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Sinop Festivali 2017

Journey to the Southern Shores of the Black Sea in search of the Kingdom of Mithridates

On Thursday, May 4th, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in New York and Sinop Kale Excavations, an archaeological expedition directed by Club members Dr. Owen Doonan FN ’16 and Dr. Alexander Bauer FR ’15, The Explorers Club will be holding a special event celebrating the vibrant culture and history of Sinop, Turkey. The event will feature Turkish food, music, and history focused on the famous Black Sea city of Sinop and its most infamous character, the “Poison King” Mithridates the Great, who dreamed of conquering the whole Black Sea region and for years fought off Roman imperial ambitions in Asia Minor.

Join us for an exciting evening of food, music, and film inspired by Sinop’s rich history. Sip rakı and taste Iskorpit, the venomous Scorpionfish of the Black Sea while listening to Turkish music. Other Entertainment includes the installation of “Stone Sounds” — an immersive sound-and-image exhibit about the ancient citadel, created as a collaboration between Owen Doonan and artists Sven Anderson and Erkan Akliman, along with students from CSUN's Exhibition Design class — that has been shown in Los Angeles and will be going to Toronto following its installation at TEC, a performance of selections from Mozart’s early opera, Mitridate re di Ponto by singers from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music, and a presentation by Professors Doonan and Bauer on the exciting new discoveries being made by the groundbreaking excavations in Sinop, an expedition that proudly carries The Explorers Club flag.

Make your reservations soon! All ticket holders will be automatically entered to win a roundtrip business class ticket to any destination in Turkey graciously provided by Turkish Airlines.

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm Reception & Exhibits, 7:00 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th St., New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $75

Guest Ticket Price: $85

Reservation Notes:

Click here to purchase tickets online

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. As this is a catered event, there are no cancellations after Monday, May 1.

To secure a reservation, you may also call us at 212.628.8383 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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