Sunday festivals

The New York Turkish Festival runs from 10 am to 9 pm Sunday (August 24) at Fifth Ave and 97th St (at Central Park). It includes folk music and dance from noon to 9 (with Turkish oil wrestling at 4 pm), and there’s also a children’s stage and exhibits of art and culture. A lot of work and organization obviously went into this; follow the link for lots of info and pictures.

The Pakistan Day Festival, from 1 to 6 pm Sunday, extends from 23rd to 26th streets on Madison Ave. It’s apparently the source of no small controversy, but I have no firsthand information. Considering the upheaval in Pakistan right now, who knows what the mood will be?

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