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3 WAYS TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11


The crowd responds to dancers at Lincoln Center.

Monday will mark the 16th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, and there are a few ways to commemorate the day on the Upper West Side.

Starting at 8:15 a.m., more than 100 dancers will perform “The Table of Silence” in Josie Robertson Plaza in the middle of Lincoln Center. The piece was designed by choreographer and dancer Jacqulyn Buglisi, and has been performed for the last several years. It will also be live-streamed here.

At The Intrepid, volunteers will pack meals for more than 500,000 people in Houston and New York. More here.

A benefit concert called “Discover India” will be held at the Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center at 6:30 p.m. “Over 40 artists from 15 countries will come together in a stunning fusion of classical dance, live music, aerial acrobatics, theatre, and martial arts to present a 3-hour foray into the heart of Indian cultural expression… The show is remarkably broad in its range – it will include Bharatnatyam, ballet, hip hop, mantra music, classical music, jazz, amongst others. The proceeds from this show will be donated to the Feal Good Foundation, an organization that supports and advocates for first responders injured in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and facing catastrophic health issues.” More here.

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    1. Frank says:

      How about a fourth way to commemorate the date? A visit to a house of worship for meditative or contemplative prayer…or is “prayer” too far out of style?

      • OriginalMark says:

        Frank – I think the article is highlighting special, organized activities for people to commemorate together.
        Your idea is, of course, perfectly fine for people who pray.

        • Frank says:

          Agreed. But could not the article have included the many houses of worship of all faiths throughout the city, especially on the UWS, which had organized activities – perhaps even prayers – among the organized activities for people to commemorate together?

    2. Mark Moore says:

      It really feels like 9/11 outside today. Remember how sunny and crisp it was that day? Just like today.

      • Bruce Bernstein says:

        indeed, i remember the clear blue sky on 9/11/2001. i watched the entire thing unfold from Union Square.

        • dannyboy says:

          The windows on our office building got blown out. People who’d worked for me killed. Other deaths became known much later.

          The thought that came to mind walking along the river was that there would be a cry for revenge against many for this.

          Turns out that’s what happened. And there went our decency.