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Mongolian Fest in Central Park Offers Wrestling and Genghis Khan Vodka


SourceDNAinfo.com New York

By Louie Lazar
Special to DNAinfo.com New York

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CENTRAL PARK — In a scene that could have been straight from the grasslands of Mongolia, two pairs of wrestlers, each bare-chested except for a tight-sleeved vest around his shoulders, engaged in face-to-face battle — hands locked, arms outstretched, in a bid to take down his opponent.

But that scene on Saturday afternoon was instead taking place in a small meadow near Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain.

Nearby, on a long table filled with Mongolian fare, a few men poured vodka from a tall, gold bottle decorated with an image of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire.

“It’s good to get together and keep this tradition alive,” said Jamul Jadamba, 37, who finished second in the wrestling competition, before changing into a T-shirt that said “Yes We Khan.”

The wrestling competition was the highlight of the New York Mongolian community’s Naadam celebration, an annual festival commemorating Mongolia’s independence as well as the nation’s nomadic heritage.

About 75 people, including Od Och, the permanent representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, attended Saturday’s event, which was organized by the Mongolian Heritage Foundation of Flushing, Queens.

Byambakhuu Darinchuluun, president of the Mongol Heritage Foundation, said the goal of the event was to bring unity to the various Mongol peoples of the greater New York area and to promote Mongolian culture to the general population.

Darinchuluun said that in order to best replicate the pastoral environment of his homeland, he selected Central Park as a venue because it’s the “only place [in New York] with trees and grass.”

“It’s a very important occasion — we cannot just pass it over,” he said. “We have to celebrate.”

Naadam, also known as the “Three Games of Men” or the Nomad Olympics — the other sports being archery and horse racing — has its roots in centuries-old Mongol warrior competitions. In 2010, the festival was added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Each July 11 and 12 in Mongolia, thousands fill the capital city’s main stadium and welcome a procession of horsemen, athletes, soldiers, and monks during a colorful and joyous Opening Ceremony. Horse races take place across miles of open grasslands, as do hundreds of single elimination wrestling matches in which the winners are given titles such as “falcon,” “elephant,” and “lion.”

Landlocked between China and Russia, Mongolia has one of the lowest population densities of any nation on earth. But there are several hundred Mongolians living in the New York City area, according to Morris Rossabi, a professor of Mongolian History at Columbia University.

The greater New York area is also home to a sizable Kalmyk population, people of Mongol descent who are from Kalmykia, a Russian Republic on the Caspian Sea, he said.

Several of Saturday’s attendees dressed in traditional Mongolian costumes, and the top outfits were rewarded with prizes. The best wrestlers were given framed pictures of Mongolian calligraphy and were handed wads of cash.

Attached to a nearby rocky hill was the flag of Kalmykia, and at its base, a horse-headed fiddle — a long, double-stringed musical instrument that is a national symbol of Mongolia, rested against a picnic table. The Mongolian flag was staked almost precisely in the center of the meadow, and waved in the hot air.

Tsenguun Chinbat, 27, a teacher who is from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, said she attended the festivities to connect and socialize with fellow Mongolians.

“I wanted to get a feel for home,” she said.

Flow of N.Y.C ” State of Mind Party


flow of nyc party

Washington DC Metropolitan Area Mongolian Party 2013
Presented by: MongolEvents , DJ Baagii

Flow of N.Y.C ” State of Mind Party

NYC meets DC Party” series are starting for new season…..This is the 1st event for NYC Mongols meets DC Mongols.

Where: Bistro Bistro French restaurant & lounge (The chic new “In” spot that is catering to the all the “beautiful people” of DC)

Location: 1727 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20009
When: Saturday: 2/2/2013
Time: 10:00 pm – 3:00 am
Tickets : 15$

Featuring

DJ Baagii Beatz
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TOMA 2013 DMS(Those Of My Allies Discovering My Style)

MongolEvents
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(Mongolian Special Events, Event Planning,Entertainment)

Music
Nothing ignites passion more than music, and New York’s club-goers are a very passionate bunch. Fueled by the world’s most renowned turntable artists, NYC’s music scene is eclectic, innovative and fluid. Here are the Big Apple’s hottest Mongol talents, making it all happen behind the decks.DJ Baagii Beatz rocks out the new format in music and plays hip-hop, rock, house, old School ,Dance, Top 40, R&B,80’s 90’s & Party Anthems,and more. Something for everyone’s musical tastes.

