....takes place on July 3rd, in front of the US Capitol, just like last year. Some of us were there for a Memorial Day concert in May and it was a great time:
Join us to relax and enjoy the free music. Bring your own food & drink. The concert starts at 8pm, but the good seating area will close by around 7pm.
This concert is filmed for TV in case it rains on the 4th of July (The same concert happens again the next day on the 4th with a bigger crowd).
Concert highlights/performers scheduled (usually all of them go to the rehearsal concert):
TOM BERGERON TO HOST AMERICA’S 4TH OF JULY CONCERT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
America’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron will return to host A Capitol Fourth, starring music legend Barry Manilow, who is back by popular demand following his powerful debut performance on the show in 2009. And special guest Neil Diamond who will perform, for the first time, a new patriotically themed song titled "Freedom Song."
The Choral Arts Society of Washington, along with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band
Hello! This successful international culture group in Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia (& Korea!), founded in 2006, has over 3,000 members. We celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2016!
Join a group that includes its own stars... our members! And yes, we do have stars at some of our events... sometimes announced, sometimes...not.
...you are joining the largest Korean-focused meetup in the USA,
and the 3rd-largest in the world.
We've been featured in newspapers, radio, and on Korean TV.
Thanks for stopping by!
And also join up... we are open to members who fit into our group, and respect our group's community.
What is being a member of our group like? It is wonderful and more. We focus on quality events, sharing food, language, and more. Many members are actively learning Korean - and English - and we welcome help from native speakers. 도와주시겠어요? Native Korean language speakers welcome.
It is easy to join in and enjoy your experiences with our group. Most of our events are "in English" and do not require Korean language ability. ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) learners are welcome here.
Our older 2012 video is packed with years of fun meetup activities...
...the video needs to be 3 times longer to fit it all of what we've done together! Check out the highlights from Tamara Kim farther down on this page.
Join this group if you are interested in learning Korean, or if you are Korean and want to share the culture & language with others (& perhaps enjoy English conversation). Meet with others in the area who are also interested in aspects of Korean culture, music, language, & food. All levels of proficiency are welcome! Our members share their own cultures... American, Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, others), European (French, Spanish, others), African, Middle Eastern, and some day even Antarctican ;-) !
The meetups are fun events, and many friendships continue to be formed every month. This group gets together to explore & share lots of common interests, & help learn as well. The group is open to adult members from anywhere, and has meetings in the Washington DC Metro Area (North, South, East, West). The members can attend, and also volunteer to help organize events and other activities... a non-profit community-powered group.
We have expanded resources on our Meetup Group Pages:
Note: Activities of this group include cultural and related discussion, and sometimes networking and some marketing, yet it is not a group for network marketing (MLM). Marketing can be fine, and ask first before posting if you have any questions, especially if the products or services are not ones you actually make or provide personally. Marketing a business you own or are starting as the owner can occur during normal flow of event discussions and conversations, via comments about the capabilities offered by the business that are related to this group.
See you at an event!
If you are interested in promoting your Korean-related organization or any business, let us know (don't spam the members). If we don't get back to you right away, try again. And the video below is from one of our many free Korean cooking meetup events:
Korean Waves ™ in 2012 & 2013 went GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) in DC, VA, & MD! The Korean cultural sensation - Korean singer Psy - and now international star inspired many of us with his hit song (oppan) Gangnam Style. In 2014 we continued to grow to over 2,000 members, and over 1,000 events. We hope 2017 will be a continued year of growth of the exchange and understanding of Korean culture in the USA.
We often have karaoke (noraebang) events to get the chance to sing like (or with) the stars. Join us and attend the kind of events you like, and also suggest the ones you want!