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Immigrant Heritage Week



Stay tuned for our 2016 Immigrant Heritage Week programs!

Immigrant Heritage Week is a city-wide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City established in 2004 and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The New York Public Library joins in the celebration by featuring the events through Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island.

Immigrant Heritage Week is a rich collection of free or low-cost programs that build cross-cultural understanding between diverse New Yorkers. Every year, NYC celebrates Immigrant Heritage Week (IHW’15) from April 17–24, which marks the date in NYC history when the most immigrants crossed Ellis Island. Immigrant Heritage week is celebrated around April 17, the day in 1907 when more immigrants entered through Ellis Island than any other date in the City's history.