Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life & Legacy
Opening Reception Fundraiser
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
at the Statue of Liberty National Monument
New York, NY 10004
“I believe that you have inherited from your forefathers an ancient dream, a song, a prophecy, which you can proudly lay as a gift of gratitude upon the lap of America.” – Kahlil Gibran, I Believe in You (to the Americans of Syrian origin)
The New York Friends of the Arab American National Museum (AANM) Committee proudly invites you to celebrate the opening of AANM’s Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life & Legacy exhibition at the nation’s most storied institution on immigration: The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York City.
Little Syria, NY documents and celebrates the rich history of New York’s first Arab American community. In doing so, it provides a space for reflection and discussion on the presence of Arab Americans throughout society. Further, the exhibition builds community history while serving as a source of pride for all Americans of Arab heritage. The community history that this exhibit presents places the Arab American experience in context with the greater American narrative. A narrative of striving immigrants building new lives and contribution to a new country while cherishing and preserving their cultural heritage. Please join us in presenting Little Syria, NY at Ellis Island in 2016!
The opening reception fundraiser will underwrite the travel and exhibition costs of presenting Little Syria, NY at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is a part of the National Parks Service’s Statue of Liberty National Monument and is accessible via ferry service operated by Statue Cruises. For more information on ferry tickets and schedule, click HERE. The ferry fee is the only cost of accessing Ellis Island and viewing the exhibition.
For more information on traveling to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, please click HERE.