Events

We are dedicated to sharing the stories of 9/11.

At the 9/11 Tribute Center, programs highlight unique and personal perspectives on the attacks, the recovery, the rebuilding, and 9/11’s impact on the world in which we live. These events are offered free to the general public and often take place at the 9/11 Tribute Center.

 

Upcoming Events

Supporting the Recovery – Department of Sanitation Key Roles after 9/11

Supporting the Recovery – Department of Sanitation Key Roles after 9/11

Thursday, October 6 at 6pm
9/11 Tribute Center
Robin Nagle is Clinical Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies in NYU’s School of Liberal Studies and the Department of Sanitation’s Anthropologist-in-Residence since 2006. Prof. Nagle will speak about the Department of Sanitation of New York’s role both at the World Trade Center and Freshkills after September 11.

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Supporting the Recovery – Con Edison’s Key Roles after 9/11

Supporting the Recovery – Con Edison’s Key Roles after 9/11

Monday, November 7 at 6pm
9/11 Tribute Center
Carlos D. Torres, Vice President of Emergency Management at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Incorporated. Mr. Torres will discuss how, after the collapse of the twin towers, Con Ed’s electrical, gas and steam infrastructure was shut down and had to be relocated and repaired to restore services to Lower Manhattan.

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Reoccurring Events

My 9/11 Story

Daily
9/11 Tribute Center
Join us in our downstairs gallery, a space devoted to story-sharing, for a 15-minute program most afternoons as Tribute Center volunteers share their personal 9/11 stories in an intimate setting. Hear stories from those who experienced it first hand and how their contemporary lives have been effected. This program is free to all visitors with Gallery Admission.

 

We Were There

Every Tuesday at 4pm
National September 11th Memorial Museum Auditorium
The 9/11 Tribute Center, an official partner of the National September 11th Memorial Museum, presents the weekly public program “We Were There.” Each week, two Tribute Center guides share their compelling and poignant personal stories in the auditorium of the Memorial Museum. Some are stories of 9/11 family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers or local residents. A Tribute Center moderator, sets the historic context for each of the stories and connects them to artifacts and issues that the visitors may experience in the museum. The program closes with an opportunity for the audience to discuss and reflect on the stories. The short stories transform history from something abstract and distant to something that is close to each listener’s experience.

Visitors must have admission tickets to the National September 11th Memorial Museum and line up at 3:45 pm outside the auditorium to attend this collaborative weekly program.

 


 

Highlighted Previous Events

US Coast Guard Presentation

US Coast Guard Role on 9/11

May 25, 2016
9/11 Tribute Center
The 9/11 Tribute Center will present a talk in its galleries by US Coast Guard Lt. Commanders Art Hudman and William Grossman on the dramatic roles played by maritime personnel responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center.

 

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Meet Yogi – the FDNY Dalmatian

April 26, 2016
9/11 Tribute Center
On Tuesday, April 26 at 3 pm, children and families in Lower Manhattan will have a unique opportunity to meet a real firehouse Dalmatian dog. Yogi, a companion of the firefighters in Engine 74 on the Upper West Side, will be making an appearance at the 9/11 Tribute Center in a 45 minute public program about the role of dogs in the fire service.

Lt. James Kirby, and Firefighters John Keaveny and Bobby Stanlewicz of Engine 74 will introduce their Dalmatian and will share their personal stories of their mascot dog’s life at the firehouse. The program is designed to be family friendly and children are welcome. Admission is free but space is limited, reservations are strongly suggested.

 

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Poetry Day at Tribute – Students Share their Poems

April 20, 2016
9/11 Tribute Center
April is National Poetry Month and every year Tribute celebrates the power of poetry to reveal feelings, thoughts and dreams. This year students from area high schools will read poems on “How I can make a difference,” “What I love about New York” and “What I have learned about 9/11.” The event will be hosted by spoken word poet Phil Kaye of Project Voice. Admission is free but space is limited, reservations are strongly suggested.

