Local Events


9/11 PEACE VIGIL at Bandstand Gazebo, Boston Common, Monday, September 11, 2017




When:  6PM-8PM

Where: Bandstand Gazebo in the Boston Common (The Parkman Bandstand is a landmark bandstand located on the eastern side of the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts.)

Who:    The Emerson College Communications Department, The Communications, Politics and Law Association (CPLA) along with Dr. Gregory Payne, Chair, Department of Communication Studies and Professor at Emerson College, Boston  and Sonia Tita Puopolo whose Mother, Sonia Mercedes Morales Puopolo was on American flight#11 invite you to join to remember those lost on 9/11/01 and to gather for peace in turbulent times.

Why:    To remember and honor those lost on 9/11/01 and To Contemplate and Meditate on Peace and Healing

2017 9/11 HEROES RUN

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Location:  DePuy Synthes East Entrance, 325 Paramount Drive, Raynham, MA 02767

The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and in the wars since: Veteran, first responder, civilian, and military. Join us to raise awareness and honor the fallen. For more information please click on the link below.

Contact: Raynham@911HeroesRun.org

16th Commemoration of 9/11 at the Tewksbury Memorial

Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2017 starting at 8:46 am

Location:  Tewksbury Memorial

Speaker: Larissa Gay

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Tewksbury-9-11-Memorial-121059341306252/

The LIGHThouse Leadership Society – 12 Hours of LIGHT Day of Caring program to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2017 starting at 8:46 am

Location:  Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

This dinner is open and FREE to all 9/11 family members, military members, veterans, their families and emergency response personnel; it is simply our way to recognize and thank them for the sacrifices they make in order to ensure our freedoms and safety. The first dinner hosted 120 guests and has continued to grow each year with 425 guests in 2015.

Contact:  Lauri Rawls  Email: lrawls@endicott.edu  Call: 978-232-2241


Endicott College, 12 Hours of Light | Day of Caring

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 11, 2017, 8:46 am – 8:46 pm

Our 9/11 Day of Caring event will take place on 9/11 from 8:46am-8:46pm. We will be partnering with 16 non profits and completing 18 different service projects.  Click here for additional information.

We are placing remembrance flags on campus for all of the lives lost on 9/11 and also doing a candle light vigil at 8:30pm on the Salem Beverly Bridge.


(Sat) NorthEast Arc Fall Family Festival (9/9/17) 10am-3:30pm Athletics is taking care of this
(Sun) St Peter’s Church Dinner Serving (9/10/17) Shift 1 4:45-5:50pm

Shift 2 5:50-7:20pm

Fire Department and Police Department Wash vehicles 7:45am 30
Bev Children’s Learning Center Read and donate a book 9:30-10:30am 2
Backyard Growers Gardening Project 12pm-3pm 10-20
YMCA Mulching 9:00am-11:00am 2-4
North Shore CDC Neighborhood Clean Up 9:00am-11:00am As many as possible
BCOA Deliver Flowers 30 min shifts between 11-1 10
Family Promise TBD 5:00-7:00pm 6
Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop Shift 1 12:30-2:30

Shift 2    2:30-4:30




Haven from Hunger Help in Pantry/Dining Hall 2:00-4:00pm 8
LEAP for Education Buy coffee and recruitment outside the high school 2:00-4:00pm 5
Gift Cards/RAK Gift Cards/RAK 30 min shifts between 3:00-5:00pm 10
First Responders/Nursing homes Dessert Drop Offs 30 min shifts between 3:00-5:00pm 10
Signs of Hope Signs of Hope 30 min shifts between 8:46am-8:46pm 10
Operation Troop Support Thank you cards to the troops in residence halls All Day Boxes and materials will be left at Brindle, Alahambra, Reynolds, Frates, Wenham, Hamilton, Stoneridge, Bayview, Marblehead residence halls, and outside the dining hall
Love Balls Love Balls 30 min shifts between 8:46am-8:46pm 5
Beverly Public School System Educational Readings at the library 11am Endicott Student Teachers (30)

The 10th Annual Thanks To Yanks 9/11 Tribute Dinner

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA 01757.

This dinner is open and FREE to all 9/11 family members, military members, veterans, their families and emergency response personnel; it is simply our way to recognize and thank them for the sacrifices they make in order to ensure our freedoms and safety. The first dinner hosted 120 guests and has continued to grow each year with 425 guests in 2015.

