Founded in 1848 by Ludwig Jahn the American Turners were a meeting place where new German immigrants could gather and carry on their traditions of healthy living and cultural exchange. We were the leaders in the fight to make Physical Education classes mandatory in our public schools. Additionally we brought gymnastics to America from Europe. At our height we had 100's of societies across the country and our membership ranks numbered in the 10's of thousands. Today we still carry on the values of our founders with yearly national and local competitions in Gymnastics, Bowling, Volleyball, Golf and Softball. As well as Cultural competitions in photography, art, writing and sculpture. We also hold hundreds of low priced parties and social events all across the country for people of all ages.
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Long Island Turners
80-28 222nd St
Queens Village, NY 11427
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Last Update 3/24/2019
Photos from the Berlin Turnfest are under the Events tab.
Steuben Day 2016 photos also under Events tab.
There are new sections of the Mannheim Turnfest under the Events tab.