Welcome to the 26th Boston Turkish Festival:"Colors of Anatolia"

October 29 - December 15, 2021

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme since 2006, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the cultural diversity and richness, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts. Once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival. All our festival events, except the opening, will be on virtual platforms due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions.

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FESTIVAL OPENING

Celebrating 98th anniversary of the founding of Republic of Turkey and virtual opening of the 26th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

Friday, October 29, 2021


 

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA
with Şerif Yenen

Encore presentation based on popular demand.

Join us for a virtual culinary tour of diverse and delicious Anatolian cuisine with Şerif Yenen, prominent travel specialist, writer, and member of Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Sunday, November 7, 2021
1:00 pm (EST)

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Art Exhibition

GLISTEN

by Nedret Andre

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Between Sky and Water 48x60 2021 Nedret Andre

Nedret Andre is a fine artist whose abstract landscape paintings are inspired by the sensations of life within seagrass beds: the color, the energy, and the interconnectedness of species. She is fascinated by the variety of marine species and how they coalesce in their rich ecosystems. Nedret Andre’s works is vibrant colorful and expressive. In her creative process, she strives to capture the beauty of seagrass habitats. Her research and collaborations with marine ecologists has lead her to advocate for an increased awareness of these fast disappearing ecosystems. The protection of the seagrass meadows and our oceans is at the forefront of her work. more...

On View: November 15 - December 15, 2021

GALLERY TALK | VIRTUAL: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 2:00pm

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16th ANNUAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

November 20 - December 15, 2021

Boston Turkish Festival 16th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its 16th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where film enthusiasts are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand. This year's film screenings will be on virtual platform.

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CONTEMPORARY VOICES IN POETRY

Reading “A Promenade at Home” by Sevinç Çalhanoğlu

“A Promenade at Home” by Sevinç Çalhanoğlu

Inaugural poetry series, led by Efe Murat Balıkçıoğlu, is hosting Sevinç Çalhanoğlu. Çalhanoğlu will read Turkish originals of her poems from her recent book that came out in English, A Promenade at Home. English versions will be read by Joanna Burdzel from Harvard University. Special thanks to Adnan A. Onart for his guidance and support.

Sunday, November 21, 2021
1:00 pm (EST)

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A VIRTUAL TOUR OF GÖBEKLİ TEPE


by Şerif Yenen

Gobeklitepe

A virtual guided tour of Göbekli Tepe by Şerif Yenen, prominent travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
12:00 pm (EST)

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COLORS OF ANATOLIA: A CULTURAL TOUR
with Ahmet Lüleci

Ahmet Luleci

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian culture and folk dances through this virtual workshop by Ahmet Lüleci, choreographer, performer, dance Teacher, and researcher of Anatolian culture.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
4:00 pm (EST)

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A VIRTUAL TOUR OF TOPKAPI PALACE
by Şerif Yenen

Topkapi

A virtual guided tour of Topkapı Palace by Şerif Yenen, prominent travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
12:00 pm (EST)

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Turkish American Cultural Society of New England


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council
administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture​.

Service Mark Advisory: Boston Turkish FestivalSM , Turkish FestivalSM ,
and Turkish American FestivalSM are registered service marks of the
Boston Turkish Festival.