Weekend Bay Area events commemorating the 9/11 attacks 

click to enlarge A Golden Gate Bridge worker raised one of three U.S. flags recovered from ground zero during a presentation at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2002. New York City Police Sgt. Joe Keenan brought the flag to San Francisco as a show of appreciation to the San Francisco Police Department for their help after the Sept. 11th attacks. (Getty Images file photo) - A GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE WORKER RAISED ONE OF THREE U.S. FLAGS RECOVERED FROM GROUND ZERO DURING A PRESENTATION AT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN 2002. NEW YORK CITY POLICE SGT. JOE KEENAN BROUGHT THE FLAG TO SAN FRANCISCO AS A SHOW OF APPRECIATION TO
  • A Golden Gate Bridge worker raised one of three U.S. flags recovered from ground zero during a presentation at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2002. New York City Police Sgt. Joe Keenan brought the flag to San Francisco as a show of appreciation to
  • A Golden Gate Bridge worker raised one of three U.S. flags recovered from ground zero during a presentation at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2002. New York City Police Sgt. Joe Keenan brought the flag to San Francisco as a show of appreciation to the San Francisco Police Department for their help after the Sept. 11th attacks. (Getty Images file photo)

In San Francisco

9/11 Ceremony at Civic Center

With Gov. Jerry Brown and Mayor Ed Lee in attendance, the San Francisco Police Officers Association and the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 invite the public to join them in a commemoration ceremony.

Where: Civic Center Plaza

When: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Saturday

Contact: (415) 861-5060, www.sfpoa.org

San Francisco Fire Department Memorial Services

The San Francisco Fire Department invites the public to join them Sunday at one of The City’s 43 fire stations for a commemorative memorial service for the emergency responders and civilians who died on Sept. 11. The schedule will run as follows at each station:

6:45 a.m.: Apparatus roll out of bays, flanking the driveways on both sides

6:58 a.m.: Fire Department personnel assemble in front of flagpoles (or central locations in front of stations).

6:59 a.m.: Time of South Tower collapse — apparatus bell rings 3-3-3 (three sets of three chimes each). This signifies “the last alarm.”

7:00 a.m.: Station flags lowered to half-staff, minute of silence observed.

7:02 a.m.: Recognition service in which names of the 343 fallen FDNY firefighters will be read aloud.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

A noncompetitive memorial climb up and down the Transamerica Building. Climbers are encouraged to bring gear. Pre-registration is required.

Where: Transamerica Building, 600 Montgomery St.

When: 8:00 a.m. opening ceremony, 8:30 a.m. climbing begins, Sunday

Contact: www.sf911msc.com

Ten Years after 9/11: A South Asian Reaction

A day of discussion, films and readings will be presented by Friends of South Asia.

Where: Koret Auditorium, Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St.

When: 1-4 p.m., Sunday

Tickets: Free

Contact: www.friendsofsouthasia.org

‘Confiscated’

Local artist Michele Pred creates art out of items that were confiscated by airport security due to increased security measures that have been in place since 9/11.

Where: Jack Fischer Gallery, 49 Geary St., Suite 418

When: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. Show closes Oct. 8

Contact: www.jackfischergallery.com, (415) 956.1178

HandsOn Bay Area Commemoration Program and Service Tribute

HOBA, a nonprofit that facilitates volunteer activity throughout the community, offers a commemoration program followed by a day of volunteering in remembrance of 9/11.   

Where: Veterans War Memorial Building courtyard, 401 Van Ness Ave.

When: 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. commemoration program, 10 a.m. volunteers are dispatched to their assignments, Sunday

Contact: (415) 541-9616, www.handsonbayarea.org

‘Keeping an Eye on Surveillance’

A group show of artists investigates the influence of contemporary security and surveillance.

Where: The Performance Art Institute, 575 Sutter St.

When: 12- 6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays

Tickets: Free

Contact: (415) 501-0575

‘Living with Freedom & Fear: Bay Area Muslims after 9/11’

The Bay Area’s Muslim-American community is highlighted in documentary photographer Rick Rocamora’s latest show.

Where: Exposure Gallery, 801 Howard St., San Francisco

When: Gallery hours by appointment only; show closes Oct. 28

Contact: info@exposuregallery.org

Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance 9/11 Truth March and Film Festival

In solidarity with sister groups in Toronto, Seattle and New York, the group will host a parade and film festival.

When: Parade at 10 a.m., starting at the Gandhi statue near the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero, and ending at Herbst Theatre; film festival starts at 1 p.m.; Sunday

Contact: www.sf911truth.org

Where: Film festival will be at Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

When: 1-8:30 p.m.

Tickets: $7-$10

Contact: www.sf911truth.org, www.communitycurrency.org

Opera in the Park

San Francisco Opera Symphony will perform Mozart’s “Requiem in D Minor,” as well as works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Arlen and more.

