Parade Ground

The Daily Plant : Monday, September 9, 2002


The following is a list of commemorative events planned by the City for Wednesday, September 11. It is encouraged that only victim's family members attend the morning events at Ground Zero. The evening events in parks across the City are open to the public. More information is available at

Morning Events:

1:00 a.m.- Citywide
Bagpipe and drum processionals from each of the five boroughs begin their march towards the World Trade Center Site. Starting points are as follows:
Bronx: Boston Road at Ropes Avenue
Brooklyn: Flatbush Avenue at entrance to Floyd Bennett Field
Manhattan: Broadway at 220th Street
Queens: Northern Boulevard at Glenwood Street
Staten Island: Hylan Boulevard at Craig Avenue

8:46 a.m.- Ground Zero with live coverage on television
Citywide moment of silence, followed by a reading of the names of the World Trade Center victims at Ground Zero. The reading will be led by former Mayor Giuliani and completed by victim's family members. Governor Pataki will read The Gettysburg Address and Governor McGreevey will read an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.

10:29 a.m.- Across the five boroughs
Citywide tolling of bells. Victim's family members will be able to descend the ramp to enter Ground Zero where they will leave a rose in honor of their loved one who was lost.

Evening Events:

7:00- 9:00 p.m.- All five boroughs
Candle-lighting and commemorative gatherings in each borough will begin with the lighting of an eternal flame at the temporary memorial in Battery Park in lower Manhattan (this ceremony will be broadcast to other sites).
Commemorative musical performances will take place at the following sites:
Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park, Parade Grounds
- Program features Bronx Arts Ensemble and Highbridge Voices
- Public transportation: By subway, 1 or 9. By bus, BXP, Manhattan/Liberty Lines BXM3, Westchester bus lines 1, 2, or 3
Brooklyn: Prospect Park, Bandshell
- Program features the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Brooklyn Youth Chorus
- Public transportation: By subway, F. By bus, B69, B75, or B68.
Manhattan: Central Park, Great Lawn
- Program features Orchestra of St. Luke's and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
- Public transportation: By subway, B, C, 4, 5, or 6. By bus, M10, M19, M86, M1, M2, M3, M4, M18, X90
Queens: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Unisphere Promenade
- Program features Queens Symphony Orchestra and Louis Armstrong Legacy Band
- Public transportation: By subway, 7. By bus, Q48 or #66.
Staten Island: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, South Meadow
- Program features Staten Island Symphony and Curtis High School Jazz Ensemble and Curtis Guitar Ensemble
- Public transportation: By bus, S40

(Monday, September 18, 1989)

Hundreds of New Yorkers tangoed and boogied under the stars at the second annual Ballroom at Bethesda in Central Park on Friday, September 15. Jitterbugging to the sound of the 18-piece Bethune orchestra, dancers of all ages and ability strutted across the terracotta tiles of Bethesda Terrace in a celebration of the continuing renaissance of Central Park and "Dance Month in New York."
Commissioner Stern welcomed everyone to the terrace, and then thanked the Roseland Ballroom for co-sponsoring the event. Jazz musician Bobby Short, the event's honorable chairman, celebrated his birthday before introducing the Step-By-Step dancer who started the night off with an exciting lindy-hop performance.

''The chief difference between words and deeds
is that words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.''
Leo Tolstoy
(September 9, 1828-1910)

Directions to Parade Ground

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