Cities across the United States are marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by donating their time, spending time with family and friends, dedicating the day to those who serve the U.S. and honoring and remembering the victims of 9/11. Many events across South Florida are held on various days to commemorate the 10th Anniversary, which is on Sunday.
South Florida 5K Freedom Run & PARK Festival
J.C. Bermudez Park
3000 NW 87th Ave.
The City of Doral, in collaboration with PARK Project, presents first annual event that commemorates the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks and solemnly observe its’ 10th anniversary.
Run, jog or walk alongside military personnel, veterans and first responders in appreciation of their sacrifices and commitment to service; 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. $30, free for spectators, register by 2 p.m. Friday.
“Focus Gallery: Joel Meyerowitz – Aftermath”
Miami Art Museum
101 W Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the museum presents an exhibition of photographs taken by the only photographer granted right of entry into Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
For nine months during the day and night, Meyerowitz photographed “the pile,” as the World Trade Center came to be known, and the over 800 people a day that were working in it. The exhibition consists of 24, recently-donated photographs, presented in the Focus Gallery section of the Museum’s Permanent Collection installation. The gallery will be open until November 6.
Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness of Hialeah Opening
Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness
681 W. 49th St.
Celebratory event with music, impromptu demonstrations, light bites, refreshments, raffle and appearances by TV personality Karent Sierra, Tito Puente Jr. and Latin Grammy-winner Jorge Moreno. Photographer Marilyn Scavo unveils her South Florida Fire Station exhibit and donates commemorative piece to firemen of Hialeah in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday;
“Granta 116: Ten Years Later” Miami Launch
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL
Through fiction, reportage, memoir, poetry and photography, the book edited by John Freeman explores how an event like 9/11 reverberates, with stories from Tunisia to Toronto.
The Knights of Columbus, #3757, Marian Council, will be holding a memorial service for the victims of September 11, 2001 at their lodge on Sunday, September 11 at 12 noon. The event is free and open to the public.
The non-denominational service will be led by Father Jude, Council Chaplain, and will include a special “World Day of Prayer for Peace” in remembrance of the 9/11 victims.
The Knights of Columbus World Day of Prayer for Peace seeks to unite people of good will regardless of their religious faith in prayer for peace.
While Sept. 11 will always be remembered for the tragic loss of life, Knights hope that this somber occasion will be the foundation of an annual opportunity for a day of earnest prayer for peace in the world. The service is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served
9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Surfside Community Center
9301 Collins Ave.
Join the town of Surfside, the Village of Bal Harbour, the town of Bay Harbor Islands, Indian Creek Village and the Miami-Dade Fire Department as they observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11;
This event begins at 5 p.m. Sunday; For more information, call Dina Goldstein or Jay Matelis at 305-861-4862.
Mass Commemorating the 9/11 Attacks
St. Mary’s Cathedral
7525 NW Second Ave.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski is joined by the fire rescue, police and first responders of the city of Miami and from throughout South Florida;
The event begins at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews Interfaith Clergy Dialogue 9/11 Observance
5500 Granada Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl
Join Temple Judea for their Moment of silence: In the spirit of unity, all local citizens are asked to observe one minute of silence at 11 a.m. Sunday
Interfaith Service of Music and Prayer: The service begins with a processional of clergy and first responders and the program includes choirs and interfaith readings; 7 p.m.,
On Saturday Sept 10th, CBS4 is proud to sponsor the Tunnel to Towers 5K walk/run in honor of the victims and heroes of 9/11. All are welcome to attend. The event is at Huizenga Park at 7:30am. You can sign up in person or on the Web site by clicking here.
Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which supports our wounded military warriors and their families as well as foster children and burn victims.
The Tunnel to Towers run was first started in New York City to honor fallen NYC firefighter Stephen Siller, the 343 firefighters who died on 9-11 and all the nearly 3000 victims of 9/11. Each year NYC shuts down the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on the last Sunday of September as around thirty thousand New Yorkers retrace the footsteps of Stephen Siller. To this day the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers foundation has raised more than $10 million. The foundation exists as an example of our ability to turn tragedy into triumph.
Register today and pay tribute to the heroes we lost on 9/11.
This event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Join us for Poker Run & Family Fun Day on Sunday, Sept. 11. At 9 a.m. enjoy breakfast for only $5. Opening ceremony at 9:30 am emceed by Majic 102.7’s Rick Shaw. The Poker Run registration starts following the opening ceremony with ‘kickstands up’ at 11:30.
The fun-filled day for the family, which will include bounce house, letter writing to soldiers, face painting, talent contest , hot dogs and more, DJ and live entertainment with JD Danner. BBQ, and ‘oldies music’ provided by DJ Ron St. John. The awards presentation and BBQ starts at 5pm.
