Established in 2004, The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) organizes Immigrant Heritage Week (IHW). The week pays homage to the legacy of April 17, 1907, the day in NYC history that the largest number of immigrants – 11,000, entered the U.S. through Ellis Island. During this week long celebration, we highlight the histories, unique cultures, and contributions of New York City’s diverse immigrant communities. This year will mark the 15th annual IHW celebration which kicks off on Monday, April 15th, and runs through Sunday, April 21st.
IHW is a rich collection of free and low cost programs designed by MOIA and community partners that build cross-cultural understanding between New Yorkers, celebrates immigrant culture and the arts, and our collective work with NYC’s diverse immigrant population. Through panel discussions, educational forums and workshops, cultural programming and community conversations, we seek to empower all New Yorkers to take pride in what makes our city one of the most inclusive cities in the world.
Click on a day below or download the IHW brochure, to learn more about the events taking place throughout the city during Immigrant Heritage Week 2019!