Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, October 14. After the tragedy of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Michael Ragsdale wandered throughout New York City, taking in the scenes that now make up his THIS IS PERSONAL, 9/11 exhibition and tribute to the city. He roamed the city gathering ephemera from vigils, lectures, and debates—more than 220 events.
Ragsdale spent seven years documenting that infamous day’s events and the time following it, as well as capturing the faces and collecting 9/11 memorabilia. For more information on the event, go to www.qc.cuny.edu
Queens College Art Center
Benjamin Rosenthal Library, Level 6. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing.
TEN YEARS OF TERROR
September 9, 12, and 13, 11 am
Directed by Brad Evans & Simon Critchley
Courtesy of Brad Evans
In recognition of the tenth anniversary of September 11th, the Guggenheim Museum will be screening Ten Years of Terror, which delves into the theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of violence and the state of fear the world was introduced to because of the attacks. Following each showing, film directors Brad Evans and Simon Critchley will be available for questions. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/film screenings.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.
TEN YEARS LATER: GROUND ZERO REMEMBERED
September 7 - October 30
The Brooklyn Museum is showing Ten Years Later: Ground Zero Remembered, featuring a work in the late Michael Richards’ Tuskegee Airmen Series (1997; see photo) and Christoph Draeger’s photographic jigsaw puzzle WTC, September 17 (2003). Also: Two 2002 comment books filled with text and images by visitors who viewed images documenting 9/11 displayed on the first anniversary of the tragic events, and other related works of art. For more info: (718) 638-5000.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT 9/11 & SERVICE
September 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a Community Conversation that explores the ways in which service transformed and connected people everywhere. There will be a discussion: “On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake,” by William James and a talk together about the legacy or service and its place in our lives and democracy. Special screening of Ric Burns documentary “New York” which features : The Center of the World – the rise and fall of the World Trade Center.
Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, LIC.
MEMORIAL CEREMONY, PROCESSION BAY RIDGE
September 11 at 1:00 p.m.
1 p.m. Pier 69: The public is invited to see commemorative posters along the bike path made by local student. Each poster honors a specific victim.
4 p.m.: Memorial Service with live music outside at at John Paul Jones Park.
5:30 p.m.: Following the ceremony, a solumn processio along the bike path to view the names of 9/11 victims, ending at 69th St. Pier.
7 P.m.: Annual Memorial Service at American Veterans Memorial Pier (69th and Shore Road) featuring candelight procession and patriotic music.
Pier 69, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
JOE MCNALLY’S “FACES OF GROUND ZERO, PORTRAITS OF THE HEROES OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2011”
A free exhibition of more than 50 images from Joe McNally’s renowned “Faces of Ground Zero, Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2001.” This special exhibition will feature the original life-size Polaroid’s, along with new digital images and exclusive video interviews shot with Nikon D-SLR cameras revealing where the subjects are today and how 9/11 affected their lives.
These portraits (excerpted from the upcoming LIFE book, “One Nation, America Remembers September 11, 2001, 10 Years Later”) represent the everyday people affected by 9/11: firefighters and other uniformed rescuers, families of victims, survivors, caregivers, politicians and students at nearby schools.
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle (Columbus Circle and 59th Street.
9/11 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL
September 11 at 9:00 a.m.
The Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site will remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died in the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and Feb. 26, 1993. It will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and will open to the public with advance passes the following day. The design, created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, consists of two pools formed in the footprints of the original Twin Towers and a plaza of trees. The Museum will open in 2012.
World Trade Center site, Lower Manhattan.
WITNESS - A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE
September 10 - November 23
See works that capture the devastation of property, art, the American worldview and the artists’ community as they knew it. Included will be video footage taken on September 11 and the days that followed by artists who lived below 14th St – the only civilians allowed into the area for many
weeks. See the spontaneous shrines and walls collaged with
posters during the citywide search for the missing, as well as the
gradual re-building of ground zero. For more information, call (718) 482-5055.
LaGuardia Community College, 4th floor of the E-building at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC.
MASPETH 9/11 MEMORIAL
September 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Residents of Maspeth are invited to attend a World Trade Center Memorial Ceremony on Friday, September 9, at 11 a.m. Honored will be those who gave their lives, or whose lives were taken - including residents of Maspeth and firefighters in Squad 288 and on September 11, 2001.
There will also be an unveiling of a piece of steel from the fallen World Trade Center. The United Veterans & Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth and Maspeth Federal Savings are funding an addition to the 9/11 Memorial to include this artifact.
Maspeth Memorial Park
69th Street and Grand Avenue.
September 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
A panel discussion on the importance of the spontaneous, ephemeral memorials created all over New York in the weeks after the attack. Panelists: documentary photographer Martha Cooper; Steve Zeitlin, director of the non-profit City Lore, which helped preserve representative 9/11 memorials and Brooklyn Arts Council folk arts director Kay Turner.Also: A book signing for Martha Cooper’s new book, “Remembering 9/11,” a selection of photographs of spontaneous 9/11 memorials in NYC. More info: call (718) 666-3049.
Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO.
TRANSIT WORKERS AS 1ST RESPONDERS
Brooklyn Transit Museum will screen a film looped throughout the month of September, about transit workers’ roles as first responders on 9/11.
New York Transit Museum, Boreum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn.
ANNUAL “TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN”
Sunday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Follow in the footsteps of a hero” is the motto of this fundraising event, featuring a run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. It commemorates a fallen firefighter last seen packing 60 pounds of gear as he raced to the burning World Trade Center twin towers. The family of Stephen Siller has organized this event annually.
Fees: $50.00 Registration fee if registered before Tuesday, September 20, 2011 $60.00 Registration fee if registered after Tuesday, September 20, 2011 All children under the age of 12, are free of charge Sunday. Registration: IKEA Parking Lot- Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel