In tribute to the men and women lost in the tragic attack on New York City on September 11, 2001, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a distinguished Smithsonian affiliate, has reopened its 9/11 Tribute Center.  Designed as a place for quiet reflection, the permanent installation will be manned by FDNY firefighters from Rescue Five and is open every week from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

Originally dedicated on September 14, 2003, the educational display is in Building N, in the heart of Snug Harbor’s grounds. Through artifacts, pictures and multimedia displays—including a memorial wall of Staten Islanders who perished in the attack—the Center creates a sense of shared commonality in the tragedy. The building is surrounded by vibrant flowering annual and perennial plantings and a waterfall.  For more information on the 9/11 Tribute Center, visit, or call (718) 448-2500.