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Korean-Americans bond at New York gala event

Korean-Americans bond at New York gala event

NEW YORK — Hundreds of Korean-Americans and others who are interested in Korean culture gathered in a huge networking event Saturday as part of efforts to strengthen their bonding in New York City.

More than 350 Korean-Americans, mainly students and young professionals living in New York, attended a special gala event hosted by MOI’M, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting networking among Korean-American students and young professionals.

The host organization, launched in 2013, pursues a primary mission of “networking through entertainment.” This was MOI’M’s second gala event hosted and participated in by Korean-Americans.

“Success in Korean-American families is all about being the first to cross the finish line. Get into the best school, find the best job, make the most money, leave the most distance between yourself and the rest of the Korean American community as possible,” said Kyung B Yoon, executive director and co-founder of the Korean American Community Foundation in her keynote speech.

“But what if we stopped thinking about success as coming in first place? What if we redefined success to be about how many people we can take across the finish line with us?” Yoon is formerly an award-winning correspondent for WNYW Fox Channel-5 News, and the first Korean-American broadcast reporter in New York.

Gary from Korean duo Leessang, joined by frequent collaborator Jungin, heightened the mood by performing their hit songs, “Girl Who Can’t Break up, Boy Who Can’t Leave,” “Ballerino,” and “Rush.”
“I am amazed to see such an event for the Korean-American community in New York,” Gary said.

Most of the attendees left the gala well entertained and satisfied.

“As a Korean American residing and working in New York City, it was important for me to find my own […]

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    MOI’M share pictures from their social networking event with appearances by Gary and Jung In

MOI’M share pictures from their social networking event with appearances by Gary and Jung In

MOI’M share pictures from their social networking event with appearances by Gary and Jung In

For those of you who missed what was sure to be the social networking event of the year, MOI’M released pictures from ‘MOI’M Gala 2014: Showtime,’ which took place on September 20 at the Gotham Hall in New York City.

There were special appearances and performances by Leessang’s Gary and Jung In as well as a speech by the keynote speaker, Kyung B. Yoon of KACF (Korean American Community Foundation).

It was a fun and exciting event in which all of the attendants and participants could engage in discussion and create new social ties.

The photos were kindly taken by MOI’M’s very own Jaiyoon Lee. Check them out below! If you had gone to the event, did you have a fun time and did you meet lots of new people?

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    Jung In & Gary From LeeSsang, Rock MOI’M’s 2nd Annual Gala, `Showtime’

Jung In & Gary From LeeSsang, Rock MOI’M’s 2nd Annual Gala, `Showtime’

Jung In & Gary From LeeSsang, Rock MOI’M’s 2nd Annual Gala, `Showtime’

MOI’M, hosted the “MOI’M Gala 2014: Showtime” in New York City’s Gotham Hall last night, Sept. 20. The highlight of the event was the featured Korean artists, Jung In and Gary from Leessang, who brought a stampede of fans toward the stage.

“MOI’M Gala 2014: Showtime” was presented by KBS America and DirecTV who took the opportunity to announce that they will be partnering up to bring Korean content to a nationwide audience.

The keynote speaker was Kyung B. Yoon, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Korean American Community Foundation. After quieting the rowdy crowd with shared cultural anecdotes, the first Korean-American broadcast reporter in New York talked about her time on Channel-5 News and the importance of inclusion in the community.

“There was only room for one Asian-American reporter” when Yoon was a young and hungry journalist at WNYW Fox, she told the audience, and she was seen more as competition than peer.

Loria Song, who was 2013 Miss Korea Washington DC, and Larry Kim co-hosted the cocktail hour entertainment, which included the spoon-bending talents of mentalist Kirsch and the nationally ranked beatboxer Sung Lee.

The cocktail hour was accompanied by the smooth jazz sounds of New School’s Jazz and Contemporary Music program grads. Singer Hye Jeung Kang was joined by saxophonist Jinwoo Lee with Myung Won Kim on guitar, Hyung Jin Choi on piano, Joonsam Lee on bass, Joochan Im on drums.

