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9/11 memorial services and vigils to be held in Brooklyn

9/11 vigil
Dozens of organizations and neighborhoods will remember 9/11 this coming Sunday with memorial events and vigils.
File photo by Paul Frangipane

September 11, 2022 marks 21 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center changed the face of New York City forever. Dozens of events in Brooklyn and across the city will commemorate the anniversary and honor the lives of those lost in the attacks, and, after two years of events being held virtually or with a smaller crowd, most memorials are back in-person at their full size.

Find a selection of those events here. 

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FDNY Chief of Department Thomas Richardson speaks during the department’s 2021 9/11 memorial wall dedication ceremony. Brooklynites will honor those who were lost in the attacks in a series of memorial events and vigils this weekend. File photo by Paul Frangipane

Bay Ridge

American Veterans Memorial Pier (69th Street and Shore Road) on Sept. 11 at 7 pm. 

New York City Councilmember Justin Brannan, state Senator Andrew Gounardes, Assemblymember Peter J. Abbate Jr., and NIA Community Services network hold a vigil to remember and pay tribute to those who died in the attacks and in their aftermath.

“For those still haunted by nightmares, for those who weren’t born yet — every year we come together as a community,” Brannan said on Twitter.

For more information, call (718) 748-5200 or email [email protected]

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State Sen. Andrew Gounardes speaks at a 2021 9/11 memorial. Gounardes, Councilmember Justin Brannan, and state Assemblymember Peter Abbate Jr. will host another vigil this coming Sunday. File photo by Paul Frangipane

Bensonhurst

Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church (7201 15th Avenue) on Sept. 10th at 5:30 pm.

Monsignor Robert Romano will lead the annual Memorial Mass to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Romano witnessed the aftermath of the attacks himself. 

“From the first Sunday after the attack to the day the last piece of steel was removed from the ‘the pit,’ I celebrated mass every Sunday and Holy Day for the families and members of the Emergency Service Unit at ‘Ground Zero,'” Romano said. “Each Sunday the Commissioner and Chief of the Department would attend. The numbers grew. Faith was on the rise.”

Coney Island

The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance at Maimonides Park (1904 Surf Ave.) on Sept. 10 at 5:30 pm and 7 pm. 

At 5:30 PM, music provided by the New York City Fire Department will be played to honor the first responders of 9/11, followed by a candlelight ceremony led by FDNY chaplain Monsignor Delendrick at 7 PM. Candles will be provided.

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Candles will be provided at vigils in Coney Island. File photo by Jason Speakman.

Coney Island

Asser Levy Park In Brooklyn (Surf Avenue and West 5th Street) on Sept. 11 at 4 pm.

The September 11 Family Group, a non-profit organization, will hold a commemoration ceremony at Asser Levy Park. The memorial will open at 12 PM, featuring a large screen displaying the names of all 2,983 victims of the attacks. The ceremony will begin at 4pm with candle-lighting, a moment of silence and laying-the-flowers ceremonies, and speeches from clergy and the family members of 9/11 victims.

Marine Park

Carmine Carro Community Center (3000 Fillmore Avenue) on Sept. 11 at 5 pm. 

Assembly Member Jaime Williams will lead a vigil to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Those who wish to attend should meet at the Carmine Carro Center at Fillmore Avenue & Madison Place.

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