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Queens honoring those lost on 9/11

by David Russell, Associate Editor | Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:30 am

Gordon Aamoth. Igor Zukelman.

Those are the first and final names read each year at a ceremony in Lower Manhattan as the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, Washington, DC and Flight 93 over Pennsylvania are remembered.

Queens, as always, is set to pay tribute as well.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens will host a conversation on service and remembrance moderated by Jo-Anne Raskin from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Victorian Administration Building at 83-15 Kew Gardens Road.

Admission is free with an RSVP and light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, Sept. 8 will see the fourth annual Run for Richie, a motorcycle ride in memory of Richard Pearlman, an 18-year-old volunteer with the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps who was killed when the towers came down.

The rally begins with “kickstands up” at 1 p.m. at the Aqueduct Race Track parking lot next to Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park.

The Poppenhusen Institute will pay tribute on Sunday at 1 p.m. at 114-04 14 Road in College Point. There will be a violin performance by Karla Simmons and a lighting of memorial candles. Admission is free. For more information call (718) 358-0067 or go to poppenhusen@juno.com.

Several events will be held on Sept. 11 itself.

The JFK Chamber of Commerce and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will have a gathering for all wishing to pay their respects at 7:30 a.m. at the JFK Airport Ballfield, adjacent to Building 141 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Contact Clorinda Antonucci with any questions at jfkcocexec@gmail.com.

The Bellerose Jewish Center will pay tribute at 11:30 a.m. at 254-14 Union Tpke. in Glen Oaks. The event will be inserted into the regular second-day Rosh Hashanah service. Clergy of various faiths, elected officials, first responders and local dignitaries will share their reflections.

The entire community is welcome. For more information call (718) 343-9001 or email belleroserabbi@yahoo.com.

The Bayside Hills Civic Association will hold its annual ceremony at 7 p.m. During the evening, the north side of the corner of Bell Boulevard and the westbound Horace Harding Expressway will be renamed “Bayside Hills 9/11 Memorial Way.”

Juniper Valley Park will be the site of a candlelight vigil starting at 7:30 p.m. in the ballfields located near Juniper Boulevard South and 78th Street. People are welcome to bring flashlights and lawn chairs.

Howard Beach will pay tribute at the firehouse of Engine Company 331/Ladder Company 173 at 7:30 p.m. at 158-99 Cross Bay Blvd.

On Sept. 12, the United Community Civic Association will host a musical sounds of remembrance with song and prayer at McManus Memorial Park at 81st Street and Ditmars Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. The City Department of Correction and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pipe bands will perform.

On Sept. 15, 42 victims from Glendale, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Woodhaven will be remembered at 12:30 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Garden at the Dry Harbor Playground at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and 80th Street.