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9/11 memorial events in NYC this weekend:

New Yorkers will remember this weekend. Here’s Metro’s guide to events across the city.

Queens

Sept. 9: Queensborough Community College honors the 10th anniversary of those who lost their lives with an art show. The college will showcase “Nine Eleven Works,” an art tribute. Admission is free to the public, and it will run until Oct. 21. The college is located at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside.

Sept. 11: Vigil in Remembrance and Hope

At 5:30 p.m., a student mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church on St. John’s University campus in Jamaica, Queens, in hopes of achieving peace in the world. Then, at 6:30, a vigil will begin at the Great Lawn on campus. The event is free to the public.

Bronx

Sept. 11: In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies, The New York Botanical Garden is offering a free “All-Garden Pass” admission from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday only. All New Yorkers, particularly Bronx residents who may be in search of a way to commemorate the anniversary locally, are invited to enjoy the Botanical Garden. It’s a beautiful venue that naturally lends itself to both quiet contemplation and family sharing.

Brooklyn

Sept. 11: 9/11 Healing& Remembrance Memorial Service

The United Community Baptist Church is planning a memorial service for those who lost loved ones at 2701 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island.

Manhattan

Sept. 9: Trinity Church, located at Broadway and Wall Street, in conjunction with St. Paul’s Chapel, at Broadway at Fulton Street, presents “A Day of Choral Concerts.”

The Trinity Choir, with choirs from New York, Boston, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., will alternate performances throughout the day at both churches, uniting at 8:30 p.m. for a final performance at Trinity Church.

Sept. 9: At 6 p.m., the American Society for Muslim Advancement, along with the Cordoba Initiative and the Interchurch Center, will co-host “In Good Faith: Stories of Hope and Resilience” to recognize 10 years of interfaith work and accomplishments by various groups and individuals since Sept. 11, 2001. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of Cordoba Initiative and the man who helped create Park51, the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, helped organize the event. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Interchurch Center at 475 Riverside Drive.



Sept. 10: An interfaith service commemorating 9/11 will take place at Integral Yoga Institute, 227 West 13th Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Spiritual counselors will be available to listen to or pray with individuals before and after the service. Admission is by donation.



Sept. 10: Poetry Reading at Trinity Church

America’s leading poets — Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Cornelius Eady, J. Chester Johnson and others — will read poems of grief, remembrance and reconciliation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Sept. 10: FDNY honors fallen heroes


This year, the 343 FDNY members who gave their lives on 9/11 will be honored by their families and their co-workers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown. The ceremony will officially begin at 2 p.m. with the arrival of the families and FDNY members.

Sept. 11: Throughout the day, Trinity Wall Street will offer prayers and reflections at St. Paul’s Chapel and Trinity Church honoring those who were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard United Flight 93. Also, at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, the Trinity Ringers will ring the tower bells in a peal attempt designed to last more than 3 hours. From1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the bells will be audible from Trinity’s churchyard.

Sept. 11: Legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger will host a concert at NYU from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The concert, “Love Wins,” will also feature appearances and performances by Such As Us, Bakithi Kumalo, Sharon Benson, Kenn Moutenot, James Cannings, Dina Richardson, Laleh, Cecilia St King, Spook Handy, David LaMotte, Marian Loguidice and Parrots for Peace. The concert will be held at New York University Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square and tickets are $35. All proceeds will go to support scholarships for 9/11 responders and their children.

Staten Island



Sept. 11: Staten Island honors their heroes

All names of Staten Island residents who died will be read at the eighth annual 9/11 memorial service in Staten island. A violinist and a children’s choir will perform; there will also be a dove release. The memorial service takes place at the North Shore Waterfront Esplanade adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and the Richmond County Ballpark at St. George.