Where: Sharon Meadow, 320 Bowling Green Drive, Golden Gate Park

When: 2 p.m., Sunday

Tickets: Free

Contact: (415) 861-4008, www.sfopera.com

Church ceremony

Police and fire departments will hold a ceremony at St. Monica’s Church.

Where: St. Monica’s Church, 470 24th Avenue

When: 10:30 a.m., Sunday

Contact: http://www.sf-fire.org

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

The home opener for the 49ers will honor the memory of those lost during the 9/11 attacks and all local first responders. The national anthem will be performed by Brian McKnight, and an American flag will cover the entire field during the performance.  There will be a half-time performance by The Plain White T’s. The NFL and the NFL Players Association will contribute $1 million to three memorials and two charities related to the events of 9/11.

Where: Candlestick Park, 490 Jamestown Ave.

When: 1:15 p.m.

Tickets: $25-$350

Contact: (415) GO-49ERS, www.49ers.com

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants’ annual 9/11 memorial is up until Monday in Willie Mays Plaza, and there will be a preshow memorial ceremony honoring the anniversary of the attacks. Each fan will be given an 8 x 10 card with the American flag on one side, and a name of a life lost to 9/11 on the other. Fans will be asked to hold up their cards in remembrance.

Where: AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza

When: 12:30 p.m. pregame commemoration, 1:05 game starts.

Tickets: $29.25-$300

Contact: 1-877-4SFGTIX, sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com

In the Peninsula

Redwood City 10th Anniversary Day of Remembrance

Individuals are invited to gather, light candles, leave flowers and reflect.  Personal messages to those who cannot attend can be emailed to pcn@blueconnect.org and will be posted at the space.

Where: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City

When: 5:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday

Contact: www.peninsulaclergynetwork.org

San Mateo County Public Safety Memorial Service

Interfaith memorial service.

Where: Notre Dame de Namur University, Cunningham Memorial Chapel, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont

When: 10 a.m., Sunday

Contact: (650) 780-7582

Schola Cantorum Musical Tribute Honoring the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

The Bay Area chorus will perform Mozart’s “Requiem in D Minor” accompanied by orchestra and organ.

Where: Stanford Memorial Church

When: 1:30 p.m., Sunday

Tickets: Free

Contact: (650) 254-1700, www.scholarcantorum.org

South San Francisco Fire Department Memorial Service

Where: City Hall Fountain, 400 Grand Ave., South San Francisco

When:
9 a.m.

Contact: (650) 829-3950, www.ssf.net

In the East Bay

‘Never Forget’: A Tribute to America

Free day event at the Alameda County Fairgrounds with live music, barbecue, a parade and flash mob. Ticketed evening event featuring a performance from American Idol Jason Castro starts at 7 p.m.

Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton

When: Noon-7 p.m., day event; 7 p.m. ticketed evening performance, Sunday

Tickets: Free for day event; $10-$150 evening performance

Contact: (925) 321-8600, www.impactforamerica.com

Axis of Friendship

Cross-cultural conversations, speakers and a candle lighting ritual in honor of world peace and friendship will accompany an afternoon of activities, including a barbeque, live music, children’s games, Sufi dancing, and labyrinth walking.

Where: Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland

When: 4-7 p.m., Sunday

Tickets: Free

Contact:
(510) 848-3696, www.fccb.org/

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

FCCB collaborates with several other local choruses for a commemorative performance of Verdi’s Requiem.

Where: The Sanctuary, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

When: 3 p.m., Sunday

Tickets: Free

Contact: (510) 848-3696, www.fccb.org/

9/11/11 Project: A National Requiem of Remembrance

The Oakland Symphony Chorus and Oakland Civic Orchestra perform a free, participatory concert of Mozart’s “Requiem in D Minor.”

Where: Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland

When: 5:30 p.m.

Tickets:
Free

Contact: (510) 207-4093, www.oaklandsymphonychorus.org

9/11 Anniversary Panel: Reflections on a Decade of U.S. Terror

Where: Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley

When: 7-9 p.m., Sunday

Contact: (510) 848-1196, www.revolutionbooks.org

Ongoing 9/11 related highlights:

 

‘Living with Freedom & Fear: Bay Area Muslims after 9/11’

The Bay Area’s Muslim-American community is highlighted in documentary photographer Rick Rocamora’s latest show.

Where: Exposure Gallery, 801 Howard St., San Francisco

When: Gallery hours by appointment only; show closes Oct. 28

Contact: info@exposuregallery.org

‘Confiscated’

Local artist Michele Pred creates art out of items that were confiscated by airport security due to increased security measures that have been in place since 9/11.

Where: Jack Fischer Gallery, 49 Geary St., Suite 418

When: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays.  Show closes Oct. 8

Contact: www.jackfischergallery.com, (415) 956.1178

“Keeping an Eye on Surveillance”

A group show of artists investigate the influence of contemporary security and surveillance.

Where: The Performance Art Institute, 575 Sutter St.

When: 12- 6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays

Tickets: Free

Contact: (415) 501-0575

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