Korean Parade to hit streets of Manhattan Saturday

October 3, 2014
The annual Korean Parade in New York.

New York’s annual Korean Parade is coming back to the Avenue of the Americas Oct. 4. (Korea Times file)

The 2014 Korean Parade is coming to Manhattan Saturday.

A 34-year-old tradition, the parade brings together hundreds in the Korean American community every year.

This year’s parade will highlight awareness programs like the Korean American Family Service Center’s fight against domestic and sexual abuse.

St. Paul Chung Ha Sang Roman Catholic Church, an institution in Queens, N.Y., is contributing a poongmul team to the event to spread education of Korean tradition to second-generation Korean Americans.

“The Korean Parade is a living embodiment of education for second-generation Korean Americans to feel pride in being Korean,” said Kim Nam-soo, pastor of Promise Church, another participant in the event.

Among the participants in this year’s parade are the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, KAFSC, Youth and Family Focus, New York Ye Ji Won, Korean Women’s Association of America, New York Korean Lion’s Club, Korean American Voters’ Council, Korean American Women’s Organization, Promise Church, Revival Church, Riverside Korean Church, St. Paul Chung Ha Sang Roman Catholic Church, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Goahead Mission Korean Lutheran Church and Christian Mutual Med-Aid.