Brave New World: American Theatre Responds
An army of the stage's brightest stars (Sam Waterston, Meredith Monk,
Neil LaBute, Edie Falco, and many more) will premiere tragedy-inspired
work during a three-day marathon to benefit the New York Children's Foundation.
September 9 - September 11
Minetta Lane Theater, 18 Minetta Lane; 212-307-4100
24 Hour Plays
The workshop-in-hyperspeed is now in its seventh year (plays are written,
cast, and rehearsed in 24 hours). Participants this time include Julianne
Moore, Billy Crudup, Marisa Tomei, and Fisher Stevens. Proceeds will benefit
the September 11th children's charity, Working Playground.
Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street; 212-307-4100
Musicians for Harmony
The Guarneri Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet,
and the newly formed Middle Eastern ensemble Musique Sans Frontières
present a concert for peace.
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street; 212-501-3330
Bagpipe and Drum Processional to Ground Zero
At dawn, five bagpipe and drum processionals will begin to march
toward the WTC site from points in each borough. Each group will be led
by one govermental agency: The Fire Department of New York, the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey, the NYPD and the City Corrections and Sanitation
Departments. For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov.
Convergence at Ground Zero after 8am
Official City Memorial Service
After a moment of silence at 8:46am (signifying the time that
the first plane struck), Governor Pataki will read "The Gettysburg Address."
Subsequently, former Mayor Guiliani will recite the names of the 2,823
victims. Following the playing of Taps, Governor McGreevey of New
Jersey will then read excerpts from the "Declaration of Independence."
Victims of the families are invited to attend. For more information, please
8:46 am at Ground Zero
Mayor Bloomberg recites FDR’s "Four Freedoms"
President Bush and heads of state from around the world will join
Mayor Bloomberg as he reads Franklin D. Roosevelt’s "Four Freedoms." The
lighting of an eternal flame will follow. For more information, please
Sunset at Battery Park
Evening Candlelight Vigils and Musical
After sunset, candlelight gatherings and musical performances
will be held at city parks in each of the five boroughs.
The Bronx: Bronx Arts Ensemble in Van Cortlandt Park,
Manhattan: St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble in Central Park
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and Brooklyn Youth Chorus
in Prospect Park
Queens: Queens Symphony Orchestra at Flushing Meadows Park
Staten Island: Staten Island Symphony at Snug Harbor
Choral Society of Grace Church
Performs Fauré's Requiem.
Grace Church, Broadway at 10th Street; 212-254-2000
The Juilliard School
A community sing, that's open to the public, of Mozart's Requiem and a
program of restorative song and poetry (tickets required).
1pm, Mozart's Requiem at the Juilliard Theater, Lincoln Center;
6pm, Song & Poetry at Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center; 212-769-7406
Staten Island Buddhist Vihara Monks
Chanting in memory of the World Trade Center victims and in hopes of
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse
Ave., Staten Island 718-987-3500
St. Francis Choir and Orchestra
St. Francis will join with other city choirs to perform Fauré's Requiem
in memory of Fire Department chaplain Mychal Judge.
St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st Street; 212-736-8500
Holy Trinity Choir
The choir will perform Mozart's Requiem. Pianist Ruth Laredo will
also be on hand to play Schumann, Schubert and Beethoven.
Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 E. 88th Street; 212-289-4100
Marathon of reflective dance and performance art brings
together 34 artists from across the spectrum.
Dixon Place at Vineyard 26 309 E. 26th Street; 212-532-1546
Wheels of Hope
This four-day bike ride begins at the Pentagon
on September 8 and will end in New York on September 11. All proceeds
raised will benefit the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund. TeamRed's
exact route through the city has not been determined yet, but this
group says "We're certain NYC's energy will move us to the
end-line of our tribute - Ground Zero."
To pledge, visit www.teamred.com
Let Freedom Run Race
The Mayor and Governor will be the co-chairs of this 4-mile run
in honor of those who lost their lives in the attacks. The route begins
at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 at 44th Street and continues down the West
Side Highway to its finish in Battery Park.
For more information, visit www.letfreedomrun.org
Candlelight Procession at the
San Gennaro Festival
Last year marked the first time that the festival
has been cancelled since its inception in 1926. This year the feast
of the patron Saint of Naples returns for its 75th anniversary and
will hold a special mass in memory of the attacks. The traditional
candlight procession of the San Gennaro statue will also be dedicated
to the victims of the WTC tragedy.
6pm, Mass at The Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry
7pm, Procession of San Gennaro, Mulberry Street