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Nick Hornby Author Reading, Author Signing

The author of the beloved bestsellers About a Boy and High Fidelity reads from his latest tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love, Juliet, Naked.

Tuesday September 29, 2009

7:00 PM

Union Square

33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003,



Turkish Days in New York - Part 5 in Midtown

Fore more info ; http://www.turkishdaysinny.org/41stStreet.aspx

Street Fest-Grand Bazaar in the City will occur on Sunday, October 4th from 10am until 6pm at 41st Street between Broadway and 6th (Americas) Ave. One side of the street will be designed with the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market booths and showcase the best Turkish cuisines from wide variety of food vendors, Turkish arts and crafts, cultural and educational exhibitions. On the other side of the street, guests will enjoy the beautiful panorama of Istanbul which will make them feel like they are visiting this wonderful Turkish city. Famous Turkish figures in traditional costumes will entertain people as they pass through the Grand Bazaar in the city.

Turkish Days in New York - Part 4 in Grand Central

Grand Central-Performing Arts at the Terminal will occur on Friday, October 2nd from 7am until 8pm at the Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Vanderbilt Hall will present a historical tour of Anatolian culture, customs and architecture with a custom-made Blue Mosque designed stage along with the panorama of Istanbul on one side and the world famous Grand Bazaar and Spice Market booths on the other side. The Ottoman Janissary Band and the Whirling Dervishes will bring the atmosphere of Anatolia as the Turkic-Balkan Folklore Performances capture the attention of thousands of people throughout the day. People will experience both past and present as they get a glimpse of modern Turkey and see how its traditional arts and crafts and trade and businesses have evolved throughout time.

Turkish Days in New York - Part 3 in Union Square

Fore more info ; http://www.turkishdaysinny.org/NYFilmAcademy.aspx

Movie Fest-Contemporary Turkish Movies will begin on Tuesday September 29th and run through October 1st from 7pm until 10pm supported by the New York Film Academy at 14 Street Union Square. After each movie, there will be discussion sessions with the directors and the actors/actresses.

Day 1: Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi: – The Dance of Love – Tuesday September 29thAbout: Dance of Love is a movie which moves you with the poetry in it, music & dance. Day 1: “The Dance of Love” (Askin Dansi) is a documentary movie which presents the life and poetry of well-know philosopher Mawlana Jelaladdin Rumi who lived in the 13th century in Anatolia. The Dance of Love is a movie which moves you with its poetry, music & dance in Rumi’s words of tolerance and harmony: "Come, come again, whoever you are, come! Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come! Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times; Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are."- Rumi
Director: Kürşat Kızbaz – Actors: Musfik Kenter, Turan Ozdemir, Selcuk Yontem – Released: April 2008.

Day 2: “Butterfly” (Kelebek) is the first Turkish movie that looks at the events leading up to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The movie was shot in the United States, Afghanistan, Istanbul and parts of southeastern Anatolia on a budget of $2M.
Director: Cihan Taskin - Actors: Deniz Bolisik, Caner Cindoruk, Ghassan Massoud – Released: May 2009 The movie was shot in Afghanistan, Istanbul and parts of southeastern Anatolia.

Day 3: “Revolution Cars” (Devrim Arabalari) tells of Turkey's first attempt to manufacture its own indigenous cars, the inner and outer resistance to the idea. The work reflects the atmosphere of early 1960's when these 4-door passenger cars which were manufactured by 23 Turkish engineers within 130 days.
Director: Tolga Ornek Actors: Haluk Bilginer, Taner Birsel – Charles Carroll – Released: October 2008

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY 100 E. 17th Street New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212.674.4300 - 1-800-611-FILM (3456) NY Film Academy is at Union Square which lies over 14th Street–Union Square, a New York City Subway complex served by the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W trains

Turkish Days in New York - Part 2 in Times Square

Fore more info: http://www.turkishdaysinny.org/TimeSquare.aspx

Times Square-Parade of Anatolian Civilizations will take place on Monday, September 28th from Noon until 4pm at Times Square in Manhattan. Anatolian Civilizations will be presented by kings and queens with custom designed costumes along with symbolic tags and informative brochures. For the first time in the history of Times Square---- as it is the crossroad of the world today----the oldest military band the Ottoman Janissary Band with its colorful costumes and musical instruments will walk through the streets of Times Square. In addition, there will be live stage performances at the heart of Times Square such as Whirling Dervishes and Turkic Folklore teams. This event is supported by the Times Square Alliance. The goal of the event is to bring the historic multicultural texture of Anatolia in Turkey to the audiences in Times Square. In Duffy Square, the event will feature two different traditional dance groups, speeches and music from the Ottoman Janissary Band. The Janissary Band o f 25-35 musicians, folklore, dancers and 35 actors in traditional costumes of the Roman Empire, of Troy, Lydia Kingdom, the Hittite Empire, Byzantine, Seljuks and Ottomans will parade through the Broadway Plaza from 47th Street to 42nd Street. Each civilization will be represented with a king and queen and also two soldiers holding their tags and one soldier holding their flag. The tags and flags of each civilization after the parade will be placed into the flanjs that will be put to the various locations around Broadway Plaza. A detailed layout Plan of where each civilization will be standing is attached. We will than provide photo opportunities for tourists with each civilization six cultural booths for traditional handcraft demonstrations and four educational and informational booths will be set-up in the Broadway Plaza between 47th and 46th Streets.

Turkish Days in New York - Part 1 in Brooklyn

The Nethermead is most accessible from the 16th Street and Prospect Park Southwest entrance, the Bartel-Pritchard entrance, the 9th Street entrance, the 3rd Street entrance or the Willink Entrance at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues.
By Public Transportation:
MTA • F Train to 15th St./Prospect Park station or 7th Ave. station • 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station • Q Train to Parkside Ave. station •
B-41 or B-71 Bus along Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza • B-69 Bus along Prospect Park West • B-75 Bus along 9th St. to 9th St. Entrance
By Car: • From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West exit to 3rd, 9th or 15th St. •
From BQE: Take BQE to 38th St. exit, make left on 4th Ave. and right on any street between 14th St. and 3rd St. to Prospect Park West.


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this is from last winter..

You might think why I am sharing this particular photo with you.. Well I like editing photos and sometimes the sky is the limit what you can do with a simple photo, like this one. After playing with different touches and seeing the final effect, I realized I liked this one than the original.

The twin towers called "The San Remo" or home of the most famous; Rita Hayworth, Glen Close, Demi Moore, Bono, Tiger Woods and many more. The buildings have amazing park view and great architecture style. The best view is from the famous "Bow Bridge".

Bow Bridge Location: Mid-Park at 74th St., west of Bethesda Terrace connecting Cherry Hill and the Ramble
FYI: Bow Bridge was constructed with ironwork provided by Janes, Kirtland & Co., the same company that constructed the dome of The Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Hope you enjoy..

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Richard Avedon Exhibition @ ICP

1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 575-5333

General Admission: $12

Students and Seniors: $8ICP

Members: Free

Children under 12: Free

Voluntary Contribution Fridays 5:00–8:00 pm