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A Village Gathering: To Honor and Remember

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Woman in front of the Twin Towers. 

Women paint at a 9/11 vigil. .

(Image credit: Meredith Jacobson Marciano  from Village Preservation’s Historic Image Archive.)

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Art2Action, Greenwich House Music School, The New York City AIDS Memorial, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Village Preservation will hold A Village Gathering at the New York City AIDS Memorial Park. It will be a space for reflection, remembrance, and creative expression. This event, held under the shade of the AIDS Memorial, and surrounding park grounds will offer attendees and passersby a communal experience to mark this day. There will be an opportunity for community members to record their own stories as part of this event. 

 We will invite a host and artists to lead the community in songs and expression. There will be space for ritual and story sharing.

This project stems from a broader effort by these organizations to engage the West Village community in arts programming in new ways. This anniversary finds our city in yet another moment of mourning and recovery. We hope this event can create space to remember those we lost and honor the resilient spirit that will enable us to move forward.

Host: Troy Anthony

Selections from: Andrea Assaf’s 11 Reflections on September,  Ash Morinaccio’s 20 Years Later, and James Scruggs’ Severe Clear.

Music: Scott Johnson and Victor Caccese

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