The second annual gala from the Korean creative networking organization was a huge success and well it should have been. Esther Sin, MOI’M’s business operations manager told KpopStarz “We began preparing for this event starting from last October 2013, right after our first gala, ‘Red […]

한인 네트워킹 단체 ‘모임’ 갈라 파티

한인 네트워킹 단체 ‘모임’ 갈라 파티

뉴욕을 기반으로 활동하는 한인 네트워킹 단체 ‘모임(MOI’M.대표 임영광)’이 젊은이들을 위한 갈라 파티를 연다.

오는 20일 오후 7시 맨해튼 고담홀(Gotham Hall.1356 브로드웨이)에서 열리는 이번 네트워킹 행사의 이름은 ‘쇼타임(Showtime)’. 지난해에 이어 두 번째 열리는 올해 갈라 파티는 칵테일 리셉션 기조연설 3코스 만찬 축하공연 순으로 이어진다. 칵테일 리셉션은 오픈 바 형식으로 진행되며 디렉TV와 KBS아메리카의 주관으로 이뤄진다.

이어지는 기조연설의 경우 한인커뮤니티재단(KACF)의 윤경복(사진) 사무총장이 맡아 연설할 예정이다. 폭스방송에서 뉴스 리포터로 활동한 바 있는 윤씨는 뉴욕에서 활동한 첫 한인 여성 방송 리포터로 알려져 있다. 이후 세계은행에서 프로듀서로 일하다 지난 2008년부터는 KACF 사무총장으로 활발히 활동하고 있다.

축하공연은 힙합그룹 ‘리쌍’의 멤버인 개리와 가수 정인이 선사한다. 개리와 정인은 얼마 전 발표한 듀엣곡 ‘사람냄새’에 이어 최근에는 두 번째 듀엣곡 ‘자전거’를 발표해 함께 활동하고 있다. 행사가 열리는 고담홀은 머라이어 캐리 엘튼 존 브리트니 스피어스 등이 공연했던 장소이기도 하다.

모임은 학생들과 젊은 전문가들의 네트워킹을 위해 활동하는 비영리단체다. 만남의 장을 제공해 인적 네트워크를 형성하고 이를 통해 젊은이들이 지역사회 발전을 위해 고민하도록 독려하는 것이 활동 목표다.

지난해 9월에 열린 모임의 첫 갈라 파티 ‘더 레드카펫’에서는 가수 션이 참석해 특별 강연을 한 바 있다. 이 행사를 통해 단체는 약 1만4000달러를 모금해 한국 어린이재활병원 건립을 도왔다. 갈라 파티 티켓은 250~300달러.

[02/21/2014] 이주사랑 기자 [email protected]
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    Get excited for MOI’M’s upcoming networking event with guests Gary and Jung In

Get excited for MOI’M’s upcoming networking event with guests Gary and Jung In

Get excited for MOI’M’s upcoming networking event with guests Gary and Jung In

Are you excited for the networking event of the year? As previously reported, non-profit organization MOI’M will be hosting ‘MOI’M Gala 2014: Showtime,’ and the date is quickly approaching!

It will be taking place in New York City’s Gotham Hall on September 20 with appearances by Leessang’s Gary and Jung In! A lot of guests, regardless of whether they are Korean or even Asian, will be at this event to create relationships with one another ranging from professional ties to sweet friendships.

Unfortunately, the event is only for those 21 and older, but fortunately, this is because it includes a cocktail reception-not to mention an awesome opening ceremony, delicious three course dinner, musical performances, as well as a keynote speaker, who is now revealed to be Kyung B. Yoon of KACF (Korean American Community Foundation)!
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미동부 젊은이들 모인다

미동부 젊은이들 모인다

MOI’M 한인 젊은이 네트워킹 행사

미동부 지역의 한인 젊은이들이 함께 만나는 대규모 네트워킹 행사가 이달 중순 맨하탄에서 열린다.

뉴욕을 근거지로 한 한인 네트워킹 비영리 단체인 ‘모임(MOI’M·대표 임영광)’이 주최하는 이 행사는 지난해에 이어 올해로 두 번째를 맞아 뉴욕시 최고의 파티장소로 꼽히는 맨하탄의 고담 홀(Gotham Hall)에서 이달 20일 오후 7시 개최된다.

