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  • Nikon Photography Destination Workshop
    01
    OCT

    Nikon Photography Destination Workshop

    On September 22nd Save Ellis Island hosted Joe McNally, world renowned photographer for a one day Nikon Destination Workshop. Participants brought their own camera equipment and were given access to Nikon equipment – who wouldn’t want to try out all the latest Nikon DSLRs, lenses and Speed lights. The Nikon staff was on hand to assist with a selection of their equipment for use that day in photographing Ellis Island’s Hospital Complex.

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis at Ellis Island
    20
    SEP

    Jamie Lee Curtis at Ellis Island

    Jamie Lee Curtis is a celebrated actress and best-selling children’s book author. She chose to launch her new book, This is Me: The Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From with the help of Save Ellis Island. “I can’t think of a more appropriate place than Ellis Island to host a reading for children about emigration, immigration, and the idea of leaving the old behind for the promise of the new” said Janis Calella, president of Save Ellis Island. In This Is Me a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother’s journey from home to a new country, with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says “This is me!”?

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  • Infection Prevention: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Public Health
    11
    AUG

    Infection Prevention: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Public Health

    Researched & Written by: Kerrie Bellisario, Chief Strategist Courtemanche & Associates

    In the United States, we continue to drive our efforts in managing the spread of infectious disease. Infection prevention and control in the hospital setting is a focus in keeping patients safe. But what about managing the influx of disease from beyond our borders? This question has prompted public debate on contemporary immigration practices.

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  • Save Ellis Island Photography Sessions
    30
    MAR

    Save Ellis Island Photography Sessions

    Join a photo session at the un-restored Hospital Complex on Ellis Island’s south side. Small group photo sessions offer you the opportunity to photograph spaces not accessible on our regularly scheduled Hard Hat Tours.

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  • A letter from our president, Janis Calella
    22
    NOV

    A letter from our president, Janis Calella

     

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  • Art and History on Ellis Island
    16
    FEB

    Art and History on Ellis Island

    On September 25, 2014 Save Ellis Island announced it would open the historic Hospital Complex on Ellis Island’s south side to the public for guided tours. For the first time in sixty years, a portion of the 22 hospital buildings, once considered to be the largest and most modern Public Health Facility in the US, would be opened for 90-minute docent led “Hard Hat Tours”. By opening day, October 1st, tickets would be sold out for months in advance. The Hard Hat Tour quickly became the hottest ticket to buy in NYC. Today, nearly fours months after opening day, the tours continue to be sold out.

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