Long Island 9/11 Memorial Events Set for 15th Anniversary

James Potorti
The National September 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the site of the fallen World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Lea Lane)

The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks is being remembered at memorial events across Long Island, which was home to about 500 of the more than 2,750 victims from the collapse of the World Trade Towers.

Vigils large and small will be held at local 9/11 memorial sites and other venues leading up to Sunday, as well as during and after the exact times four hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Penn.

What follows are more than a dozen events planned across Nassau and Suffolk counties:

Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony
The ceremony will include family members reading the names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks. 9/11 Memorial, Eisenhower Park Field 6, Hemptead Tpke., East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Memorial Service
Horton Hall, SUNY Farmingdale College, Farmingdale. calendar.farmingdale.edu 10 a.m. Sept. 9.

9/11 Memorial
Pay tribute in honor and memory to all those lost, all those saved, and all those who gave of themselves. Hofstra University Labyrinth, CV Starr Hall Courtyard, Hempstead. events.hofstra.edu 11 a.m. Sept. 9.

Memorial Service
A remembrance service by the sea. Point Lookout Beach, Lido Blvd., Point Lookout. toh.li/events 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11.

Memorial Ceremony
Fifteenth Anniversary September 11th Memorial Service. Mary Jane Davies Green, Plandome Road, Manhasset. northhempsteadny.gov 8 a.m. Sept. 11.

Memorial Service
H. Lee Dennison Building, 9/11 Memorial Site, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11.

9/11 Tributes
Officials, clergy and veterans will gather to take a moment to remember those lives lost on 9/11. Long Beach Recreation Center Parking Lot. longbeachny.gov 8 a.m. Sept. 11.

Memorial Service
Veteran’s Memorial Park, Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., Islip. townofislip-ny.gov 9 a.m. Sept. 11.

September 11th Anniversary
Service honoring emergency service workers. Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main Street, Farmingdale. farmingdaleumc.org 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11.

Memorial Service
Setauket Fire Department Station 3, Nicolls Road, Setauket. setauketfd.com 10 a.m. Sept. 11.

9/11 Remembrance
Members of the Long Beach Community will gather for a 9/11-remembrance service. Virginia Avenue Remembrance Garden, Long Beach. 11 a.m. Sept. 11.

9/11 Remembrance 15th Anniversary
Showing of Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero. A documentary showing never-before-seen footage of  the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath. $10 for members, $15 for public. 423 Park Ave, Huntington. cinermaartscentre.org 2 p.m. Sept. 11.

Dedication Ceremony
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a Memorial to 9/11. It will be dedicated to all those who died in the World Trade Center; and will be a monument to their memory. Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. gofundme.com 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

Memorial Service
9/11 Memorial Park. Lynbrook Village Hall, 1 Columbus Dr., Lynbrook. www.lynbrookvillage.net 6 p.m. Sept. 11.

September 11th Service
Memorial Park behind East Rockaway Village Hall, 376 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway. villageofeastrockaway.org 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

Moonlight Memorial Service
Bagpipes, singers and other remembrances honoring those lost. Common Ground at Rotary Park, between Gillette and Candee avenues, Sayville. thecommonground.com 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

Remembrance Ceremony
Mineola Memorial Park, Marcellus Road, Mineola. mineola-ny.gov 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

9/11 FD Tribute
The Long Beach Fire Department will be holding a ceremony to pay tribute to victims, and honor first responders. West Park Avenue at Lafayette Blvd. longbeachny.gov 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

9/11 Service
St. James Fire Department, 221 Jefferson Ave., St. James. 8 p.m. Sept. 11.

An Evening of Remembrance
September 11th Candlelight Memorial, Reese Memorial Park, Church St., Malverne. malvernecommunity.com 8 p.m. Sept. 11.

Reading of the Names
A ceremony honoring the first responders. Responders’ Memorial, Corner of Gibbs Pond Road and Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset. respondersremembered.com 10 a.m. Sept. 17.

Compiled by Natalie Coloprisco