이날 행사는 ‘쇼타임’이란 주제의 갈라쇼 형식으로 열릴 예정이며 한인커뮤니티재단(KACF)의 윤경복 사무총장이 기조연설을 맡고 한국의 인기가수 개리와 정인이 축하공연을 펼친다.<포스터 참조> 행사가 열리는 고담 홀은 과거 머라이어 캐리와 브리트니 스피어스 등이 공연을 했던 곳으로 유명하다.

‘모임’은 미주 지역 한인사회 유능한 젊은 인재들의 교류를 도모하고 재능기부로 지역사회 발전에 기여하는 것을 목표로 2013년 출범했으며 각계 분야에 종사하는 한인 인재들이 주축을 이뤄 활동하고 있다. 지난해 첫 행사에서는 가수 션이 특별 강연했고 행사에서 조성된 1만4,000여 달러는 한국 최초의 어린이 재활병원 건립 기금으로 기부된 바 있다.

‘모임’은 올해 대학생과 대학원생은 물론 졸업생과 한인 전문직 종사자 및 한국에 관심이 높은 타인종 등 약 500명이 참석할 것으로 예상하고 있다. 행사는 21세 이상만 참석 가능하다.

프로그램은 오후 7시 칵테일파티, 8시 개회식, 8시15분 만찬, 8시45분~9시 기조연설(윤경복), 9시15분~10시 축하공연(개리& 정인), 10시15분~11시 네트워킹 등이다. 참가비는 개인 250~300달러다.

[02/21/2014] 이진수 기자
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    MOI’M To Hold 2nd Annual Gala Show With Gary And Jungin As Special Guests

MOI’M To Hold 2nd Annual Gala Show With Gary And Jungin As Special Guests

MOI’M To Hold 2nd Annual Gala Show With Gary And Jungin As Special Guests

MOI’M, a non-profit organization that works toward promoting networking amongst students and young career people, will be hosting another gala event at NYC’s Gotham Hall.

The “MOI’M Gala 2014: Showtime” will involve contributions from Leessang’s Gary and Korean singer Jung In.

The event is expected to bring in 500 guests from Korean, Korean-American, and Asian American populations, according to the publication Allkpop. A large non-Korean attendance is to be expected, according to the website.

The gala show will consist of an opening ceremony, dinner and special performances from various artists, including Gary and Jung In. An after party will also be held at Club Circle, providing guests with the opportunity to expand their social circle.

Gary and Jung In have collaborated previously, topping major music charts in Korea with their duet song “Your Scent,” which was released earlier this year. As soon as the track was released, it was spotted topping musiccharts, including Melon, Genie, Mnet, Naver Music and Olleh Music.

The track was composed by both Jung In and Duble Sidekick while Gary was responsible for the lyrics that talk about the most simple of all loves.

Both Gary and Jung In have been a part of the Korean music industry for a while now.

Jung In made her debut back in 2002 after being featured on Leessang’s “Rush,” which explains why she’s gone on to collaborate further with rapper Gary. Jung In successfully released her first studio album titled “From Andromeda” in 2010.

Leessang’s rapper, Gary, debuted back in 1996, as part of the hip-hop duo. Known for his impeccable rapping skills, the rapper released his first solo album earlier this year, 16 years after debuting, according […]

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    MOI’M to host fun networking event in New York City with Gary and Jung In

MOI’M to host fun networking event in New York City with Gary and Jung In

MOI’M to host fun networking event in New York City with Gary and Jung In

MOI’M, a non-profit organization for promoting networking among students and young career people, is back and ready to create another unforgettable gala! The ‘MOI’M Gala 2014: Showtime’ will be a collaboration with well-known Korean artists, Leessang’s Gary and Jung In, in New York City’s Gotham Hall on September 20!

Known to be a great networking organization that connects people whether they want to form a mentor-mentee relationship, professional ties, or lasting friendships, MOI’M is expecting 500 guests from Korean, Korean-American, and Asian American populations, as well as a large non-Korean attendance. This does not come as a surprise considering Gary and Jung In’s voluntary involvement in this event for people that are 21 and older, as well as all the activities the event has to offer.

There will be a cocktail reception, opening ceremony, three course dinner (Rib eye steak and chocolate truffle? Yum!), a keynote speaker, musical performance (of course by Gary and Jung In, but also other talented artists), networking, and then an after party at Club Circle! Looks like there will be a ton of fun things going on and many ways to interact with others to expand your social circle.
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