Immigrant Heritage Week 2017
The City of New York is the ultimate city of immigrants. Each year, New Yorkers hold a week-long celebration of our collective immigrant heritage – Immigrant Heritage Week (IHW). Our theme this year is: Immigrants are NY: Upholding our Values.
Along with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island is the brightest symbol of our immigrant history. On April 17, 1907, more immigrants entered the U.S. through Ellis Island than any other day in history. In recognition of that fact, this year Immigrant Heritage Week starts on April 17th and runs through April 23rd.
The City hosts a number of celebratory events throughout the week.