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.
Horton Hall, SUNY Farmingdale College, Farmingdale. calendar.farmingdale.edu 10 a.m. Sept. 9.
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.
A remembrance service by the sea. Point Lookout Beach, Lido Blvd., Point Lookout. toh.li/events 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11.
Fifteenth Anniversary September 11th Memorial Service. Mary Jane Davies Green, Plandome Road, Manhasset. northhempsteadny.gov 8 a.m. Sept. 11.
H. Lee Dennison Building, 9/11 Memorial Site, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11.
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.
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.
Setauket Fire Department Station 3, Nicolls Road, Setauket. setauketfd.com 10 a.m. Sept. 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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