 

An Architecture of Healing

An Architecture of Healing

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
9/11 Tribute Center
Architect Robert Davidson, FAIA, will give a talk on the early phases of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of 9/11. Davidson, a Senior Vice President at STV Inc., previously worked for the Port Authority for 34 years, and was the Chief Architect for his last 14 years and in 2012 was honored at the AIA National Convention as one of the “Architects of Healing” for his contributions to the post-9/11 redevelopment of public amenities at the World Trade Center.

The talk will explore the opening of the Temporary PATH station, the transportation masterplan that helped launch the complex web of travel options that link Lower Manhattan from East to West, and the Viewing Wall next to the site that included a 9/11 timeline created by the New York State Museum in Albany.

Davidson will discuss the many constituents who participated in the public dialogue about how to revitalize Lower Manhattan, and will highlight the unusually emotion-laden decisions that gave a human and compassionate face to the transportation infrastructure.

 

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Storytelling Presentation with The Moth

March 15, 2016
9/11 Tribute Center
Join storytellers as they reveal how 9/11 impacted their perspective on life. Working with The Moth storytelling group, 9/11 Tribute Center volunteers will present stories that offer an insider understanding of survival, loss and the power of renewal.

 

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3/11 & 9/11 Survivor Stories

March 8, 2016
Asia Society and Museum
The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the ensuing tsunami and nuclear accident created almost unfathomable challenges and trauma for residents of Northern Japan. Five years later, this special Asia Society event will showcase the powerful stories of an outreach program that has joined the survivors, first responders and families of victims from the so-called “3-11” disaster with their counterparts who suffered their own traumas a decade earlier, after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Beginning in 2012, members of the 9/11 Tribute Center, traveled to Japan on missions of compassion and community outreach to share their own experiences of tragedy, loss, recovery and resilience. For four years, these family members, survivors and first responders of the two disasters have traveled back and forth between Japan and the U.S., in an exchange that has yielded profound, life-changing results.

Although the two catastrophes had different causes and impact, the more general issues of coping with large-scale disaster and its repercussions are universal. Asia Society is proud to present “3-11 and 9-11: Survivor Stories” featuring representatives from both communities, a short documentary film, and a conversation about the power of human connection and healing.

 

Stories from the Heart

February 13, 14 & 15, 2016
9/11 Tribute Center
We present “Stories from the Heart”, in which our volunteer guides will share stories that reveal how the love of family and friends creates resilience and strength. This free public program is suitable for all ages.

On Saturday, February retired Firefighter Al Schwartz at 1pm describing his commitment to helping people, and at 2pm, North Tower survivor Gerry Bogacz talks about the deep empathy he has felt from friends and strangers since telling his story every week over the past 14 years.

On Sunday at 1pm, Port Authority employee Maria Malone-Hodges, a survivor of the attacks, will talk about her determination to keep working and at 2pm Kimberly Grieger, who volunteered with the Red Cross and Salvation Army during the recovery, will talk about the dedication of the people working at the site for 9 months.

On Monday at 1pm, neighborhood resident Eileen Green will describe how she supported the recovery workers while helping to keep her own neighborhood alive in the aftermath, and at 2pm Port Authority technical advisor Vic Guarnera will talk about educating the next generation while remembering his colleagues.

 

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Building the Transportation Hub at World Trade Center

January 12, 2016
9/11 Tribute Center
What are the challenges and opportunities of building a spectacular new transportation hub at the World Trade Center? Hear supervising architect Michael D. Garz, who has helped bring to life this unprecedented public space in Lower Manhattan.

With more than 35 years of experience, he is the Co-Director of STV’s Building and Facilities group and oversees the engineering and architectural design of buildings and facilities in New York, New England, and Baltimore.

 

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Rescue Dog Holiday Program

December 30, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Frank Shane, of K-9 Disaster Relief, and his therapy dog Chance will do a presentation on Frank’s beloved canine Nikie who helped recovery workers celebrate the holidays at Ground Zero in December 2001. Children are welcome!

