25 Things to Do At the Korean Cultural Festival

To celebrate the diversity of New York City, we present our fifth and largest annual series of Multicultural Festivals that celebrate the artistic and cultural traditions of different communities. Learn more about Korean culture through a variety of art-making workshops and traditional performances led by the Korea Society. Experiment with calligraphy, Korean-style embroidery and dances too! In honor of our 25th anniversary, here are 25 things to see, know, and do at Korean Cultural Festival.
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Watch Traditional Fan Dances

Watch Traditional Fan Dances

Jump in on an Interactive Drum Workshop

Jump in on an Interactive Drum Workshop

Learn about Pojagi, a traditional patchwork, and collaborate on a big quilt

Learn about Pojagi, a traditional patchwork, and collaborate on a big quilt

Learn how to create your own Korean letters or poems using calligraphy

Learn how to create your own Korean letters or poems using calligraphy

Paint your own masks to wear throughout the day!

Paint your own masks to wear throughout the day!

Check out our new Bridge Project upstairs

Check out our new Bridge Project upstairs

Mold creatures from Korea out of clay- like the little white-tooth shrew!

Mold creatures from Korea out of clay- like the little white-tooth shrew!

Create 2D facial emotions like the one you see here in Baekje Smile

Create 2D facial emotions like the one you see here in Baekje Smile

Create your own inkscapes

Create your own inkscapes

Mold your own Jangseung-style sculptures

Mold your own Jangseung-style sculptures


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A View of Geumgang Jeong Seon:Also known by his pen name Gyeomjae, Jeon Seon (1676-1759) was a landscape painter from Korea. His pen name translates to “humble study”. A famous painter during the Joseon era, he was one of the artist that took the chance to separate himself from traditional Chinese styles of painting. Recommended by an aristocratic neighbor for court, he was given an official position.

A View of Geumgang Jeong Seon:Also known by his pen name Gyeomjae, Jeon Seon (1676-1759) was a landscape painter from Korea. His pen name translates to “humble study”. A famous painter during the Joseon era, he was one of the artist that took the chance to separate himself from traditional Chinese styles of painting. Recommended by an aristocratic neighbor for court, he was given an official position.

Students at the New Preparatory Middle School learned how to make Korean traditional masks called 'Tal' from The Korea Society staff on Januaary 25, 2012.   #education #art #publicschool

Students at the New Preparatory Middle School learned how to make Korean traditional masks called 'Tal' from The Korea Society staff on Januaary 25, 2012. #education #art #publicschool

Artist Sungsook will lead visitors through traditional calligraphy workshops.

Artist Sungsook will lead visitors through traditional calligraphy workshops.

Learn how to create your own Korean letters or poems using calligraphy

Learn how to create your own Korean letters or poems using calligraphy

Paint your own masks to wear throughout the day!

Paint your own masks to wear throughout the day!

Jangseung Spirit Posts by US Navy Korea, via Flickr

Jangseung Spirit Posts by US Navy Korea, via Flickr

Watch a traditional mask dance that includes colorful sleeves!

Watch a traditional mask dance that includes colorful sleeves!

Join in a fan dance with performers from the Korea Society.

Join in a fan dance with performers from the Korea Society.

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Try the mask dance yourself during this demonstration!

Try the mask dance yourself during this demonstration!

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