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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MOTH Storytelling Presentations
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6pm
9/11 Tribute Center Tour Guides present their thoughtfully edited stories.
Highlighted Previous Events
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
Photo courtesy Stephanie E. Santana for the Tribeca Trib
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.
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 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
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
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
May 3, 2010
Yuji Sasaki and Masahiro Sasaki greet author Eleonor Coerr who wrote Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.
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
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
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
October 18, 2007
Students from PS 22 Chorus perform songs of tribute to September 11th.