 

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Installation of St. Paul’s Chapel Pew

December 15, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
We are pleased to announce that a segment of a pew from St. Paul’s Chapel will be installed in the 9/11 Tribute Center. This pew was donated to us by Trinity Wall Street in recognition of the work of thousands of people who dedicated themselves to the recovery at the World Trade Center. Its installation at the Tribute Center also recognizes the compassion that poured in from around the world to support the recovery workers.

 

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St. Nicholas National Shrine – Mission & Design

December 7, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Hear an update on the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church into a beautiful national shrine at the corner of Liberty and Greenwich Streets. Jerry Dimitriou of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will share the plans for this historical, spiritual space overlooking the September 11th Memorial.

 

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Storytelling Presentation with The Moth

November 18, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Join eight storytellers as they reveal how 9/11 impacted their perspective on life. Working with The Moth storytelling group, 9/11 Tribute Center volunteers will present stories that offer an insider understanding of survival, loss and the power of renewal.

 

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Stories from the Front: Soldiers Share their Experiences Overseas & Returning Home

Monday, November 9, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
We are excited to be partnering with NYU’s Veterans Writing Workshop for the 5th year to present U.S. military veterans who are honing their writing skills to be able to tell their harrowing and complex stories. The young veterans who participate in this reading have enlisted after 9/11 and have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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Effects of 9/11 on Health: Monitoring & Treatment

October 28, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Michael Crane, Director of the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, on what is known and what is not known about 9/11 and illness. Dr. Crane is an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine and his research has focused on the long-term health consequences of exposure to the World Trade Center disaster.

 

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Educator Open House

October 6, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Learn how this pivotal moment in our history doesn’t have to be taught just on September 11th.

Education staff will be showing presentations and answering questions throughout the evening. Listen to inspirational first-person stories from Those Who Were There. Discuss class visits, distance learning, our online resources, and meet with us about how to incorporate 9/11 into your lessons. We offer limited free class visits to the Tribute Center for NYC Public Schools so bring your calendars and to sign up and save your spot!

 

“9/11 and Its Legacy” multimedia presentation

September 29, 2015
7 World Trade Center
Join us for “9/11 and Its Legacy”, an event in collaboration with Open Show NYC, to present photographers and filmmakers with images on the theme of 9/11.

Photographers will present their work and discuss it, giving the audience a chance to gain greater insight into their artistic and journalistic processes. Presenters include Aristide Economopoulos and Gulnara Samoilova (both featured in our “Journalists & 9/11” exhibit), as well as Danielle Gardner, Andrew Lichtenstein, and Scott Elliott.

Open Show NYC organizes free curated screenings of diverse, compelling work by photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers, and provides an opportunity for the public to interact directly with visual artists and talk about their work.

 

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Dine Out for 9/11 Tribute

September 11, 2015
The 9/11 Tribute Center is excited to announce the inaugural Dine Out for 9/11 Tribute on Friday, September 11, 2015 to raise awareness and funds for our education programs by partnering with New York City’s best restaurants.

Dine Out for 9/11 Tribute took place on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and promotes the mission of the 9/11 Tribute Center. This initiative provides restaurants with an excellent opportunity to highlight their cuisine in support of a worthy cause, and demonstrate their commitment to a revitalized New York.

 

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The Alliance Singers, featuring Michelle Moore of the E-Street Band

September 11, 2015
The Alliance Singers, featuring Michelle Moore of the E Street Band performs at The Stone Pony on Friday, September 11th.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the 9/11 Tribute Center! If you’re at the Jersey Shore, stop by for an entertaining evening and give back!

 

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2015 Texas Robbery Conference

August 5, 2015
Lee Ielpi, Keynote Speaker at 2015 Texas Robbery Conference that provides investigative training for law enforcement and corporate security while promoting the value of partnerships. In a presentation to hundreds of law enforcement, Lee emphasized the importance of learning from history and teaching future generations.

