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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Taitala Box

Taitala

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

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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Farewell to TAP-NY’s Outgoing Board Members 2020!

Farewell to TAP-NY’s Outgoing Board Members 2020!

This month, we are saying goodbye to two TAP-NY board members. We asked them to reflect on some of their favorite TAP memories and experiences – see below for their thoughts and memories of their time on board! Steve Fan, Outgoing Cultural Chair Jordan Hu, Outgoing Vice President Steve Fan – Outgoing Cultural Chair (TAP-NY Board 2020) 1) What was your favorite TAP memory and why? Though I was on the board for only a relatively short time before I moved to California, I still had many favorite TAP memories in the past year! I was really excited and blown away by the Lunar New Year...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert and Holiday Gift Idea: Nimble Made Shirts

Nimble Made Holiday Shirts

Gift a better slim fit this season with Nimble Made! Nimble Made is a men's "Actually Slim" fit shirt brand designed for slim Asian Americans and founded by Taiwanese-American Wesley Kang. Check out their expanded collection, which includes casual flannel shirts just in time for the holiday and winter season. Ribbons and holiday card add-on's are also available! TAP members get an exclusive 20% off sitewide with code ‘TAP20’ valid until December 24,...

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New Asia Chamber Music Society Thanksgiving Concert: “Songs of Comfort”

NACMS Concert

The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) will be holding a Thanksgiving concert “Songs of Comfort” on Friday, November 20th, at 8PM EST. Supervised by Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan), and organized by Taiwan Academy in Houston, as well as co-presenters Asia Society Texas Center, Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, and Miller Outdoor Theater, this Thanksgiving concert is hoping to bring NACMS' gratitude and support with music to front line medical workers, as well as the beloved family who has been with them. The concert starts with Dvorak’s “American” string quartet,...

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Member of the Month: Vera Lim

Vera Lim

For our November Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Vera Lim! 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. I grew up in Atlanta, GA, when there was a very small Asian population, especially in the suburbs. Most of my friends at school were Caucasian or Korean and my weekend friends were Taiwanese when we would all go to Chinese dance class and Chinese class together. My educational training and later on work would give me the opportunities to live all over the...

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