Monday, May 18, 2009

Jerry Seinfeld Among Ellis Island Heritage Award

Comedy, football and music are just some of the contributions made by immigrants and their descendants to the American landscape. And tomorrow, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. will be celebrating the efforts of some well-known figures have have made a major contribution to the American experience.

This years recipients of the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards are:
Quarterback Joe Namath
Nobel laureate Dr. Eric R. Kandel
Comedian and producer Jerry Seinfeld
Music superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan

The awards will be presented Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in the Great Hall at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Candice Bergen, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, will serve as Host.

The Foundation’s database of ship’s passenger arrivals are available at the American Family Immigration History Center® and online at and include the arrivals of 25 million immigrants, travelers and crew members who came through America’s Golden Door and the Port of New York between 1892-1924.

Visit the website for more information on the Awards.

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