For some New Yorkers, commuting back and forth, to and from work may seem like a drag but for others, this commute to a new home is a welcome right of passage compared to their past lives.
Please join the TSG NYC Hub in exploring some of the untold narratives of how immigrants in New York have transformed their quest for a new definition of home into positively shaping the landscape of NYC Tourism and building tolerance into New York's identity as the sustainable capital of opportunity also affectionately known as “the melting pot.”
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Ellis - A Film by JR Movie Screening at 7 PM Sharp
"Redefining Home: Immigrants Social Impact on NYC Tourism" Panel Discussion 7:15-8 PM
About TSG NYC
ELLIS awakens our collective memory, taking you back to the early years of Ellis Island through the experience of one immigrant. Set in the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex and using JR’s UNFRAMED art installations, ELLIS tells the forgotten story of the immigrants who built America. It is the story of the ghosts of our countries past, the individuals who fled poverty, discrimination, and dictatorships, for a chance at a new life and eerily foreshadows the plight of those who currently seek the same opportunities and safety in this country and other parts of the world. The short narrative film stars Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro, is written by Academy Award® winner Eric Roth, and is directed by the artist JR.