Brooklynites to commemorate 9/11 anniversary with tributes across borough

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Brooklyn will honor the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with memorials and vigils across the borough.
File photo by Paul Frangipane

Twenty-two years on from the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center that changed the face of New York City forever, Brooklynites across the borough are marking the solemn anniversary with various events over the coming days.

Dozens of events in Brooklyn and across the city will commemorate the anniversary and honor the lives of those lost in the attacks.

Here are a selection of events happening over the weekend:

Bay Ridge

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

New York City Council Member Justin Brannan, state Senators Andrew Gounardes and Iwen Chu, and NIA Community Services network will hold a vigil to remember and pay tribute to those who died in the attacks and in their aftermath.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church (7201 15th Ave.) on Saturday, Sept. 9th 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 previously.

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Elected officials, firefighters, and neighbors will pay their respects at memorial ceremonies over the next several days. File photo by Paul Frangipane

Coney Island

The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance at Maimonides Park (1904 Surf Ave.) on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

At 6 p.m. a pre-ceremony event is to be held with two Medal of Honor guests in honor the first responders of 9/11, followed by a candlelight ceremony led by FDNY chaplain Monsignor Delendrick at 6.30 p.m. Candles will be provided.

Asser Levy Park In Brooklyn (Surf Avenue and West 5th Street) on Sept. 11 at 4 pm.
A commemoration ceremony at Asser Levy Park starts at 4 p.m. and will feature a large screen displaying the names of all 2,983 victims of the attacks. The ceremony will begin with candle-lighting, a moment of silence and laying-the-flowers ceremonies, followed by speeches from clergy and the family members of 9/11 victims.


Canarsie Park, lawn area at Seaview Avenue and East 88th Street on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m.

The Newton Foundation, co-founded by retired NYPD chief Dr. Judith Newton, will host an early morning vigil this Sunday in partnership with Jefferson Lions club.

The observance at Seaview Park is co-sponsored by local legislators such as state Senator Roxanne Persaud, Assembly Members Jaimie Williams and Monique Chandler-Waterman, councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse, and CB18 District Manager Sue Anne Partnow.

Contact Adam Daly at [email protected] if you wish for your memorial event to be listed above.