Some readers have been asking about events related to the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Aside from the official city plans, which include moments of silence, reading of victims' names and time for the families to lay flowers at Ground Zero, as well as the lighting of Tribute in Light, a number of organizations and groups have events all weekend and on Monday. For instance, the September 11 Memorial Quilts will be dedicated tomorrow at the Marriott Financial Center, the World Trade Center Survivor's Network will plant a "Survivor Tree" in City Hall Park on Sunday, New York Buddhist Church will have a floating lighted lantern ceremony at Houston and the Hudson River on Monday.
There are many other events on Monday - the Juilliard Orchestra and Choral Union performing Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall (performance is free), a concert will be held at the British Memorial Garden at Hanover Square (Prince Andrew is attending), Pace University has a vigil, and the New School has readings and conversations with Bob Kerrey and other writers and artists As for the media, there are a number of special programs for Monday, including President Bush speaking to the nation at 9PM. CNN is rebroadcasting their September 11 coverage online, and 1010 WINS will have a special online-only, commercial-free broadcast.
Some links with more listings: About.com's NYC page, Voices of September 11th and Families of September 11. There are also other events, art exhibits, screenings and more this month, such as the Tunnel to Towers Run on September 24, which benefits children who have lost one or both parents, the Brooklyn Historical Society's photography exhibit of Twin Towers images, and New Yorkers for Parks will be distributing daffodil bulbs for planting - register here. And if you know of any events or listings of events, please let us know in the comments.
Photograph of the "Field of Flags" in Inwood Hill Park by Shiho Fukada/AP; the field will be open for visitors starting today through Monday