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June 30, 2016
Want to Visit a National Park in New York Harbor? There's an App for That!
In time for the July 4 weekend, National Parks of New York Harbor announces the release of three free apps to aid visitors to the New York area. Apps are available for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Gateway National Recreation Area and other national parks in New York Harbor, including Federal Hall and Governors Island. Each is available on both the iTunes App store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.

May 16, 2016
Fourth Graders Get Every Kid in a Park Passes, Ride Amtrak to a National Park
A fourth grade class at Ivy Hill Elementary School, a public school in Newark, New Jersey, will collect Every Kid in a Park passes on the train to New York Penn Station on their way to visiting African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan.

April 29, 2016
Tourism to National Parks of New York Harbor creates $714,149,200 in Economic Benefits
More than 16 million visitors to ten National Park Service sites in New York Harbor in 2015 spent $559,169,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,890 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $714,149,200.

April 21, 2016
Trails and Rails Program Adds Route From NYC to Washington, DC
NEW YORK—The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with Amtrak, has added the New York to Washington, D.C. Saturday morning route as part of its Trails and Rails program. NPS volunteers will assist passengers with information about national parks and monuments on Saturday mornings aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 153, leaving New York Penn Station at 8:05 a.m. and aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 152, leaving Washington Union Station at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon service can vary but the program is typically offered on select mid-afternoon trains.

January 07, 2016
Celebrate Hamilton's Birthday With Events at Two National Parks
Hamilton Grange National Memorial and Federal Hall National Memorial, both in Manhattan, will host events this weekend honoring founding father Alexander Hamilton.

October 23, 2015
NPNH Kicks Off Every Kid in a Park NYC at Hamilton Grange NM
Every Kid in a Park NYC marks the kickoff of this White House initiative for students in New York Harbor. The kickoff takes place at Hamilton Grange National Memorial in Harlem on Thursday, October 29. Every Kid in a Park challenges every fourth grader to visit a park during the current school year, offering free entrance to federal lands for all fourth graders and their families.

September 25, 2015
Two Mount Vernon Schools Renamed After Local Emancipated Residents; NPS Celebration to Take Place Thursday, October 1
In May 2015, two local schools were renamed after Rebecca and Benjamin Turner, two local citizens who lived here in the 1800s. Benjamin was a free African-American, while Rebecca was enslaved but was later emancipated. On Thursday, October 1, a celebration will take place to honor the Turners at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site, beginning at 10 A.M.

September 25, 2015
Centennial Ambassador Draws New Audiences to National Parks; Will Help Manage Public Lands Day
Kahmia Moise is one of more than 70 Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors, all young adults who have committed to a year of service at NPS sites throughout the country. They help park staff prepare sites for the NPS Centennial in 2016 by connecting local communities to parks through volunteer group service opportunities. One of those opportunities is to volunteer for National Public Lands Day this Saturday.

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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