KORUS festival planning meeting (English)

The KORUS festival needs volunteers to help out.  The festival is a 3 day celebration of Korean/American culture... the largest in the DC area (and probably on the East Coast).  This will be our 3rd year helping the festival, and we have a larger role this year.  The festival will be in September (near the time of the Korean thanksgiving holiday "Chuseok").

Same as in 2011 and 2012, we've been asked to help brainstorm, plan, learn, plan other special events, along with discuss other ideas such as what performers to have.

Want to know more?  Attend the meeting and find out!

This event is the beginning of a special series of meetings at the KAAW - Korean-American Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area.  KAAW is the non-profit that has organized the KORUS festivals every year.

Join us as we plan and help make this year's event bigger and better than ever!

No experience needed!   No Korean language ability needed.  The meeting will be a discussion of what needs to happen, and a chance to find out what you can do to help out this summer.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

 

Korean Festival Fact Sheet           

The annual KORUS festival held each fall in Virginia, bringing together thousands of fans of Korean culture: music, food, entertainment, language, and more.  The 3-day event is free, and offers live performances, with food available from many vendors.

Background:
The first festival was held in 2003 in Northern Virginia.  Over the next several years, the size and reach of the event grew.  The 2010 festival in Annandale, VA, had an estimate 70,000 attendees over 3 days. In 2012 the event was held in Bull Run Park in Virginia.



Past performers include:

  • Bboys - hip hop dance group
  • JUMP! (Martial arts comedy show)
  • Mikyoung Park - Korean singer
  • Kaba Modern - musical group
  • Kim Chung Soo - singer
  • Gamblerz Crew - hip hop dance group
  • traditional Korean dancers

Delicious food dishes served at the festival include bulgogi, kalbi, and ddokbokki, with side dishes including kimchi and rice.

Pictures from last year's festival:



 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    David Moon wrote me that we were NOT meeting again until Tuesday, 5 March. That is the reason I did not attend.

    March 1, 2013

  • Beth M.

    Next time -regrets

    February 26, 2013

  • Angie

    Paul - Are we actually still meeting?

    February 25, 2013

    • Paul

      Yes. There will be snacks, and those who want to can go for dinner after. Future meetings may be at other locations, for brainstorming, etc. (restaurants, libraries, walking paths, orbiting satellites, etc.)

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not sure how long he meeting with be but I can stay for just about an hour and a half.

    February 24, 2013

  • Craig F.

    I have class

    February 18, 2013

  • Natasha

    Just realized that this is on a Tuesday evening...

    February 12, 2013

  • Beth M.

    Wow! Already that time again! Well, good to start early. I have another event but can come for half an hour.

    February 11, 2013

  • Natasha

    Is it that time again?

    1 · February 11, 2013

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