Flushing Skyview Center announces monthlong celebration of Korean culture in Queens

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K-pop fans will have the opportunity to meet Jongup Moon, a beloved South Korean singer and dancer at the Flushing Skyview Center’s K-Fun Day event on Sunday, July 9.
The Shops at Skyview Center

The Shops at Skyview in Flushing is expanding its community favorite K-Fun Day to a whole month of celebrations highlighting Korean culture and a special visit from K-Pop idol Moon Jongup. 

K-pop, K-art, K-culture and K-food will all be represented throughout the festivities at the center located at 40-24 College Point Blvd. 

The K-Fun Day event was created at the Shops at Skyview in June 2022 due to Korean popular culture being a phenomenon all over the world. The free event included an immersive photo booth, traditional Korean wardrobe experience, K-beauty demo, K-pop dance performance workshop and Korean product demonstration.

“K-Fun day was one of The Shops at Skyview’s most popular events last year. Given the success, we wanted to expand our celebration to a full month to bring the community even more fun, immersive cultural experiences all summer long,” said Wesley Sin, regional marketing manager of Shopcore Properties, owners and managers of the Shops at Skyview. “This year, we’ll welcome K-pop idol Moon Jongup in addition to several new events.” 

Sunday, July 9 

K-Pop Day (2 to 5 p.m.)

K-pop fans will have the opportunity to meet Moon, a beloved South Korean singer and dancer. Moon debuted in the six-member group B.A.P in Times Square. Moon recently competed as a solo artist in a Korean reality TV show “Peak Time” for the “Worldwide Idol” title, gaining immediate support from fans all over the world. Skyview’s K-Fun Day will be his first U.S. appearance since competing. He is looking forward to meeting fans in the New York area. Guests can also enjoy live dance performances by AKF Dance Studio on this day.

Thursday, July 20

K-Art Day (5 to 8 p.m.)

Attendees can expect live painting showcasing Korean artist Jason H. Lee, a New York based mixed-media artist originally from Masan, South Korea. 

Lee uses curious and uncharacteristic materials in the creation of his work such as water, fire, matches, recycled sneakers and more. Flexing his mixed media artistry, Lee will use upcycled sneakers from Nike and Adidas to create a bespoke canvas installation featuring portraits of two K-pop idols, G-Dragon from Big Bang and Lisa from Blackpink. While watching the live painting showcase, customers can get any t-shirt or canvas sneakers purchased from a Skyview retailer personalized by emerging Korean artists, Jihyo Yu, Jin-Yong Choi, and Jongbum Kim .

Sunday, July 30 

K-Culture Day (2 to 5 p.m.)

The Shops at Skyview welcome guests to experience Korean culture with a K-Beauty workshop by Sephora, a Taekwondo demonstration by New York State Taekwondo Association, folk dance performances, and an immersive photo booth with traditional Korean wardrobe. 2023-2024 is also Visit Korea Year. The Korea Tourism Organization will take part at K-Fun Day and provide useful information about traveling in Korea onsite to all event participants.

Thursday, Aug. 10 

K-Food Day (5 to 8 p.m.)

To close out the month-long celebration, guests can relish delicious Korean cuisine with a curated food tasting hosted by Skyfood and Everyday Emall. Guests will also learn how to mix up custom cocktails using Korean liquors with a mixologist.

All events are complementary but pre-registration is required on The Shops at Skyview website.