Our guide to 9-11 memorial events

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This Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events.


The September Concert Series will host a classical music performance in honor of 9-11 victims at Borough Hall on Sept. 10 from noon–1 pm.

The Holmes Brothers will also play as part of the memorial series at the Commons at Metrotech Center on Sept. 10 from 12:30–2 pm.

Borough Hall [209 Joralemon St. at Court Street in Downtown, (718) 802-3700]; Commons at Metrotech Center [Jay Street at Myrtle Avenue in Downtown, (718) 875-1780].


There will also be a memorial mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica [250 Cathedral Pl. near Jay Street in Downtown, (718) 852-4002] on Sept. 11 at noon. For info, visit


The Brooklyn Arts council will host a memorial poetry reading to remember the thousands of victims lost on 9-11 at P.S. Bookshop on Sept. 9 from 7–8:30 pm. Local poets and residents will read poems about the tragedy, how it affected them, and how they coped during and after. All the poems will be permanently saved in an archive.

French Horn Nation will play at Bubby’s in DUMBO to honor the victims of 9-11 on Sept. 10 from 4:30–6 pm.

P.S. Bookstore [76 Front Rd. at Washington Street in DUMBO, (718) 222-3340]; Bubby’s [1 Main Street at Plymouth Street in DUMBO, (718) 222-0666].


Bargemusic will also host a memorial concert featuring music by several classical composers such as Bach, Chopin, and Beethoven at the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge.

Fulton Ferry Landing [2 Old Fulton St. at Furman Street in DUMBO, (718) 624-2083]. Sept. 11 at 8 pm. Free. For info, visit

Park Slope

The Rev. Thomas Ahern will preside over the yearly 9-11 memorial mass at St. Augustine Church on Sept. 11 at 11 am.

St. Augustine Church [116 Sixth Ave. between Sterling and Park places in Park Slope, (718) 852-4002], Sept. 11 at 11 am. Free. For info, visit

Red Hook

To remember a courageous Brooklyn firefighter who gave his life on 9-11, the Stephen Siller “Tunnel to Tower” run will take place again this year on Sept. 26 in Coffey Park in Red Hook.

The run follows the path that Siller, from Park Slope’s Squad 1, took on 9-11 after he found out that the towers had been struck. He wanted to help, but couldn’t get out of Brooklyn due to traffic. Instead of waiting, he abandoned his car and ran through the Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero, where he lost his life.

Actor John Turturro will MC the event for the eighth year, comedian Dennis Miller will participate, and former Mayor Giuliani will be there, too.

The five-kilometer run begins at the Gowanus approach to the Tunnel at 9:30 am. Registration is $50 through Sept. 22, and $60 afterwards. All proceeds go to charity. Online registrations closes on Sept. 25. For more info, visit


Star ’69, a Grateful Dead cover band, will play at Funk Rooftop on Sept. 11 from 4–10 pm. The band will be joined by Cold Flavor Repair and Tom Phonic as part of the September Concert series.

Funk Rooftop (885 Park Ave. between Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Broadway in Bushwick, no phone).

Updated 5:20 pm, July 9, 2018
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