Website:  http://thankstoyanks.org/events/9-11-tribute-dinner-2016

Annual 9/11 VIGIL at Boston Common Bandstand Gazebo

Date: Sunday 9/11/2017 from 6-8PM

This 9/11 Vigil is in honor of Sonia Mercedes Morales Puopolo who perished on American Airlines flight 11 and all those who died on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

What can be expected? The sharing of poems and prayers, and readings and songs from different spiritual and religious traditions all in order to create a space for healing and peace. Members of diverse cultural backgrounds come together and join heart to heart and put aside their different points of view to find common ground in wanting to heal and to make the world a better place.

For further details please contact: Sonia Tita Puopolo  iPhone: 305.301.8540

The Yarmouth Police 9/11 Memorial in Yarmouth on Cape Cod

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

A dedication ceremony to be held in the evening on 9/11. The ceremony is likely to start at 6:30 PM and finish in about an hour with refreshments following.

Our memorial borders the grounds of a middle school and is close to  an elementary school.  Our memorial also includes a garden.  We hope that both the memorial and the garden will serve as a powerful space in which to teach kids about our history and the significance of 9/11.

Contact: Shannon Goheen, Second Nature Gardenworks, 774-487-0021

Mass for Peace, Healing, and Justice Followed by a Candlelight Procession to the Fallen Heroes Memorial

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location: Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage, 65 Northern Ave, South Boston Seaport

Organized by Deacon Paul Kline of the Good Samaritan Ministry – a ministry of spiritual care and support for people living with the impact of violence.

There is very limited parking in front of the chapel.  There are several public parking lots available in the neighborhood around the chapel.

Website:  https://www.massfallenheroes.org/memorial/

Private Family Foundation Events


The Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 10, 2017 at  6 pm

The First Baptist Church in Newton COMES ALIVE to benefit the Paige Farley-Hackel Memorial Playground in Dorchester. Please join the Hackel family as they honor those “Gone Too Soon” featuring great food, cocktails, auction items and the 16th annual concert featuring the Nine~Eleven Band (formerly James Montgomery & Friends). 9/11 family members can obtain complimentary tickets (limit of 50) by calling Peter Hackel at 617-283-4051.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Remembering-Paige-Farley-Hackel-182695151803706/

Michael McGinty Scholarship Foundation Annual Family Fun Day

Date/Time: Sunday, September 11, 2017 from 11am-3pm

Location: Foxboro Common  Foxboro, MA  |  Rain location – Foxboro Regional Charter School

Contact  Cindy McGinty 617-270-5155 for more information.

Website:  Visit us on Facebook at McGinty Scholarship Foundation for more information.

The Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation

Date/Time: Sunday, September 18, 2017, 9 am

The Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation is hosting its 16th Annual Road Race, Walk and Family Day in Abington, MA. The 5k event, held on what would have been Jeff’s 58th birthday, includes many age categories (stroller and wheelchair divisions, too) and plenty of family fun — free food, face painting, games, moonwalks, horse and pony rides, pedal carts, raffles, and much more! Bring the family for a fun morning. Help pay-it-forward with a donation of non-perishable food for the local food pantry in exchange for a few raffle tickets.

Register at  http://www.jeffcoombsfund.org/fundraising-events/the-jeff-coombs-memorial-road-race-and-family-walk/

Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum
nvites you to join us for the a conversation with Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin of The Parents Circle

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

Location: Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742

The Parents Circle ­ Families Forum is an organization made up of more than 600 Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families.  Since its establishment, the members, all of whom have lost a family member to the conflict , ­have undertaken a joint effort in the midst of ongoing violence to transform their incredible loss and pain into a catalyst for reconciliation and peace.  They choose to convert anger and revenge, helplessness and despair into actions of hope.  They operate education, public awareness, and advocacy projects that foster humanization and empathy towards both Israelis and Palestinians. The general mission is to generate dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis to promote reconciliation.

“The color of our blood is red, the suffering that each of us experienced is enormous, all of our tears are equally bitter. If we can talk to each other everyone can.”

Please take a minute to watch this moving video about the Parents Circle:  https://youtu.be/UTRG3A2g5RM