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Find Your Seoul Luncheon

June 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

You’ve heard of Koreatown and Murray Hill in Manhattan, but what about the heart of NYC’s biggest Korean community in Murray Hill, Queens? Here, you’ll find one of the City’s best neighborhoods for incredible, authentic Korean food—from BBQ to fried chicken, gimbap to juk, and so much more.

Now here’s your chance to share the secret that NYC’s food-obsessed discovered long ago.

Join us on June 24 at our exclusive luncheon and Find Your Seoul in Murray Hill! You’ll enjoy a family-style meal of bibimbap, sweet and sour pork, lettuce wraps, spicy stir fry chicken, and croffles. Our menu samples from the distinct culinary traditions all across Korea, so whether you’re a connoisseur of Korean food or just curious, there’s something for everyone!

Even more exciting, learn about the history behind the cuisine from food historian Dr. Chi-Hoon Kim. And while you chow down in what locals call the Food Alley, hear from famed New York City demographer and city planning expert Dr. Joseph Salvo on what makes this unique neighborhood the beating heart of the Korean community and the Seoul of Queens.

Don’t miss out! A $35 ticket covers the cost of a meal valued at $100 and goes towards supporting our work helping Asian and immigrant-owned small businesses thrive. Only 40 seats available!

All ticket sales are final.

Special Guests:

Chi-Hoon Kim holds a PhD in anthropology with a concentration in food studies (Indiana University). Her research examines the global rise of gastro-national branding as a nation-building strategy to understand why nation-states use culinary practices to enhance their international reputation. She investigates the political process of promoting culinary practices through international heritage regimes and global media. Chi-Hoon has published on topics such as the inflight experience of national cuisines, the use of plastic food models as gastro-national tools, and the politics of kimchi as intangible cultural heritage.

Dr. Joseph Salvo is an Institute Fellow within the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia. He is also currently a Senior Advisor to the National Conference on Citizenship and serves on the CNSTAT Panel to Evaluate the Quality of the 2020 Census. For more than 25 years Dr. Salvo was Director of the Population Division at the New York City Department of City Planning.

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