Never forget — thanks to these 9-11 memorial events

Never forget — thanks to these 9-11 memorial events
File photo by Steve Solomonson

This month will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events vigils, musical performances, poetry readings, and charity runs across Brownstone Brooklyn and Bay Ridge.

Bay Ridge

Councilman Vince Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) will open a memorial ceremony at John Paul Jones/Cannon Ball Park on Sept. 11 at 4:30 pm.

John Paul Jones/Cannon Ball Park (Fourth Avenue and 101st Street in Bay Ridge, no phone), Sept. 11 at 4:30 pm.


The Shore Road Parks Conservancy will host a solemn memorial procession along Shore Road on Sept. 11 at 5:30 pm.

Shore Road bike path [Starts at Fourth Avenue and ends at 69th Street in Bay Ridge, (646) 355-3709], Sept. 11 at 5:30 pm.


Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) will host a memorial at the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge at 7 pm. This event will also feature a candlelight vigil and musical performance.

Veteran’s Memorial Pier [69th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 238-6044], Sept. 11, 7 pm.


Brooklyn Borough Hall will host a classical music performance on Sept. 10 at noon.

Borough Hall [209 Joralemon St. at Court Street in Downtown, (718) 802-3700], Sept 10 at noon.


The Brooklyn Public Library will host the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, which will play several elegies in a 45-minute concert followed by light refreshments.

Brooklyn Public Library Central branch [Flatbush Avenue at Eastern Parkway in Grand Army Plaza, (718) 230-2100], Sept. 11 at 1:30 pm. Free.

Park Slope

The Rev. Thomas Ahern will preside over the yearly 9-11 memorial mass at St. Augustine Church.

St. Augustine Church [116 Sixth Ave. between Sterling and Park places in Park Slope, (718) 852-4002], Sept. 11 at 10:30 am. Free. For info, visit www.staugustineparkslope.org.


St. Thomas Aquinas Church will hold a rememberance mass, with a light lunch following the service.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church [249 Ninth St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 768-9471], Sept. 11 at 11:30 am.


Several organizations will come together to host the Day of Remembrance, featuing concerts, readings, and performances at each location throughout the day.

First, Community Bookstore hosts the music and readings at 2 pm. Then, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosts several performances at 3 pm. Ending the day is an interfaith service and memorial concert at Congregation Beth Elohim at 5 pm.

Community Bookstore [143 Seventh Ave. between Carroll Street and Garfield Place in Park Slope, (718) 783-3075], Sept. 11, 2 pm, free; Brooklyn Conservatory of Music [58 Seventh Ave. between St. Johns and Lincoln places in Park Slope, (718) 622-3300], 3 pm, free; Congregation Beth Elohim [274 Garfield Pl. between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West, (718) 768-3814], 5 pm, free.

Brooklyn Heights

Grace and Spiritus Chorale will perform a memorial concert at St. Ann’s Church.

St. Ann’s Church [157 Montague St. at Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 707-1411], Sept. 11, 4 pm, free.

Red Hook

The Stephen Siller “Tunnel to Tower” run will take place on Sept. 25, starting in Coffey Park.

The run follows the path that Siller, from Park Slope’s Squad 1, took on 9-11 after he found out that the towers had been struck. He wanted to help, but couldn’t get out of Brooklyn due to traffic. Instead of waiting, he abandoned his car and ran through the Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero, where he lost his life.

The 5K run begins at the Gowanus approach to the Tunnel at 9:30 am. Registration is $50 through Sept. 19, and $60 afterwards. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds go to charity. Online registrations closes on Sept. 19. For info, visit www.tunneltotowersrun.org.

Fort Greene

The Irondale Arts Center will host a concert to remember those who volunteered in response to the attacks.

Irondale Arts Center [85 S. Oxford St. between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street in Fort Greene, (718) 488-9233], Sept. 11, 4 pm, free.


The Brooklyn Arts Council is sponsoring an art walk on Sept. 10. The route will feature 10 interactive memorials, each created to represent one year since the attacks, and to say something about mourning and remembrance.

Journey through DUMBO’s 10 9-11 memorials (begin at Pearl Street between Front and Water streets. Ends on Water and Dock streets in DUMBO, no phone), Sept. 10, 11 am–5 pm. For information, visit www.brooklynartscouncil.org. Free.


Bargemusic will also host a memorial concert featuring music by several classical composers such as Bach and Beethoven at the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge.

Fulton Ferry Landing [2 Old Fulton St. at Furman Street in DUMBO, (718) 624-2083], Sept. 11, 3 pm, free. For info, visit www.bargemusic.org.