On Sept. 11 at
7 pm, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will commemorate the anniversary
of the World Trade Center attacks by lighting an eternal flame
at the Sphere memorial in Battery Park, and the event will be
broadcast live to a location in each of the five boroughs. Brooklynites
are invited to watch the broadcast live at the Prospect Park
The event will continue with live performances at the band shell
by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
(pictured) and other artists.
City Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said at Tuesday’s
opening of the new Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy on Pacific Street,
that she has been hearing about the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for
10 years and the chorus was chosen to perform at the important
event in part because "their new CD’s recording of ’Amazing
Grace’ brought tears to the eyes of the battle-hardened staff"
who are programming the concerts in the five boroughs.
Bring a candle and a chair or blanket. Enter the park at Prospect
Park West and Ninth Street. The concert will conclude at 9 pm.
The event is free.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010