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Viewing the Immigrant Experience: Going Behind the Scenes in New York City

August 1, 2015 @ 7:30 am11:30 pm


Please join us for a very special bus trip and fundraiser to benefit the educational programs of the Historic Ephrata Cloister. The itinerary includes some rare opportunities and behind the scenes experiences in New York City that you will not want to miss! Please spread the word to friends and family members and consider joining us. You can register here or Call Andrea at (717) 733-6600 or email her at c-aglass@pa.gov.


7:30 a.m. – Depart from the Historic Ephrata Cloister

10:40 a.m. – Depart Battery Park City for Ellis Island

12:00 p.m.  – 90 minute Walking Tour of Ellis Island

Completed in 1909, the Ellis Island Hospital Complex consisted of a general hospital, a contagious disease hospital, an expansive  green space and recreation areas. Left untouched for over 60 years, these buildings were opened to the public for the first time in October of 2014. On this tour you will walk the halls of these historic buildings and learn about the medical inspection process, the treatment of the sick and about those who cared for them. 

1:45 p.m. – Depart Ellis Island for Battery Park City

2:00 p.m.  – Travel by bus to the High Line

Free time for lunch at the Chelsea Market  or other neighboring restaurants  

4:00 p.m. – Tour of the High Line with Jordan Rogove  

DXA Partner & Architect of the High Line Building, 450 W. 14th St.        

5:30 p.m. – Travel by bus to the Tenement Museum   

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  – After-hours private tour of the Tenement Museum and Hors D’oeuvres reception

9:00 p.m. – Depart for the Historic Ephrata Cloister

11:30 p.m. – Arrive at the Historic Ephrata Cloister


(*Includes bus passage and gratuity, all entrance fees, and hors d’oeuvres at the Tenement Museum. Please note that lunch and snacks are not included)          


August 1, 2015

7:30 am – 11:30 pm


Ephrata Cloister

632 W Main St.




United States

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(717) 733-6600