Thursday, September 8, 2011

Let's Give a Hand to Community Board 1

Our friends at Community Board 1 have a very meaningful Saturday planned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11. On September 10th at 8:46am, thousands of people will grasp hands to form a human chain along the waterfront from the tip of Lower Manhattan heading north. There will also be a Wall of Remembrance in historic Battery Park where you can post a message or memento. The 9/11 Memorial Museum will keep a portion of this wall for display for years to come. In addition, downtown non-profits will be hosting special community service projects throughout the neighborhood, and you are invited to get involved and volunteer in the community. Participation in the event is free and open to all, but you must pre-register through the website at www.handinhand911.org. You can learn about the service projects on the site as well.

According to the Downtown Alliance, it will be a great challenge to get around Lower Manhattan on Sunday, so treat yourself to a slightly more mellow day of reflection on Saturday.

If you do find yourself downtown on Sunday, however, please visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Admission is free all day and you are invited to visit the Yahrzeit installation and look out at the Statue of Liberty to contemplate freedom and liberty and how valuable they are.

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