Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Sunday, October 6 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellis Island Luncheon and Tours

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Join Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School for lunch on Ellis Island. Share a meal with other New School students and alumni and hear about the Zolberg Institute and the New American Narrative on the Peopling of America, before exploring the historic Ellis Island museum.

Registrants will be given a round trip ticket from the ferry terminal in Battery Park to Ellis Island, a boxed lunch, and can spend the afternoon exploring the historical museum.

Registration is limited to students and alumni only.

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Alex Aleinikoff

University Professor, Director of The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research
Alex Aleinikoff is university professor, and has served as director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility since January 2017. He received a JD from the Yale Law School and a BA from Swarthmore College.Alex has written widely in the areas of immigration and refugee law... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Ellis Island