Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Goei Center, 818 Butterworth St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA
Korean Connection, a West Michigan based nonprofit, is hosting Chuseok: A Korean Thanksgiving at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids on Thursday, September 12 from 6-8:30 pm. The event will feature both Korean food catered by Emonae Korean BBQ and entertainment provided by Calvin University students and is $50 per person with part of the proceeds going to an orphanage support group in Korea. Chuseok is a major harvest festival in Korea that is often considered Korean Thanksgiving Day. In addition to Korean entertainment and food, the September 12 event in Grand Rapids will provide opportunities for cultural understanding and education as well as welcoming remarks by Honorary Consul Mr. David M. Roden from the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Detroit. Korean Connection was established in 2013 to support the exchange of ideas, understanding, appreciation, and support for the close historical and economic ties between the people of Korea, the U.S. and the state of Michigan. It offers language and cooking classes, sponsors a multitude of events and more each year to build awareness of Korea and the Korean population in West Michigan, which at last count numbered close to 5,000 people. The organization's goal in all that it does is to provide exposure to Korean cultural experiences that foster a broad world view, stimulate respect for traditions, ignite cross-cultural connections, and develop strong business ties. For more on Korean Connection, see: Tickets for the September 12 event can be purchased here: