As a member of the 9/11 community I was invited to the opening of the new shopping center down at the WTC site. Normally I wouldn’t go, because when are things like this ever worth going to?? I don’t know why I did! But it was fabulous from beginning to end. We got this amazing gift bag, (and I mean really, truly amazing) the stores gave us stuff, there was a lovely “Sampling Cafe” with great food from the cafes in the shopping center, and fantastic entertainment.
So thank you to the organizers and everyone who worked to put this together, thank you 9/11 Tribute Center, and Leslie Odom, Jr., the School of Rock cast, Dr. Draw, the Harlem Gospel Choir, Jordan Smith and John Legend. I really had a great time and I appreciate your effort.
Some pictures of the School of Rock cast, who were insanely talented and adorable. I noticed that I caught them while airborne so a couple of closeups of that follow this first shot.