Istanbul Center

Coffee Night

We invite you to a monthly gathering in a nice and warm environment with a short presentation, informal conversation and a sampling of delicious Turkish food and fun activities. Every month we will have a different presenter talking about various topics such as wedding customs and traditions in different cultures, Indian spices, Chinese cuisine, American history, and so on.
Delicious Turkish food with Turkish coffee and tea will follow. We welcome everyone from different cultures. The aim of our program is to promote diversity and encourage people from different cultures to gather and have a delightful time!

2017-2018 Coffee Nights

  • 10/7/2017 (6 pm to 8:30 pm) – Islamic calligraphy. Participants will have their names written by the calligrapher free of charge. Please RSVP below. 
  • 12/2/2017 – (6 pm to 8:30 pm) – CANCELED –Importance of bees for nature. Participants will learn more about beeswax and its many uses from candles to cosmetics. Please RSVP below. 
  • 2/3/2018 – (6 pm to 8:30 pm) – Challenges in Mental Issues by Dr. Saira Saqib. She will talk about psychological problems such as depression, stress, OCD, Anxiety and teach us how to deal with them. Please RSVP below. 
  • 4/7/2018 – (6 pm to 8:30 pm) – Water Marbling (Ebru) which is one of the most unique and beautiful forms of Turkish art. Ebru is formed by drawing designs with dye on top of water, and then carefully placing paper on the surface of the water in order to absorb the dye. That is exactly what you will see when you come to this coffee night while watching the artist works her magic with paint, water, and paper. You will learn the history behind this beautiful art form, you will also learn about the tools, the paints, and the paper, all of which have remained unchanged through the centuries.

Coffee nights will be held from 6:00pm to 8:30pm on above dates. RSVP is required. Please use the below form to register for the event you want to attend. Select the number of attendees, the month you would like to attend and the names of attendees. You will be directed to paypal’s website to make your payment and complete your registration when you click on “Pay Now” button.

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