30th Annual Korean Festival & Parade

Come see, taste, and listen… and experience Korea in New York!

The 30th Annual Korean Festival & Parade will be held this Saturday, October 2, 1010. The parade will be held from 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. from 38th Street to 27th Street along 6th Avenue.

You can also check out the festivities at the outdoor market from 9am to 6pm, on 32nd St btwn 5th & Broadway, with food, a singing contest, Korean drumming, a breakdancing competition, and a music festival starting at 1pm. See live Korean dance performances, taekwondo (Korean martial arts) demonstrations, and cultural exhibits of Korean artifacts and memorabilia. Taste a savory, mouth-watering sampling of Korean cuisine, including favorites such as kalbi (BBQ shortribs), bibim gooksoo (spicy mixed noodles), and kim chi fried rice. Listen to the sound of sogochum (Korean drum dance) and live singers performing traditional and popular Korean songs.

Date: October 2, 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 09:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Korean Festival Venue: 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway

The Korean Festival & Parade is an annual event run by the Korean American Association of Greater New York, in partnership with hundreds of community organizations and businesses, and hundreds of volunteers. The purpose of the Korean Festival & Parade is to share, promote, and raise awareness of Korean culture in the community. Additionally, proceeds from the Festival are used to fund service projects and ventures which benefit the Korean and larger community in New York, including an annual scholarship fund for outstanding, civic-minded students entering or currently enrolled in college.

The Korean Festival & Parade presents a unique, authentic taste of Korean culture through food, dance, art, music, and entertainment. The program of festival events varies from year to year, but past Festivals have included performances such as taekwondo (Korean martial arts) demonstration, a coming-of-age traditional tea ceremony, and Korean fan and drum dances.

The festival will provide interactive activities, such as Korean cooking lessons from talented chefs from the community, Korean youth singing competitions, and even a Kim Chi making demonstration. Visitors have enjoyed perusing through the various unique products and services available in the product tent, and, of course, savored their favorite Korean food, such as kalbi (BBQ shortribs), bibimbap (mixed rice and vegetables), and kim chi fried rice.

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