 

What 9/11 Stories Tell

How journalists, historians and your students can reveal the impact of 9/11 through stories and research

July 7 & 8, 2015
Newseum-logologoThis two day workshop, led by 9/11 Tribute Center, Newseum, and Facing History and Ourselves, will illuminate one of the most challenging issues facing today’s students – how do you discern reliable sources of news in the digital age? Workshops will focus on strategies for deconstructing information encountered online, in print and on TV; professional ethics when interviewing people who have experience catastrophe; and the role of journalists as social activists. Lesson plans and online resources, with accompanying Common Core alignments, will be explored.

 

Building Corporate Tribute Benefit

June 24, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Join us for a benefit reception at One World Observatory, at the top of One World Trade Center, honoring Zurich North America’s work in Building Corporate Tribute. The reception will celebrate companies who have sustained lower Manhattan and have meaningful recognitions of 9/11 that instill positive corporate values, highlight their work in creating a culture of corporate remembrance and sustainable service.

Hors-d’oeuvres and open bar cocktails will be available throughout the evening, and as well as a silent auction, featuring donations from such generous contributors such as Delmonico’s Restaurant Group, Walt Disney World Theme Park, Equinox Fitness, Spirit Cruiselines, United States Tennis Association, and many, many more.

 

The Moth Storytelling Presentations

June 3, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Join us for a unique evening of crafted 9/11 stories. Working with The Moth storytelling group, 9/11 Tribute Center volunteers will present short stories, woven together offer an insider understanding of survival, loss and the power of renewal. This event is free to visitors.

Special thanks to Larry Rosen, Cyndi Freeman, and Aaron Wolfe of The Moth Storytelling group, and Cellist Luke Krafka for providing musical accompaniment.

 

Poem in Your Pocket – How 9/11 Changed the World

April 30, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets. Students visiting on this day will have a change to read their poems about 9/11 aloud to visitors.

 

History of the Building of the Twin Towers

April 6, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Architectural historian and author Anthony Robins shares stories of the history and architecture of the original World Trade Center complex. His book “The World Trade Center (Classics of American Architecture)”, originally published in 1987 while the Twin Towers still stood, offered the first serious consideration of the planning and design of the site.

 

MOTH Storytelling Presentations

March 25, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
Join us for a unique evening of crafted 9/11 stories. Working with The Moth storytelling group, 9/11 Tribute Center volunteers will present six short stories, woven together offer an insider understanding of survival, loss and the power of renewal. Understand the impact of 9/11 from residents and those most touched by 9/11.

Our storytellers will include Jim Larsen, Michele Davidson, Gail Langsner, Meryl Marshall, Tom Williams, and Kelly Jane Cotter.

 

Women Who Plan the new World Trade Center

March 10, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
In recognition of Women’s Month, a panel of women who have been involved in the rebuilding and revitalization of the World Trade Center will talk about their roles in a complex project involving the 9/11, the residential, the business, and the tourist communities of the neighborhood, co-presented by the Women’s City Club of New York.

Panelists scheduled are Jennifer Adams-Webb of 9/11 Tribute Center; Sabrina Kanner, Brookfield Office Properties; Jia Dee Li, Port Authority of NY & NJ; Catherine McVay Hughes, Manhattan CB1; Ambra Melendez, Ironworker Local 361; and Marie Sullivan, Operating Engineer, Local 15.

 

Rescue Dogs & 9/11

February 15, 2015
9/11 Tribute Center
A canine expert and his canine partner will talk about the role of dogs during the rescue and recovery at the World Trade Center in 2001.

 

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Soldiers’ Stories from the Front

November 12, 2014
9/11 Tribute Center
A Marine Corps officer, 2 Army vets and a Navy vet from NYU’s Veterans Writing Workshop shared profound, humorous, and painful stories of their deployment in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. Tribute Center volunteer Jim Kazalis, himself a Marine Corps vet who served in Vietnam, opened the evening by saying that 3000 years ago, Homer acknowledged the challenges of both being at war and returning home in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Veteran readers were Matt DuPre, Jeremy Warneke, Tom Williams and Nebojsa Zlatanovic.

