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Immigrant Heritage Week



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 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. 

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Bronx Manhattan Staten Island

2 events found.

Fri, April 20
@ 2 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Immigrant Heritage Week: "Three Trembling Cities" Film Screening
Join us for a screening of an exciting new webseries about the lives of immigrant New Yorkers at 2 PM in the Program Room of the Mid-Manhattan Library! Entrance at 42nd Street. Three Trembling Cities: A new series about the immigrants who make New york City's heart tremble with hope, written and directred by Arthur Vincie. Watch a trailer for Three Trembling Cities and find out more about the series at PRINTABLE ANNOUNCEMENT
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
English Language Learners,
Thu, April 26
@ 4:30 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
You and YOURS: A Cultural Celebration
Everyone has a story of where they come from and the family that has helped shaped them. For this unique program, we will be celebrating your story on a global scale. Come to the library to taste the delicacies of other cultures and learn about their traditions while also taking ownership of your own. Dust off those family treasures (ex. photos, jewelry, quilts, clothes, eccentric grandparents, etc.) and come share your heritage story at the library in honor of Immigrant Heritage Week, which ma…
South Beach LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),