News & Events

January 28, 2011 – The Tulip Foundation incorporated as a New Jersey non-profit.

February 2011 – A Mongolian ger (yurt) arrives in the US to serve as part of a replicated Kalmyk village (khoton) and as the narrative tent in which the traditional oral epic, Djangar, is to be performed at the New Jersey Folk Festival at Rutgers.

March 2011 – The Tulip Foundation makes a donation to the Kids Nomin Class to foster education in Kalmyk religion, arts and culture at the Tsagan Sar (New Year) celebration.

April 2011 – Founders of The Tulip Foundation participate with other members of the Kalmyk community in the New Jersey Folk Festival, bringing their culture and arts to 15,000 attenders.

May 2012 – The Tulip Foundation provides Mongolian ger for the Ova celebration at the Tashi Lhunpo Buddhist Temple in Howell, NJ.

May 2012- Kalmyks place in the finals of the All Mongolian Soccer Cup.

August 2012 –A Kalmyk Sampler: Mongol Poetry and Mythic Tale. Poems in English Russian and Kalmyk.” This short introduction to Kalmyk history, religion, ritual, art, poetry, and folklore is a product of trans-national and cultural cooperation.

August 2012 – The Tulip Foundation creates the Elis Cup to foster more inter-Kalmyk soccer competition and makes inaugural presentation at Kalmyk Day held at Tashi Lhunpo Buddhist Temple. The Mongolian ger is also erected to provide children an opportunity to experience how the ancestors lived.

September 2012 – The first public fundraiser by The Tulip Foundation is held in Manhattan. It features a Mongolian ger on a New York rooftop.

October 2012 – His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, speaks at Lincoln Center, NYC

November 2012 – The Tulip Foundation helps celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of the first Kalmyk temple and congregation at Rashi Gempil Ling Temple, in Howell, NJ.

April 2013– The Tulip Foundation erects a Mongolian ger at the New Jersey Folk Festival.

July 2013 – The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., invites the Kalmyk community to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The president of The Tulip Foundation is requested to be a liaison for the American-Kalmyk community.