Walk for International Day of the Refugee!

Tickets are now available for our Self-Guided Audio tour of Lower Manhattan.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Click here for the audio files, available for download on Soundcloud.

Click here for a printable map and brief summaries of each stop.

Join Safe Passage Project, a non-profit corporation, in a walk to recognize and remember Refugees in New York.

Who: Everyone is welcome to walk. Individuals, families, and organizations can participate. Click here to sign-up.

What: The United Nations created the International Day of the Refugee and across the world people will be gathering to learn about refugees and to raise awareness and support for vulnerable populations.

When: We recommend that you walk the route between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 – the International Day of the Refugee. The audio tour is self-paced. We estimate will take approximately 1.5 hour to 2 hours depending on how long you stop at each of the historic sites.

This walk, recorded as an audio file and downloadable for any date, will begin in lower Manhattan in Battery Park at historic Castle Clinton, the first immigration inspection in New York. The 1.5 mile walk will include an audio tour highlighting immigration related historic sites and explaining the connection between our immigration history and the current needs of modern refugees.

Safe Passage Project Staff and Supporters will be walking together on June 20th, but the audio recording and walk can be enjoyed any day!

Where: To see a map of where we will walk, click here.  Planned stops include:


Castle Clinton in Battery Park

The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Stories of Ellis Island – Esplanade along Battery Park

The Irish Hunger Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial

City Hall

The African Burial Ground

Five Points and China Town

The NY Immigration Court – 26 Federal Plaza

End at New York Law School home of The Safe Passage Project


Why: To raise public awareness and funds to support representation of immigrant youth seeking protection.

Safe Passage Project has been recruiting, training, and mentoring pro bono lawyers to aid immigrant youth facing deportation since 2006. Safe Passage Project is now at the NY Immigration Court every week and is helping over 500 youths. Many of these young people have claims based on the International Convention Protecting Refugees and others have claims for child protection under both state and federal law.



We welcome public officials, organizations, and businesses who wish to be official sponsors of the event. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or learning more, please reach out to Megan Eiss-Proctor at mep@safepassageproject.org.

Schedule a Private Tour with Safe Passage Project Director Lenni Benson, Professor of Immigration Law, for a group of up to 10 people: $3000

What are you waiting for?  Click here to get your tickets now!

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