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Korea 35 Family Reunion Weekend, New York City, April 23, 2010

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Korea 35 Family Reunion WeekendKick-Off Benefit Reception

Celebrating the 35 Years of Spence-Chapin's Korean Adoption Program: 1975-2010

April 23rd-25th, 2010, Spence-Chapin will host a family reunion to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our Korean Adoption Program.  This milestone event is open to all Spence-Chapin families who brought home their sons and daughters from South Korea since the program began in 1975.  Everyone - grandparents, new parents, children from the youngest to the oldest - is welcome to join in the festivities.  Age appropriate activities with social, cultural and academic themes are being planned.  A true reunion - the weekend will be chock full of opportunities to meet and greet old friends; to reconnect, reminisce, and rejoice.

Weekend Highlights

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Kick-Off Benefit Reception
Asia Society & Museum
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC

Cocktails 7:00-9:30pm
Awards 8:00-8:30pm
Exhibits 6:00-9:00pm

Music throughout the evening with Jeff Fairbanks (trombone), Choi Fairbanks (cello) and Rami Seo (kayageum - traditional Korean harp).

Click to register for Weekend Package or Individual Tickets

Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Family Reunion Day
Spence-Chapin's doors open at 9:30am

Morning Activities
  • Traditional Hoheup Korean Drum Troupe welcome & demo - Featuring Columbia University students
  • Language classes for pre-schoolers & elementary school kids
  • Make-up for teenage girls
  • Korean games for teens
  • Workshops for teens, young adults, adult adoptees & parents - Led by Ronny Diamond, Louise Schnaier, Rita Taddonio & others
Lunch Time
  • Box lunches with friends from your decade - Hosted by current & former social workers
Afternoon Activities
  • Taekwondo for toddlers to adults - Demonstrated by West Side Taekwondo
  • Films in Adult Adoptee Lounge
  • Keynote Address by Hollee McGinnis
  • Entertainment for everyone
All Day Activities
  • Kiddie Korner
  • Adult Adoptee Lounge
  • Calligraphy - Mementos for children
  • Gathering place for old & new friends & social workers
  • Arts & crafts
  • Playgrounds
Evening at the Korea Palace
  • Family Buffet Dinner - 6:00-8:00pm - 127 East 54th Street, NYC
Click to register for Weekend Package or Individual Tickets

Sunday, April 25th, 2010
Farewell Breakfast
Compliments of Spence-Chapin

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We look forward to seeing you!

To read about the history of Spence-Chapin's Korea program, click here.

Event Type Benefit
Department Spence-Chapin
Location New York City
Date April 23, 2010
Time 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost Click to register for Weekend Package or Individual Tickets