is a private, 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.

Contemporary Korea

An Evening with Sulwhasoo, Skincare from Korea

Saturday, November 6, 2010 | 5:30 PM
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, traditional Korean wine, and desserts. Free gifts, skincare consultations, and gift certificates for facials are also available to our members. An Evening with Sulwhasoo, Skincare from Korea Wednesday, November 10, 2011 5:30-7:30 PM Sulwhasoo Skincare Boutique… Read More
“Sometimes I’ll glimpse my reflection in a window and feel astonished by what I see. Jet-black hair. Slanted eyes. A pancake-flat surface of yellow-and-green-toned skin. An expression that is nearly reptilian in its impassivity. I’ve contrived to think of this face as the equal in beauty to any other. But what I feel in these moments is its strangeness to me. It’s my face. I can’t disclaim it. But what… Read More

Korean Cuisine Workshop: The Art of Kimchi

Friday, October 28, 2011 | 6:00 PM
Learn to make cabbage, radish, cucumber and white cabbage Kimchi during this four session hands-on workshop at The Korea Society. Korean Chef Haelin Lee also demonstrates how to prepare various types of banchan, or side dishes, to accompany Kimchi at any Korean meal. Haelin Lee, a student of Master Jungyoung Sun, is a dynamic, young and accomplished traditional Korean chef, catering to clientele in New York and New Jersey.   Every Friday, October 7-28, 2011… Read More
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! Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:30 PM Read More

Lie Sang Bong: Fashion, Art and Korean Culture

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM
Special Fashion Week Event @Museum of Arts and DesignLie Sang Bong: Fashion, Art, and Korean Culture Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM@ The Theater at The Museum of Arts and Design (“MAD”) 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… Read More
Benson Lee is an award winning filmmaker who has worked in both documentary and feature film. Mr. Lee was the first Korean American to be accepted to the Sundance Film Festival where his feature, Miss Monday, won the Special Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor. In 2007, he directed Planet B-Boy a documentary that the New York Times described as “fun, sometimes thrilling and packed with illuminating details and striking personalities”. Most recently,… Read More

A Morning with AMOREPACIFIC, Skincare from Korea

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM
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 and other refreshments. FREE Delux kits, featuring samples from the TIME RESPONSE collection, skincare consultations, and facial gift certificates, will also be available. Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:30 AM -… Read More

Korean Flavor Exposed with Angelo Sosa

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | 6:30 PM
Restaurateur and Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa brings Korean spices to his award-winning cuisine in his first cookbook, Flavor Exposed, 100 Global Recipes from Sweet to Salty, Earthy to Spicy. A collaboration with renowned food and health writer Suzanne Lenzer, Flavor Exposed was inspired by Sosa’s travels in Asia, and lists recipes according to his own “Flavor Map” of ingredients. Sosa, a student of chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Alain Ducasse,… Read More
Learn to make two complete traditional vegetarian Korean meals during this two session hands-on workshop and demonstration at Whole Foods Market (Bowery Culinary Center). Chef Haelin Lee, a student of Blue House chef and Korean Master Jungyoung Sun, is a dynamic, young and accomplished traditional Korean chef, catering to clientele in the New York area. Chef Lee will demonstrate how to prepare various types of Korean banchan, or side dishes and how to… Read More

One Reception: Two Openings

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 6:00 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. The evening will feature special remarks by Directors Hong Sang-soo (In Another Country), Lee Sang-cheol (Jesus Hospital), and exhibit… Read More
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