November 3 + 4 / Ellis Island & Liberty State Park

The final event in our National Park Service Centennial volunteer series, Tourism Cares for New York Harbor will bring 350 travel and tourism industry volunteers back to where it all began for Tourism Cares 12 years ago -- Ellis Island -- and Liberty State Park in New Jersey. 

Ellis Island, America's largest and historically most active immigration station, is where
more than 12 million immigrants passed through as a rest stop in attaining the American dream for themselves and their descendants. The National Park Service maintains the island and constantly depend on volunteer assistance to move projects from their long to-do list. Volunteers will assist on Islands 2 & 3, currently closed to the public.

Liberty State Park, overlooking Ellis Island and Liberty Island, has served a vital role in the development of New Jersey's metropolitan region and the history of the nation. The island is home to the Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal - the place where immigrants were transferred to after being processed at Ellis Island to travel to their new homes throughout the United States. The Terminal served these immigrants as the gateway to the realization of their hopes and dreams of a new life in America. Volunteers will help with a number of planting and landscaping projects on the northern part of the island, including in and around the park’s 9/11 Memorial Garden.

Tourism Cares for New York Harbor is currently sold out. Please email Kati to place your name on the wait list.