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On Sunday, New York City marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Dozens of events will be held around the city in recognition, including performances, lectures and concerts. Here's some you may want to attend, either before, during or after Sept. 11:
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens
The opening of the official 9/11 Memorial begins with a ceremony for the relatives of the victims on Sunday. Starting the next day, the memorial will be open to the public; admission is free, but reservations are required (click on the website to reserve a visitor pass).
New York Historical Society: Remembering 9/11
After a nine-month renovation, the NY Historical Society re-opens its doors starting September 8 with their Remembering 9/11 exhibit. The free exhibit will include selections of photos from amateur and professional photographers from the aftermath of the attacks, including the New York Times series “Portraits of Grief.” Written letters to firefighters and police officers will also be on display, as well as drawings of the September 11 Memorial design by architect Michael Arad.
Brooklyn Museum: Ten Years Later
Starting on Wednesday, the Brooklyn Museum will be opening an installation honoring the heroes of the attacks. The exhibit will showcase the art of Michael Richards, who died in the 9/11 attacks, and Christroph Draeger. Draeger’s work will include a giant jigsaw puzzle, which is a reflection of the memory of the event through press images.
City Winery 9/11 Health Now
This SoHo wine bar is celebrating the tenth anniversary with a concert, including singers like Teddy Thompson, Marshall Crenshaw, Richard Baron, Loudon Wainwright and many more. During the event, all profits will go to 9/11 Health Now Mission. This Mission aids the volunteers and victims who are suffering from toxic exposure to Ground Zero and the 9/11 attacks.
Guggenheim 10 Years of Terror
On Sept 9, 12, and 13, the Guggenheim screens "Ten Years of Terror," a series that examines the ramifications of September 11 attacks in the present. The screenings will be in the Sackler Center for Arts Education and are free with museum admission. Directors Brad Evans and Simon Critchley will follow each screening with a Q&A.
Arts World Financial Read-a-thon
The Brooke Jackman foundation hosts their second Read-a-Thon literacy celebration on Sept. 10 from 12-2 p.m. The event also includes music by Bari Koral Family Rock Band and Care Bears on Fire, poetry by Justin Long-Moton and Ishmael Islam, and uniformed 9/11 heroes.
Donald Rumsfeld on 9/11 at the 92Y
The 92Y hosts several 9/11 lectures during the month of September, including a talk with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Sept. 8, discussing the tenth anniversary of the attacks and answering the question, "Is the U.S. safer than it was was 10 years ago?" Expect some contentious answers, and check out the 92Y site for additional programming, including a Sunday memorial service.
Special production of 'The Guys'
The Flea Theater presents special performances of 'The Guys,' starring Sigourney Weaver and Tom Wopat, to benefit the FDNY foundation. 'The Guys' is based on a dialogue between a fire captain who lost men in the Twin Towers and an editor writing eulogies for his fallen colleagues. The show takes places at various Lower Manhattan venues on Sept. 6-9.
9/11 Mural Dedication – Fall Street Festival
On Sept. 10, Woodside on the Move reveals the 61st Street Mural in commemoration of the tenth anniversary. The mural will be presented in the Fall Street Fair Festival at 11 a.m. on the corner 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
The Sept. 11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert
New York Chamber Music Festival and Symphony Space hosts a free concert, featuring performances from the Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as appearances by John McEnroe, Reverend Al Sharpton, Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Law & Order actor B.D. Wong (who hosts). The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.