9/11 Memorial Preview Site

Your Pass to Downtown Culture (Update X2)

Several of Manhattan’s downtown museums have banded together to create the Downtown Culture Pass — a three day, all-access pass to eight downtown cultural attractions.   With the Downtown Culture Pass, pass holders will be granted free admission to participating museums, discounts in museum shops and local restaurants, and reduced ticket rates for the Wall Street Walks walking tour. Updated: Check out what DNAinfo.com reported on the passes  Read more »

9/11 Memorial’s Architect to headline dynamic speakers series

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad this month will detail what inspired him to design a national tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks in 2001 and 1993 as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series. Arad will share early designs of the memorial in the event called "Realizing the 9/11 Memorial" at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 10., at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.RSVP  Read more »

Video: 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series

 In case you missed it: New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian read a powerful selection of 9/11-themed poems  at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speakers series. The event was filmed in HD for online audiences and is being brought to The MEMO blog readers by WNET.ORG's Thirteen Forum.    Read more »

Video: Mysterious $10k donation to 9/11 Memorial is 'Hope in a Box'

This week an anonymous donor stuffed $10,000 cash in a small donation box at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. The windfall was a stunning surprise and the largest cash donation ever. Since discovering the money in the box, which typically receives loose change and small bills, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels has been expressing his gratitude to this unknown benefactor. In case you missed it, here's how the New York Post reported the story.  Read more »

Anonymous Donor Leaves $10k in Cash for 9/11 Memorial

The facade of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St. (Photo by Amy Dreher)Someone's kindness knows no bounds.  An anonymous gift-giver left $10,000 in cash in a small donation box at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St.  Typically, the box receives small donations such as pennies and a few dollars. Imagine the surprise when the preview site staff discovered this sizable and generous gift.While we don't know who left the donation, everyone with the 9/11 Memorial is grateful that someone acknowledges the importance of supporting this national tribute.    Read more »

Best-selling Author Peter Balakian Ushers in Return of Engaging Speakers Series

New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian read a powerful selection of 9/11-themed poems yesterday at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speakers series. The poems conjured up feelings and imagery of the World Trade Center before and after the attacks.Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times  Read more »

Come Hear Best-Selling Author Read 9/11-themed prose tonight in speakers series

New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian will read a selection of 9/11-themed poems tonight at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series.It's not too late to RSVP for this event and others in this dynamic series.Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times  Read more »

RSVP Now For Speakers Series Featuring Best-Selling Author

RSVP now to hear New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian read a selection of 9/11-themed poems tomorrow at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. Balakian is kicking off the fall and winter lineup for the well-received "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series.Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times  Read more »

'9/11, Today and Tomorrow' Speakers Series Resumes with Best-Selling Author, RSVP Now

  The well-received "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series returns this fall with New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian.RSVP now for this event and others in this dynamic series. Listen to a NPR interview with Balakian here and read one of Balakian's poem "Watching the Towers Go Down" on PBS'  Read more »

Lady Liberty Replica is centerpiece for 9/11 teaching tools

The extraordinary artifact, “Lady Liberty,” is brought to life online through technology allowing users to learn more about the tributes and memorials placed on the replica that once stood outside a firehouse on Eighth Avenue and West 48th Street in Manhattan.  Following 9/11, the Lady Liberty replica, which measures more than 10 feet, was adorned with police uniform patches, miniature U.S. flags, letters of encouragement and other tributes and memorials.The online application was designed by  Read more »