Turkish Cultural Center Albany is a non-profit and public charitable foundation for the benefit of the New York State’s Capital District area. The primary goal of TCCA is to promote, support, conduct, and maintain educational programs to prepare our community, in particular our youth, for a peaceful multicultural global society. TCCA organizes after school and weekend classes to enhance the academic success of youth, educational programs to foster better understanding of Turkish language, history, cultural traditions, and arts and crafts,cultural activities to promote mutual understanding and appreciation between diverse communities.
We as Turkish Americans purchased a building in Menands, to sustain the operations of TCCA. We are preparing for a long-term permanent presence for TCCA in the Capital District.
Our building has two floors, with adequate space (5500 sq-ft).The first floor of the building is used for educational and tutoring activities, and the second floor for cultural activities. TCCA educational activities will be operated under the name of Behice Demirel Learning Center. We would like to thank Mrs. Demirel for her contributions.
Turkish Cultural Center Albany is located at 291 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204
Turkish Cultural Center Albany is a non-membership organization and everyone is welcomed to participate in our activities which includes Friendship Picnics. Turkish Classes, English Classes, Turkish Movie Nights, Turkish Ebru Art (Water Marbling) Classes, Seminars on Education, Health and Social issues, Weekend school and afterschool progams.
For more info please visit our website at www.tccalbany.org or reach Director of TCCA, Mr.Veysel Ucan at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (518) 951 0309.
Please read the article at Times Union about Turkish Cultural Center at http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Turkish-Cultural-Center-aims-to-bridge-East-and-625892.php
Traditional Turkish folklore dance will be performed by the students of Turkish Cultural Center Weekend School.
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“Gozleme” and “Borek”: Traditional Turkish hand made and hand rolled pastry.
“Baklava” and other Turkish desserts
“Ebru” samples: Ebru is the name given to the original Turkish art of “paper marbling” and to the “marbled” designs transferred to paper or fabric produced by Ebru artists. An Ebru Artist will be with us and demonstrate how to do “Ebru”.
Books, Turkish flags, Ottoman Empire Crafts