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9/11 events in the Hudson Valley

Susanna DiNardo mourns the loss of her cousin,

Susanna DiNardo mourns the loss of her cousin, Marisa DiNardo Schorpp, who died during the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Marisa was a godmother to Susanna's daughter, Victoria. She is one of the 109 victims from Westchester County whose names are engraved in stone under the stainless steel sculpture "The Rising" in Valhalla. (Sept. 10, 2012) Photo Credit: Susan Stava

This year marks the 11th anniversary of 9/11, and events will be held in the area to pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Here are the events commemorating those lost on 9/11, listed below by region (Westchester, Rockland or Hudson Valley) and date.


Tuesday, Sept. 11:

September 11 Honor Service in White Plains: White Plains will hold a Sept. 11 commemorative service to honor and remember city residents who were victims of the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m. at Liberty Park. There will a flag raising and wreath laying at the permanent memorial. The city will hold a noon ceremony at Renaissance Plaza, where there will be a musical performance, a moment of silence and readings. Info: Liberty Park, Lake Street, White Plains; 914-422-1339;

Memorial in Mount Kisco: Join Mount Kisco’s volunteer fire department in remembering those lost at a monument built and unveiled last year. The ceremony begins at 6:15 p.m. and concludes at the Mutual Engine & Hose Co. #1 Firehouse with light refreshments. Info: Memorial site, 100 Main St., Mt. Kisco; 914-666-3909; or; free

Memorial ceremony in Valhalla: Gather around The Rising, an 80-foot steel sculpture at Kensico Dam Plaza, to remember Westchester residents who died on 9/11. Surrounded by perennial landscaping, visitors can read quotes about deceased loved ones. The ceremony begins 7 p.m. Info: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy., Valhalla; 914-231-4500;; free

Dedication ceremony in Yonkers: Watch the dedication ceremony of a 38-foot steel beam from the World Trade Center. The beam, which will be dedicated as the new 9/11 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the attacks, will be installed at Conor Park. The ceremony begins 7:30 p.m. Info: Conor Park, McLean Avenue and Central Park Avenue, Yonkers; 914-377-6000;; free


Tuesday, Sept. 11:

Rockland County memorial ceremony in West Haverstraw: Mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11 at a memorial ceremony at Haverstraw Bay County Park. All residents are invited to the ceremony, which begins 8:30 a.m. Info: Haverstraw Bay County Park, 21 Gagan Rd., West Haverstraw; 845-364-2668;; free

Candlelight memorial service in Stony Point: Remember the victims of 9/11 with a candlelight memorial service at the Town Hall. The ceremony starts 7 p.m. Info: Stony Point Town Hall, 74 East Main St., Stony Point; 845-786-2716;; free

Candelight ceremony in Suffern: Commemorate the victims of 9/11 with a candlelight ceremony at Donna Hallett Park. The ceremony begins 7 p.m. Info: Donna Hallett Park, 86 Lonergan Dr., Suffern; 845-357-7943;; free

Sunday, Sept. 16:

Concert of Remembrance in Nyack: Remember 9/11 with an annual concert hosted by the Grace Episcopal Church. The orchestra is composed of professional musicians from the American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera and more. The concert begins 5 p.m. Info: Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Ave., Nyack; 845-358-2766;; free

Saturday, Sept. 22:

Ground Zero Independence Ride & Blues Festival in Pomona: Honor 9/11 rescue workers with a police escorted motorcycle ride from Ground Zero to Krucker’s Grove where participants will enjoy a Blues Festival directly after. Headliners include Jace n’ Lee, The Dan Lawson Band and more. The ride will leave from Ground Zero at 9:30 a.m. and the festival begins 11 a.m. Info: Krucker’s Picnic Grove, 81 Call Hollow Rd., Pomona; 845-354-9832;; $50 for motorcyle ride and festival (register on the website); a guest may also just attend the festival for $50


Tuesday, Sept. 11:

September 11 Patriot Day ceremony in Montgomery: The Orange County Arboretum will host Orange County’s September 11 Patriot Day ceremony. The public ceremony will honor the memory of the 44 Orange County residents who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and pay tribute to the military personnel who have served our nation. The ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m., will include a procession along the Remembrance Walkway, a flag raising, music and remarks from Sen. William Larkin Jr. and others. Following the ceremony, a "Peace through Music" concert will be held in the raised gardens of the arboretum with the Otisville Brass. Info: Orange County Arboretum, 41 Grove St., Montgomery; 845-615-3824;;; free

Candlelight and prayer ceremony in Brewster: Join the Brewster Elks in a candlelight ceremony commemorating the heroes and victims of 9/11. The ceremony begins 6 p.m. Info: Brewster Elks Lodge ℁, Rte. 22, Brewster; 845-279-3261;; free

Memorial ceremony in Highland Falls: Join Highland Falls for an evening ceremony commemorating 9/11. The ceremony begins 6 p.m. at Memorial Park. Info: Memorial Park, S. Main Street, Highland Falls; 845-446-3400;; free

Memorial ceremony in Wappingers Falls: Pay tribute to heroes and respect to the victims of 9/11 with an hourlong ceremony in Meiser Park. The ceremony is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Info: Meiser Park  Homestead, Main Street and Route 9D, Wappingers Falls; 845-297-8773 ext. 7;; free

Memorial ceremony in Fort Montgomery: Remember the victims of 9/11 with an evening ceremony at Patriot Gardens at 7 p.m. Info: Patriot Gardens, Rte. 9W, Fort Montgomery; 845-446-2270; free

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