August 5, 2013 Staff Report
The Turkish Cultural Center set up a large tent in L/Cpl Thomas P. Noonan Park for four nights last week to celebrate the end of the Islamic holiday Ramadan.
This was the TCC’s ninth year of hosting the event and the group offered Turkish food to all who came—Muslims and non Muslims. Some of the attendees were homeless, while others were just looking for a square meal. However, some took part to be adventurous.
On Friday night, TCC offered its guests lentil soup, Turkish beef stew over rice, salad and baklava for dessert.
“We enjoy hosting this event, and sharing food and the good feelings,” said TCC Queens VP, Oguzhan Turan.
State Sen. Mike Gianaris attended the event and said it was good to see people from all faiths and backgrounds come together.