Major conference, multiple 9/11 activities set for Pace downtown campus

Pace University is holding a collection of 9/11 activities from September 6-12 this year.

Calendar Listing

Contacts:
Chris Cory, Pace University, 212-346-1117 / 917-608-8164
Frank Lentini, M. Booth and Associates, 212-481-7000 ext. 601

9/11 Activities at Pace University, New York Campus
September 6 – 12, 2006
All Events are FREE
Pace is located THREE blocks from the World Trade Center disaster site, at 1 Pace Plaza (across from City Hall)

9/11 Three-Day CONFERENCE: “Aftershock: Rethinking the Future since September 11, 2001” will examine issues ranging from the emotional impact on individuals to the economic effects on the global economy. Featuring Former White House Adviser David Gergen, Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, 9/11 Commission Co-chair Lee Hamilton, Editor William Kristol and many others. Free admission, full program available at www.pace.edu/aftershock.
When: Wednesday, September 6 – Friday, September 8, 2006, beginning at 9 AM
Where: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, One Pace Plaza (use Spruce Street entrance)
URL: www.pace.edu/aftershock
Cost: Free, Pre-registration requested at website
Contact: Mark J. Schepp, 212/346-1020, mschepp@pace.edu
Subways: 2, 3 to Park Place/Broadway or Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; A, C, J, M, Z to Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, J, N or R to City Hall/Broadway.

9/11 EXHIBITION Event: Pace University will host “The First 24 Hours,” a traveling exhibition, organized by the New York State Museum, of artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center disaster site. Many of the objects have not been seen since they went into storage after the attacks.
Items Recovered: U.S. flag rescued from the rubble, a section of the chain link fence on Broadway hung with dried flowers and notes seeking missing persons, a firefighter’s air tank, a seat belt from one of the hijacked airplanes, and a battered 1” x 3” plaque saying “78” (which denoted the Sky Lobby floor in the south tower which took a direct impact while many people waited for their elevators).
When: September 6 – Sunday, September 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It will be open for a 24-hour, round-the-clock remembrance on Monday, September 11 from 8:46 a.m. to 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12.
Where: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Lobby at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza (use Spruce Street entrance)
URL: www.pace.edu/aftershock
Contact: Mark J. Schepp, 212/346-1020, mschepp@pace.edu
Cost: Free
Subways: 2, 3 to Park Place/Broadway or Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; A, C, J, M, Z to Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, J, N or R to City Hall/Broadway.

The First 24 Hours REMEMBRANCE VIGIL Event: Because many people may not want to be alone with their memories of family, friends, neighbors and business/school colleagues on the fifth anniversary, Pace will open its doors for a round-the-clock viewing of “The First 24 Hours,” an exhibition, organized by the New York State Museum, of artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center disaster site. Pace is the closest university to Ground Zero (three blocks away) and suffered the loss of 47 students and alumni on 9/11.
When: Monday, September 11 from 8:46 a.m. to 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12
Where: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Lobby at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza (use Spruce Street entrance)
URL: www.pace.edu/aftershock
Contact: Mark J. Schepp, 212/346-1020, mschepp@pace.edu
Cost: Free
Subways: 2, 3 to Park Place/Broadway or Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; A, C, J, M, Z to Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, J, N or R to City Hall/Broadway.

9/11 Memorial Candlelight Walk / Silent Vigil: This year is the 5th annual candlelight vigil, headed by the Civic Traditions Committee from the Office of Housing and Residential Life, will begin at the main entrance at 1 Pace Plaza. After a moment of silence, participants, including Pace University Students, proceed to walk towards the World Trade Center Site.
When: Sunday, September 10, 9:00pm
Where: Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza
URL: www.pace.edu/aftershock
Contact: Mark J. Schepp, 212/346-1020, mschepp@pace.edu
Cost: Free
Subways: 2, 3 to Park Place/Broadway or Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; A, C, J, M, Z to Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, J, N or R to City Hall/Broadway.

9/11 CRAIN’S BREAKFAST at Pace University Event: Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff will discuss downtown’s progress five year’s after the September 11th terrorist attacks, as well as the city’s overall economic recovery
When: Wednesday, September 6. Networking Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 a.m; Program: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Where: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, One Pace Plaza (use Spruce Street entrance)
URL: http://www.newyorkbusiness.com/calendar.cms
Cost: Free. Those wishing to attend must register at the above website.
Subways: 2, 3 to Park Place/Broadway or Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; A, C, J, M, Z to Broadway/Nassau/Fulton; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, J, N or R to City Hall/Broadway.

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