Ellis Island: Island of Hope, Island of Tears
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presenter: Mario Medici, Lecturer and Licensed NYC Tour Guide
Ellis Island, often referred to as: the “Island of Hope” and “Island of Tears.” Find out why by taking a slideshow and lecture covering the island’s earliest days up to the present day. Relive some of our immigrants’ experiences, and stories, along with their fears and disappointments. Lecture will include actual immigrant pictures both past and present.
About our presenter: Mario Medici is a retired Information Technology executive, born and raised New Yorker and world traveler. He is a licensed New York City tour guide and a passionate history enthusiast. Mario currently lectures at Bergen Community College’s Institute for Learning in Retirement and has a growing list of over 80 presentation venues that includes schools, community organizations, and libraries.