An afternoon with different activities... join us! Pick a time that fits you. Stay for the activities you want to enjoy!
1:00pm until ... we write a song!
Gather together to talk about songwriting, and to find common interests in producing original music & videos, and getting music onto the internet.
Styles can be anything from pop to rock to classical to jazz, and include influences from around the world. There are many talented people in the group.
We can also network for skills that we might need, such as specialty instruments (bass guitar, violin, cowbell [!], etc.). It's easier than most people think to create a song, record it, and make it available for others to listen to.
No musical experience necessary. Creative minds required.
2pm until... food is served!
Cook ddeokboki and/or Korean-style pancakes... demo by our host, along with "hands-on" practice for those who want to try. See photos and video below of our first "class". We decided to make a similar batch of dishes, for those who didn't get to make it the first time.
2:30pm - 4:30pm - Korean language learning & exchange
Beginners welcome, along with others at all levels. We will form different groups, based on the attendees. The host will be getting new materials from South Korea a few days before the class, from a top university. She also is very enthusiastic to share cultural knowledge! This is a great opportunity to learn.
Hello! This successful international culture group in Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia (& Korea!), founded in 2006, has over 1800 members. We will celebrate our 8th anniversary later in 2014!
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 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.
Here's our friend & group member Tamara Kim's concert highlights
We have expanded resources on our Meetup Group Pages:
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. We hope 2014 will be a continued year of growth of K-pop 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.