Community gathers to honor 9/11

first_imgMany Notre Dame students were between the ages of 1 and 5 when the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred. For some, it was one of their first concrete memories. Others were too young to remember the event.To commemorate this day, students and community members gathered at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on Tuesday night at 8:46 p.m., exactly 12 hours after the time of day the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Anna Mason | The Observer Students gather in recognition of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes Tuesday night. University President Emeritus Fr. Edward Malloy spoke at the memorial service. University President Emeritus Fr. Edward Malloy, who led the University during the time of the 9/11 attacks, presided over the memorial service. He recalled doing the same 17 years ago to the day in front of the Golden Dome.“As [Sept. 11, 2001,] went on, there was a great sense of fear about what was coming next,” Malloy said. “Like Notre Dame always does in a moment of crisis, we organized a Mass on the Main Quad. Around 10,000 people were present.”Malloy also spoke of his struggle to find any words to say during his homily on that day.“We needed comfort and consolation,” he said. “We needed to believe that God was with us. I thought of the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the one in front of the Main Building. ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.’”Though there were not 10,000 people at the Grotto on Tuesday night, the gathered crowd filled the surrounding area, illuminating the twilight with candles that were left in prayer when the service ended. Sophomore Aaron Benavides, student government’s director of faith and service, said the tradition is of high importance for the Notre Dame community.“We make sure that we continue this tradition because it’s so important for us to remember the tragic events of that day, such a defining part of American history,” Benavides said. “This was my first time going, and I was honestly floored with how many people came. It really speaks about the great sense of community and family we have here at Notre Dame.”The service ended with a quiet sign of peace filled with emotional embraces. “Having this event year after year, as it begins to fade from our memory a little bit — I think this event really has the power to remind us of what happened on that day and to come together as a community,” Benavides said. Tags: 9/11, 9/11 Memorial, Memorial Servicelast_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 24 – 30

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Pope Francis Speech Viewing PartyLong live the Pope! Long live the Pope! Long live the Pope! Don’t watch Pope Francis’ televised speeches alone as he makes his historic visit to the US. Join this viewing party and interfaith discussion that will follow after he becomes the first pope to address Congress at 9:20 a.m. Thursday with the discussion expected an hour later. The next viewing party starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday, when Pope Francis addresses the United Nations, three hours before he leads an interfaith prayer service at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Hofstra University Cultural Center Theater, North Campus, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. hofstra.edu Free. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. September 24, 25.The QueersThese New Hampshire-based, Ramones-esque punk stalwarts will lovingly assault Long Island’s ears with their catchy, power chord-fueled sonic assault. This is a Press Music Critic Zack Tirana “Must Go To” gig, so best to raise that glass high once you’re there! Warming up the crowd will be Nobodys, Boogie Brains, Filthy Twolips and Yum-Yuckers. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $12, $15 DOS. 7 p.m. September 24.The WailersSince Bob Marley’s untimely death in 1981, his backing band, The Wailers, have continued to perform his greatest hits and albums in full. Although you could never replicate Marley’s distinctive sound, The Wailers are literally the next best thing. Bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett was not only recognized as the musical leader of the group, but was Marley’s most trusted bandmate, performing and arranging countless hits in the 1970s. Get ready to groove! The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. September 24.Looking Through A Glass Onion: Deconstructing The White AlbumScott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as The White Album). Scott traces the creation of some of the Fab Four’s most memorable songs, such as “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Revolution,” from demo to final version. Scott also covers the recording of “Hey Jude,” the Beatles’ most successful single. Scott discusses the studio techniques used by The Beatles during 1968 and share many examples of rare audio and video of the Beatles in action. Will some of Press Music Critic Zack Tirana’s favs “Rocky Raccoon,” “Blackbird” and “Long, Long, Long” also be discussed? Only one way to find out, fellow Moppler-Topplers! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $17. 9 p.m. September 24.Long Beach International Film FestivalThis cinematic extravaganza will screen an international collection of films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, shorts and animations that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards. A new addition for 2015 LBIFF includes the Joan Jett Music Film Series. Various locations in Long Beach and Rockville Centre. longbeachfilm.com $10-$200. Times vary, September 24-27.A Lens on LifeThis is an opening reception for an art exhibit featuring the works of Robert Scott, who created a variety of images, including the faces of people, animals, and outcrops of stone. Robert has shown his work in private collections as well as several solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as Neptune Photography, Adelphi University, Barnes Gallery and the Ashok Jain Gallery. Plan to be amazed and inspired. Runs through Oct. 10. