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Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:05 am, Thu Sep 13, 2012.

The 11th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center will be commemorated throughout the borough starting Saturday and running through Wednesday.

A World Trade Center memorial ceremony will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. outside Maspeth Federal Savings at 69th Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth. It will include poetry readings, a wreath laying by the FDNY and songs.

St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, is sponsoring a Remember Me Run for the children of those who died from working on the WTC pile. It will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25 for participants, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

Money raised will go to the Christopher Santora Scholarship Fund. Santora was a firefighter from Astoria who was killed in the attack.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., a memorial for the 42 community members who died in the attack will be held in Forest Park at the 9/11 Memorial Garden at Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven.

A Sept. 11 remembrance concert with poetry will be offered in the garden of the historic Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road in College Point, on Sunday at 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, New York Hospital Queens in Flushing will hold a memorial service beginning at 8:40 a.m. and ending at 10:35 a.m. when the towers fell. The location is NYHQ Emergency Services memorial site on Booth Memorial Avenue, near the emergency room entrance.

For employees, patients and visitors, there will be a memorial prayer and meditation service in the hospital’s Serenity and Meditation Center at 1 p.m.

A remembrance ceremony will be held in the Memorial Garden of the Dry Harbor Playground, Myrtle Avenue and 80th Street in Glendale at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

To commemorate Sept. 11, LaGuardia Community College is presenting a free staged reading of “The Guys,” a play about the aftereffects of the collapse of the World Trade Center. The performance will take place in the Little Theater at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, at 2:30 p.m.

A candlelight ceremony will be held at Remsen Memorial Park on Alderton Street in Forest Hills at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. In case of bad weather, the event will be held at the American Legion Hall at 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills.

The Bayside Hills Civic Association will conduct a 9/11 ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bell Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway service road. Religious leaders, elected officials and police and firefighters will attend.

At the group’s memorial, a special inscription will be unveiled during the event. Participants are asked to bring memorial candles. American flags will be provided.

The annual candlelight vigil will be held on Tuesday in Juniper Valley Park at 78th Street in Middle Village. This is the borough’s largest gathering in the shadows of the 9-11 Tribute in Light. There will be music, speeches, poetry and representatives from the FDNY, elected officials and religious leaders.

The United Community Civic Association and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hold a commemoration on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and the Grand Central Parkway service road in Astoria Heights.

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