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 »
Weathersfield, CT has lit Christmas Eve luminarias for 39 years. Again this year, the Keane Foundation is selling luminaria kits to make it easy to participate in this beautiful tradition. Kits include a 14-hour candle, special bag, and instructions. Each kit is $1.50. All funds raised will support the Keane Foundation 9/11 Memorial Sports Center, which honors Richard “Dick” Keane, who was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 in Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. Kits…Find out more »
Somerset Medical Center in NJ is holding the annual PO Tom Gorman Memorial Blood Drive throughout the month of December at the Somerville hospital to honor Port Authority Police Officer Thomas Gorman, a regular blood donor at the hospital who was killed saving others during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Officer Gorman’s last blood donation blood on September 10, 2001, the day before he was murdered. Because of that and because his birthday was in December, Somerset Medical…Find out more »
Members of the FDNY’s Phoenix Society are collecting supplies to send to the Philippines for relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. New Yorkers are urged to donate items at any FDNY firehouse or EMS station. The group indicates urgent needs include ready-to-eat meals, non-perishable food, hygiene products, baby diapers and wipes, medical supplies, over-the-counter medications, and mosquito repellant and bed nets. They request all donations be received by Dec. 15. Learn more or contact the Phoenix Society.Find out more »
The FDNY Community Mayors needs volunteers for Operation Santa Claus at JFK International Airport, Hangar 19, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:30am, and for set-up the day before on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:30am. Park at the hangar but check the website bulletin at www.communitymayors.org for any updates or changes.Find out more »
The John Jay Center on Terrorism will present their last seminar of the year on Friday, December 13, from 3:00 to 5:00 in Room 630 of John Jay College. The guest speaker will be the research psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton. He is professor emeritus at John Jay College, after a career spent at Yale and Harvard. His wide-ranging work includes studies of Hiroshima survivors, posttraumatic stress disorder among Vietnam veterans, the atrocities committed by Nazi-era doctors, and the Japanese cult,…Find out more »