Next Tuesday, New York City and the nation will pause in remembrance of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Here is what you need to know if you are visiting Lower Manhattan to pay your respects.
9/11 World Trade Center Memorial and Museum
Starting at 5pm on Mon., Sept. 10, the Museum will be open only for the 9/11 community, which includes family members of both 9/11 and the 1993 WTC bombimg, 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, active duty first responders, 9/11 survivors, and Lower Manhattan business owners and residents.
- 9/11 community members can reserve free museum tickets here
On Tues., Sept. 11, the Museum and Memorial Plaza will be closed to the public for a private ceremony for 9/11 family members until 3pm.
Tribute in Light – At 3pm on Tues., Sept. 11, the plaza will open to the public and remain open till midnight, allowing visitors to view the Tribute in Light.
SEE ALSO Let’s stop calling it Ground Zero
Other NYC Events of Remembrance on 9/11
The 9/11 Tribute Museum – On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the 9/11 Tribute Museum will hold its 10th Annual National Day of Service & Remembrance at The Oculus. Volunteers, first responders and more than 500 employees from companies that were impacted by 9/11 will assemble bicycles for children of active duty soldiers and first responders.
- Donate $45 to sponsor a bike.
Down to the River: 9/11 Interfaith Ritual of Release and Remembrance – 9/11 falls on Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, which many observant Jews honor with a communal moment of “letting go” and “taking back up”. This special interfaith observance adapts that traditional ritual of Tashlich, during which participants release the past into a body of living water, adding new songs, stories, and forward-looking intentions from all traditions.
- Gather at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, at 5pm, and march with mindfulness to the Hudson River at the Christopher St. Pier for a sunset ceremony. FREE, but registration is encouraged to manage the group.
- Sponsored jointly by Lab/Shul and Judson Memorial Church
Transformed Overnight: The Impact of 9/11 – Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, reflect on how NYC and the world have changed through the eyes of three cultural creators: poet Tina Chang; 9/11 Memorial Museum Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of Museum Programs Clifford Chanin; and journalist Pat Kiernan.
- FREE at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights at 7pm. Registration is recommended to ensure space.
It’s not exactly a 9/11 event, but is is on 9/11 and it is in Lower Manhattan, and it does follow people who have been brutalized by war and poverty, and how dance has helped them survive and recover.
- FREE screening at 7:30pm in Robert F. Wagner Park adjoining Battery Park. A Q&A follows the screening.