9/11: 10 Years Later
Tenth Anniversary Memorial Events Calendar
It’s a day that will never be forgotten by anyone who lived through 9/11/2001. On that day, al-Qaeda terrorists drove two airplanes into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City killing everyone on board and almost 3000 people inside the buildings. A third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon and another one in rural Pennsylvania. Now 10 years later, we remember the horror we witnessed and pay homage to the strength that ensued with a variety of events and ceremonies throughout Miami.
Frost Museum Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Images of the American Flag from the smallest grocery in Chinatown to the majestic buildings along Park Avenue in New York City will be projected onto the exterior façade of the Frost Museum showing how Americans expressed their unity after the 911 tragedy.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum
11200 S.W. 8th Street
WhatRemains – a Lecture by Vicki Goldberg
Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Former New York Times photography critic, Vicki Goldberg, will give apublic lecture in conjunction with MAM’s exhibition Focus Gallery: JoelMeyerowitz – Aftermath. Goldberg is one of the leading voices in the fieldof photography. She is the author of several books on the subject and hascontributed texts to numerous monographs. Free for MAM members, police,firefighters and emergency personnel; and $8 museum admission for all others.Parking available at 50 N.W. 2nd Avenue – $5 with Museum validation.
Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
Reflections on Loss and Commemoration
September 8 – 30
The Wolfsonian–FIU will join Florida International University to mark the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001 by unveiling Reflections on Loss and Commemoration, an installation of objects on view through September 30. The installation is part of a larger university-wide initiative that commemorates the tenth anniversary of the tragedy with a series of events held across the various campuses at FIU during the month of September. Reflections on Loss and Commemoration explores how humans record and commemorate disaster, tragedy, and loss through the visual arts. The Wolfsonian is open Mon, Tues, Sat & Sun from noon to 6 p.m. and Thurs & Fri from noon to 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. Pictured: Sculpture, Le Baiser de la Victoire [Kiss of Victory], 1925; Marcel Wolfers (Belgian, 1886-1976), Brussels, Belgium; Wood, 47 x 20 x 19 inches; The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection.
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
World Trade Center Artifacts Unveiled
Friday, September 9 at 9 a.m.
A decade after the 9/11 attacks, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will host a remembrance ceremony and unveil two World Trade Center steel artifacts donated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. MDC is the only higher education institution in the State of Florida to receive artifacts from the World Trade Center. Deputy Assistant Chief John W. Norman, FDNY (Ret.), who was in the Special Operations Command (SOC), and served as search and rescue manager for the World Trade Center Operations, will be the keynote speaker. The entire community is invited to attend and share in this milestone memorial.
11380 N.W. 27 Avenue, Building 4000
Leonardo Hidalgo – Remembering Heroes of America
Friday & Saturday, September 9 & 10 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Artist Leonardo Hidalgo will present The Art Exhibition for a National Cause to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City. The exhibition will kick-off with an event on Friday that will especially honor City of Miami Firefighters who will be in attendance. Drinks will be provided for the first hour by Mandarine Napoleon and hors d’oeuvres come courtesy of Puntino restaurant. Please RSVP to attend the private reception or call for a private tour. The exhibition will be on view from August 29 to September 15. Read SocialMiami’s expanded coverage of Leonardo Hidalgo’s 9/11 exhibtion.
Cafeina – Wynwood Exhibition Center
297 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District
Tunnel to Towers 5k Run
Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 a.m.
Held annually in New York City to honor the 343 firefighters and first responders who lost their lives on 9/11, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run is coming to Fort Lauderdale. Sponsored by Patriot National Insurance Group, the event will commemorate the 10th anniversary of this fateful day. The Tunner to Towers Run recreates the final footsteps of off-duty firefighter Stephen Siller who was last seen running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with 75 pounds of gear strapped to his back en route to the World Trade Center after the attacks. More than 30 communities have signed up to hold a Tunnel to Towers Run with the ultimate goal of having a run in 343 different cities across the nation. It’s your chance to come together and remember the sacrifices of that day, as well as the sacrifice and courage being shown every day by our service men and women. Visit tunneltotowersfortlauderdale5k.com for more information and to register to race. Cost is $25 per person to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Special Operations Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Intersection of Las Olas & Andrews Avenue
Miami Beach Ceremony
Sunday, September 11 at 3 p.m.
The Office of the Mayor and the City of Miami Beach Commission will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. The ceremony will include tributes by the Miami Beach Police and Fire Department Honor Guard, as well as a tribute performance of the National Anthem by Nicole Henry. Additionally, there will be a reading of victims’ names, and the raising of a new U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol.
Miami Beach City Hall
18th Street and Convention Center Drive
Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem
Sunday, September 11 at 7:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Choir will present Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The choir will be accompanied by organ and by an orchestra consisting of the Passacaglia String Quartet, and members of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
1750 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, September 11 at 7:30 pm
UM President Donna E. Shalala and members of the University of Miami community will hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of September 11. The ceremony will honor the nearly 3,000 people who perished in the attacks in New York City, the Pentagon and in rural Pennsyvlvania.
University of Miami Campus
The Rock in front of the UM Bookstore
1306 Stanford Drive