What to expect:

* Icebreaker games
* Professional photography
* Prizes & Giveaways all night
* I love N.Y.C themed video
* N.Y.C Signature Cocktail The Brooklyn

Ages 18+ to enter and 21 to drink
No Dress Code

TABLE RESERVATIONS: 202.718.4683 , 718.749.6006
More info:
http://www.mixcrate.com/djbaagii
http://byamba.cms2.picaholic.net/
http://mongolevent.wordpress.com/
http://mongolevents.blogspot.com/

Bio.

Currently DJ Baagii Beatz spins at several nightclubs and lounge. DJ residencies at some of the hottest nightlife spots in New York City..
Venues such as :
(Clubs)
– Arena
– Providence
– LeSouk
– Bar 13
– Griffin (with famous DJ NiNa Ski)
– Circle
– District 36
– Hiro (closing party)
– The Park NYC
– White Rabbit (with famous DJ Enferno)
– Cellar Bar (Park Hotel)
– Copia
– Greenhouse (opened the party for legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff)
– The Caulfield
– P.S 450
– Splash

(Lounges)
– Zendo Lounge
– D.I.P Aquabar Lounge (indoor pool lounge)
– Boss Lounge
– 3Ten Lounge
– 3rd Floor Cafe Lounge
– Spot Lounge
– XVI Rooftop Lounge
– 230 5th ave Rooftop Lounge
– Play Lounge
– Pop Burger Lounge
– Hudson Terrace Rooftop Lounge

(Private Parties)
– Aeropostale Clothing company private party @ MoMA
– Christmas party for NYPD @ Copia Club
– Fashion Week party @ BeBe Store
– 3 years of New Years party inclufing countdown @ Bar 13
Speed Dating event @ Soho Grand hotel
– Embrace Fashion magazine opening party @ Soho Grand Hotel
– 2013 New Year Party for Mongolian people in NYC @ Tangra Lounge
– Private Spanish community parties, Reggae Dancehall parties
– Also birthday party, reunion, sweet 16, baptism, high school dance, prom, wedding etc..

Join Flow of N.Y.C ” State of Mind Party

 

Ambassador to Mongolia: Who Is Piper Campbell?


 

The landlocked nation of Mongolia, sandwiched between Russia and China, has long been one of the most remote and least developed places in the world. Its progress toward democracy and economic development since the end of the Cold War will likely be familiar to the career diplomat nominated by President Obama on March 5, 2012, to be the next ambassador to Mongolia.

Piper Anne Wind Campbell, daughter of Gay Campbell and David N. Campbell, a longtime director of Gibraltar Industries, which manufactures and distributes building materials. She was born circa 1966 in Buffalo, New York, and graduated Nichols School, a Buffalo prep school, in 1984. She later said her participation in a summer exchange program to Japan “definitely set me onto this career path in diplomacy.” Campbell earned a B.S. in Foreign Service with a certificate in Asian Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1988, and a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1999.

She worked briefly for an organization promoting trade between Western New York and Canada prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1989. She began her career with service as a consular and administrative officer at the embassy in Manila, Philippines, followed by a stint as a general services officer providing support to the three U.S. missions in Brussels, Belgium (to the EU, to NATO and to Belgium). Campbell served in the State Department Operations Center from 1994 to 1995, and in the International Organizations Bureau from 1995 to 1996. Detailed to the civil affairs section of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Balkans from 1996 to 1998, Campbell helped the US Agency for International Development (USAID) establish an office in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia, in 1998.

