Residents of Maspeth and surrounding communities will come together for a memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 at Maspeth Memorial Park, located at the corner of 69th Street and Grand Avenue. With the Manhattan skyline in the background, participants will remember the victims of 9/11 through prayers, music and words of reflection. Members of the Fire Department will also lay wreaths at the memorial; the park is located a few steps from the headquarters of Squad Company 288/Haz-Mat 1, which suffered significant losses in responding to the 9/11 attacks.
More than 3,000 people gathered on the ballfields of Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village five days after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 for a remarkable candlelight vigil honoring the victims. The community will once again gather at the park on the 17th anniversary of the attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11, for a candlelight vigil beginning at 7:30 p.m. Organized by the 9/11 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens, the program includes music, poems and other reflection. All are encouraged to bring candles or flashlights, a lawn chair and an American flag. For more details, visit 911vigil.org.
Residents of Glendale will once again gather at the community's 9/11 memorial at Dry Harbor Playground for a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 16, honoring the victims of the attacks. The vigil, which gets underway at 12:30 p.m., will include the reading of the names of 42 residents of Glendale, Middle Village and Woodhaven who perished at the World Trade Center. Dry Harbor Playground is located at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and 80th Street.