July 01, 2013
Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4 for the first time since Hurricane Sandy
On July 4, 2013, the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island will reopen to the public for the first time since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and other dignitaries in a ceremony and ribbon cutting on Liberty Island to celebrate the reopening at 10:30 a.m.
June 04, 2013
Statement on Security for Statue of Liberty National Monument
Official statement by the National Park Service regarding security at Statue of Liberty National Monument.
May 08, 2013
Statue of Liberty Crown and Monument Ticket Reservations Available for July 4 Reopening
In preparation for a July 4 reopening following an eight-month closure due to severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, visitors will be able to purchase tickets to visit Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty.
March 05, 2013
Gear donated to Fire Brigade by GearUp Foundation
The donation replaces some of the Brigade’s fire and rescue equipment and supplies stored on Liberty and Ellis Islands that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
January 29, 2013
Damaged Liberty Island Service Dock Removed
Work concludes to remove damaged Liberty Island Service Dock
January 11, 2013
Ellis Island Museum Collection Moved to a Stable Environment
Over the past few weeks staff at Ellis Island carefully wrapped and boxed museum items to be transported for temporary storage at the NPS Museum Resources Center in Landover, Maryland.
September 12, 2012
Statue of Liberty to re-open on October 28
The interior of the Statue of Liberty will re-open to the public on October 28, 2012
July 11, 2012
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Announce Extended Hours for Summer 2012
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island has extended its summer hours. Through Labor Day (Sept. 3, 2012), ferries depart Battery Park as late as 5 p.m. and return from the national icons as late as 7 p.m.
July 06, 2012
2012 Artists In Residence Named
The National Park Service (NPS) and New Jersey City University (NJCU) have welcomed the participants of the first Artist-in-Residence program at Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island: Debra Scacco and the team of Theresa Loong and Laura Nova.
April 13, 2012
2012 Artist In Residence Program announced at Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island and New Jersey City University (NJCU) are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Artist-In-Residence program, which is for one month during the month of July. Three to six artists may be selected for the program. Artists may opt for a two-week, three-week or four-week residency.
April 06, 2012
Barge Capsizes Off Liberty Island
At approximately 9:50 a.m. on April 6, 2012, the work barge “Catherine G” was preparing to transport a construction crane off of Liberty Island when it capsized, sending the crane and two people into New York Harbor just off the north end of the island. A total of six people were onboard including, two captains, a U.S. Park Police Officer, the crane operator and two other crew members.
February 28, 2012
National Parks of New York Harbor brings visitors, money and jobs to NYC
New York, NY — A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 17.5 million visitors in 2010 spent $462.3 million in the National Parks of New York Harbor and the communities surrounding them. That spending supported more than 5,300 jobs in the local area.
November 23, 2011
Home Getting A Little Crowded This Holiday Season?
Here’s a simple solution, that’s easy as one, two, three!
Is your quirky Aunty Alice and her five funky kids going to be with you for a few extra days this holiday season? Be their holiday hero and bring them to visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. It’s as easy as one, two, three! Here’s how:
November 23, 2011
Ellis Island Joins Museums in Belgium and Italy to "Navigate Differences"
Interactive installation facilitates transatlantic dialogue on immigration in US and Europe
Is immigration good for my country? Is immigration good for my community? Is immigration good for me? Starting November 17, visitors to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will have the chance to respond to these simple but provocative questions.
October 24, 2011
Liberty Enlightening the World Wide Web
The Statue of Liberty is officially known as, “Liberty Enlightening the World.” But to many she is “Lady Liberty,” “The Lady” or even just “the Statue.” On her 125th anniversary, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, she will be known by a new name, “Liberty Enlightening the World Wide Web ” thanks to a series of new web cams placed around her torch.
October 21, 2011
Statue of Liberty to mark 125th anniversary
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the National Park Service (NPS) is holding a special series of events on Oct. 28, 2011. The day honors the Statue’s history by evoking the original dedication festivities, but also confidently envisions the park’s future as a beacon of freedom in the high-tech global community.
September 29, 2011
Alluring History of Alcatraz
Alcatraz: Life on The Rock, a traveling exhibit that tells the legendary Alcatraz story through artifacts and interactive displays, debuts at the Statue of Liberty National Monument's Ellis Island Museum of Immigration on Oct. 1. The exhibit, which marks the first time these historic artifacts are available for public display, premieres on the third floor of the Grand Hall and is open to the public through Jan. 12, 2012.
August 10, 2011
Liberty Island to Remain Open During Year-Long Renovation
New York, NY -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will undergo a $27.25 million renovation that includes long-planned safety and other critical facility renovations beginning in late October.
June 30, 2011
Lady Liberty Needs You To Pick the 125th Logo!
Statue of Liberty National Monument will celebrate 125 years of "Liberty Enlightening the World" beginning October 28. To commemorate this historic event, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced that on July 4 the park will launch Liberty’s 125th Anniversary Logo Contest. The public will be able to vote for its favorite logo for the year-long celebration whose theme is “Honor History, Envision the Future.”
May 20, 2011
Students Make History at Ellis Island
The story of 12 million immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island in search of the "American Dream" began with them sitting on a bench in the Great Hall. It was a wait of a lifetime, to begin a new life. If they passed the mental and physical exams they would be able to start a new chapter in their lives in America.
That small but significant historical fact was brought back to life May 12, 2011 as high school students from upstate New York presented two replicas of those benches to Ellis Island.
January 01, 2011
Small Town Students Make Benchmarks in Big Apple
There was a distinct buzz in the air of the Great Hall on Ellis Island this past November.
Six high school students closely scrutinized a few simple but sturdy wooden benches that once provided a resting place for immigrants waiting to be interviewed by officials on Ellis Island to see if they would be allowed to enter the United States. Curious visitors stopped to watch the busy teens some of whom rattled off numbers as others jotted down observations down, and a few took photographs of small details on each bench.