TAP-NY Deal Alert: AAIFF 2021 Submissions

AAIFF 2021 Submissions

The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as “The First Home to Asian American Cinema.” Organized by Asian CineVision, it is the first and longest-running festival dedicated to showcasing the moving image work by media artists of Asian descent for and about the Asian diaspora experience. The 44th festival is accepting submissions in a range of categories, including music videos and digital/web. TAP-NY members get an exclusive discount for submissions with code '3aRpdni' (no quotes) when submitting through AAIFF's FilmFreeway. This year's...

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Member of the Month: Joey Lee

Joey Lee

For our March Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Joey Lee! 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. Hello TAP friends!  My name is Joey. I'm a professor at Columbia University who designs and studies games for learning and social impact. I'm interested in using interactive media and experiential technologies like virtual reality and games as a way to teach various topics — or to raise awareness of problems in the world like climate change or...

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NATEA Women’s Summit 2021

NATEA Women's Summit 2021

Gender should not constrain a person’s goals. This year, to amplify women's voices and in support of the International Women’s Day’s 2021 initiative theme, #ChooseToChallenge, NATEA (North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association) is hosting a Women’s Summit over two days, March 5th and March 12th. Register for the free event here. Event Agenda: Day 1: Friday, March 5, 2021; 5:00 to 7:00pm PST Theme: Women in TechFemale leaders from top-notch technology firms will share how to change careers, land your dream jobs, and get a seat at the executive roundtable. Lineup: 5:00 -...

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Member of the Month: Jessica Chen

Jessica Chen MOTM

For our February Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Jessica Chen! Read on to learn more about her. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hi, I'm Jessica W. Chen, and I'm a producer, screenwriter, and actress based in Queens, NY. My work explores themes of identity, love, womanhood, and becoming an adult. I'm the founder of Lil Swimmers Productions, a Taiwan-based film production company, and Re-Casting the Movies (RCtM), a nonprofit that promotes diversity in casting and media...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Taitala Box


Calling all Asian food and tea lovers! Celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year with Taitala, a Taiwanese food subscription box founded by TAP-NY member, Cecilia Liu. Each month, Taitala offers a curated box full of delicious snacks, dried food, pastries, and tea pairings with an interesting cultural theme. All of its products are sourced directly from local businesses in Taiwan. It’s a great treat for Asian/Taiwanese food lovers!  TAP members get an exclusive 15% off orders with code '0221TAP15' - valid through February 28, 2021. Taitala box offers free shipping to contiguous US...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Tomokase Sushi at Home


Tomokase is a luxury sushi omakase experience served at your home with a private chef and maître d'. The experience includes 15-20 piece sushi omakase plus sake pairings, prepared by NY Times-recognized sushi chefs in NYC. Tomokase is now serving parties between 2-8 people in Manhattan, Long Island City, Brooklyn, and parts of NJ. For special occasions like Valentine's Day, the private chef and maître d' are accepting special requests to personalize the guest experience. Click here to make a reservation and visit Tomokase's website here for more details about the service and team.  TAP...

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PVP Welcome to 2021!

PVP Welcome 2021

Dear TAP-NY Family, Happy New Year! We hope you all had time to recharge over the holidays, and we are looking forward to bringing our community together through some exciting new initiatives we are planning. While we are remaining virtual for the time being, we will continue to assess the situation and are hopeful for a safe return to in-person events (even if socially distanced!) this year. Through this pandemic, we recognize that our community and staying connected is more important than ever, but also acknowledge the unique challenges that come with a remote environment. As such, we...

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TAP-NY Family Group Launch

TAP-NY Family Group Launch

As we stay virtual through this pandemic, we are exploring new ways to stay connected with our community. To this end, we are excited to launch family groups as a way to build meaningful relationships and have more intimate and thoughtful conversations while we all remain remote. These family groups will be small groups led by our board members with structured programming that meet twice a month over a period of three months. The idea here is to create a more intimate and consistent space for members to get to know each other at a deeper level. Click here to learn more and to apply by...

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Introducing TAP-NY’s New 2021 Board Member: Emily Oing

Emily Oing MOTM

This year, TAP-NY is welcoming one new board member, Emily Oing, as our Community and Cultural Chair. Learn more about her here – and be sure to come to an event to meet her! What drew you to TAP and why did you decide to join the board? Connie (current TAP-NY board member) introduced me to TAP after I moved to New York. She invited me to a couple events and then the pandemic hit. In the past few months, I’ve seen how supportive everyone is in the organization and how the Board has worked endlessly to create new opportunities for people to still meet each other and to raise...

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Project by Project Steering Committee Applications

Project by Project

Are you interested in making an impact or driving change in the Asian American community? Project by Project NY is accepting volunteers through their Steering Committee membership application process. Project by Project (PbP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers the Asian American community and develops the next generation of leaders through innovative philanthropy. For more information about PbP and to apply to volunteer, visit this page:...

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