America

Boston

Illustration: The Design Surgery Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014

PLACES TO SEE
01_ Don’t leave without seeing Boston Common, the U.S.’s oldest city park. Discover the lake in a Swan Boat and glide under the world’s shortest suspension bridge.
02_If your visit falls in winter, the city’s scores of museums and galleries will be your refuge. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museum, the Museum of Science and the Institute of Contemporary Art, to name just a few.

SHOPPING
You’ll find outstanding books in the bookshops on historic Harvard Square and enjoy a first-class shopping experience on Charles Street, which starts on the north side of Boston Common.

LOCAL CULTURE
Boston is one of the the U.S.’s most popular student cities with educational institutions like Harvard, M.I.T. and Boston University.

CUISINE
You’ll love the seafood caught on the New England coast. Cod, sea scallops and Boston baked beans are must-tries.

THINGS TO DO
01_ The best way to see the city’s signature sights and listen to its history is to take a Boston Duck Tour and see the city from every angle thanks to the amphibious vehicle used.
02_Rent a bike and take a jaunt along the banks of the Charles River. You can make an abbreviated tour short by turning back at the bridges along the road from the Museum of Science to Watertown Square.

CLIMATE
Exhibiting a continental climate with maritime influence, Boston is cold and snowy in winter and warm and rainy in summer.

LANGUAGE
English

WHERE IN THE WORLD
USA

TIME ZONE
U.S. Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)

FLIGHTS
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Boston flights daily except Fridays and Boston-Istanbul flights daily except Wednesdays.

Washington D.C. In 5 Questions

Date: Sunday, 30 March 2014

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW WASHINGTON, D.C., WHICH BECOMES A STORYBOOK CITY BURSTING WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS THESE DAYS WHEN SPRING IS AT ITS PRETTIEST?

01_ When does the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the world’s most vibrant springtime events, end this year?

  1. April 3
  2. April 13
  3. April 23
  4. April 30

02_ The cherry trees that grow all over the city and leave you breathless with awe at every other step were sent to D.C. in 1912 as a symbol of friendship. From which country did these trees whose pink and white blossoms adorn the city come?

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. Argentina
  4. Japan

03_ What is the name of the world-famous building in Washington, D.C., where the U.S. President has his office and residence?

  1. The Mall
  2. The Capitol
  3. The Senate
  4. The White House

04_ For which U.S. president was the 170-meter obelisk known as The Monument erected?

  1. George Washington
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. John F. Kennedy
  4. Ronald Reagan

05_  Which of the following is not one of the museums in Washington, D.C., which is known as a city of museums?

  1. The Museum of American History
  2. The Hermitage Museum
  3. The National Gallery of Art
  4. The Air and Space Museum

ANSWERS

  1. b April 13
  2. d Japan
  3. d The White House
  4. a George Washington
  5. b The Hermitage Museum

Art From New York To Dubai

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2014

CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL WILL BE HOSTING A RECEPTION AT C24 GALLERY IN NEW YORK’S CHELSEA DISTRICT DURING THE ARMORY SHOW NEW YORK.

Invitees to the event, on Thursday, March 6, include prominent New York-based journalists, art collectors and directors of art institutions. At the same time, a special reception is also being organized in Dubai on Wednesday, March 19 by principal sponsor Akbank Private Banking during Art Dubai, one of the major art events of the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf Region.

Turkish Films in Hollywood

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2014

IN ITS THIRD YEAR, THE LOS ANGELES TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL IS WELCOMING TURKEY’S PROMISING YOUNG DIRECTORS IN HOLLYWOOD.

The Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival, which brings Turkish films to Hollywood, the heart of American cinema, is taking place this year March 6 to 9. Bringing Turkey’s famous directors to American film buffs, the festival also lets young talents from Turkey get to know the world of American cinema.

Sundance At 30

Date: Sunday, 29 December 2013

THE FİRST FESTİVAL THAT POPS TO MİND AT THE MENTİON OF İNDEPENDENT FİLM, SUNDANCE İS MARKİNG İTS 30TH YEAR.

Taking place in Utah, January 16 to 26, the 30th Sundance Film Festival is again playing host to the most original plots, shorts, documentaries, performances, panels and musical events. This festival, which brought viewers such significant films as Reservoir Dogs, Little Miss Sunshine and The Cove, continues to welcome ground-breaking films again this year.

The Best Of Modern Art

Date: Sunday, 01 December 2013

THE MIAMI LEG OF ART BASEL, THE PREMIER GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR SHOWCASING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, IS TAKING PLACE THIS YEAR DECEMBER 5 TO 8.

Staged every year in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami, Art Basel, where the world’s leading international galleries exhibit the best examples of modern and contemporary art, is in its 12th year at Miami Beach. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and films are on display at waterfront venues like Collins Park and SoundScape Park. For a list of participating galleries: www.artbasel.com/miami-beach/exhibitors

Islamic Art In The U.S.A

Date: Friday, 30 August 2013

THE ISLAMIC ART REVIVAL, WHICH AIMS TO JOIN ISLAMIC ART WITH CULTURES AND PEOPLES OF ALL AGES, IS BUILDING AN ART BRIDGE BETWEEN THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND THE U.S.A.

