Turkey Comes to New York for Annual Festival

Turkey fans in New York, take note! The 31st Annual Turkish Day Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. along Manhattan's East Side. The event is organized by the Federation of Turkish American Association, the oldest and largest Turkish American Umbrella Organization in the United States.
 
This year, the Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at 56th street and Madison Avenue, heading down to the Festival area at Dag Hammarskjold Park on 47th street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. 

The festival features performances by several popular Turkish pop singers including Burak Kut, Ege, Demet Sagiroglu and Esref Incioglu. Festival attendees can also listen to the music of the Mehter Band, the oldest Ottoman military music band. Numerous dancers will also appear during the festival, including Turkish folk dancers, the Redhawk Native American Dance Group, Turkic Dance Groups and others.

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