9/11 Concert with Bob Pressner
Stage 84 at the Pine Ridge Plaza
9118 West SR84
On Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m., Bob Pressner with Raina Murnack will be showcasing music from their “Honor Among Thieves” CD in honor and memory of those lost in the attacks. Music will be showcased at Stage 84.
Bob Pressner was a World Trade Center Commodities Trader who survived. He remembers the sickness from breathing the residue of the debris and today is able to sing his music while honoring his very own life and those close to him as a remembrance of that day.
Entrance to this event is $5 and all proceeds from this concert will go to the Red Cross.
Learn more about this event, click here.
Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Restored Fire Museum
1022 West Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl
From 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. a brief remembrance ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Everyone is invited to attend and is asked to dress comfortably and that uniformed personnel wear “Class A” dress uniform. If it rains, the ceremony will be moved indoors.
For further information, click here.
Muslims for Life
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has launched a nationwide campaign in honor of the victims of 9/11. Under this campaign, AMC will hold blood drives across the United States. Details about the campaign are available at muslimsforlife.org. Donors can register at http://www.amcmiami.info:
In South Florida, Muslims for Life blood drives will be held at these locations:
• 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale.
• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; Hallandale Beach Cultural Center, 410 SE Third St., Hallandale Beach.
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Yellow Green Farmer’s Market, 1940 N. 30th Rd., Hollywood.
Pembroke Pines September 11th Memorial Unveiling & Remembrance Ceremony
Pembroke Pines City Center
10300 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FlPhone: 954-435-6525.
This event, held on Sunday, begins at 8:30 a.m. with the presentation of colors by the city of Pembroke Pines police and fire department honor guards and continues with guest speakers, patriotic music featuring local school bands and area musicians and the unveiling of the City of Pembroke Pines September 11th Memorial.
503 SE Sixth St.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl
A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pa., when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Ticket proceeds benefit the families of Flight 93 in an effort to assist them in raising funds for a site memorial 9/11. This event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday
General admission is $9, $7 for seniors and students and $5 for Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival members.
Palm Beach County
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Fl
Caldwell Theatre presents Anne Nelson’s play, a tribute to firemen who lost their lives on 9/11;
Thursday through Sept. 24; Call for time and price: 561-241-7432 or 877-245-7432 or http://www.caldwelltheatre.com.
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School
701 W. Palmetto Park Road.
Mayor Susan Whelchel and Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie are among the speakers at “Celebrate Freedom,” from noon to 4 p.m. with the school band playing The National Anthem.
The outdoor event will have tents and chairs, and will also include free food and beverages, craft vendors, a bounce house, a fire truck and a bloodmobile.
Wellington 9/11 Remembrance Weekend
On September 11, 2011, National Patriot Day, Wellington and the Fire Chief’s Association of Palm Beach County will honor the victims of the September 11, 2001. The three days of events will culminate with a Remembrance Ceremony and the dedication of Wellington’s Patriot Memorial, which includes a section of steel from the World Trade Center.
A number of activities and events will take place from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11, including the First Annual “Honor Our Heroes” Golf Tournament, the Jeff Annas Memorial 5K Run, a free concert, Parade of Heroes and , 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.
Residents can also enjoy free admission to the Wellington Aquatics Complex from Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th.
For the full list, including location and times, click here.
Key West 9/ 11 Anniversary Memorial
Key West Fire House Museum
Old Fire House No. 3
Corner of Virginia and Grinnell streets
The heroes and victims of 2001’s Sept. 11 terror attacks are to be remembered on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy at the soon-to-be-opened Key West Fire House Museum.
The memorial is set for 6 p.m. at Old Fire House No. 3 at the corner of Virginia and Grinnell streets. The historic fire station, which operated from 1907 until 1998, is one of the oldest in Florida.
The event was conceived to remember those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and honor those who currently serve to protect Americans’ security. Special guests are to include members of the New York City and Key West fire departments, law enforcement officers, honor guards, veterans and local officials.
Planned highlights include New York City firefighters’ presentation of two pieces of the World Trade Center towers to the museum and Key West Fire Department. Also scheduled are a moment of silence, a donation by a local sheriff’s deputy and the viewing of a video that chronicles the creation and presentation of a Key West art memorial in New York City following the tragedy.
Attendees also can take a guided tour of the Key West Fire House Museum, which is projected to open in early 2012.
The Sept. 11 memorial event is free and open to the public.
Event information: firstname.lastname@example.org, Alex at 305-797-8417 or Rich at 305-923-8917.
Growing Hope Initiative
9/11 has been designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance in the Keys. The Growing Hope Initiative is organizing community service projects in the Keys, in partnership with other groups and residents over the course of the entire week, September 11 to 17. The Week of Service has a local food theme that culminated with two community potlucks.
On Sunday, Glad Tidings will host a 9/11 Tree Planting Memorial Service at Glad Tidings Community Church located at 1209 United St at 12 p.m.
All service projects are free and open to the public.