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  • Faces Places - A Work of Art About Art

    Faces Places - A Work of Art About Art

    The legendary French filmmaker collaborated with the photographer JR to create a wonderful documentary about communities, memory, and her own history.

    Agnes Varda knows the value of a camera. The 89-year-old director was a pioneer of French New Wave filmmaking and has strived to find inventive forms of storytelling throughout her career. In her new documentary Faces Places, Varda teams up with the enigmatic photographer and visual artist JR to follow and participate in his Inside Out project, in which he takes portraits of regular people and pastes the pictures, in gigantic-poster format, onto walls and buildings.

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  • Join us for a Special Tour of JR’s Exhibit Unframed-Ellis Island

    Join us for a Special Tour of JR’s Exhibit Unframed-Ellis Island

    June 10, 2017 on Ellis Island at 1:00 p.m.

    Join a special guided tour of the JR art installation Unframed Ellis Island. Your ticket also includes a museum quality poster of the window image “Seven Children” chosen by JR specifically for Save Ellis Island! This tour will lead you through the 25 images by framed French artist JR and in addition will discuss intentions behind the installation as well as the techniques that were used.

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  • Meet Carole Limata – Author, Ellis Angels

    Meet Carole Limata – Author, Ellis Angels

    June 24, 2017 on Ellis Island at 1:30 p.m.

    Carole Lee Limata, RN, MSN will host a reading and book signing of Ellis Angels, followed by a tour of the un-restored immigrant hospital, the setting used for the book! Ellis Angels is the heartwarming fiction story about the compassionate nurses of Ellis Island, the ladies-in-white, and the loving care they gave their immigrant patients at Ellis Island Hospital in the 1920s.

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  • Meet Susan Meissner, Author of A Fall of Marigolds

    Meet Susan Meissner, Author of A Fall of Marigolds

    April 29, 2017 on Ellis Island at 1:30 p.m.


    Susan Meissner will host a reading and book signing of A Fall of Marigolds, followed by a tour of the un-restored immigrant hospital, the setting used for the book!

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  • A Bricks and Mortar Story: Building Ellis Island’s Hospitals

    A Bricks and Mortar Story: Building Ellis Island’s Hospitals

    March 25, 2017 on Ellis Island at 11:30 am

    Curious about Ellis Island’s un-restored hospital buildings? Put on your work clothes, don a hard hat and join us for an engaging presentation on the architecture and construction of the unrestored historic Ellis Island buildings.

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  • On The Other Side with Save Ellis Island

    On The Other Side with Save Ellis Island

    Over the past year, Save Ellis Island has taken thousands of visitors to the south side of Ellis Island – the portion of the island closed to the general public. On these daily 90-minute guided tours, the public is immersed in the history and stories of the hospital and the 1.2 million immigrants who were treated there.

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