2001: Downtown Manhattan, World Trade Center on Hudson river view from Grundy park exchange place, New Jersey. (Photo by michel Setboun/Corbis via Getty Images)

Saturday, Sept. 11, marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Here’s a list of some of the services and programs community members are planning to remember the events of that day.


Special event commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11th

It will include the recitation of the names of Holmdel residents and family members who lost their lives during the attacks

All members of the public are welcome

WHERE: Memorial Circle, Holmdel Town Hall

WHEN: Friday, September 10, 2021, 7:00pm


911 Memorial 5K

Fundraising event in memory of the 37 Middletown residents that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The Middletown PBA Local 124 is creating a memorial scholarship in honor of retired Deputy Chief Joseph Capriotti. Deputy Chief Capriotti began his career with the Middletown Twp. Capriotti carried out many different capacities during his career, but most memorable was the critical role he played in the Middletown Police Department’s response to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Joe responded to Ground Zero in the days and weeks following the attack, and he also personally notified every single Middletown family who had lost a loved one that day, something that was of utmost importance to him. As a result of Joseph’s response to Ground Zero, he contracted cancer which he eventually succumbed to in June of 2019. It is with great honor that the PBA is creating a scholarship fund in his name.

WHERE: Middletown Train Station, Church Street, Middletown, NJ

WHEN: September 11, 2021

7:00 AM  –  Registration + Bib pick up; 8:30 AM  –  5K race + walk; 9:30 AM  –  Kids run; 10:00 AM  –  Awards

New Egypt

Fundraiser for “Tunnel To Towers Foundation” to raise money for first responder families killed or severely injured in the line of duty.

WHERE: New Egypt Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2021, noon to 4pm


A special time of reflection at the 9/11 Memorial Garden as they honor the first responders and all those who lost their lives on that tragic day.

WHERE: Hillsborough Fire Co. #3 – Station 38, Woods Rd, Hillsborough

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 5pm

Cream Ridge

Fundraiser for Voices of 9/11 – Center for Resilience; a non-profit organization. VOICES provides long-term support and resources that promote mental health care and wellness, for victims’ families, responders, survivors, and families of those who have died of 9/11 related illnesses; and assists communities in preparing for and recovering from tragedy.

Performances by Emily Vadala, 80’s Undercover, The Best of the Eagles

WHERE: Cream Ridge Golf Course

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 3pm

South Amboy 

9.11k Ruck/Walk  to  honor 2,977 Americans who perished with a moment of silence and intention setting before trekking the 9.11km (5.05 miles) as a group.

WHERE: Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, South Amboy

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 8-11am


September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

The Town of Westfield will observe the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a community gathering at the memorial site on North Avenue at East Broad Street.

WHERE: September 11 Memorial North Av East Broad, Westfield, NJ

WHEN: September 11, 2021, 8:30am


Summer FanJam 2021

Live bands, food trucks, classic cars and featuring tributes to First Responders, including an honor guard, to mark the somber anniversary.

The free festival is run by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC)

WHERE: LaGrande Park, La Grande Ave, Fanwood, NJ

WHEN: September 11, 2021, 11am-7pm


Hunterdon County 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Hunterdon County First Responders who were called into emergency service at the site of the attacks will be honored, the County will recognize the sixteen lives lost from Hunterdon County, and honor the men and women who ran to the scene and answered the call for help.

The Remembrance Ceremony will include the ringing of the Historic Courthouse Bell sixteen times for each Hunterdon County life lost in the 9/11 attacks and will feature the Hunterdon Central Regional High School Choir who will perform the National Anthem.

WHERE: Historic Courthouse steps, Main St, Flemington

WHEN: September 11, 2021, 8:30am


Cranford remembers September 11, 2001

Dedication to Dean Phillip Eberling, Christopher Michael Grady, Robert Henry Lynch, Jr., Gregory Milanowycz, Thomas Michael Regan, Leonard J. Snyder, Jr., and all victims of the attacks

Six columns are situated in a semicircle in this memorial located in Cranes Park. Each column bears a commemorative plaque with the name of a Cranford resident who was lost in the attacks.

WHERE: Cranes Park, Cranford

WHEN: September 11, 2021, 6:30pm


Check back for additions and updates!

If you’re holding an event in Central Jersey for 9/11, please send info (What, Where, When) to joel@magic983.com!