MUSEUM - Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ellis Island's Great Hall once had lines of immigrants speaking several different languages as they awaited processing. In 1986 it was carefully restored to look as it did a century ago.
Staten Island Ferry- FREE 25 minute ride past the Statue of Liberty, runs late at night Depart from Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan Sit on the right on the way to Staten Island for best pics./Sit on the left on the way back to Manhattan.
Ladder 11 at Staten Island Children's Museum. Tues-Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm when public schools are open, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm when public schools are closed; through December 30. $ 6, members and children under 1 free.