—Weekend of September 11 Offers Ways to Volunteer, Donate and Remember —

New York, NY (September, 9 2009)— NYC & Company, New York City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced its Go Local activities for the weekend of September 11. This weekend, New Yorkers and visitors alike are encouraged to give back to the City as a positive way to remember 9/11. NYC & Company’s Go Local initiative provides residents with suggestions for free and low-cost weekend activities, inspiring them to explore the City and support local business.

“The events of 9/11 have been ingrained into the collective experience of all New Yorkers as a significant moment in New York City’s history. In retrospect, that day has become a symbol of service, unity and compassion,” said NYC & Company’s CEO George Fertitta. “This weekend, we encourage New Yorkers and visitors to take time out of their busy schedules to lend a helping hand—no matter how you choose to give back, it is important we show the world New York City’s great and caring community.”

This weekend, New Yorkers can commemorate 9/11 by providing service to the City and its residents in various ways.

This week’s Go Local highlights:

Volunteer Harlem Street Squash Help a child academically and physically by volunteering time as a tutor or squash coach. Whether you can volunteer daily or monthly, your time will significantly boost a student’s confidence in the classroom and on the courts. (

Donate Fashion’s Night Out Clothing Drive Shop for good on September 10 via the worldwide Fashion’s Night Out initiative, designed to boost the fashion and retail industry while helping those in need. Pack a bag full of new or gently used clothes and drop them into one of the many collection bins that will be set up at various retailers and public locations throughout the City. The donated clothing will be given to the New York City AIDS Fund for distribution to 17 AIDS-related charities citywide. The clothing drive begins on September 10 and concludes on September 12. (

Remember The September Concert Promote global peace on September 11 with musicians from around the world. Created in 2002, the annual event marks 9/11 with free concerts, using “the universal language of music" to spread awareness of freedom, peace and equality. Hundreds of concerts will be held this year across four continents—including more than 40 of them right here in New York City. Enjoy an eclectic mix of music in every borough of the City and join others in committing to universal peace. (

About NYC & Company NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.