Attend these events in person in NYC or anywhere online, including concerts, a virtual film screening, commemorative dance performances and the annual Tribute in Light.
Also see our list of museum exhibits and other events in the first ten days of September.
All times listed are ET/New York City time.
Lincoln Center Table of Silence Project
Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center, in partnership with Dance/NYC and Nel Shelby Productions, honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with a livestreamed performance of the Table of Silence Project 9/11. This is an annual ritual for peace conceived and choreographed in 2011 by the dance group.
Collaborators for this year’s reimagined program include composer/music director Daniel Bernard Roumain, spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Buglisi Dance Theatre co-founder/principal dancer Terese Capucilli, and video producer Nel Shelby.
Tune in to this performance at Revson Fountain with dozens of dancers, streamed live from Lincoln Center starting at 8:00am and available on-demand afterward.
September 11, 11am, FREE
online Zoom lecture, short film and Q&A
At this virtual event, see the short documentary film “Boatlift: An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience,” narrated by Tom Hanks, followed by a panel discussion on the largest water evacuation in maritime history.
Panelists are National Maritime Historical Society trustee emeritus RADM Richard Larrabee, USCG (Ret.), USCG Safety and Security Division Chief for Sector New York John Hillin, president of the New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots Association Capt. Andrew McGovern, founder of the fireboat John J. Harvey Huntley Gill, and USCG-licensed marine engineer and author of Saved at the Seawall.
St. Paul’s Chapel
September 10, 8pm to September 12, 8pm, FREE
On Saturday, 9/11, from 7am-7pm, brief musical interludes and readings will be offered on the hour by Trinity Church’s staff and community of musicians including:
Avi Stein, Janet Yieh, and Forrest Eimold, organ; Farrah Dupoux, piano; Melissa Attebury, mezzo-soprano; Melissa Baker, flute; Thomas McCargar, baritone; Julian Wachner; Chris Hemingway, saxophone; and Kendall K. Williams, steel drums.
Additionally, Clergy from the NY Diocese will be present to offer support and prayers daily from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12.
This will be a time and place to pray, reflect, mourn, or simply sit with your memories, in this chapel which played such an important role in the days after 9/11. It was a dormitory, where exhausted First Responders slept on pews, and a dining hall, where hundreds of volunteers made sandwiches and cooked and served hot meals.
Miraculously, this historic Revolutionary Era church – where George Washington worshipped – survived with barely a scratch, just blocks from the devastation of the modern Twin Towers.
There is also an exhibit displaying artifacts from the events of September 11 will be available at St. Paul’s Chapel, along with interactive digital exhibits at trinitywallstreet.org/911.
Dance Tribute in Battery Park City
7am and 6pm, September 11, FREE
Performnce artist Eiko Otake will perform at 7am and 6pm at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City by the Hudson River, directly west of where the Twin Towers once stood.
Marking 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, this free public event will be presented in partnership with NYU Skirball, Battery Park City Authority, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).
Eiko & Koma were artists-in-residence in the North Tower throughout the year 2000. In 2002, on this very plaza, they premiered Offering: A Ritual of Mourning with David Krakauer, a composer and clarinet player. Offering was later presented with free admission in parks throughout Manhattan and in many cities around the world.
Created specifically for this occasion and this site, Eiko’s new piece, Slow Turn, centers on a monologue of her personal memories of that day and its aftermath. She has invited David Krakauer to perform short solo pieces to bookend her monologue, with Iris McCloughan as a dramaturg.
The piece starts at 7am where the sun reaches the plaza and the second performance at 6pm will end before the sun sets on the Hudson River.
A ticketed reservation is strongly advised. Walk-ups will receive a headset if available.
Remembrance, Reflection, Resilience: A 9/11 Tribute Concert
September 11 at 8pm
The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra present a special concert to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.
Interspersed with readings of remembrance and reflection, the concert will feature Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” the world premiere of Gary S. Fagin’s “9/11 In Memoriam,” Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington’s “Come Sunday” featuring the KCO’s Orlando Wells on violin, and other music of uplift and inspiration.
This program will be held live in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall with limited capacity.
Both in-person and virtual attendance are free, but a $20 suggested donation helps the museum present programs like this one.
September 11, 8pm, FREE or $25
The Metropolitan Opera returns to the stage on 9/11 with a special concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center. The performance also is being broadcast on PBS.
The special event, titled “Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11”, will feature the Met orchestra, chorus, soloists soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, tenor Matthew Polenzani and bass-baritone Eric Owens, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
There are 500 FREE tickets for families of 9/11 victims. Public tickets are $25.
The concert also is being broadcast nationally on PBS, which is Channel 13 in NYC.
Dusk, September 11, FREE
“Tribute in Light” is a commemorative public art installation presented annually from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11.
It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.
Assembled on the roof of the Battery Parking Garage south of the 9/11 Memorial, the twin beams reach up to four miles into the sky and comprise eighty-eight 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned into two 48-foot squares, echoing the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers.
The installation can also be viewed from a 60-mile radius around Lower Manhattan.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Livestream On Demand
Belvedere Plaza, Battery Park City