2018 OPEN STAGE: NY Korean Traditional Marching Band

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:00 PM

Asia Society
(725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021)

Ticket: $12 / $5 students, seniors, children

NY Korean Traditional Marching Band will participate in the Asia Society's Family Day event, and NYKTMB's performance is co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center New York and NYKTMB as part of KCCNY's Open Stage 2018.


Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan — Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2018!

Asia Society rings in the Year of the Dog with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia.


New York Korean Traditional Marching Band

Founded by Chun Seung Lee, the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band (Chwitadea in Korean) was established on Oct. 14, 2008 as a non-profit organization and is the first organization that actively promotes and performs Daechwita (Korean Traditional Marching Band) outside of Korea. The mission is to inherit, revive, and preserve the Korean cultural performing arts and to bring cultural diversity and enrichment to the community in New York City.

The NYKTMB has performed in many venues and events. One of the most mentionable is the Overall Grand Prize at the Korean Traditional Music Competition in Flushing, NY in 2011. This grand prize earned them to be the opening act for a Korean Traditional Music Concert at the prestigious Lincoln Center.

In addition, this group has performed all over the east coast at venues such as Westminster College, University of Maryland, College Park, the FBI Faculty Training Center in Manhattan, the Annual Korean Parade in New York City, as well as for various cultural events all over the New York Tri-State area.


Schedule of Events

1:15pm: NY Korean Traditional Marching Band


  • Moon Gut, Samulnori Workshop, Samdo Sul Janggu, Samdo Samulnori (Samdo Nongak Garak)
  • NY Korean Traditional Marching Band will perform Salmulnori, which means “playing four things”: The changgo or hour-glass shaped drum; the buk or barrel drum; the jing or large gong; and the kkwaenggwari, or small gong.

2:30pm: Bo Law Kung Fu: Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration

  • New York Bo Law Kung-Fu martial arts school presents a traditional Lion Dance followed by an interactive Kung Fu demonstration.

4:15pm: Chinese Theater Works

  • Chinese Theatre Works is bringing a variety of shows to celebrate the festival including excerpts from famous Peking Opera and Kun Opera, Chinese folk poem singing, unique Yangzhou style rod puppet long ribbon dance, as well as live traditional Chinese music..


Ongoing Arts and Crafts activities on the 8th floor:

1:00 PM-5:00 PM:

  • Dragon puppet making with Chinese Theater Works
  • Tibetan butter sculpture
  • Clay dog charm making with Syma, and much more!
  • Korean mask making


For more information, please visit https://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/family-day-moon-over-manhattan-celebrate-lunar-new-year-2018.

Miro YoonAsia Society