THE KOREA SOCIETY

is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. Learn more about us here.

Membership-Events

The Korea Society hosts several membership development and outreach events every year to introduce and promote Korean culture, music, and cuisine. Annual events include Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea where over 200 of our members and friends attend a Lunar New Year’s party and Student Night where college students from over 50 universities come together for an evening of fun.


 

VIRTUAL Annual Membership Party 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 6 PM EST

Celebrate the Year of Ox with us! The Korea Society is pleased to invite you to our members-only VIRTUAL New Year’s Party on Thursday, February 11, beginning at 6 PM EST. This annual event celebrates our members who support us throughout the year... Read More


 

Annual Membership Party 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 6:30 PM

Celebrate the New Year with The Korea Society as we welcome the Year of the Rat with greater advancements to come! Meet fellow members, supporters, and friends and enjoy Korean-themed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment... Read More


 

Annual Membership Party 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 6:30 PM

Become a member of the Korea Society today and celebrate Lunar New Year at The Korea Society’s Annual Membership Party! Enjoy complimentary Korean food and drinks, and participate in silent auctions and raffles for a chance to win unique prizes. Cheers to the Year of the Pig... Read More


 

Annual Membership Party 2018: Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year at The Korea Society’s Annual Membership Party. Enjoy Korean food and toast with beer, makgeolli (courtesy of NY Saeng Mak), and soju (courtesy of West 32 Soju). Participate in silent auctions and raffles for a chance to win unique prizes. Cheers to the Year of the Dog... Read More


 

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Toast to good fortune in the Year of the Fire Rooster and enjoy Korean-themed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live music with friends, members, and supporters of The Korea Society... Read More


 

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 6 PM

Ring in the Year of the Red Monkey! Enjoy Korean-themed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment with friends, members, and supporters of The Korea Society... Read More


 

Private Tour of Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the MET
@ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, June 5, 2015 | 4 PM

In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s hundredth-anniversary of the establishment of its Department of Asian Art, the museum is showcasing its unparalleled collection of Asian art—the most comprehensive in the West with more than 35,000 objects... Read More


 

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 5:30 PM & 7 PM

Spread a little New Year’s Cheer and Toast to good fortune in the Year of the Ram with friends, members, and supporters of The Korea Society... Read More


 

The Beauty of Korean Arts and Crafts
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Celebrate Korea’s handicrafts and artistic traditions with adoptive parents Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky in a talk about their new book, 100 Thimbles in a Box: The Spirit and Beauty of Korean Handicrafts . The authors will share their experiences in researching and writing this beautiful book of nearly 500 photographs illustrating 44 traditional arts... Read More


 

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 6 PM

Ring in the Year of the Horse, Gangnam-style! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment with friends, members, and supporters of The Korea Society... Read More


 

Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom Private Tour
@ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, November 15, 2013 | 4 PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom is the first exhibit in the West to focus exclusively on the art of Silla—and we have special-access tickets for Korea Society members. Soyoung Lee, the exhibition’s co-organizer and the MET’s associate curator of the Department of Asian Art... Read More


 

August 2013 Membership Promotion
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 4 PM

Become a member and get to know Korea! Attend interesting talks on security and economic issues, explore Korean cuisine, and join a book discussion group or Korean pillow workshop this fall at The Korea Society... Read More


 

Foul King
Tuesday, August 13 | 6:30 PM

The top Korean domestic film of 2000, Foul King is one of the earliest films of Kim Ji-woon, who most recently directed Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand. Starring Song Kang-Ho as an unproductive bank clerk suffering through the grind of his miserable 9 to 5 existence... Read More


 

K-Night @ TKS: It’s All About King Sejong
Tuesday, April 30 | 6 PM

Everyone’s invited to attend our open house where Korea comes to life as we explore a different theme each K-Night! On Tuesday, April 30 join a night of fun and culture that’s all about King Sejong and experience what The Korea Society has to offer... Read More


 

Members’ Free Film Night: The Classic
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM

The Classic, as delicate as it is unabashedly romantic, is a sentimental and refreshingly sincere valentine to the traditional Korean melodramas of old (famously satirized in director Kwak Jae-yong’s previous film, My Sassy Girl). It was a 2003 box-office blockbuster in Korea and all over Asia. Kwak has also made a film that, on a deeper level... Read More


 

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 6 PM

Meet and mingle with others with a shared interest in Korea, and stay for makgeolli, mandu, and much, much, more... Read More


 

Members’ Free Film Night: Epitaph
Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 6:30 PM

If you haven’t seen K-Horror, then you don’t know what scary is! To set the mood for Halloween, we will be screening Epitaph, a Korean horror film famous for its intricate plot and visually stunning cinematography... Read More


 

One Reception: Two Openings
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 6 PM

We invite you to a reception celebrating two very special openings: Traces of Life: Seen Through Korean Eyes 1945 - 1992, a photography exhibit featuring thirteen of Korea’s pioneering photographers and Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today, a film series at MoMA showcasing the work of eleven of Korea’s best known contemporary filmmakers... Read More


 

Members Free Film Night: The Host
Thursday, August 9, 2012 | 6:30 PM

The Korea Society’s director of film, has chosen The Host (2006) to screen at summer Members’ Free Film Night. This family comedy/monster flick from acclaimed director Bong Joon-Ho is Korea’s highest... Read More


 

A Morning with AMOREPACIFIC, Skincare from Korea
@ AMOREPACIFIC Counter at Neiman Marcus

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Korea Society and AMOREPACIFIC invite members—current and new—to a morning of beauty at the AMOREPACIFIC Counter at Neiman Marcus in The Mall at Short Hills, New Jersey. Join fellow members for an intimate reception with AMOREPACIFIC’s signature green tea... Read More


 

Members’ Free Film Night: My Way
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 6:30 PM

For our first Members’ Free Film Night, The Korea Society and CJ Entertainment are pleased to invite our members to an Exclusive Advanced Screening of My Way. Directed by Kang Je-Kyu, and starring Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri, and Fan Bingbing, the film tells the story of two bitter marathon-running rivals, Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa... Read More


 

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea
Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 6 - 8 PM

Ambassadors Thomas Hubbard and Mark Minton, the Board of Directors, and staff of The Korea Society Invite you to Celebrate the New Year at our Annual Membership Appreciation Party... Read More


 

Lie Sang Bong: Fashion, Art and Korean Culture
@ The Theater at MAD

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 7 PM

Meet acclaimed Korean designer Lie Sang Bong, whose worldwide clientele for avant-garde clothing includes celebrities like Lady Gaga and Beyonce. He will discuss a career that spans more than two decades, in which he has combined a keen fashion sense, an artist’s vision, and inspiration from his Korean roots. Using a multi-media presentation... Read More


 

Asian Beauty Secrets: Ancient and Modern Tips from Japan, Korea and China
Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 6:30 PM

Dr. Marie Jhin, author of Asian Beauty Secrets: Ancient and Modern Tips from Japan, Korea and China discusses the history of beauty in the Far East and shares centuries-old customs and timely tips and treatments for health and beauty. Join us afterwards for refreshments and book signing - and take home a gift bag... Read More


 

Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Friday, June 3, 2011 | 4 PM

The Korea Society is pleased to announce a rare opportunity for a guided tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s special exhibit, Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Soyoung Lee, the exhibition’s curator and the MET’s associate curator of the Department of Asian Art will be our guide... Read More


 

The Korea Society and Sulwhasoo invite members—current and new—to a private reception at the newly launched Sulwhasoo Skincare Boutique at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Join fellow members for an evening of beauty... Read More