Works of artists from different countries are being presented to visitors in the town of Richardson, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, September 6 to 28. Included in the event program are story-telling activities, musical performances and a panel with women artists.

Your Coffee Is Ready

Date: Friday, 30 August 2013

THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON, D.C. TURKISH FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD THIS YEAR ON SEPTEMBER 29, IS BRINGING D.C. RESIDENTS TOGETHER WITH NUMEROUS ARTISTS IN A FUN-FILLED ATMOSPHERE OF CULTURAL INTERACTION.

Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, Washington, D.C. Turkish Festival features a wide variety of events from folk plays to musical performances. You can sip Turkish coffee as you shop at the festival market. You can also sample Turkish cuisine and play with the festival mascot Kangal dogs.

The Final Battle

Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2013

THE LAST OF THE FOUR GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS HELD ANNUALLY, THE U.S. OPEN IS BRINGING THE WORLD’S TOP TENNIS PLAYERS TOGETHER IN NEW YORK IN AUGUST.

Carrying a close to 22 million-dollar prize, the U.S Open is this year’s last chance for tennis buffs of all ages to see their favorite players all in one place. The 132-year-old tournament is the only Grand Slam with a final set tie-break. Most recent winners were Andy Murray in the men’s and Serena Williams in the women’s in the U.S. Open, in which players like Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have also captured the championship title. The tournament is taking place at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, August 26 to September 9.

International Fringe Theater

Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2013

WITH PARTICIPATION BY MORE THAN 200 THEATRICAL COMPANIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL IS BRINGING THEATER LOVERS A WIDE RANGE OF SHOWS.

Some 200 performances will be staged at the festival, which runs from August 9 to 25. The festival, which in the past has also featured leading works from the history of theater, marks its 17th anniversary this year.

Hit The Streets, Everybody!

Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2013

ON THREE CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS IN AUGUST, NEW YORK CITY IS OPENING UP ITS STREETS TO ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO SAVOR THE PLEASURE OF A SUMMER MORNING.

From 7 in the morning till 1 in the afternoon, Summer Streets will turn New York’s congested avenues into public spaces where everyone can stroll comfortably and even engage in sports.

Adhocracy In New York

Date: Saturday, 01 June 2013

HELD LAST YEAR FOR THE FİRST TİME, THE ISTANBUL FOUNDATİON FOR CULTURE AND ART’S ISTANBUL DESİGN BİENNİAL İS NOW İN NEW YORK.

Curated by Joseph Grima at the First Istanbul Design Biennial, the Adhocracy exhibition came to art lovers on Saturday, May 4 as part of the IDEAS CITY festival, an event staged at the New Museum, one of New York’s leading contemporary art centers. The exhibition can be visited through July 7.

Let The Festivals Begin!

Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2013

IT’S WARMING UP AND MUSIC IS GOING OPEN-AIR! SO WE’VE SELECTED SOME MUSIC FESTIVALS FOR YOU.

Barcelona
One of Spain’s most prominent festivals, Primavera Sound is welcoming music lovers May 22 to 26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Blur and Phoenix are some of the big names this year at the festival, which has hosted a wide range of musical genres from indie and jazz to electronic and experimental since 2003.  
Washington, D.C.
Sasquatch! Music Festival is just the place for independent music this May. Indie music’s Grammy winner, Mumford & Sons, and Iceland’s post-rock band Sigur Rós are some of the not-to-be-missed groups at this festival, May 24 to 27.

Ottoman Splendor In Washington

Article: Afşin Yurdakul Photo: Dan Chung Date: Monday, 01 April 2013

WITH THE TURKISH FLAG SOFTLY FLUTTERING OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOOR, THE GRANDEUR OF THE EVERETT HOUSE BRINGS TO MIND THE OTTOMAN PALACES ADORNING THE SHORES OF THE BOSPHORUS THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY.

Located on Sheridan Circle in the heart of Washington’s Embassy Row, the elegant mansion is now home to the Turkish ambassador. The building was constructed almost a hundred years ago for Edward H. Everett, a business tycoon who amassed a serious fortune as a glass manufacturer during the Industrial Revolution.
To build his mansion, Everett commissioned George Oakley Totten, Jr. an architect with curious Turkish connections. In 1908, Totten had designed additions...

From Anatolia To California

Date: Monday, 01 April 2013

THE ANATOLIAN CULTURES AND FOOD FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE MAY 16 TO 19 IN LOS ANGELES, HEART OF AMERICA’S FILM INDUSTRY.

Now in its fourth year, the festival has welcomed 130,000 people in past years combined. The world’s largest Turkish festival, it is being held at the close to eleven and a half acre Orange County fairgrounds. Throughout history, the civilizations that have flourished in Anatolia have influenced Turkish culture and cuisine, and the festival reflects just that, across a broad spectrum ranging from regional handicrafts and foods to folklore ensembles and whirling dervishes. 

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