PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Turkistanian American Association held an annual picnic on Sunday, August 13 at Lenni Lenape Park in Parsippany. Over 250 members, friends and family joined for this annual picnic. The children were playing in the park, adults were dancing to the music of Salim Entertainment, while the chefs prepared Turkish treats for everyone.
Turkistanian American Association is a cultural non-profit organization established in 1958. The organization strives to preserve and cherish Turkistanian customs and traditions. Their goals are to maximize the recognition of our culture, cultural heritage, and identity. They encourage the members to be involved in the community, and to establish and maintain a link between the community in both the United States and their native land. Furthermore, the organization strives to acquaint the American public with the religious, cultural life, and traditions of Turkistan, especially Uzbekistan.
Parsippany Mayoral Candidate Michael Soriano with TAA President Abdullah Kwaja
Turkistanian American Association members have access to community programs and resources that enhance their understanding and appreciation of the culture. Membership in the organization can play an important role in the personal development and social growth of the members. 90% of the members are Uzbek origin. The organization has members from all over the United States, but most of our members reside in the tri-state area.
Turkistanian American Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Source: Parsipanny Focus