Korea Society

Things to do, Cultural centers Midtown East
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Sure, you can bone up on South Korea's contributions to the Asia Extreme genre at your local DVD rental store. But if you want the real scoop on the country's cinematic output, stop by this cultural enclave and sample its curated film programming of both classics and contemporary dramas and comedies.


Venue name: Korea Society
Address: 950 Third Ave
eighth floor
New York

Cross street: at 57th St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm
Transport: Subway: N, R to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St
Price: $10, members $5
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Brian M.

Located on E. 57th Street, The Korea Society is a fantastic venue to learn about both Koreas on the peninsula.I became a member as I am intrigued by North Korea and figured this would be one of the best sources of current North Korean events.They’re conferences were fairly split between North and South and some included both.I attended mostly the North events and they were fascinating.From “artwork” of the hermit kingdom depicting the “Bastard USA” and “The Puppet South Korea” in less than flattering paintings to actual escapees from the North, the Korea Society provided an incredible amount of information.They also had a singer and guitarist one evening performing ‘Tondallari’ (Korean folk songs) in the traditional outfits.