After taking a one-year leave to earn her M.P.A. in 1999, Campbell covered Asian issues and Security Council reform at the U.S. Mission to the UN in New York from 1999 to 2002, and served as counselor for Humanitarian Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2006. Campbell then served at the Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, first as deputy chief of mission, starting September 20, 2006, and then as chargé d’affaires ad interim from August 25, 2008, to January 19, 2009.

Back in Washington, Campbell served as chief of staff to Jack Lew, the deputy secretary of state for Management and Resources, until being named consul general at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq, on July 12, 2011.

Piper Campbell has donated $3,200 to Democratic candidates and organizations over the years, with $1,500 going to the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry and $700 to the Democratic National Committee in 2004; she also donated $1,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008, according to OpenSecrets.org. An avid runner, Campbell has competed in marathons and half marathons on three continents.

Source: http://www.allgov.com

 

Mongols United Party NYC


NYC Mongols Presents

“Mongols United Party”

New york City Area Mongolian, Buryat, Kalmyk , Hazara , Southern Mongolians, RPCV-Mongolia , American friends then others .

When :July 29th , 2012

Where : Harmony Terrace 47-57 41st St, Sunny side, NY 11104

Time : 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Tax : 15$

Program :

Who, Why , ……….Damn Mongols
Beginning with Facebook Match for Single’s Marathon
Dance Competition
Surprise

Call reservation 202-718-4638

In New York, will be handing out free buuz



This promotional campaign decided to spend the Buryats living permanently in America.

“For the first time in New York today began offering in the U.S. buuzy Mish Mash Cafe at 1103 King Highway. Come! Please support the American initiative Buryats, “- this message has appeared recently in social networks.

Author ads Rygzhita Baldanova not the first time noted on the Internet with a creative message. About a month ago, she created a facebook group called “Pedigree drill.” Rygzhita has proposed a scheme by which to recover their ancestral roots. Hundreds of people responded, many managed to get information about their ancestors sometimes from unexpected sources. Including myself Rygzhita by a group within the first two weeks, regained his paternal ancestry to 22 elbows.

– Currently, there are changes in the Buryat community at the federal level, the Buryat abolished territorial units – said about his interest in the topic of genealogy Rygzhita. – Also, migration is a drill, we will gradually dissolve in the western culture and forgetting the traditions of ancestors, losing their roots. It’s very sad. And so it is very important not to lose identity and traditions.

Buuz preparing to do, she decided, too, especially for patriotic reasons. Rygzhita medical profession, the public has to do with diet as long as her partner, with whom she works on many fronts in the medical field, has acquired a few months ago cafe.

– I took advantage of this and suggested that the Buryat buzy – says Rygzhita. – In New York, enough representatives of Mongolian and Buryat peoples. The project is interesting to me just because they wanted to Buryats were the first in New York among the Mongolian diaspora …

According Rygzhity, the project is mainly aimed at the Mongolian, including the drill. However, during the promotion will be free buuzy offered to all comers. Rygzhite, of course, wants the project to justify itself, and in commercial terms.

After buuzy promotions will be made to order, there are several drill, expressed a desire to do it. Their cost is inexpensive – $ 5 per dose of 5 buuz. This, incidentally, at the Ulan-Ude prices poses, but by American standards at all cheap.

Tatiana ZHIMBUEVA

In the photo: Mish Mash Cafe in New York.

Courtesy Rygzhitoy Baldanova.

Source: http://bis-bur.ru/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&cid=85&id=1436

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama “The Essence of Buddhism”

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama “The Essence of Buddhism”


A teaching and Blessing by

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

” The Essence  of Buddhism”

Hosted by :

The Kalmyk Three Jewels Foundation & The Tibetan Community of New York & New Jersey

Lincoln Center , NY

October 21,2012

1:30-3:30 pm

Tickets will go on sale later this year Details of sponsorship packages will be sent out as soon as they are available

Please Contact : dalailamalincolncenter@gmail.com with any questions

http://www.dalailamalincolncenter.com