On Thursday, September 17, 2015, New York City’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park will host a special event that will benefit The Tulip Foundation. From 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, attendees will join together at this world-class park located on East 47th Street between UN Plaza and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, to experience aMongolian culture-themedbusiness networking event. The evening will feature yurts, a Mongolian red carpet fashion show, live Mongolian music, dancing, networking opportunities, and much more. Free and open to the public, this unique event will be a festive way to celebrate the Mongolian culture while benefiting a commendable and admirable organization while networking.
The Tulip Foundation provides a clearinghouse for information, both local and international, about the Kalmyk-Mongolianculture and heritage. It exists to reinforce the Kalmyk-Mongolian identity and to promote understanding and education among all peoples about the Kalmyk-Mongolian struggle. It is estimated that between 1,000 and 3,000 Kalmyks live in the United States today. Located in Rutherford, New Jersey, the Tulip Foundation strives to create opportunities for thoughtful collaborative action aimed at preserving the Kalmyk-Mongolian heritage here in the United States and abroad. Please learn more at http://thetulipfoundation.org/.
Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is a nonprofit community organization whose mission is the care, preservation and beautification of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and its Katharine Hepburn Garden. This outstanding neighborhood amenity has a passion for organizing events in the interests of fostering community and promoting the park as an arena for culture and entertainment. The Dag Hammarskjold Plaza’s overall values and mission make this space the perfect location for September 17th’s Kalmyk-Mongolian Culture Fashion Show event!
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About Dag Hammarskjold Plaza: Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization whose mission is the care, preservation and beautification of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and its Katharine Hepburn Garden. We also organize events in the interests of fostering community and promoting the park as an arena for culture and entertainment. Bound by the conviction that healthy parks make healthy neighborhoods, we work in voluntary partnership with NYC Parks and Recreation and other agencies. Membership is open to all who share our commitment to public green space regardless of race, color or religion. Learn more at: http://hammarskjoldplaza.org/.
About The Tulip Foundation: After centuries of persecution and annexation, the Kalmyk- Mongolian people remain strong in their love of their culture.. But as the population continues to decrease, the mission of the Tulip Foundation is to preserve and honor Kalmyk- Mongolian tradition; establish forums for discussion and proactive initiatives; create a recreational center for language and religious instruction; and provide Kalmyk-Mongolian students with scholarships for higher education. Learn more at: http://thetulipfoundation.org/.