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Upcoming events

    • 10/17/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bronwyn Restaurant, 225 Washington St., Somerville, MA

    It's fall -- time for pretzels, sausage, and/or beer! Come hang out at BKA's monthly happy hour at Bronwyn Restaurant in Union Square.


    • 10/27/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Paramount Theater, Boston MA

    BKA is excited to announce that it will be co-presenting the film "Geographies of Kinship", by Deann Borshay Liem at the Boston Asian American Film Festival this year!  

    From the BAAFF website: 

    In this powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to their country of birth and reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew."

    To learn more about the Boston Asian American Film Festival and purchase tickets, please click here:


    Looking forward to seeing you there!


    • 11/02/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Skyline Commons, Brandeis University

    Please join anthology contributors to Mixed Koreans: Our Stories for a reading from their incredible stories that capture the essence of what it is to be a mixed Korean. This event is free and open to the public.

    With common themes of exclusion, and recollections of not looking Korean enough, black enough, white enough, or "other" enough, this powerful collection features works by award-winning authors Alexander Chee, Michael Croley, and Heinz Insu Fenkl, alongside pieces composed by prominent writers, poets and scholars. Interwoven between the better known literary names, are the voices of newcomers with powerful memories that have never been captured before. Collectively, these stories will resonate with anyone who has ever stood on the outside of a group, longing for inclusion.

    Special guest and award-winning filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem will also preview her upcoming film Relative Strangers. Her latest work follows adult children of U.S. servicemen and South Korean women, mixed race adoptees, as they seek out their birth parents in Korea and the U.S. sparking unexpected discoveries about family, race, culture, and themselves.

    Boston Korean Adoptees, 325Kamra - Reuniting families through DNA, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Department at Brandeis University are cosponsoring the free public event that is made possible, in part, by a grant from Korea Adoption Services.

    Here is the location of the Skyline Commons (part of Brandeis's Skyline Residence Hall): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Skyline+Residence+Hall/@42.3673356,-71.2560169,18.39z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcff6e6cd92b9ffb7!8m2!3d42.3671271!4d-71.2560917

    There is free parking on the Brandeis campus; just be sure not to park in any spots marked "reserved."

    Find this event on Eventbrite at:


    • 12/08/2019
    • 2:30 PM
    • Reilly Memorial Rink in Cleveland Circle, then Bukkyung in Allston

    Join BKA on Sunday, December 8 for its winter quarterly event... ice skating and Korean food! 

    We'll meet at 2:30pm at Reilly Memorial Rink (355 Chestnut Hill Avenue,  Brighton in Cleveland Circle) for indoor ice skating. We'll stay until the rink closes around 3:50, then head over to Bukkyung (151 Brighton Ave, Allston, near the intersection of Brighton Ave and Harvard Ave) for a very early dinner around 4:30pm.

    This event is general admission, pay as you go, and family and friends are welcome! Come to one part of the day or both.

    We're collecting registrations mainly to get a sense of reservation size (and so we know to look for you at the rink!). 

    Both locations are on public transportation, on the green line. For those who drive, there is street parking nearby to both places, as well as a municipal lot in Allston near the restaurant (behind the plaza with Sweet Kingdom & Dumpling Kingdom).

