Posts Tagged ‘Korean’

Happy Year of the Ox

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The Lunar New Year starts today, but festivities continue through the week. The Queens Library in Flushing will host a free day of events on Saturday, Jan. 31.

From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: Learn how to prepare Japche, a delicious noodle dish from Korea, or miniature spring rolls from China; learn how to make Chinese red envelope lanterns (first-come, first-served basis, supplies limited!). (I’m not sure whether these events will be conducted in Korean, Chinese, English, or a mixture.)

At 1 pm,there will be traditional Korean drum and dance with Vongku Pak; at 2:30 pm, a ribbon dance and song from China; and at 3:30 pm, the Chinese Lion Dance.

The library is located at 41-17 Main St, Flushing. The event is funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.

Also this weekend

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The Korean Harvest Festival, or Chusok, will be from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Sept. 20, at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens. On Sunday, there’s a free concert from 2:30 to 6. That’s all I know.

Also Saturday, Horacio Laguna performs Music of the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Spain, and Italy [OK, not just the Americas]) at 2:30 pm at the Bayside Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd, Queens. Free.

Another book I’d like to read: Korean grocers

Friday, September 5th, 2008

In the New York Times’s City Room blog, Sewell Chan discusses sociologist Pyong Gap Min’s new book,  Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York City. The book covers the history of Korean grocers in New York (did you know that there were only 400 Koreans in New York in 1960?) and the problems of discrimination at the Hunts Point produce market, tensions with the African-American community in many neighborhoods, and labor issues with Latino employees. The issues are complex, and while I haven’t read the book, I definitely recommend Chan’s column.