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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 10:28 AM



31st Annual Turkish Day Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19th,2012 at 11.00 am . The event is organized by the Federation of Turkish American Associations(FTAA)- the oldest and largest Turkish American Umbrella Organization.

The Turkish-American Parade and Festival takes place in New York City in the month of May each year. This year, the Parade will begin at 11.00 am at 56 St and Madison Avenue and it will end on 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue. There will be performances by Mehter Band (The Oldest Ottoman Military Music Band), Turkish Folkdancers, famous Turkish singers Burak Kut, Ege, Demet Sagiroglu, and Esref Incioglu, along with performances by our guest Redhawk Native American Dance Group, Turkic Dance Groups and other outstanding ethnic dances during the Turkish Day Parade and Festival.

FTAA President Ali Cinar says, “We invite all New Yorkers and people from the Tri-State area to come and enjoy this colorful and amazing event! The Turkish-American Day Parade and Festival in New York City, has been accepted as the greatest Turkish Cultural event outside of Turkey. The host of the event, Federation of Turkish American Associations, an umbrella organization which represents more than 1,250,000 Turks of Turkey, Europe, Turkic Countries, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is even stronger with more than 47 components and more than 200 sister organizations throughout the Unites States.”

About FTAA

The Federation of Turkish American Associations, Inc., based in New York City, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, was established in 1956 for the purpose of uniting and supporting the Turkic community within the United States. Since it's conception, it has successfully established a vital link between the Turkic and American communities. The Federation has evolved with the changing times and has expanded in size, membership and purpose.Today, the Federation is an umbrella organization consisting of over 47 member associations with a majority of these groups located in the Northeast region of the United States.

The Federation also strives to provide maximum exposure of Turkic culture, music, history and overall knowledge of Turkey to the U.S. public. This is achieved through cultural activities and other public relations activities throughout the United States.

FTAA organizes the biggest and largest Turkish Cultural event outside of Turkey mid May. FTAA also organizes social, educational and networking events nationwide

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