 

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Rebuilding the FDNY after 9/11

October 7, 2014
9/11 Tribute Center
Presented in collaboration with Pace University. Former NYC Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and FDNY Chief of Department Edward Kilduff discussed traditions and innovations that helped them move forward after the loss of 343 members on 9/11.

 

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Surviving the Unexpected – Survivors from the World Trade Center

September 29, 2014
9/11 Tribute Center
Two survivors who saved each other in the South Tower, Brian Clark and Stanley Praimnath, recounted their story. Dr. Craig L. Katz, psychiatrist, and founding director of the mental health program for 9/11 responders at Mount Sinai and Mark Monchek, Chief Opportunity Officer from the Opportunity Lab, who aided Eurobrokers personnel after 9/11, provided insight into the recovery process.

 

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Journalists Who Covered 9/11

September 8, 2014
9/11 Tribute Center
Presented in collaboration with Pace University. Journalists reflected on reporting on story while they themselves were in danger and on the changes in journalism since 9/11. Panelists included: Allison Gilbert, Richard Drew, David Handschuh, Phil Hirschkorn, Andrew Kirtzman, and Mitch Stevens.

 

Search and Rescue Dogs at the World Trade Center event

Search and Rescue Dogs at the World Trade Center

February 9, 2014
9/11 Tribute Center
Officer Robert McArdle and Clancy of the NYPD Transit Police K-9 Unit recounts his work with his 2 canine partners during the recovery at the site.
Photo courtesy Stephanie E. Santana for the Tribeca Trib.

 

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers event

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

September 30, 2013
9/11 Tribute Center
Authors Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn discuss the researching and writing of their book.

 

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MOTH Storytelling Presentations

May 8, 2013
9/11 Tribute Center
9/11 Tribute Center Tour Guides Katie McDonnell, Rita Pearl, Caitlin Langone, Jim Giaccone, and Cheryl Fields tell their 9/11 stories at a MOTH storytelling program.

 

Little Syria: Lower Manhattan Before the World Trade Center event

“Little Syria”: Lower Manhattan Before the World Trade Center

April 30, 2013
9/11 Tribute Center
Author Linda Jacobs shows photographs of the neighborhood south of the World Trade Center which was known as “Little Syria” in the late 1800s – the 1940s.

 

Stories from the Front: Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan Read their Writing event

Stories from the Front: Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan Read their Writing

November 19, 2012
9/11 Tribute Center
Army Vet Brandon Caro, participant in NYU Creative Writing Program’s Veterans’ Writing Workshop, shares his work at this event.

 

Sadako's Crane Dedication event

Sadako’s Crane Dedication

May 3, 2010
9/11 Tribute Center
Yuji Sasaki and Masahiro Sasaki greet author Eleonor Coerr who wrote Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

 

Women at Ground Zero event

Women at Ground Zero

March 23, 2010
9/11 Tribute Center
Brenda Berkman, Retired FDNY Captain, signs copies of Women at Ground Zero, at a talk by the book’s co-author Mary Carouba, NYPD Lieutenant Terry Tobin, and Firefighter Regina Wilson.

 

Pilgrimage to the World Trade Center Site: A Multifaith Perspective event

Pilgrimage to the World Trade Center Site: A Multifaith Perspective

December 7, 2008
9/11 Tribute Center
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Rev. Kevin Madigan, Imam Khalid Latif, Rev. T.K. Nakagaki, and Rev. Chloe Breyer discuss the impulse to bear witness and pray at the site.

 

Dreaming the Impossible with Guy Tozzoli and Philippe Petit event

Dreaming the Impossible

November 18, 2007
9/11 Tribute Center
Guy Tozzoli, who worked with the Port Authority to build the World Trade Center, and highwire artist Philippe Petit reminisce about their encounter in August 1974.

 

Songs of Tribute with PS 22 Chorus event

Songs of Tribute

October 18, 2007
9/11 Tribute Center
Students from PS 22 Chorus perform songs of tribute to September 11th.