Downtown Gatherings Mark 9/11 Anniversary

By Julie Shapiro on September 10, 2012 8:00pm 

LOWER MANHATTAN — The 11th anniversary of 9/11 is bringing many commemorative events Downtown.

DNAinfo.com New York compiled a list of local gatherings.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony Webcast

The 9/11 Memorial will offer a webcast of the annual commemoration ceremony at the World Trade Center site, including a reading of the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attack. The webcast will be available on the 9/11 Memorial's website beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will run until about noon.

Bell of Hope at St. Paul's Chapel

At 8:46 a.m., the Bell of Hope at St. Paul's Chapel, at Broadway and Fulton Street, will toll to mark the first plane's collision into the World Trade Center 11 years ago. The bell was a gift from London to the City of New York in 2002. It will toll in four sets of five rings.

Tribute WTC Visitor Center Opens for Family Members

Family members of 9/11 victims can gather at the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, 120 Liberty St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center will be open to the broader Downtown community by mid-afternoon.

Day of Observance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, will offer a quiet place for people to reflect from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation.

World Trade Center Survivors Gathering

The World Trade Center Survivors' Network will gather at the Survivor Tree in the Living Memorial Grove, near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, from noon to 12:30 p.m. The group will then eat lunch nearby, with the location sent to those who RSVP online.

Prayers for Peace at St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel, at Broadway and Fulton Street, will host a service offering prayers for peace at 12:30 p.m.

The September Concert

Free musical performances will take place throughout the city on Tuesday as part of The September Concert, which organizes accessible artistic events around the world to commemorate the attacks. Lower Manhattan concerts include Dominic James & The Rythmn Machine at 24 State St. and The Bill Nelson Trio at 80 Pine St., both from 1 to 2 p.m.

Community Remembrance of 9/11

Manhattan Youth's Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren St., will host a community gathering at 7 p.m. Religious leaders and local residents will share their memories and their thoughts on the rebuilding. A $5 suggested donation will support the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Tribute in Light

Twin beams of light will shine skyward from Lower Manhattan for the annual Tribute in Light Tuesday evening. The blue beams will light up at dusk and will fade away at dawn on Wednesday.

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