Events to Commemorate 9/11

By Lindsay Garten

Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It is without a doubt that this day will bring about a lot of sad memories for all of us. For those of you who would like to commemorate the tragedy, The Nine Ways of Knowing would like to share with you a list of special events happening on campus and within the greater New York City area. In addition to attending these events, students may add individual reflections to Barnard’s Facebook page. These are just some of the events happening around the city, please comment or email us if you know of more events we should add.

1. Columbia University Commemoration 9:45 a.m. on Low Plaza, College Walk
2. Ten Years After: The Legacy of 9/11 in American Culture, Columbia University, The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
3. Trinity Wall Street is hosting many events throughout the day, with the first, a ring of the Bell of Hope, at 8:46 a.m.
4. While it many be difficult to attend, there will be a memorial at the World Trade Center Site from 8:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Musical Performances1. The Joyce Theater September 11 Commemorative Performance. From the Joyce Theater’s website: The Joyce Theater Foundation will present two free performances on September 10 and 11 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, featuring the Limon Dance Company with Voices of Ascension, the Paul Taylor Dance Company with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, a solo by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Matthew Rushing, a new duet by Jessica Lang, and more. Performances are free.

2. The Wordless Music Orchestra will perform William Basinski’s ambient masterwork “Disintegration Loop 1.1,” at 3:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. This performance will also feature Ingram Marshall’s “Fog Tropes II” for string quartet and tape, Osvaldo Golijov’s “Tenebrae” for string quartet, and Alfred Schnittke’s “Collected Songs Where Every Verse is Filled with Grief.”

Art Exhibitions
1. Faces of Ground Zero: 10 Years Later: To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Joe McNally’s photographs, “Faces of Ground Zero, Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2011” will be on display at the Time Warner Center.
2. “September 11”, at MoMa PS1 (on Long Island): This art exhibition serves as a memorial of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
3. Ten Years Later Ground Zero Remembered: The Brooklyn Museum has a sculpture from the late Michael Richards’ Tuskegee airmen series, as well as a jigsaw board image of Ground Zero after the disaster, by Christoph Draeger.  
4. “The Twin Towers and the City”: Exhibition of images of the World Trade Center by Camilo José Vergara and eight paintings by Romain de Plas.
5. The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a 9/11 commemorative quilt by Faith Ringold and New York City students on display. At 2:00 P.M. in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Ringold will be there to discuss the quilt.
Lindsay is a junior at Barnard College and Editor-in-Chief of The Nine Ways of Knowing.