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  • Ellis Island’s History
    08
    JAN

    Ellis Island’s History

    From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres mostly by landfill obtained from ship ballast and possibly excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system.

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  • Meet Carole Limata – Author, Ellis Angels
    18
    APR

    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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  • 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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  • Join us for a Special Tour of JR’s Exhibit Unframed-Ellis Island
    01
    MAY

    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 Susan Meissner, Author of A Fall of Marigolds
    28
    FEB

    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 letter from our president, Janis Calella
    22
    NOV

    A letter from our president, Janis Calella

     

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