Hurricane Sandy anniversary vigils and commemorative events
The superstorm hit New York City one year ago today. Find out how New Yorkers are commemorating the event, and where to honor those who were lost
Tue Oct 29 2013
Photograph: Catherine Nance
Today is the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, and a day of remembrance for those who died in the storm, lost their homes and are still coping with its aftermath. There are events around the city to memorialize the occasion.
At the Museum of the City of New York, the exhibition "Rising Waters" opens, showing the storm from the perspective of shutterbugs—many of whom were personally affected. Check out our guide, Sandy: One year later, for more art-related Sandy happenings both supportive and reflective.
We've already mentioned to you the MTA's special-edition "I Love NY" MetroCards, which went on sale this morning. The transit authority is also offering free rides for A and R train straphangers for today only.
The New York Times lists the candlelight vigils occuring today, all along the waterside. Brooklyn's starts at 6:30pm in various locations; Manhattan's at 6:45pm in the East Village; Queens' at 7:30pm on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway; Staten Island's at 7:45pm on the South Shore. The evening culminates with a statewide moment of silence at 8pm.
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