December 22 - January 9| Young Photographers Exhibition in Istanbul

December 9|  Screening of Winter Sleep

September 19 - October 19| The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul

May 20, 2014| Threshold - A Staged Reading by Hasan Erkek

May 16 - 25, 2014| 13th New York Turkish Film Festival

May 15, 2014| Young Photographers Award Open Call Application Deadline

May 2-3, 2014| Sakinan Göze Çöp Batar (An Overprotected Eye Always Gets Sand in it)

April 1, 2014| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship

January 16 - March 1, 2014| Private Matters organized by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams

November 12-30, 2013 | 2013 Young Photographers Exhibition in Istanbul at The Elipsis Gallery

August 2, 2013 | 13th NYTFF Film Submission Deadline

July 27-28| "Oasis" Presented by NY2Dance at Ailey Citigroup Theater

May 2013| 2013 YPA Winner Announcement

March 21| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship Applications

November 30, 2012| Priene Hali Benefit Sale

August 26, 2012| Korhan Basaran performance at the Wild Project

June 27, 2012| 2012 SVA Open Studios

March 30-September 15, 2012| "Films About Conscience" Open Call

April 27-May 10, 2012| "The Space Between: A Panorama of Cinema in Turkey" at The Film Society of Lincoln Center

January 4-17, 2012| "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" at Film Forum 

January 4-15, 2012 | "Lick but Don't Swallow," by Ozen Yula

November 5-18, 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" Exhibition 

November 11, 2011|Kardes Turkuler Music Workshop

November 11, 2011| Asli Çavuşoğlu: Words Dash Against the Façade

November 13, 2011 Kardes Turkuler in Concert with Arto Tuncboyaciyan  feat. Special Guest Ara Dinkjian

October 15, 2011| Application Deadline for Call for Short Films: "Films about Conscience" Project

October 8, 2011|Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan at NYFF

July 13-16, 2011 | "For Rent," by Ozen Yula    

June 2011 | Summer Residency Program at SVA

May 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" winner announcement

April 11 | Summer Residency Program at SVA Application Deadline

March 25&27 | Public Screening of Majority (Cogunluk)

December 3-5, 10-12 | 12th New York Turkish Film Festival

October-November 2010 | Turkish Film Screenings in Ithaca (NY), Madison (MI), Milwaukee (MI) and Seattle (WA)

August 5, 2010 | Summer Residency Program: Open Studios & Exhibition




January 4-15, 2012: "Lick but Don't Swallow!"

Moon and Stars Project is pleased to support:

"Lick But Don't Swallow"
January 4-15, 2012
Co-Presented by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and La MaMa
biriken & Ayça Damgacı (Turkey)
Directed by biriken (Melis Tezkan-Okan Urun)
ft. Nelson Patino, Jr.
Written by Özen Yula

For further details click here.


Queens College Launches Year of Turkey

Moon and Stars Project is happy to support the Queens College "Year of Turkey" Program

Queens College
offers cultural and academic programming focusing on a different nation each year. For the 2011-12 academic year, it will concentrate on Turkey and explore many facets of Turkey’s past, present, and future: its politics, society, economy, ethnicity, art, literature, music, and film. Upcoming programs and events as part of this endeavor include the following in 2011:



The Turks: From Empire to Nation-State—A Journey through History

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Powdermaker Hall, Room 156

The lecture will explore the culture of the Turks and their exceptional and long journey through history. Frangakis-Syrett is a specialist on the history of the Ottoman Empire. Her publications include 18. Yuzyilda Izmir'de Ticaret (Izmir, 2006) and Trade and Money: The Ottoman Economy in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries (Istanbul, 2007).

Will the 21st Century Belong to Turkey?

Monday, November 14, 2011, 12:15 pm
Campbell Dome

Free lecture.

Stephen Kinzer, author of the acclaimed book Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds, will speak about the sudden emergence of Turkey as an ambitious and hyperactive regional power, how this happened, and what it may mean for the Middle East, the United States, and the global balance of power. For a preview of what Mr. Kinzer will be discussing, see his recent article in the New York Review of Books. Hosted by Joel Allen, QC History Department
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:15 pm

The Role of Turkey in Today’s Political World.

Discussion of Stephen Kinzer’s talk led by Professor Joel Allen.
Powdermaker Hall, Room 156




October 5–December 16, 2011
In display cases throughout the Benjamin Rosenthal Library.

Free exhibit.
For more information, call 718-997-3770

Lord Byron described the location of Constantinople (now Istanbul) on the Bosporus as “the thwarted kiss of two continents.” His description is geographically accurate as well as poetic: The territory occupied by modern Turkey has been, for millennia, a stage where many cultures from east and west have met, resulting in a particularly rich and complex heritage in the arts. The exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the Art Library, displays a sampling of the abundant diversity of visual art to be found in this bridge of civilization.  

Curated by Paul Remeczki, Suzanna Simor, and Stevie Kasparian, Queens College Art Library

Saturday, November 19, 2011–Thursday, January 19, 2012

Opening Saturday, November 19, 5-7 pm
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Queens, NY

Free exhibit.

Ceramics is not only a material for sculpture, pottery, and architecture, but is also a cultural material. Queens College’s Year of Turkey and the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts co-present this exhibition of selected contemporary ceramic artists who draw inspiration from the culture and history of Turkey and its surroundings.  Curated by Sin-ying Ho

What is Sufism and Why is Rumi so Popular?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:15 pm
Powdermaker Hall, Room 156