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New Meetup: New York City trip - Broadway, Korea Town, and more!

From: Paul
Sent on: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:05 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Fun Korean Waves: Culture Language ESL Music Food - DC VA MD!

What: New York City trip - Broadway, Korea Town, and more!

When: Saturday, December 11,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Times Square
Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Road Trip to NYC!

Enjoy the Big Apple... Manhattan... to get away from the DC area.

Go for the day - Dec 11 - or go for 1 or 2 nights. The group will meet up with people who go, and people can pick different activities and options.

Fri: go up on your own if you want to go early.

Sat morning: go up on a bus, or on your own.
Sat afternoon: the group will pick a place to meet in mid-town/Koreatown/Penn Station.
(most buses go to Madison Square Garden, near Penn Station)
maybe try lunch at one of the momofuku locations.
Sat afternoon: pick an activity or activities. Crazy photo times!!
Sat evening: Korean BBQ dinner at Won Jo restaurant on 32nd street.
They use hot lava rocks instead of gas, and have awesome panchan!
(I've eaten there and loved it - Paul)
Sat night: Hit the town... Times Square, Greenwich Village, more...
(Some people will take their bus back the same day, usually by dinnertime)
(Broadway play? Boat cruise tour? Leave your comments about what to do!)

Sat overnight: hotel options are being explored.

Sun morning: breakfast, checkout, more sightseeing.
Sun afternoon: travel back.

(Note: There are some "honorary organizers" listed for this event, who may or not be going, who helped shape this idea in October & November. The list will be updated before the event happens.)

The idea behind the NYC trip is that it's pretty easy to go by bus, and over the years many members said they wanted to see the Koreatown up there.

There are several suggested activities we can do as a group:

* Eating in NY's Koreatown on 32nd street or in Chinatown.

* Broadway afternoon show (in advance, or buying same-day available off-price tickets), or off-Broadway.

* Boat cruise to the Statue of Liberty or tour around Manhattan.

* Times Square - walking, shopping (the Times Square "location" shown is a suggestion only)

How to Get There:
(These are suggestions from members, and not recommendations)
Bus: and
Car: share a ride
Plane: fly to Newark (NJ), LaGuardia, or Kenneday airports

From Antonio's idea: "Has anyone though of doing a day trip on a Saturday or either an overnight trip to NYC to experience Korea Town in the Big Apple? There are many good Korean BBQ restaurants off of West 32nd street between 5th Ave and Broadway. This would be a great way to experience NYC with a Korean focus."

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