Citizenship Ceremony at WCS's Bronx Zoo
- Citizenship Ceremony Photo
- Julie Larsen Maher/©WCS
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by welcoming 60 new citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The new citizens range in age from 77 to three years old and originate from 19 countries, including Belize, China, Ethiopia and Israel.
USCIS New York District Director Andrea Quarantillo administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens and John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs of the Wildlife Conservation Society, delivered welcoming remarks.
The event is part of a series of naturalization ceremonies throughout the United States the week of April 19-23 embracing the theme "Our Land, Our Country, Our Earth."
Pictured from left to right: Roksana Begum, Sanjida Akter (8), Andrea Quarantillo, Rashid Than, Shams Shad Rupak (6), and John Calvelli
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The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com.