Korean-American ‘Together in Harmony’ Day scheduled for June 5 in North Wales | New
NORTH WALES – If you want to learn a little more about a different culture, visit North Wales on June 5th.
Local officials are planning a “Together in Harmony” event with members of the local Korean-American community, in an attempt to forge closer ties.
“This is a good opportunity to learn more about the Korean community,” said Mayor Greg D’Angelo.
A co-organizer of the event with State Senator Maria Collett, D-12th, D’Angelo said the event will be held in the Borough’s Weingartner Park, 200 Summit Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 5. Visitors can try Korean. food, see cultural exhibits, watch a taekwondo demonstration, and more.
“There will be different vendors there, demonstrations, and one of the things that is very important in the Korean community is line dancing, so there will also be a lot,” he said.
The event will be hosted by the Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia, and supporters include the National Association of Korean Schools, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the Korean Seniors Association of Montgomery County; The Korean Association of the Elderly of Greater Philadelphia, the Palestinian Authority Vietnam War Veterans Association and the Yang School of Martial Arts on Main Street in North Wales. Prior to COVID-19, many of these groups had helped sponsor and organize a similar American, Korean and Chinese multicultural day in Upper Gwynedd, and helped design and fundraise for a memorial to war veterans of Korea which was dedicated to Montgomery Township in July 2020.
D’Angelo told council on Tuesday evening that he hoped the event could serve as an example of a bipartisan and peaceful event to show support and connect with a community that has been among the victims of racial violence across the country lately. month.
“There has been a lot of talk about people treating them rather badly. A lot of talk, but no action,” he said.
“Koreans make up five percent of the population of Montgomery County. In fact, in Montgomery Township, they have the largest Korean population of any community in Montgomery County – but we’re happy to be able to do something here in the borough. “