Thoughtful Ways to Remember 9/11 in Brooklyn
There are a variety of ways to thoughtfully remember 9/11 in Brooklyn. A walk in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden can be peaceful and meditative.
A stop at Squad 1 on Union Street is a vivid way to remember the terror and altruism of that day. Squad 1 lost 12 firefighters and there’s a wooden memorial sculpture where people often leave flowers and notes.
The Annual Children of Abraham Peace Walk is on 9/11 this year, which seems lovely and appropriate. This interfaith march begins at 5PM at the Kane Street Synagogue in Brooklyn Heights and includes stops at variety of houses of worship (Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Jewish).
At the Fulton Ferry Landing, located at the foot of Old Fulton Street, Bargemusic will play its annual tribute to the victims of 9/11 with a free concert at 8PM.
The Tribute in Light: Perhaps the most beautiful tribute to New York City and its losses, the towers of life beamed up from the Ground Zero area is powerful and artful. I love catching sight of it in the sky above the brownstones of Park Slope.