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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 at TURKISH CENTER, 3020 NW 32nd Ave. 123, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fun-Filled Activities to bring Turkish Culture to South East Florida

When: Saturday, December 7, 2012 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Pompano Beach Civic Center, Northeast 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL Tel: (954)778-8067

Turkish Folk Dance Group
• Music Group
• The Art of Ebru (Water Marbling)
• Turkish Coffee & Fortune Telling
• FREE Kids Activities
• Belly Dancing
• Buy a Raffle ticket and win a round-trip airline ticket (3) round trip tickets to Istanbul 12th Annual Turkish Festival to Take Place Saturday, December 7 at Pompano Beach

The Florida Turkish American Association (FTAA) is pleased to present a day of Turkish music, dance, art and culture at the 12th Annual Turkish Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Pompano Beach Civic Center. The festival is free of charge and open to the general public.
The purpose of the Festival is to promote Turkey, its rich and diverse culture. It is the FTAA’s goal that festival goers will get the opportunity to celebrate, learn about and savor Turkish hospitality, culture and cuisine.
The festival’s highlights will include performances by Turkish Folk Dance Group performing Turkey’s famous traditional and distinctive dances, Band, Music and Belly Dancing. The festival will offer delicious Turkish fare available for purchase, such as doner kebap (spinning roast), grilled kofte (ground meat with spices), borek (cheese and spinach filled pastry), baklava and Turkish coffee, to name a few of the delicacies. There will even be traditional fortune tellers reading fortunes from coffee grinds in the special coffee tent. We will host demonstrations of Turkish arts such as paper marbling (Ebru), with festival goers having the opportunity to purchase these art forms. Free children’s activities include face painting and balloon sculpting, making the festival a family affair.

SATURDAY Dec. 7th., 2013

10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Urgup (Auditorium) 10:00-12:00 djALPS – Turkish Folk & Pop Music
12:00-12:30 Opening Remarks & Anthems
12:30-1:00 FTAA Turkish Classical Music & Ataturk School Students Choruses
1:00-1:30 djALPS – Turkish Folk & Pop Musicv 1:30-2:00 Kardelen Turkish Dance Ensemble – Dances of the Palace and the Caucuses
2:00-2:15 City Officials’ Remarks
2:15-2:30 djALPS – Turkish Folk & Pop Music
2:30-3:00 Dawn Rhys & Imperial Belly Dance Theatre – Belly Dance Sirens
3:00-3:30 Fashion Show & Henna Night
3:30-4:00 Kardelen Turkish Dance Ensemble – The World of Thrace and Romani Gypsies
4:00-4:30 djALPS – Turkish Folk & Pop Music
4:30-5:00 Dawn Rhys & Imperial Belly Dance Theatre – Gypsy Fire
5:00-5:30 Raffle Drawings
5:30-6:00 Kardelen & Imperial Dance Groups – Dancing with the Guests
6:00-6:10 Closing Remarks

Avanos (West Banquet Room)
Time Activity
10:00-6:00 Bazaar: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous Grocery Items, and much more…
Goreme (East Banquet Room)
12:00-6:00 Turkish Coffee & Fortune Telling, Ceramic Art, Paper Marbling
Ihlara Valley (Courtyard)
10:00-6:00 Turkish Food, Kids’ Activities

SUNDAY Dec. 8th 2013

Florida Turkish Center:
11:00 am-3:00 pm Food Demonstration
3:00-5:00 pm Turkish Coffee & Fortune Telling, Live Music, Short Film
5:00-6:00 pm Belly Dancing Demonstration


Next day event is being held in the Florida Turkish Center, in which artwork and folk dance demonstration and workshop for from Capadocia region will be held. Artwork and Souvenirs will be displayed

3020 NE 32nd Avenue, Suite 123, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Click for Map
Thank you all attendees, volunteers, vendors, and FTAA directors. Detailed list of sponsors, volunteers will be announced in our website soon.

Volunteers wanted: CLICK HERE to register. Community Hour certificate will be provided to the student volunteer.
You may visit Turkish Center for scheduled events, Dinners etc. Please visit www.ftaa.com for the event dates and times.

FTAA Festival Team



Video from Oguzhan, Chief dancer of ATA Dance Group IN 2010

More video and photos will be posted. Pls. email yours to contact@ftaa.com

Sun-Sentinel article about Turkish Festival

Photography exhibition of Lutfi Ozgunaydin in Turkish Center

Demonstrations • The Art of Ebru (Paper Marbling)
Visit us at: www.ftaa.com for association
www.FloridaTurkishCenter.org for our center in Fort Lauderdale 

CLICK HERE for photos

CLICK HERE for videos

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