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org 6 p.m. September 25.The WigglesKids’ dreams are now coming true since the favorite musical kid group is performing live! Putting on a fun, creative, and enjoyable show for all ages. Bring the whole family to get a-jiggly with the Wigglies! This Australian group entertains all over the world. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $22.50-$29.50. 7 p.m. September 25.Almost QueenThis tribute band covering the influential 1970s British rock band channels the spirit of the late great Freddie Mercury. Opening the show is Unforgettable Fire, a tribute to U2. Wow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$35. 8 p.m. September 25.Chris SmitherThis American blues and folk songwriter produces his own sound, also deriving creativity from modern poetry and philosophy. Touring in support of the 14th record of his career, get ready to rock out! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. September 25.The Long Island FairRaces and contests, animal viewing, wagon/pony/camel riding, and a scarecrow building contest; this smorgasbord of events and competition is enjoying its 173rd year! One of the oldest fairs in the United States, there are also games, crafts, and even a sawing competition. 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, Long Island. Lifair.org $8-$12. Friday- 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. September 25-27.Nick DiPaoloIn this day of watered-down comedy Nick Di Paolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand-up should be: funny, socially relevant, and a little bit reckless. Nick began his career in his hometown of Boston and two years later made the jump to New York, where he found his seething, sarcastic style welcomed with open arms by New York audiences. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25. 9 p.m. September 25, 26.Brain Aneurysm Awareness WalkThis 7th annual walk benefits the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute Brain Aneurysm Center. Help combat this serious condition and spread some hope! Field 5 at Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $25. 8:30 a.m. September 26.Drum-Taps: Civil War Soldier StoriesNYU Professor Karen Karbiener presents the tragic history of a Civil War soldier, whose life lay in poet Walt Whitman’s hands during his days as a volunteer nurse. Brian Matthew Jordan reads from his new book, Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, based on soldiers’ words extracted from letters, recollections and reflections. Artist Mort Künstler will present a slideshow and answer questions on his historic interpretive art, including his work “Angel of the Battlefield: Clara Barton with Walt Whitman at Chatham, December 15, 1862.” Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington. waltwhitman.org Free. 2 p.m. September 26.Joan ArmatradingNominated three times for a Grammy and having 20 albums with her sublime music, this will be a touching performance that will leave audiences breathless. She is one of the few female artists that ever received an MBE, been honored by the queen, as well as being nominated for the Brit Award. This famous musician is enjoyed all over the world and will be on Long Island to continue sharing her music and her journey. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $40-$75. 8 p.m. September 26.The Bacon BrothersGolden Globe Award-winning actor Kevin Bacon and his brother, Emmy Award-winning composer Michael Bacon, have been performing as The Bacon Brothers for more than 20 years. The band has gigged relentlessly to build up a following and have released seven albums and a live concert DVD. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. PatchogueTheatre.org $45-$85. 8 p.m. September 26.Fourth Annual Global Citizen FestivalThis isn’t on LI, but we had to include it: Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Coldplay and even lil Eddie Sheeran seize Central Park’s Great Lawn in this free (!!) gig to foster activism, upheaval, and raise awareness about the United Nations’ initiatives to fight extreme poverty, inequality, and protect the environment. Central Park, Great Lawn, Manhattan. Free (though you’ve got to join the movement and take action to help end extreme poverty to win your tickets at https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/festival/2015/). 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. September 26.Merrick Fall Festival & Street FairFood, friends and fun! Up to 400 vendors for food and services, games, and contests. Merrick’s fall festival is one of the largest and most popular fairs on Long Island. 1 Broadcast Plaza, Merrick. Nassaucountycraftshows.com Free. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. September 26, 27.JazzfestThe two-day lineup includes Union Jazz Coalition, John Restrepo Quartet, New York Jazz Mission, and Thom Penn Nonet on Saturday. Performances on Sunday include Janine DiNatale, Interplay Jazz Orchestra, and Swingtime Big Band will be playing a double set! Bring folding chairs. Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. isliparts.org $10. 1-5 p.m. September 26, 12-4 p.m. September 27.Abstract ArchitectureAn opening reception will be held for this mesmerizing art exhibit featuring the works of Charles Cohen, Lisa DiClerico, Paula Elliott, Hiroshi Kagoshima and Demetrius Manouselis, who blend art and architecture, exploring themes common to both. Each artist in this exhibition is concerned with fundamental form, line, nature, and color, providing a visual pathway that implies elements of architectural imagery and abstract art. These themes may overlap or influence one another, often developing in several directions concurrently using the mediums of drawing, painting and photography. Runs through Nov. 23. Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org 4-7 p.m. September 27.Doo Wop ExtravaganzaThis sensational performance highlights the music from the 1950s and early ’60s. Songs like “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and “Sealed With A Kiss,” this will surely be an upbeat performance. