Canal Street, 9/17/01
Canal Street, 9/17/01
Photograph by Martha Cooper

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Lisa Radakovich Holsberg

Welcome to Race for the Sky on the web. Race for the Sky is a music peace project commemorating the spontaneous acts of expression on the New York City streets after September 11, 2001. In the hours after the attacks, New Yorkers instinctively began to gather in the streets and transform them with artistic expressions and improvised rituals. Through music and song, Race for the Sky lifts in memory this remarkable event and offers it on the web as a gift for the future.

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Lisa Radakovich Holsberg

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Return, Remember: Ephemeral Memorials in the Legacy of September 11th
The Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Dumbo
Lisa Radakovich Holsberg will join a panel discussion of the legacy of the spontaneous, ephemeral memorials created all over New York in the weeks after the attack. Panelists include: Martha Cooper, renowned documentary photographer; Dr. Harriet F. Senie, Museum Studies Dir., City College; Kay Turner, Folk Arts Dir., Brooklyn Arts Council; and Steve Zeitlin, City Lore Dir. Followed by a book signing for the launch of Martha Cooper's Remembering 9/11 (Mark Betty Publishing, 2011). More information: