Queens 9/11 Events

Queens 9/11 Events
Anthony Fasce, 5, of Bayside stands alongside mom Mia at the Bayside Hills Civic Association’s 9/11 ceremony along Bell Boulevard and the Horace Harding Expressway.

Memorial — IX XI

Date: Thursday, Sept. 1, to Tuesday, Jan. 31

Place: Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside

Info: Artist Ultra Violet pays respect to the 9/11 tragedy.

Contact: (718) 631-6396

This Is Personal

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 6, to Friday, Oct. 14

Place: Queens College Art Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Info: More than 3,000 post-9/11 New York City items and 500 event-related autographs gathered by autograph collector Michael Ragsdale will be on view.

Contact: (718) 997-5597, [email protected]

Bayside Historical Society 9/11 Exhibit

Date: Ongoing starting Wednesday, Sept. 7

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Place: Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten Park, Bayside

Info: The new exhibit commemorates the world-changing events of Sept. 11, 2001, including their impact on and subsequent response from the neighborhoods of northeast Queens.

Contact: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org

Annual Candlelight Ceremony in Astoria Heights

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Memorial grove in McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and Grand Central Parkway, Astoria Heights

Info: The United Community Civic Association and the Port Authority of NY & NJ will hold a vigil and dedicate a steel beam from the World Trade Center.

Maspeth World Trade Center Memorial

Date: Friday, Sept. 9

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Place: Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street and Grand Avenue, Maspeth

Info: Honored will be those who gave their lives or whose lives were taken in the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2001. This year, a piece of steel from the fallen WTC will be unveiled.

Rescue 4 corner renamed “Boulevard of Bravery”

Date: Friday, Sept. 9

Time: 12 p.m.

Place: 64-18 Queens Blvd., Woodside (65th Street and Queens Boulevard)

Info: Electeds and Rescue 4 members will honor firefighters working at Rescue 4 who died on Sept. 11.

Remembrance of Sept. 11 Art Exhibit

Date: Saturday, Sept. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 23

Place: LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City

Info: In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, LaGuardia Community College is hosting a multi-media exhibition of 14 artists from Lower Manhattan who were eyewitnesses of the tragic events, including one who died while working in the North Tower when it was struck. Along with the major exhibition is a collection of works by students, alumni and faculty.

Contact: (718) 482-5055

Annual York Fest

Date: Saturday, Sept. 10

Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica

Info: Come for a free concert, refreshments, tours and a meeting with local elected officials at the 45th anniversary celebration of the college. A commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will also be held

Contact: (718) 278-0700, [email protected]

A Conversation About 9/11 & Service

Date: Saturday, Sept. 10

Time: 1 p.m.

Place: Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria

Info: Join the GAHS for a discussion regarding the way service has made a difference in people’s lives, through connection and transformation. Ric Burns’ documentary “New York” will also be shown.

Contact: (718) 262-2000

Ground Zero Steel Unveiling

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 8 a.m.

Place: Tribute Park, 116th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park

Info: A special ceremony will be held in which a 3-ton piece of steel from Ground Zero will be placed in the park.

Memorial Bike Ride

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Place: Francis Lewis Park, 3rd Avenue, Whitestone

Info: Whitestonevillage.com is sponsoring a bike ride to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The bike run will be from Francis Lewis Park and end at Little Bay Park. Food and beverages will be served at the end of the bike run. All you need to do is show up with your bicycle.

Contact: whitestonevillage.com

Quaker Service

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Old Quaker Meetinghouse, 137-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Info: Quakers invite all to join us for worship and a time of quiet contemplation and reflection. Come when you can, leave when you want.

Contact: (718) 358-9636

Where We Are Today

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Place: Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside

Info: Presented by Rabbi Shlomo Blockstein and Cantor Victor Wortman.

Contact: (718) 428-6363

September 11

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, to Monday, January 9, 2012

Time: Opening reception Sept. 11, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

Info: MoMA PS1 presents a major exhibition reflecting upon the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the ways they have altered how we see and experience the world in their wake.

Contact: [email protected]

Special Glen Oaks Village 9/11 Memorial Dedication

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Tribute Triangle Park, Little Neck Parkway and 75th Avenue, Glen Oaks

Info: Glen Oaks Village has just constructed a beautiful park to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Contact: (917) 604-4273

Annual 9/11 Memorial Concert

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point

Info: Program includes local choirs, a violin performance, a soloist, lighting of memorial concert, planting of the Tree of Life and Hope, bag pipes by Frank Feeley, “Let There be Peace on Earth” sung by Girl Scout Troop No. 4399 and refreshments.

Contact: (718) 358-0067, [email protected]

Shakespeare in Kew Gardens Cinemas Park

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Place: Kew Gardens Cinemas Park, Austin Street off Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens

Info: A troupe of 10 actors will transform versatile Kew Gardens Cinemas Park into a Shakespearean theater. Expect a scene from “The Comedy of Errors,” two pieces from “Henry V,” sonnets as well as sword play and official period music by Garald Farnham of “The Good Pennyworths.” In case of rain, the show will go on at the Bliss Cafe, at 82-60 Austin St.

Contact: (917) 881-3358, [email protected]

Community 9/11 Memorial Worship

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 4 p.m.

Place: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 90-04 175th St., Jamaica

Info: The church’s doors will be open for the community in order to remember the tragic events of 10 years ago.

Contact: (718) 639-7452, [email protected]

9/11 Commemoration and Tribute to Richard Allen Perlman

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Place: Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 92-29 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills

Info: The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be conducting a special commemorative service for those who perished on 9/11 during the attacks. Special tribute will be paid to Richard Allen Perlman, an FHVAC member of service who lost his life while trying to rescue others at the World Trade Center.

Contact: (718) 793-2055, [email protected]

10th Anniversary Candlelight Vigil

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Place: Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard South between 77th and 78th streets, Middle Village

Info: The 9/11 Vigil Committee of Queens Inc. is holding an event with music, poems and reflection for all the lives lost and for all the heroes of that day. Organizers ask that attendees bring a candle, flashlight, blanket and chair.

Contact: [email protected]

Bayside Hills Civic Association 9/11 Ceremony

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Bell Blvd. and the Horace Harding Expwy. in Bayside

Info: The Bayside Hills Civic Association is scheduled to hold their annual 9/11 commemoration. Firefighters, activists and elected officials are scheduled to attend. All are welcome. American flags will be distributed, but attendees are asked to bring memorial candles.

Contact: [email protected]

New York Mets Remembrance Ceremony

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Citi Field, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing

Info: John Franco will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Mike Piazza before the Mets host the Chicago Cubs. Mets players will pay tribute to New York City’s uniformed service men and women by wearing caps representing their organizations.

Contact: 718-565-4330, [email protected]

Make Believe — A Tribute to Jerome Kern

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11; rain date Monday, Sept. 12

Place: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Info: As part of the citywide September Concert in remembrance of 9/11, the little Opera Theatre of NY will present a free concert of songs and scenes dedicated to the work of Jerome Kern. Selections will include highlights from the landmark musicals “Showboat” and “Sally” and beloved standards like “A Fine Romance” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”

Contact: (718) 956-1819

9/11 Remembered

Date: Monday, Sept. 12

Time:  p.m.

Place: Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria

Info: A photo exhibit by Steve Spak of his work during the recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

Contact: (718) 278-0700, [email protected]

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