through community building. Tribute especially welcomes the Lower Manhattan community during this anniversary period to experience the inspirational actions of the people of Lower Manhattan, many of whom share their story, person to person. Connect to other commemorative events at museums in New York City and in New York State.


  • St. John’s University presents a multidisciplinary conference exploring the enduring effects of 9/11 on the people, institutions, and civic identity of New York and its metropolitan region. The two-day conference, held on September 16-17, 2011, will enlist a variety of perspectives from scholarly and professional fields and will be held at St. John’s University’s Manhattan campus directly adjacent to Ground Zero. The conference will feature over 30 sessions, plenary remarks by renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz, photography exhibitions, and a writers’ symposium.


    Community Board 1 invites you to join us for Hand in Hand – Remembering 9/11 as we stand together to show our resilience, unity and remembrance. On Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 8:46am, CB1 will commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, when thousands of people will grasp hands to form a human chain along the waterfront from the tip of Lower Manhattan heading north. We then encourage you to visit historic Battery Park where you can post a message or memento on our Wall of Remembrance, portions of which will be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum for years to come. In addition, downtown non-profits will be hosting special community service projects throughout our neighborhood and we invite you to get involved and volunteer in the community. You must register here.
    Once logistics are finalized, we will contact you prior to the event with instructions on which Check-In station to report to on the morning of September 10th to be assigned your place in the chain.


    On October 14 and October 15, the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference and its co-sponsors will host Injured Cities: Urban Afterlives in Columbia University’s Miller Theater and Wood Auditorium. This conference, convened on the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, aims to explore the effects of catastrophe on cities and their inhabitants, to analyze the politics of shock and terror states use in response to their vulnerability, and to imagine more life-affirming modes of redress and re-invention.


    A successful eight-year campaign culminated in 2009 in the official establishment of September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law. The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is intended to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable causes, perform good deeds, and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of September 11. Learn more about how you can support a cause that matters to you.


    To mark the tenth anniversary of September 11 and the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, the New York Council for the Humanities is sponsoring Community Conversations for interested organizations and citizens seeking to explore the ways in which New Yorkers and people everywhere were transformed and interconnected in the aftermath of the tragedy. Community Conversations is intended to bring together members of a group, organization, school, or neighborhood to join in a facilitated discussion of a short reading focused on the ways people responded to the tragedy of 9/11 through service. Access a free toolkit, including a short text, sample questions, and tips for leading this kind of discussion. Toolkits are available for adults, young adults and teens, and children.


    StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 35,000 interviews from more than 70,000 participants. Listen to interviews with people who were affected by the events of September 11, or record your own interview and contribute to the growing archive of over 1,100 interviews created through the Storycorps September 11th Initiative in partnership with the National September 11th Memorial Museum.


    9-11 Sunrise Ceremony at the Spiral Fountain in the Gardens of Remembrance, Battery Park
    9-11 Sunrise Ceremony, a commemorative event showcasing music, poetry and reflections at dawn on September 11th. The Ceremony is being produced to reawaken a tradition from the first years after 9-11 that drew together people from across the community and city. Will include the presentation of Colors by the NYS National Guard Honor Guard. Support for the project is provided by the following partners:   Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Howard Teich, Maggi Peyton, New York Together,  The Battery Conservancy, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 9-11 Memorial Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Association for a Better New York, Manhattan Media, and M+R Strategic Services. Date, Time: 9-11-11, 6:30 AM sharp until 7:20 AM. Location: The Spiral Fountain (next to Castle Clinton) in the Battery Park (enter The Battery at West Street, and go to the East side of Castle Clinton).
  • City Lore produces programs and publications that convey the richness New York City’s and America’s living cultural heritage. Missing: Streetscape of a City in Mourning, is a virtual tour of an exhibit created from City Lore’s documentation chronicling the response of New Yorkers to the tragedy of 9/11. After emerging from the shock of the September 11th attacks, City Lore determined that their organizational contribution to the recovery effort would be to document the improvised shrines and memorials that sprung up city-wide after the tragedy, and to ensure that its record would remain publicly accessible. Missing ran from March 8 to July 7, 2002 at the New-York Historical Society. Visit City Lore’s 9/11 anniversary website for more information.


    The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a worldwide network of “Sites of Conscience” – historic sites specifically dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies. The Coalition is currently made up of 17 Accredited Sites of Conscience and more than 260 Individual and Institutional Members from around the world. Find out what over 260 museums, memorials, historic sites, and initiatives in 47 countries have done to connect past to present and memory to action.


    The Legacy Project was created to explore and foster global dialogue based on the common language of society’s shared inheritance of loss, or “legacy of absence” through exhibitions, publications, programs, and an extensive website. By framing this dialogue among works of creative art and scholarship, The Legacy Project seeks a collective, retrospective reflection on the losses that constitute the legacy of the last century.


    The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School is dedicated to serving as a catalyst for the discourse on the role of the arts in society and their relationship to the sociopolitical climate in which they are created. It seeks to achieve this goal by organizing public programs that respond to the pressing social and political issues of our time as they are articulated by the academic community and by visual and performing artists. Each year, the center identifies a topic of particular urgency and broad resonance and convenes artists, scholars, activists, public intellectuals, and political and cultural leaders to examine this theme in a variety of programs. Visit the Vera List Center Switchboard, an online extension of its live programs to connect related to debates, issues, projects, and people.


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