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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration – 2012

There are a host of events and opportunities that might be of particular interest to family members. We’re listing what we know of here. If you have more to add please drop us a line! Please contact Eileen Nevitt for more information: enevitt@hotmail.com

:: March 20 – March 25, 2012

The Triangle Fire Open Museum @ the NYU Open House Gallery
528 La Guardia Place, NY, NY 10012
(Between West 3rd Street and Bleecker Street)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12-5pm; Thursday: 2-7pm; Weekends: 1-4pm
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities
Contact: Rose Imperato
rose@rememberthetrianglefire.org

:: Friday • March 23 • 2012

11-12:00pm • Procession of 146 Shirtwaists and Sashes
Washington Place and Greene Street, NYC
Sponsored by Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
Contact: LuLu LoLo
146triangleprocession@gmail.com

12-1:00pm • 101st Triangle Factory Fire Commemoration
Washington Place and Greene Street, NYC
Sponsored by Workers United/SEIU(ILGWU)
Contact: Sherry Kane
skane@workersunitednynj.org

3-5:00pm • The 1982 Chinatown Garment Strike : Community workshop + panel discussion
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, NYC
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities
With May Chen, Edgar Romney, Alice Ip
Contact: Rose Imperato
rose@rememberthetrianglefire.org

4:30-7pm • Launch of the National Triangle Fire Memorial
Triangle Fire Open Museum Exhibit Opening
Wine & cheese, raffle, entertainment!
Benefit to support the building of the Triangle Fire Memorial
NYU Open House Gallery
528 La Guardia Place, NY, NY 10012
(Between West 3rd Street and Bleecker Street)
Admission $20
RSVP: info@rememberthetrianglefire.org
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities

:: Saturday March 24, 2012

3-4:30pm • The Participation Manifesto! : Critically Engaging Community Participation
Panel discussion
The Murphy Institute, CUNY
25 West 43rd Street, bet 5th and 6th Ave, 19th floor. New York, NY 10036
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities

:: Sunday March 25, 2012

All day • Chalk
Each year on the anniversary of the infamous blaze, volunteers fan out across the city to inscribe in chalk the names and ages of the victims in front of their former homes.
Sponsored by Street Pictures
Contact: Ruth Sergel
ruth@streetpictures.org

4:45pm • Bells
Washington Place & Greene Street
Ring a bell at the moment the first alarm for the Triangle Fire was sounded 101 years ago today.
http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/centennial/bells/
Sponsored by Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition

6:00pm • Triangle Fire Memorial Association Inc. Award Reception
Honoring: Heather Arzberger, Dan Austin, Vincent Carbone, Michael Hirsch, LuLu LoLo Pascale
Christ The King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, New York 11379
Wine, Refreshments, and Cheese;
Suggested Tax Deductible Donation $25
Contact: Gabriella Gabysfera89@hotmail.com or SerfSerfmalteseesq1@verizon.net

:: Beginning Tuesday March 27, 2012 and ongoing

The Triangle Fire Open Museum
For more information and a map of locations:
http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/open-archive/about/
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities

:: Thursday March 29, 2012

6-8:00pm • Reading the Open Archive
Panel discussion
Calandra Institute, CUNY
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities

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Triangle Commemoration 2011


Hello!

There are a host of events and opportunities that might be of particular interest to family members. We’re listing what we know of here. If you have more to add please drop us a line!
Please contact Eileen Nevitt for more information: enevitt@hotmail.com

Ongoing

Triangle Fire Open Archive
The Triangle Fire Open Archive is an online archive being created by on-going community contributions to tell the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its critical relevance today. Please consider sharing stories, images or documents to build this public resource.

NYC Fire Museum
The museum is seeking the photographs of victims of the fire as they revamp their Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire exhibit.
Contact Damon Campagna for more information: dcampagna@nycfiremuseum.org

March 23

Bertha Greb – Memorial Service, All Faiths Cemetery
Bertha Greb is the only victim of the Triangle Fire buried at All Faiths Cemetery. Please join for the ceremony at 11:00 am
Contact: Dan Austin, President of All Faiths Cemetery or Carol: 718.821.5700
Serphin Maltese, Triangle Fire Memorial Association: serfmalteseesq1@verizon.net

March 25

Memorial Ceremony Mount Richmond Cemetery Please join the Hebrew Free Burial Association at 9:00am for a memorial ceremony for the 22 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire victims buried here. There will be a reception after the ceremony.
Contact: info@hebrewfreeburial.org

Procession
There will be a procession from Union Square to join the centennial commemoration at the Brown Building. Family members are invited to be at the front of the procession and to carry shirtwaists with the names of their relatives on sashes. 9:30am formation, 10:30am Procession leaves Union Square.
Contact LuLu LoLo for more information: lululolo@rcn.com

Workers United Centennial Commemoration:
11:00 am Music + Procession
12:00 pm Speeches + Ceremony
Corner of Washington Place + Greene Street
There will be space just in front of the stage for family members. There are a limited number of seats available for those who would find it challenging to stand for the entire time. Please dress warmly. Even on sunny days it can be quite cold and the tall buildings act as a wind tunnel. At the end of the ceremony there is the reading of the names + placing of the flowers. If you would like to read the name of your relative at the ceremony please drop a line to LuLu: lululolo@rcn.com

The Triangle Families Association is hosting a luncheon for family members.
Please contact Michael Hirsch bouwerieboy@gmail.com or Leigh Benin haryo18@gmail.com for more information.

Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii Church The service at 2:00pm (please note the time change, the printed calendar is incorrect) will be led by Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Father John Masseri
Contact: Jane Fazio, jcfazio@msn.com

Chalk
Each year on the anniversary of the fire volunteers fan out across the city to Chalk the names and ages of the victims in front of their former homes. Family members are warmly welcomed to participate any time on March 25.
Contact Ruth Sergel: ruth@streetpictures.org

Christ the King
Please join with the Maltese Family and the Triangle Memorial Association at 7:00pm for a ceremony at Christ the King High School. The service will include the unveiling of a new painting by Constance Maltese, dedicated to all who perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Heather Arzberger, Choir director, flutist.
Contact: Serphin Maltese: serfmalteseesq1@verizon.net

March 26

Stanton Street Shul
The LES’s Stanton Street Shul would like to extend its deepest respect to all families who mourn for those who perished in the Fire. WE REMEMBER: we will be using the traditional language of prayer to remember this tragedy at our morning prayer service from 10:00am – noon. All are welcome.
Contact Elissa Sampson: ejswoo@yahoo.com

Memorial Meeting
The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition will launch the public effort to build the public art Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial with an organizational meeting at 1pm. All are welcome!
Contact Mary Anne Trasciatti: Mary.Anne.Trasciatti@hofstra.edu

Remembering Their Prayers
An art exhibition created by Susan Harris at the NYC Fire Museum. The names of the victims embroidered on fabric. 6 – 9:00pm

March 27

Triangle Walk
At 1:46pm, 146 people will walk from the Asch/Brown Building to join the tribute at the Museum at Eldridge Street.
Contact Caraid O’Brien: caraidobrien@aol.com

Triangle Fire Tribute
The culminating event of the centennial will be an afternoon of poetry and music at the Museum at Eldridge Street at 3pm.

There are many many more events. Please see the calendar for more information.