A Year Later, New York Honors Victims and Survivors of Haiti Quake
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The aftershocks of Haiti's massive earthquake were literal and figurative. On January 12, 2010, approximately 300,000 people died, according to the Haitian government, and a year later, 1.3 million people still live in the tents erected immediately following the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. A cholera epidemic continues to claim lives and many streets remain covered in debris.
Throughout 2010, telethons and superstars alike raised funds to send to Haiti. Marquee names from Bjork to Haitian musician-cum-activist (and former Haitian presidential candidate) Wyclef Jean took up their microphones in support of the cause. On the year anniversary of the quake, the outpouring of support is decidedly less star-spangled, but in a city populated with some of the biggest money makers and opinion formers in the country, New York is honoring and remembering the victims of Haiti's earthquake in myriad ways.
Here is a guide to events happening in New York City to honor the one-year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake. Please post other events below.
Wednesday, January 12
Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral
50th St. and 5th Ave., Manhattan
March for Change
Start at 42nd St. and 7th Ave. and End at 42nd St. and 2nd Ave., Manhattan
Moment of Silence and Tribute promoted by Yéle Haiti
AIA NY Global Dialogues: Haiti Housing Collaborative and Exhibition
The Center for Architecture, 536 La Guardia Pl., Manhattan
Memorial Service at Medgar Evers College
1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
Hope and Future: A Benefit Concert for Haiti
The Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Manhattan
Saturday, January 15
Hamptons for Haiti
77 Industrial Rd., Wainscott NY
Sunday, January 16
Community Development International Benefit Concert for Haiti
Favela Cubana, 543 La Guardia Pl., Manhattan