9/11 Events

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“Here Is New York”
195 Broadway; 9/10–9/18, daily (10 a.m.–6 p.m.); nr. Fulton St.
L&L Holding Company and the New York Historical Society have paired up to present this exhibit, an installation of more than 500 photos from “Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs.” Admission is free; visit hereisnewyork.org for more information.

New York Choral Society September Concert
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral; 9/11 at 7 p.m.; 14 E. 51st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-753-2261
The New York Choral Society will commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with a remembrance concert at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where they will perform music by Dvořák and Harry Belafonte as part of the international September Concert Foundation initiative. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Remember to Love”
Trinity Church; 9/8–9/9; 74 Trinity Pl., nr. Rector St.; 212-602-0800
A full-to-the-gills week of concerts in remembrance of 9/11, presented by the parish closest to ground zero. Highlights: nine choral concerts featuring the Trinity Choir, New York City Master Chorale, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Washington Chorus, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and Copley Singers, on September 9 throughout the day; the Chiara String Quartet plays Robert Sirota’s Triptych, a commemoration of 9/11 written for them, September 8; and a concert (for which the series is named) featuring the Brahms and Fauré Requiems, with Novus NY (Trinity Wall Street’s contemporary-music orchestra), violinist Gil Shaham, and Metropolitan Opera soloists guesting, September 9 at 8:30 p.m. For additional concert details, times, and locations, see trinitywallstreet.org.

“Rethinking Memorial: Ten Interactive Sites for Remembering 9/11”
Various Outdoor Locations; 9/10 (11 a.m.–5 p.m.); Dumbo
Take a tour of interactive memorial stations, created by ten artists to represent each year since 9/11. A project created by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Dumbo Improvement District, and Illegal Art (with support from Two Trees Management Company, installations will begin at the Pearl St. Triangle (between Front and Water Streets) and then continue on Water Street and Dock Street. Artists featured include Illegal Art’s Michael McDevitt and Otis Kriegel. Get involved by volunteering at the event; contact kturner@brooklynartscouncil.org to learn how you can help.

9/11 Panel Discussion and Book Launch
powerHouse Books; 9/6 (6–8 p.m.); 37 Main St., nr. Water St.; 212-604-9074
A panel discusses the 9/11 memorial, considering its permanence in relation to the ephemeral memories that were created in the weeks directly after the event. Panelists include Kay Turner of the Brooklyn Arts Council, Marci Reaven of the New York Historical Society, and documentary photographer Martha Cooper, among others. The discussion will be followed by a signing for Cooper’s new book, Remembering 9/11. RSVP to rsvp@powerHouseArena.com or call 718-666-3049 for more information.

Films for Hope
Japan Society; 9/11 (1–8 p.m.); 333 E. 47th St, nr. First Ave.; 212-832-1155
The Japan Society commemorates both the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 and the six-month mark past the earthquake in Japan with this short animated film festival, which features over 30 shorts from across the world, in addition to the East Coast premiere of Pixar’s La Luna. Tickets to individual screenings are available for $10 per person ($7 for Japan Society members, students, and seniors), or a day pass can be purchased for $34 ($24 for members, students, and seniors). Buy tickets at the Japan Society box office or online at japansociety.org. Proceeds will benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

9/11 Community Concert of Healing and Remembrance
Irondale Center; 9/11 (4–6 p.m.); 85 S. Oxford St., nr. Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene; 718-488-9233
As part of the Pieces of Paper Project, a week of art and music to celebrate the service of volunteers during and following 9/11, Irondale Center presents a concert for the community to remember those who volunteered and in memory of those lost. The concert will feature the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, the Noel Pointer Foundation, Spoke The Hub Dance, American Opera Projects, and the Brooklyn Music School, among others. Visit irondale.org for more information, as well as a full Pieces of Paper Project schedule of events.

WeDaPeoples Cabaret
Harlem Stage Gatehouse; 9/15 (7:30–10 p.m.); 150 Convent Ave., nr. 135th St.; 212-281-9240
Harlem Stage and MAPP International host an evening of interactive explorations of body and voice, rhythm and sound, and food and language, to take place in and around the Gatehouse. WeDaPeoples Cabaret was created by Sekou Sundiuata as part of his America Project initiative that investigated the meaning and responsibility of citizenship in the wake of 9/11. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at harlemstage.org.

“Knock Knock Who’s There, 9/11, 9/11 Who?”
Highline Ballroom; 9/11, 7 p.m.; 431 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-414-5994.
Thirsty Girl Productions and Julie Atlas Muz present an evening of political satire in remembrance on 9/11. Watch artists and comedians such as Genesis P. Orridge, Amanda Lepore, and many more in a political cabaret. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission, or $40 for VIP floor, table, and booth seating; $10 minimum per person at tables. Buy tickets online at highlineballroom.com. All proceeds will go to the Uniformed Firefighter’s Association Widow’s and Children’s Fund.

In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01
The Museum of the City of New York; 9/11 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 1220 Fifth Ave., nr. 103rd St.; 212-534-1672
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani narrates this documentary created for HBO in 2002. The film draws upon interviews, photography, video, and unprecedented access to City Hall. Film screening is free with museum admission.

“September 11-Past, Present, Future”
Grady Alexis Gallery, El Taller Latino Americano; 9/12–10/10; 2710 Broadway, nr. 104th St., third fl.; 212-665-9460
Visual artist Andrea Arroyo curates an exhibition in commemoration of 9/11, featuring sixteen New York artists addressing the event in a variety of creative ways. Works may deal directly with the incident or with associated concepts, and are done in a variety of media. An opening reception where you can meet the artists is on Monday, September 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

9/11 After Ten years: Cultural, Personal, and Historical Perspectives
John Jay College; 9/9 (11 a.m.–6 p.m); 899 Tenth Ave., nr. 59th St., rm. 630; 212-237-8433
The Center on Terrorism at John Jay College, along with several co-sponsors, is hosting a conference on personal, cultural, and historical perspectives on 9/11. The program includes novelist Amy Waldman, playwright Karen Malpede, family members and survivors of 9/11, scholars Robert Jay Lifton, and many others. For more information, visit jjay.cuny.edu/centers/terrorism or e-mail terrorism@jjay.cuny.edu.

Ten Years After 9/11: Remembrance and Reconciliation Through Poetry
Trinity Church; 9/10 (3–5 p.m); Broadway, nr. Wall St.; 212-602-0800;
Poets House and Trinity Wall Street, in conjunction with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, present a reading by some of America’s leading poets as part of the tenth anniversary commemoration of 9/11. Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Lawrence Joseph, Cornelius Eady, J. Chester Johnson, Martha Rhodes, and others will read poems of grief, remembrance, and reconciliation. A reception with the poets will follow.

Where Does the Dust Itself Collect?
Museum of Chinese in America; 9/8–10/9, T–Su (noon–6 p.m.); 215 Centre St., nr. Grand St.; 212-619-4785
The American debut of Chinese artist Xu Bing’s renowned installation, originally created in 2004 in Cardiff, Wales, using dust collected from the streets of lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11. Artist talk on Tuesday, September 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Lydia Liu, a professor at Columbia University specializing in Chinese and comparative literature; free admission, RSVP to programs@mocanyc.org. Visit mocanyc.org for more information.

Hot Tub’s 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Puppy Hugging Parade
Littlefield; 9/12 at 7:30 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus; 718-855-3388
Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler show laughter is the best medicine (besides puppies) with a lineup including Todd Barry, Jiwon Lee, and musical guest Franz Nicolay.

9/11 Events