Public Programs

Part of ELA's mission is to offer a range of public programming for a general audience interested in language issues and specifically lesser-known languages and language endangerment.



ELA's work has been the basis of the several first-ever exhibits devoted to linguistic diversity at museums, galleries, and other venues around NYC.


ELA hosts and participants in a wide range of outreach events with speakers of endangered languages and with the general public.


In 2020 and 2021, ELA was in residency on Governors Island, a cultural hub just a short ferry ride from Lower Manhattan or Red Hook, Brooklyn.


ELA researchers frequently visit schools and colleges to give presentations on cultural and linguistic diversity, mulitilingualism, linguistics, specific languages, and ELA's work in New York City, among other topics.


ELA offers occasional informal tours highlighting the deep linguistic and cultural diversity of New York City neighborhoods.