Past events

09/28/2019 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner 2019
09/18/2019 BKA September Happy Hour
09/15/2019 September Discussion Group: Dealing with Dumb Questions
08/21/2019 August Happy Hour
08/14/2019 BKA Discussion Group - Citizenship
08/10/2019 Korean Cooking Class!
07/28/2019 July Discussion Group: Got Milk?
07/20/2019 BKA Summer BBQ - CANCELLED
07/20/2019 Lunch at Korea Garden
07/12/2019 July Happy Hour
06/19/2019 June Happy Hour
06/13/2019 June Discussion Group: Who Am I? Navigating Multiple Identities...
05/30/2019 May Discussion Group: Art, Expression, and Identity
05/26/2019 May Discussion Group
05/16/2019 May Happy Hour
04/18/2019 April Happy Hour
04/11/2019 April Discussion Group - IKAA Gathering & Travel Tips for Korea
03/16/2019 BKA Field Trip: Celine Song's "Endlings" at the ART
02/19/2019 BKA February Happy Hour
02/09/2019 Lunar New Year Dinner
01/30/2019 January Discussion Group - Birth Search
01/08/2019 BKA January Happy Hour!
12/20/2018 Impromptu Discussion: Korean/Asian-American Movies and Books
12/02/2018 Korean Cooking Class!
11/28/2018 BKA FUNdraiser at Jillian's / Lucky Strike
11/06/2018 BKA November Happy Hour!
10/29/2018 October Discussion Group-Internalized Racism and White Privilege
10/22/2018 BKA Co-Presents "re: Home" at the Boston Asian American Film Festival
10/13/2018 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner 2018
10/06/2018 Fall's in the Air...
10/02/2018 BKA Info Session - CANCELLED
09/13/2018 BKA Happy Hour
09/11/2018 September Discussion Group: "Caring for Your Family and Loved Ones"
08/30/2018 August Discussion Group: Language
08/05/2018 BKA Summer BBQ
07/24/2018 July Discussion Group: Current Events - How Are You Doing?
07/14/2018 POSTPONED - July Discussion Group: Families and Parenting - New Date TBD
06/26/2018 June Happy Hour
06/07/2018 June Dinner @ Korea Garden
05/23/2018 May Discussion Group: Transnational Adoption and National Identity
04/30/2018 April Discussion Group
04/26/2018 April Happy Hour
03/29/2018 March Discussion Group
02/26/2018 BKA Discussion Group Planning Meeting
02/17/2018 Lunar New Year Dinner
11/16/2017 *Impromptu* BKA Discussion Group: Relationships
11/04/2017 Annual Meeting and (Belated) Chuseok Dinner
10/20/2017 BKA Co-Presents "AKA Seoul" at the Boston Asian-American Film Festival
09/23/2017 BKA Field Trip: The Big E
09/18/2017 BKA Board Info Session
09/10/2017 Cooking Class: Dumpling-making at Mei Mei
08/10/2017 BKA FUNdraiser at Jillian's / Lucky Strike
08/03/2017 July Discussion Group
07/28/2017 July Happy Hour
07/16/2017 BKA Summer BBQ
06/29/2017 BKAChats June Meeting
06/17/2017 EMW Anniversary and BKA Library Kickoff
06/08/2017 June Happy Hour!
04/22/2017 Expressive Arts Workshops for Adopted Adults of Color
03/05/2017 BKA Game Night
02/22/2017 February Happy Hour!
01/15/2017 Holiday & Lunar New Year Party
12/13/2016 December Happy Hour
11/19/2016 Family Volunteer Day
10/20/2016 Boston Asian American Film Festival - Tyrus (Thursday)
10/15/2016 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
09/22/2016 BKA Discussion Group, September: "Going Home" Screening
09/02/2016 Korean Fried Chicken and Drinks
08/26/2016 Post-Film Dinner and Discussion
08/26/2016 BKA Field Trip: Film at the MFA, Trip 2
08/21/2016 BKA Field Trip: Film at the MFA and Dinner
07/12/2016 Korean Food Culture at Meju Restaurant
07/07/2016 July Happy Hour
06/25/2016 Summer BBQ
06/23/2016 BKA Discussion Group, June: KAD Conferences and Gatherings
06/07/2016 BKA June Social - Bowling for BKA
04/16/2016 Korean Cooking Class with the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
04/10/2016 BKA Korean Language Class
03/31/2016 "Searching for Go-Hyang" Film Screening and BKAChats Launch Discussion
03/26/2016 Western MA KAD Dinner
03/26/2016 Korean Cooking Class with the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
03/17/2016 March Dinner
03/16/2016 BKA Field Trip: New Sounds for Silk Strings Contemporary Gayageum Music from East and West at Wellesley College
02/13/2016 Lunar New Year Dinner
