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.

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Upcoming Events

MOTH Storytelling Presentations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
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.


History of the Building of the Twin Towers

Monday, April 6, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
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.


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

Thursday, April 30, 2015 – 11:00 am
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.


Highlighted Previous Events

Women Who Plan the new World Trade Center

March 10, 2015
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
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.


Soldiers’ Stories from the Front

November 12, 2014
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.


Rebuilding the FDNY after 9/11

October 7, 2014
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.


Surviving the Unexpected – Survivors from the World Trade Center

September 29, 2014
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.


Journalists Who Covered 9/11

September 8, 2014
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
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
Authors Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn discuss the researching and writing of their book.

MOTH storytelling presentation May 2013 event

MOTH Storytelling Presentations

May 8, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Students from PS 22 Chorus perform songs of tribute to September 11th.