9/11

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 »

Honoring Memory, Lives in the 9/11 Memorial Museum

The family of Rosa Gonzalez, who worked in Tower One and was killed on 9/11, recently donated T-shirts, missing posters, and mass cards to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. These personal items, accompanied by recorded stories, will be preserved in Rosa’s memory in the Museum’s permanent collection.  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 »

Bubby's Pie Company in Tribeca in September spotlight for 'SOS' funding effort

Nestled on the corner of Hudson and North Moore streets, Bubby’s Pie Company is nearing a major milestone.  On Thanksgiving, the restaurant will celebrate 20 years of serving American family heirloom recipes to Tribeca residents and businesses. For restaurant owner Ron Silver, this feat is particularly remarkable because the business has endured despite the impact 9/11 had on downtown businesses.  Read more »

Audio: Teachers recall evacuating children from public elementary school on 9/11

Listen to a group of teachers and administrators recall their experiences evacuating school children from their classrooms at PS 234, a public elementary school located a few blocks from the World Trade Center site in the downtown Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. Listen >>By 9/11 Memorial Staff  Read more »

Children’s response art to 9/11 is part of Memorial Museum’s collection

In the fall of 2001, New York University’s Child Study Center embarked on an ambitious project to study children's artwork triggered by 9/11. The artworks culminated in a book by Harry Abrams called  "The Day Our World Changed" and an exhibition that debuted at the Museum of the City of New York on the first anniversary of the attacks. The Museum recently acquired 56 of these art pieces, created by children between the ages of 5 and 18.  Read more »