NYC celebration ideas for September 11

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The 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks will be marked through live music, art exhibitions, peace vigils, and more.

It’s the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks this year, so you might be looking for events in New York City to commemorate this sombrero day.

NYC has honored those who died in the attacks over the past 20 years with music, mournful rituals, art installations, and spectacular symbols like the Tower Lights.

Events in 2022 will feature live music, art displays, peace vigils, and more. Here are a few ways to commemorate the important achievement.

How to mark 9/11 in NYC

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One Day in September

Family members of 9/11 first responders are photographed in a new photography exhibit at the New York City Fire Museum to show the attacks’ lasting effects.

Richard Wiesel, a well-known photographer, made a series of poignant, editorial-style pictures of first responders’ families for the show titled “One Day in September.” A brief conversation with the subject is included with each image. Images from the exhibit also display private items donated by the families of first responders, such as fire helmets and badges.

View it till Sunday, October 2 at the New York City Fire Museum (278 Spring Street, Hudson Square).

Photograph: Courtesy Shutterstock

9/11 Day

As part of 9/11 Day, a nationwide day of service and memory, pack nearly 1,000,000 meals for City Harvest and the Food Bank of New York City with more than 2,000 volunteers. Together with the Come From Away cast, Grammy-nominated singer Ryan Shaw, Sing Harlem, “Singing Policeman” Daniel Rodriguez, and others, you’ll volunteer while also accomplishing good deeds.

Over 20 million meals have been given to food banks across the country by 9/11 Day since the start of its yearly Meal Pack projects in 2016. In order to hold a day of charitable service in the United States, New Yorkers David Paine and Jay Winuk created 9/11 Day. They received the support and participation of businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, universities, faith-based organisations, corporate tycoons, U.S. presidents and other political leaders, among countless others.

According to the event’s organisers, this event “will be an example of local people’s commitment to remembering the anniversary of 9/11 by supporting their neighbours in need.”

Photograph: By d box / Courtesy of The Skyscraper Museum | Towers around City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.

Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan since 9/11

How has Downtown evolved following the terrorist attacks of September 11?

The Skyscraper Museums’ newest display attempts to provide an answer. The museum discovered that over the last two decades, as a result of the emergence of new apartment buildings and the conversion of former office buildings into homes, Lower Manhattan’s residential population has more than doubled.

The museum’s newest exhibit, “Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan since 9/11,” examines and depicts this transformation. A permanent display at the museum also details the World Trade Center’s founding narrative.

Before it closes in January 2023, visit “Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan since 9/11” at The Skyscraper Museum (39 Battery Place, Battery Park City). Although admission is free, timed tickets are necessary.

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