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Sep 09, 2014

Local Commemorations of the 13th Anniversary of September 11

It’s that time again—the 13th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. Thanks to the Queens Chronicle and NY Daily News for originally listing these events, and here’s a selection of the (…)

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It’s that time again—the 13th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. Thanks to the Queens Chronicle and NY Daily News for originally listing these events, and here’s a selection of the events in Western Queens.

Wednesday, September 10

The United Community Civic Association is holding their annual candlelight vigil on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. It will take place at McManus Memorial Park, located at 81st Street and the Grand Central Parkway Service Road, Astoria Heights.

Thursday, September 11

The Doughboy Park Patriots, a coalition of Woodside area civic groups and nonprofits, will hold a candlelight vigil and a reading of the names of those fallen citizens of Sunnyside and Woodside. The event will happen rain or shine, and will pay tribute, with a reading and performances, to the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner”. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Doughboy Park, located at the corner of 56th Street and Woodside Avenue in Woodside.

Illustrator Al Johnson of Studio J is showing his works, titled “Visual Healing,” which are “designed to help ease viewers’ troubles.” The Daily News continues with these details: “visitors are invited to sit on specially-built benches and meditate from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, when the sounds and vibrations of a Chinese gong will provide ‘an opportunity for the viewer to relinquish anxieties and stress.'” Studio J is located at 11-11 44th Road in Long Island City.

Saturday, September 13

The annual two-mile Remember Me Run will take place at St. Michael’s Cemetery in neighboring East Elmhurst. It is in honor of the first responders who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11. Registration starts that day at 10 a.m. and there is a $25 fee, which goes toward the Christopher Santora Scholarship Fund. Christopher Santora, an Astoria firefighter, was killed on 9/11.

And while it doesn’t take place in Queens, we can see it from Queens—Tribute in Light. It will be back this year, and here are some photos from last year.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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