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April 14, 2014
Join the celebration of America’s first President on the 225th anniversary of his inauguration
The National Park Service will commemorate the 225th anniversary of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States on April 30. The all-day event will take place at Federal Hall National Memorial at 26 Wall Street, the location of the first inauguration.

April 07, 2014
Students to tackle Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest
Nine high school students will come to Federal Hall National Memorial on April 10 for the finals of the Theodore Roosevelt ® Public Speaking Contest, which which is organized annually by the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA).

March 11, 2014
Cherie Butler to Become New Deputy Superintendent for Park Operations at Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
Cherie Butler, a 21-year National Park Service veteran, has been selected as the next Deputy Superintendent for Park Operations at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Butler replaces Frank Mills who retired in 2012. She will begin her new assignment in early May.

March 04, 2014
NPS 2012 economic benefit report released
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that in 2012 12,073,658 visitors to national parks around New York Harbor spent $394,399,300 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 4,395 jobs in the local area.

March 02, 2014
African Burial Ground extends memorial closure through March 31
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced that the outdoor memorial at African Burial Ground National Monument will remain closed through March 31, 2014 due to the unusually cold and snowy weather and the accompanying prediction of a prolonged inclement winter season. The memorial originally was closed from November 17, 2013 through March 3, 2014.

December 09, 2013
Dr. Joy DeGruy to speak at African Burial Ground
Dr. Joy DeGruy will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at African Burial Ground National Monument. Her topic will be Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – the residual effect of slavery on African Americans today.

November 01, 2013
Piltzecker selected as Superintendent of Statue of Liberty NM and Ellis Island
John Piltzecker has been selected as the next superintendent of Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, according to Joshua Laird, commissioner of the National Parks of New York Harbor. Piltzecker will replace David Luchsinger who will retire Jan. 3.

October 24, 2013
Gateway receives grants for Science & Resiliency Institute, habitat mapping, elevation study
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Interior and local officials have announced that $162 million will be invested in 45 restoration and research projects that will better protect Atlantic Coast communities from future powerful storms, by restoring marshes, wetlands and beaches, rebuilding shorelines, and researching the impacts and modeling mitigation of storm surge impacts. Gateway National Recreation Area will benefit from three grants that total $7.6 million.

September 09, 2013
Teaching historic preservation trades to tomorrow’s workforce: New high school opens its doors in Manhattan
The National Park Service and the New York City Department of Education celebrated the opening of a high school in lower Manhattan that offers a one-of-a-kind academic experience. The Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school that will offer a hands-on curriculum in the preservation-related trades of carpentry, masonry, plastering, decorative finishing and landscape management.

September 05, 2013
Jennifer T. Nersesian Selected as Superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area
New York – Jennifer T. Nersesian has been selected as the next superintendent to lead Gateway National Recreation Area, according to Joshua Laird, commissioner of the National Parks of New York Harbor. Nersesian replaces Linda Canzanelli who retired earlier this year.

June 07, 2013
Joshua R. Laird Named NPNH Commissioner
Joshua R. Laird Named Commissioner of National Parks of New York Harbor

2008 Press Releases

Dec. 11, 2008

The American Chestnut Tree Returns to New York City in Time for the Holidays

Dec. 9, 2008

Celebrate a Day of Purpose (Nia) during Kwanzaa at African Burial Ground

Nov. 21, 2008

Media Advisory: New York City's "Lost Holiday" to Be Celebrated Again

Nov. 6, 2008

Veterans Day in the National Parks of New York Harbor

Sept. 26, 2008

Passing the Torch -- Youth Week 2008 at African Burial Ground

July 28, 2008

Revolutionary, Civil wars come to life at Governors Island

July 10, 2008

Liberty Harbor Cruise to dock at Governors Island

July 1, 2008

Kids can play a part in history at Governors Island

June 7, 2008

Hamilton Grange finds a new home

May 21, 2008

National Park Service investigation leads to recovery of stolen Lincoln and Washington letters

May 16, 2008

Immigration project wins Save Our History Preservation Award

May 1, 2008

Harbor Sides is a bimonthly compilation of park happenings and story ideas from the National Parks of New York Harbor.

April 24, 2008

Federal Hall National Memorial hosts New Associated Press Photo Exhibit of American Presidents

April 24, 2008

First National Park Service Centennial project coming to New York

January 16, 2008

Governors Island National Monument Releases Draft General Management Plan: 60 day public review and comment period begins

2007 Press Releases

November 29, 2007

National Parks of New York Harbor Ornaments Displayed on the Official White House Christmas Tree

October 5, 2007

Memorial Dedicated at the African Burial Ground National Monument

August 23, 2007

New York Harbor Centennial Proposals Eligible for Matching Funds

August 18, 2007

Ellis Island Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

August 8, 2007

Civil War Weekend at Governors Island

July 26, 2007

Visitor Services and Experiences to Improve and Expand Under New Ferry Service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island

July 19, 2007

New Tour Explores the African Presence in Early New York


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