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Ellis Island: Gateway To A Dream

Mon, March 11, 2019
Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

Ellis Island served as the portal for immigrants coming into the USA from 1892 to 1954. Before its closing, an estimated 12 million people passed through on their way to a new life in America. This musical geared towards young audiences captures the essence of their journey.

Six professional actors dressed in period clothing weave this intriguing tale with dialogue and songs of their experiences traveling into America. They were filled with hopes and excitement to begin new lives, and some encountered obstacles along the way.

This performance at Queens College in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts is a wonderful supplement to the school curriculum

Ellis Island artfully tells the story of how our ancestors began to call America their home. Today, many US citizens are descendants of those same immigrants. Because it relates to current events, audiences are in rapt attention as they relate to characters in the show.

Curriculum Connection: History, Social Studies, Reading, Family Values, Visual Arts