• Ellis Island Foundation’s Gala In The Great Hall – Celebrating The Peopling of America Center

    Ellis Island Foundation's Gala in the Great Hall

    On May 19, 2015, Ellis Island welcomed the The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.’s very special celebration: a naturalization ceremony creating new American citizens, followed by a cocktail reception and preview tour of the Peopling of America Center, and a sit-down dinner in the Great Hall.

    Chairity Event for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    This charity event raised funds for the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior.

    {We thank Amy Sussman/Invision for The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation/AP Images for these images.}

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    Meredith Vieira hosted the event, in which The Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards were also presented to Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Patti LuPone and Diane von Furstenberg for their major contributions to the American Experience and in celebration of their or their families immigration to America.

    Meredith Vieira Hosting Event in Great Fall

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    438 guests attended the events this day, with our Great Hall creating a special Wow Factor for our guests via amber lighting washes on the ceiling and window arches, plus 16 uplit columns, courtest of Bestek Lighting .

    Tablecloths shimmered in copper, and black chiavari chairs added elegance to the event. Tables were set with flower-patterned china, copper serving dishes and alternating-color peony centerpieces.

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    To see the entire Gallery of the Ellis Island Foundation’s Gala, click here .

    Our honored guests enjoyed an Ellis Island Tasting Menu featuring a variety of diverse, ethnic-themed dishes, offering a culinary window to the melting pot of our past – where we came from, how we eat, how we celebrate, how we break bread with each other.

    Vendors:

    Event Planner: Event Associatiates, Inc .

    Catering: Great Performances

    Lighting: Bestek Lighting and Staging, Inc .

    Floral Design: Susan Edgar – Flower, Sticks and Stones, LLC, (718) 623-6055

    Additional design: Omnivore – collateral design

    Tribute Videos: Telestory Pictures, LLC – tribute videos

  • Ellis Island Medals of Honor 2015 Gala

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    The ELLIS ISLAND MEDALS OF HONOR are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. People who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of his/her ancestry and who dedicate themselves to creating a better world for us all.

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    The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations – NECO presents this fabulous ceremony and gala held each year on Ellis Island, this year presenting medals to stellar candidates in a range of industries. See this year’s Medal of Honor winners here .

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    [If you would like to nominate someone of extraordinary merit to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor please review the criteria for selection by clicking here – dealine December 15, 2015.]

    We’re so pleased to share some images from the ceremony and celebration, and we thank NECO for sharing these snapshots of their phenomenal event. To see more, visit the the photo gallery .

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  • More Details from the IPsoft Corporate Party on Liberty Island

    We love the many details seen at IPsoft ‘s recent 17th anniversary corporate party, held here on Liberty Island, especially this menu card with ferry times and details printed on the back:

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    Here are some more of the standout design elements we’re happy to share with you, to inspire your own corporate event:

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    Ipsoft Corporate Party Photo 1

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