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8/23/2021 - Town of Huntington 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend

The Town of Huntington will have two events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the tragic loss of life and other impacts the unprecedented attacks have had on the lives of Huntington residents. 



In Remembrance of Residents and First Responders of the Town of Huntington Who Lost Their Lives 


DATE:            Sunday, September 12, 2021 

TIME:             12:00 p.m. 

PLACE:           Heckscher Park, 9/11 Memorial, Main St. & Prime Ave., Huntington 

(Parking on Prime Avenue, near Heckscher Museum, Madison Street & Town Hall) 


The public is invited to join Town of Huntington officials, the Veterans Advisory Board, and local officials for a memorial service on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at 12:00 PM in Heckscher Park at the 9/11 Memorial in Huntington, to honor and remember residents and first responders of the Town of Huntington who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 


For information, please contact Carol Rocco, Veterans Affairs: (631) 351-3012 or 



Free Outdoor Meditation with Kadam Holly McGregor, Resident Teacher, Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island 


DATE:            Saturday, September 11, 2021 

TIME:             8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

PLACE:           Heckscher Park, Chapin Rainbow Stage, Main St. & Prime Ave., Huntington 


Memories and effects of 9/11 still remain for many in our community. Join us for a morning of remembrance, prayer and meditation from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday, September 11, in front of the Chapin Rainbow Stage in the Town of Huntington's Heckscher Park.  


This free outdoor meditation will be led by Kadam Holly McGregor, who has been the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island (KMC-LI) for the past 13 years. Kadam Holly will lead a special, powerful practice called "Taking and Giving," that gives us a way to transform painful feelings and difficult situations, and enables us to be a positive force within our family and our community. In this way we will honor the many people of good heart who gave so much to save and help others on that day. 


KMC-LI opened its doors for the very first time on Sept. 11, 2001 to provide a place of refuge for the people of Long Island. KMC-LI held a meditation at Heckscher Park in 2016 for the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Twenty years after opening, this local meditation center close to Heckscher Park continues to be a place of refuge and a beacon of light in our community.