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BAYCC' s International Children' s Festival
The Pacifica Institute in conjunction with the Bay Area Cultural Connection will be organizing the 4th Annual International Children's Festival that will take place at the Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco on Saturday, May 9th between 12 and 5pm.
By: Pacifica Institute
Admission is Free and the Program Highlights for a day of fun and cultural awareness at the picturesque location are as follows:
Multi Cultural Dance
The event will feature various dance programs that will bring to the fore the rich cultural diversity within the Bay Area Community. Local and public school children will display their artistry in traditional dances from all over the world.
A number of dances such as Bosnian, Scottish, Indian, Korean, Hawaiian, Mexican and Azebaijanian will be performed. There will also be on display the traditional folk dances of Turkey such as Halay, Horon, Zeybek are to be performed which celebrates the spirit and culture of Turkey as also the joyous rhythms and melodies that the country is so well known for.
Lip Smacking Turkish Delicacies:
Turkish food is one of the country’s best known cultural exports and a lavish Turkish spread will be an incentive for visitors to the International Children’s Festival. Baklava, Kabobs, Manti (Turkish ravioli), Stuffed Grape Leaves and Turkish coffee are just some of the mouth watering treats in store.
The recent Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival, that was organized by the Pacifica Institute from April 2 to 5 drew about 30,000 people to the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. The LA Times article that covered the event talked about dondurma, Turkish ‘sticky’ ice cream that was such a big hit at the food festival. Turkish ice cream is so unique that once an American ice cream chain once tried opening in Turkey but had to give up, because the Turks weren't interested in ice cream that “changes its shape when it melts”!
About Pacifica Institute
Pacifica Institute aims to promote cross-cultural awareness within the diverse communities we live in and help establish a better society where individuals love, respect and accept each other as they are. To this end, conferences, panels, public forums and art performances as vehicles to bring people together from different communities and ethnic backgrounds are organized.
About Bay Area Cultural Connections (BAYCC)
This organization was formed particularly to help establish a tolerant, caring, and educated society by teaching universal values such as love, truth, faith, brotherhood, solidarity, and sharing. There is the attempt to raise awareness of different cultures and faiths and to promote good morals and strong family values in the society. The organization strives to help people in need morally and materially and to build strong relationships among community members.
What: The 4th Annual International Children's Festival
Where: Music Concourse Bandshell Area, Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco
When: May 9th between 12pm and 5pm
Contact: Yucel Durak (Festival Organizer) : 408-747-1478
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Pacifica Institute formerly known as Global Cultural Connections, was founded in 2003 by the Turkish-American community of California as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Our mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness within the diverse communities we live in and help establish a better society where individuals love, respect and accept each other as they are. To this end, we organize conferences, panels, public forums and art performances as vehicles to bring people together from different communities and ethnic backgrounds.