9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.
The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College in Lower Manhattan is hosting Top of the World, an exhibit on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks. The exhibit opened on November 12, 2013 (coinciding with the opening of 4 WTC) and is ongoing. Top of the World consists of photographs and works by more than a dozen artists that document the rebuilding efforts. Photos were taken at the site, many from inside the…Find out more »
The Commissioning of the USS Somerset, the Navy ship honoring the crew and passengers of United Flight 93, will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The public is invited to attend the ceremony by requesting free tickets online. Originally, the deadline to obtain tickets was in November 2013, but some last-minute tickets have become available. To request these tickets, please contact Janet Vatavuk at email@example.com or 814-467-5137. A bus will be leaving Somerset County for Philadelphia on Friday,…Find out more »
The second Music for Newtown auction will be held live from Wednesday, January 22, 2014 to Wednesday, January 29, 2014. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Resiliency Center of Newtown, a project of Tuesday’s Children. Bidding will take place here. You can see the items up for auction here. Music for Newtown supports victims’ families and the community of Newtown, CT as they cope with the aftermath of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.…Find out more »
Colin Flood, who is 7, has been battling leukemia for the last two years. He is the son of Kevin Flood, a retired firefighter from Engine 210, who served with the FDNY during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Colin was first diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia on December 24, 2012. He received chemotherapy and then underwent a bone marrow transfusion. He had been in remission until October 2013, when unfortunately the cancer returned. Colin has…Find out more »
On Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00am, a plaque dedication will be held honoring the memory of Firefighter Charles L. Jones III, of Ladder 165, who died on January 29, 2013 of esophageal cancer contracted during his work at the World Trade Center recovery effort. The dedication will take place in the quarters of E-317and L-165. All off-duty members and their families are invited to attend. Members are requested to attend in dress uniform. E-317/L-165 117-11 196th Street Queens, NYFind out more »
A notice to residents of Lower Manhattan – as part of the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl, there will be fireworks near Liberty Island tonight, Monday, January 27, 2014, at roughly 8:40pm. In the event of poor weather conditions, the fireworks will be shown at 8:40pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, many residents of Lower Manhattan find unexpected explosions disturbing.Find out more »