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Member of the Month: Kevin So

Member of the Month: Kevin So

For our February Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Kevin So! Read on to learn more about him. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hey everyone, I’m Kevin! I was born and raised right here in NYC. I moved to Philly for college for about 4-years, but ultimately came back to my roots in NYC after graduating. I’ve worked a ton of jobs over the years, but having studied engineering, originally pursued a construction career as a project assistant. After I got dropped from my former company, I...

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Rock the Boat Journaling Workshop: Navigating Emotions in The Workplace

RTB Journaling Workshop

Our emotions impact not only the quality of our work, but also how we perceive our jobs and careers. So why do we believe that emotions are “unprofessional” or uninformative? Why are we often taught to separate our emotions from the workplace? How can we better evaluate our emotions to make career path decisions aligned with our desires? Join Jess Song of Back to Self (www.backtoself.us) on a deep dive into the relationship between our emotions and our career paths.  THIS MIGHT BE FOR YOU IF: You are feeling frustrated, stuck, or misaligned at work You are considering different...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Asian CineVision Oscars Watch Party

Oscars Viewing Party

Join Asian CineVision to watch the Oscars and celebrate the progress that we've made in API diaspora storytelling and representation! When: Sun, February 9, at 7:00 PMWhere: M1-5 Lounge (52 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013)For more details and to buy tickets, please click here. Your ticket includes a glass of champagne, happy hour drinks, and games and trivia with fun prizes. The champagne toast will occur before the ceremony starts at 7:45 PM, so please arrive by then! TAP members get a special deal - buy three tickets for the price of two! On the ticket page, select the “Community...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: MOCATalks with author Abigail Hing Wen: Loveboat, Taipei

Loveboat Taipei

Join the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) to meet and talk with author Abigail Hing Wen about her debut novel Loveboat, Taipei. It is a young adult Crazy Rich Asians, inspired by the actual cultural exchange program in Taipei attended by many Asian American teens since the 1960s. The romp is woven through with an immigrant girl’s coming-of-age story, of navigating family complexities, discovering identity in all its facets, and finding love. The program is moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA President. TAP members get a special discount for $10 tickets, which include the talk, wine,...

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Join the 2020 InTandem Five Boro Bike Tour Team!

InTandem

Are you ready to spend Sunday, May 3rd riding through all five New York City boroughs on car-free streets? Are you ready to join InTandem on one of the largest teams riding in the 2020 Five Boro Bike Tour? InTandem is a TAP-NY partner and nonprofit, which offers free year-round tandem cycling programs to people who are blind, have low vision, or cannot ride independently due to other disabilities. InTandem is looking for volunteers to join its 2020 Five Boro Bike Tour Team! Register here today! Just click on one ticket for yourself and continue through the form. About the TD Five Boro...

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PVP Letter 2020: What We’re Excited About

TAP-NY at Ski Trip

Dear TAP-NY Family, Happy New Year! As we enter 2020, we want to first thank you for your support and engagement over the last decade. In 2010, we officially became a chapter of our parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL), and hosted our first TAPpy Hour and Olympics. With your help, we have grown tremendously to become one of the largest Asian-interest community groups in the greater NYC area, with over 6,500 members and 100 plus events a year. While at first glance TAP-NY may appear as strictly an event planning organization, we believe we are so much more than...

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Introducing TAP-NY’s New 2020 Board Members!

Introducing TAP-NY’s New 2020 Board Members!

This year, TAP-NY is welcoming five new board members! Learn more about them here – and be sure to make it out to an event this month to meet them! CONNIE, Tech Chair What drew you to TAP and why did you decide to join the board? I'm excited to get to know the amazing community that TAP has fostered over the years, and to continue to build relationships with other community groups in New York City. I think it's an exciting time to be Asian American and I hope that we can help amplify all the unique and diverse voices within our community and continue to push for more representation....

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Asia Society Breakfast Discussion: Taiwan Elections and What’s Next

Taiwan Elections Asia Society Breakfast

Following Taiwan’s upcoming elections on January 11th, join Asia Society to discuss the outcome and what it means for U.S.-Taiwan and cross-strait relations with experts including Susan A. Thornton, senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and the State Department’s former acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Vincent Wei-chang Wang, Dean of College of Arts and Science and professor of political science at Adelphi University. When: Thursday, January 16, 2020; 8:30 - 10am, breakfast available from 8amWhere: Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York, NY...

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A Chinatown Odyssey – Art Show by Jerry Ma

A Chinatown Odyssey – Art Show by Jerry Ma

Jerry Ma, Taiwanese American artist, best known for his graphic tee designs and graphic novel "LEGEND," is presenting his show "A Chinatown Odyssey" on the second floor of Pearl River Mart. The opening reception is on Saturday, January 18 from 5pm to 7pm, and will be catered by Richard Ho and Ho Foods with Taiwanese cuisine. The show will be up from January 18th to March 8th. Where: Pearl River Mart (395 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013) When: January 18 - March 8, 2020 with opening reception on January 18 from 5-7pmFree and open to the public. For more information, click...

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Farewell to TAP-NY’s Outgoing Board Members 2019!

Farewell to Board

This month, we are saying goodbye to four TAP-NY board members. We asked them to reflect on some of their favorite TAP memories and experiences – check below for their thoughts and memories of their time on board. Kristie Kuo, Outgoing Membership Chair Jen Nguyen, Outgoing Vice President Ben Watkins, Outgoing Co-President Kevin Wong, Outgoing Professional Chair Kristie Kuo – Outgoing Membership Chair (TAP-NY Board 2017-2019) 1) What was your favorite TAP memory and why? I loved putting together the Mid-Autumn Soiree in 2017 at the Museum of Chinese in America. It was such a fun...

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