St. Petersburg, FL – The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA), in collaboration with partners including Urban Stillhouse, Horse Soldiers, WUSF, Sunscreen Film Festival, Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg College, and the City of St. Petersburg, is proud to announce a series of events dedicated to honoring fallen heroes, fostering unity and creating dialog within the community.
The events will take place over two days: Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th and aim to offer a meaningful platform to remember, reflect, and engage in open dialog about the lasting impact of the tragic events on September 11, 2001.
Dinner & Movie – Saturday, September 9th
Commencing at 6:00 PM, the commemorative weekend will begin at Urban Stillhouse, 2232 5th Ave S, with an exquisite dinner and opportunity to engage with Green Berets, Navy Seals and special Ops Veterans who responded to the 9/11 attacks.
Starting at 8p, co-presented by Sunscreen Film Festival, the audience will then be able to enjoy a screening of the Action/Drama “12 Strong,” next-door, at the ArtsXchange Outdoor Theater, located at 515 22nd Street South. The event will conclude with an insightful Q&A session featuring a distinguished Horse Soldier team member and Special Ops Veteran. The Horse Soldiers are a group of special operations officers who answered the call to defend the country just days after the events of September 11, 2001.
Tickets for this unique experience can be acquired through the official website for $125. The schedule for the evening includes:
• 6-8 PM: Dinner & Tasting at Urban Stillhouse
• 8-9:30 PM: Screening of “12 Strong” (The Horse Soldiers’ story on the big screen)
• 9:30-10 PM: Q&A with Horse Soldier Team Member & Special Ops Veteran
Ceremony & Panel Event – Sunday, September 10th
Beginning at 10:00 AM, a solemn 9/11 Ceremony will take place at the RISE Monument (located at 515 22nd Street South), followed by a thought-provoking “Flip the Script” panel discussion inside the Tully-Levine Gallery from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, where roles will be reversed and a panel of experts, first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks respond to audience’s statements and questions.
Sunday’s events are free of charge, but attendees are required to RSVP via the official website to secure their participation. All interested parties are invited to join this reflective gathering, where the convergence of art, community, and intellectual exploration encourages open dialog among attendees.
For comprehensive details about the 9/11 Weekend Events and to secure participation, please see the link below.
The Warehouse Arts District Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to build and sustain a vibrant arts community in St. Petersburg that supports the success of all artists and the community at large through a broad spectrum of tools, including community revitalization, marketing, advocacy and educational programming within the St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District.