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: A City of Immigrants: United in Action
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 16th and runs through April 22nd.
The City hosts a number of celebratory events throughout the week.