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    • 07/20/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Arsenal Park, Watertown

    BKA's Annual Summer Family BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Arsenal Park in Watertown.

    We're going to have a Family Day with games and BBQ eats. This event is open to everyone (e.g., spouses, significant others, families, kids, friends, etc.).

    We will be hanging out at the grills and picnic tables on the right side of the park. The park also has a water pad and a small kids area. Feel free to also bring your outdoor games (cornhole, anyone?)

    BKA will provide main dishes (burgers, black bean burgers, etc). Sides and desserts are potluck style (and pay a lower reg fee if you can bring one) - post what you're bringing in the comments.

    We are fortunate to get the pavilion space this year so we will have a roof over our head rain or shine! If it IS rain, we're still on, though we will do pizza and board games instead of grilling.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 07/28/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Please Email info@bkadopee.com for location details

    July's discussion group is "Got Milk? Recipes and Stories Around How Food Has Shaped Our Identities."

    Anthony Bourdain once noted that, “The way you make an omelet reveals your character.” Cooking, baking, eating, and drinking are all something that is inseparable from our personhood. How does cooking (along with baking, eating, and drinking) reveals about our identities, experiences, and culture? July Discussion Group will be an experiential discussion where we will not only dialogue about our relationship with food, but also understand how food and identities influence one another as we utilize all of our senses. If you have any food/dietary “preferences” (for some, restriction is the preferred term), please let us know so we can strive to facilitate an inclusive engagement. 

    Holly will host the event at her home in Cambridge. The address will be shared to those who RSVP. The home is located within 10-12 minute walk of two Red line T stations and parking is available on the left side of the street.

    BKA Discussion Group is made possible by a grant from the Korean Ministry of Health and Wellness. Previously, the discussion group has hosted events on various film screenings and discussions on KAD conferences, anxiety, stereotypes, relationships, and families among adoptees.

    If you have topics that you're interested in or feedback you want to share, please contact Laura Jee (LKnuttunen@gmail.com), Timothy Rehberg (rehbergtimothy@gmail.com) or reach out to a board member.

    • 08/10/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
    • 8

    Once again, BKA is teaming up with the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts to offer a Korean cooking class.

    Join us for a private cooking class to learn how to make a few dishes, try a few foods and have a little fun.


    The classes normally have a cost of $85 per person but, thanks to a generous grant from Korea's Ministry of Health and Wellness, we're able to subsidize these quite a bit. It will only cost you $20 per session if you're a member, $30 if you're a non-member.  


    We have to meet an 8 person minimum for the class to run (13 person max). Friends and guests welcome! 


    Registration will be open to BKA members (all levels) through Friday, July 12.  Then, it will be available to everyone - non-members and guests - on Saturday, July 13. 

    We have some input on the menu. Here's what we made last time; we could keep some or all items the same or change a few. (Remember, even if you attended last time, you can work on a different dish this time!)


    • Kimchi cheddar bites with Asian pear
    • Bibim naengmyeon (Spicy Cold Noodles)
    • Soondubu jjigae (Spicy Braised Tofu Stew)
    • Beef Bulgogi
    • White Rice
    • Ddeokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)
    • Jap chae (Sweet potato noodles stir-fried with vegetables)
    (items in red are if our group reaches 12)


    • Crispy candied sweet potatoes with spicy dipping sauce
    • Scallion pancakes
    • Crispy Green onion Salad
    • Stir fried anchovies
    • Pickled daikon


    • Hotteok (sweet stuffed bread NO PEANUTS)

Past events

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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