Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

Jung Daehyun To Make Special Appearance In NYC At Skyview K-Fun Korean Festival

After the success of the first K-Fun Korean Festival last year, the Shops at Skyview in Flushing, New York will kick off another summer of Korean culture appreciation!

The celebration will span six weeks from mid-June to August at the popular multi-level shopping mall. The center will host one event a week to explore Korea’s pop music, art, fashion, health and wellness, food, and traditional customs in summer classes for the general public to learn and be entertained with some of the most popular aspects of the culture.

Starting off the schedule of summer classes with a bang is the wildly popular K-Pop Day! Last year’s special guest was Moon Jongup, the main dancer from the iconic group, B.A.P. For the inauguration event, he dazzled and charmed fans with his dancing and fan service. A few lucky lucky fans got to try a cocktail made by him, win a shirt designed by him, and were fed a kimbap he made. This year, there is even more fun in store for fans!

2023 Skyview K-Fun Korean Festival

For the 2024 event, the Shops at Skyview welcome Jung Daehyun, Jongup’s fellow B.A.P member and the main vocalist of the group. Daehyun is known for his powerful, unique voice, charming personality, and acting skills. When not singing onstage as a K-pop idol, he is acting and performing in musicals like as “Napoleon,” “All Shook Up,” and “Grease”. He has released multiples singles, a single album, and an EP in Korean. He has also released a Japanese single and has also dropped special releases for variety shows and a TV drama. As part of B.A.P, Daehyun and his fellow members made history as the first K-pop group to perform in New York’s Time Square in 2012.

Jung Daehyun

Daehyun’s visit to the Shops at Skyview will be his first appearance overseas since B.A.P’s last U.S. concert tour in 2018. For the Meet-and-Greet, he looks forward to reuniting with his fans again and will share that he is preparing to release an album sometime this year. There will also be a live dance performance by the AKF Dance Studio.

Last year’s performance by Moon Jongup.

*REGISTRATION opens Monday, May 13th at 11 a.m.

Tickets are free, but they are limited and registration is required in order to attend. VIP seating will be available for the first 60 people who spend $200 or more with the retailers at The Shops at Skyview. Guests will be able to register on the events webpage. Make sure to keep reading to the end of this article to find out how you can get a special gift from Daehyun!

The next cultural event in this festival will be the K-Art Day. Shoppers can enjoy seeing a live art installation showcase and can check out personalized sneakers and t-shirt art and designs from up-and-coming Korean artists.

K-Fashion Day will be a fun-filled, glamorous event with a makeup demonstration from Sephora to showcase Korea’s famous skin and beauty products. Fans of Mina from TWICE can look forward to discovering her SK-II skincare secrets. Sek Lab NYC will have a team of expert Korean colorists available to give guests a personal color analysis that will inspire them to live in confidence with makeup, hair, and fashion style that best describes them (this is a service that is currently in demand in Korea and something both tourists and locals pay to have done). Lastly, shoppers can embrace their inner youth by taking photos in a Korean school fashion photo booth.

Acupuncturist and chiropractor Dr. Ernest Kim will host a flexibility fix yoga workshop and a K-‘pop’ posture correction demonstration. There will also be a Taekwondo performance by the Y.H. Park Taekwondo Academy. 

Foodies will enjoy K-Food Day with a food tasting session by Skyfoods and aT Center America, who will also be hosting a kimchi cook-off competition. There will also be a Korean food and cocktail workshop. To participate in the cocktail workshop, please present your ID to verify that you are over 21.

Wrapping up the summer, the K-Fun Korean Festival will finish with the K-Culture Day. Patrons will be amazed by Korean handicrafts with a traditional hanbok runway show. There will also be folk dancing and music performed by the Korean Traditional Music and Dance Center (KTMDC). Guests can try on hanbok and remember their experience by taking photos in a photo booth. Shoppers can also try their hand at traditional Korean arts and crafts.

This year, The Shops at Skyview partnered with the Korean Tourism Organization in New York and the Korean Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation to present this festival. The groups will provide on-site information about “Visit Korea Year”, tourism, and Korean cuisine during the K-Fun summer classes.

As an extra treat for participants who attend more than four of the summer classes, The Shops at Skyview will provide a “graduation gift” that will include a signed postcard from Jung Daehyun!

Are you excited to see Jung Daehyun? Leave us a comment below or on our X, Facebook, or Instagram. Let us know if you are planning to go to The Shops at Skyview’s summer K-Fun Korean Festival. See you there!

AMP_POWER is an Asian culture enthusiast from the US who enjoys having discussions with fellow fans about the industry and newcomers who are interested in broadening their horizons and expanding their taste in music. Having lived in Asia for a few years, she would be overjoyed to grab a cup of tea and sit down with you to tell of her cherished adventures. Art is her Life.

MEDIA: MA Entertainment, Shops at Skyview, SK-II


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