01/21/2016 January Happy Hour
01/14/2016 KADtalk, BKA's Book and Film Group: January Meeting
01/09/2016 An Afternoon on the Ice
11/05/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: November Meeting
11/01/2015 BKA Service Event: Cradles to Crayons
10/15/2015 "Adoptees in the Wild, Season 1" Film Screening
10/10/2015 "Operation Babylift" FREE Community Screening - Co-Presented by BKA, BAAFF and Viet-Aid
10/03/2015 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
09/12/2015 KADtalk 2-year Anniversary/A Celebration of Korean Adoptee Literature and Film
08/02/2015 Summer BBQ
07/15/2015 July Happy Hour
07/11/2015 Lucky Chow: Stories of Asian Culinary Culture (Film Screening) - Co-Presented by BKA, QAPA and BAAFF
07/09/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: July Meeting
05/14/2015 BKA May Social - Bowling for BKA
05/07/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: May Meeting
03/26/2015 March Social - Doughraiser
03/05/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: March Meeting
02/28/2015 Lunar New Year Dinner
02/05/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: February Meeting
01/22/2015 January Happy Hour!
01/15/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: January Meeting (add-on meeting)
12/13/2014 Annual BKA Holiday Party
12/04/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: December Meeting
10/18/2014 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
10/08/2014 Board of Directors Info Session
10/02/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: October Meeting
09/05/2014 BKA Late Summer Social
08/14/2014 BKA Anniversary Conference
08/07/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: August Meeting
07/25/2014 BKA Happy Hour
07/11/2014 BKA Happy Hour
06/20/2014 Mix and Mingle at Daedalus
06/05/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: June Meeting
05/03/2014 BKA Field Trip: Stonyfield Farm 5k and Harvest Fair
05/01/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: May Meeting
04/26/2014 8th Annual Dessert Fundraiser
04/03/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: April Meeting
03/29/2014 BKA Goes Bowling!
03/01/2014 Open Dialogue Workshop
02/06/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: February Meeting
02/01/2014 Lunar New Year Dinner
12/14/2013 Annual BKA Holiday Party
12/12/2013 KADtalk, a BKA reading group: December Meeting
11/23/2013 Boba (Bubble Tea) & Game Night Fundraiser
11/07/2013 KADtalk, a BKA reading group: November Meeting
10/19/2013 BKA Tag Sale
09/21/2013 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
08/31/2013 BKA Fenway Outing: Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox
08/24/2013 Board of Directors Info Session
08/19/2013 Book Club Meeting
07/27/2013 Patbingsoo & Game Night Fundraiser
07/07/2013 Summer BBQ
05/04/2013 BKA’s (ridiculously belated) annual Lunar New Year Dinner
04/27/2013 A Little Peace (Dessert Fundraiser)
03/20/2013 BKA Field Trip: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
03/06/2013 Democracy, Poetry and Prose
02/09/2013 Lunar New Year Dinner
01/26/2013 The BKA Anniversary Conference Pizza Forum
12/01/2012 Annual BKA Holiday Party
10/27/2012 BKA Trivia Night!
09/29/2012 Chuseok Dinner, Annual Meeting and Open House
07/28/2012 Summer BBQ
06/23/2012 Fingerprints: A Discussion Group - Session 3
06/09/2012 Bonchon + MD1
05/19/2012 Fingerprints: A Discussion Group - Session 2
04/07/2012 Fingerprints: A Discussion Group - Session 1
04/06/2012 Book Reading with Krys Lee, author of Drifting House
03/24/2012 Spring Get-Together at the Russell House Tavern
03/22/2012 Book Club Meeting
02/11/2012 BKA Community Dinner
01/25/2012 Book Club Meeting
12/17/2011 BKA Holiday Party
11/11/2011 Speaking the Unspoken: Recognizing Adoptee Artists
09/24/2011 BKA Volunteers! Cradles to Crayons
08/13/2011 BKA Volunteers! Gardening and Farm Work at Waltham Fields
06/11/2011 Summer BBQ
10/29/2010 Journeys Abroad, Journeys Within: A Korean Adoption Film Festival
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