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 3 p.m., 7 p.m. September 26.FronzillaThis alt-rapper is going to show you his skills in blending the realms of hip-hop and rock. Also, creating his own threads, he is constantly selling his merch, such as sweatshirts and t-shirts. He has performed at Warped Tour and is ecstatic about having his own tour this year. Performing with Palisades, Whiteney Peyton, It Lives, and It Breathes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $15. 6:30 p.m. September 26.Free B!tchin’ Summer Concert PartyStarring local reggae, rock and pop bands Oogee Wawa, Offshore Regulars and NonStop to Cairo, this party keep summer alive. Ladies in bikinis and gentlemen in Hawaiian shirts win free prizes. Wow. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com Free. 8 p.m. September 26.Ja RulePerforming his hit singles, “Between Me and You,” “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny,” Ja Rule is coming to Long Island. Having several hits in the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and performing with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian and Ashanti, this is definitely a performance that cannot be missed.The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com  $15, $25 DOS. 10 p.m. September 26.Lauren FoxPerforming the enduring folk songs of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, Fox explores their music, their histories, their triumphs and heartbreaks in song. Fox delves into the meaning behind the tunes, giving us a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell’s “Chelsea Morning,” “River” and “Both Sides Now,” as well as Cohen’s “Suzanne,” “Bird On A Wire” and “Hallelujah.” John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $45. 7 p.m. September 27.Alan Parsons Live ProjectBorn into a showbiz family, Alan Parsons will show audiences why performing comes natural when he’s on stage with “The Orchestra,” starring former members of ELO, playing A Night of Over 30 Greatest Hits. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$99.50 . 8 p.m. September 27.Step Out to Stop Diabetes WalkRaising awareness and funds to help the 29 million people in the United States living with diabetes help prevent that number from increasing. Field 5 at Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com 8 a.m. September 27.Juliette Giorgio/Tery GrantThe authors will speak about and sign their new book What Were You Thinking? Many books address troubled children. This book is unique in that it is written by an educator and a psychotherapist, and focuses on trouble prevention. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 28.—Compiled by Chelsea Russell, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s dad sends message to Arsenal striker after Chelsea transfer link

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s dad sends message to Arsenal striker after Chelsea transfer link Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Apr 2020 8:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave Arsenal at the end of the season (Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father has appeared to urge the Arsenal striker to sign a new contract after he was linked with a move to Chelsea.The 30-year-old will have just 12 months remaining on his current deal with the Gunners this summer, meaning that he could potentially leave on a free transfer next year if he does not reach a new agreement.On Friday, reports claimed that Chelsea are in the race to sign Aubameyang and the club believe that Arsenal will be forced to sell the forward in the next transfer window.But Aubameyang’s father appears to be keen to see his son extend his stay with Mikel Arteta’s side, judging by his latest post on Instagram.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father has urged his son to sign a new contract (Instagram)In a post shared by Pierre-Francois Aubameyang, an image of the striker signing his first Arsenal deal was captioned with: ‘You know what you have to do bro @aubameyang97’.AdvertisementAdvertisementSince his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in a £56m deal in January 2018, Aubameyang has scored 61 goals in 97 games for Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta has stressed that he will do ‘as much as he can’ to convince Aubameyang to stay at the club.But Arsenal are reportedly unwilling to offer their star striker a significant rise on his current £200,000-a-week contract.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, Brook Lopez cleared to practice, questionable for OKC game

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAfter dropping back-to-back games in Houston and Minnesota over the New Year’s holiday, the Lakers are 11-25, half a game behind Memphis (12-25) as of Tuesday for the ignominious status of being worst in the West.News of Ball’s progress coincided with a positive update on starting center Brook Lopez (right ankle sprain) and a less favorable one on rookie forward Kyle Kuzma (left quad contusion). All three players are listed as questionable to play against the Thunder, although the fact that Ball and Lopez have not yet practiced likely pushes them back at least until Friday, when the Lakers host Charlotte.Lopez has been out since Dec. 18, when he left an eventual double-overtime loss to the Warriors with the sprained ankle.Kuzma played just 18 minutes Monday in Minnesota due to the thigh bruise, the same injury he played through last week in losses to the Grizzlies and Clippers. Trapped in another losing season, the suddenly last-place Lakers can find some solace in the knowledge that their star point guard could be back on the court this week.Lonzo Ball was cleared Tuesday to return to practice after missing the last five games with a left shoulder sprain.Coach Luke Walton has long said that Ball is the key to the Lakers’ identity, and indeed, they have been unable to win without him since he suffered the injury on Dec. 23. They are on a season-worst seven-game skid and the five losses without Ball have been by an average of 13.2 points.Ball is averaging 10 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game and is the instigator of the Lakers’ offense and the motor to their pace of play, a category in which they lead the league. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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