Remembering September 11 Activities To Do With Kids

With the tenth anniversary of September 11 approaching, there are many ways to commemorate the day in a meaningful way with both older and younger children.  We have put together the most age appropriate events in and around Brooklyn to honor the day and come together with family and friends.

The Brooklyn Arts Council
Through September 30
The Brooklyn Arts Council is asking people to create a memorial at home, work or school with a group of family members or friends using any materials one chooses to remember and pay honor to 9.11.  Projects can be submitted through September 30.  All submissions will be included in the online exhibition, “Return, Remember: Ephemeral Memorials in the Legacy of September 11,” and the exhibition will be permanently housed in BAC’s Folk Arts Archive  Visit. Brooklyn Arts Council for submission details.

Hope for Peace
September 10, & 11, 2:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Children ages 5 and under are invited to decorate a dove in the tots art studio and explore the topics of diversity, love and tolerance.  Get

The September Concert
Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn
September 9, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Celebrating peace and humanity through music, musicians of every age and genre and invited to come perform and bring people together to celebrate life and humanity.  Get details at The September Concert.

Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn Bridge
September 11, 3:00 p.m.
Families can enjoy free admission to this memorial concert which will feature music from Bach and Beethoven.  Find details and directions at Barge Music Memorial Day Concert.

Community Concert of Healing and Remembrance
Irondale Center, Brooklyn
September 11, 4:00- 6:00 p.m.
As part of the Pieces of Paper installation celebrating those who volunteered on 9.11, a memorial concert, featuring members from The String Orchestra of Brooklyn and The Brooklyn Music School will hold a concert as well as interfaith reflection.  Additional events will take place from September 6 – September 11.  Get all details at Community Concert of Healing and Remberance.

Additionally, you can visit one of the many memorials in and around Brooklyn to reflect on the day, leave a letter or picture and sit and discuss the events as a family.

Some locations include:

  • The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance at the Cyclones Stadium, Coney Island
  • The 9.11 Memorial at Pier 69, Bay Ridge
  • The Memorial Sculpture at FDNY 1, Park Slope
  • The Memorial Garden of Hope at St. Ephram Church, Bay Ridge
  • 9.11 Memorial, Brooklyn Botanical Garden


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