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COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

COVID-19 Student Relief

To support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, TAP-NY's parent organization, TACL (Taiwanese American Citizens League), has partnered with TASF (Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund) to distribute a one-time Student Relief Fund totaling $50,000 in an effort to aid Taiwanese American/Taiwanese households with students in these troubling times. OVERVIEW The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is sponsored by TASF and operated by TACL. The fund offers a $500 one-time payment to each student in a Taiwanese American or Taiwanese household that has been financially impacted by the recent...

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TAP-NY eSports Discord is Growing!

TAP-NY eSports Discord is Growing!

Our TAP-NY eSports Discord is growing! Not just for gamers, Discord provides a way for our community to communicate over voice, video, and text. Currently, our biggest group is for our MapleSaga players, where we enjoy the nostalgia of old-school MapleStory gameplay. Other games include Animal Crossing and Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Or you can just come hang out! Informal group chats have been a weekly highlight. Send us a message through our Facebook page to get an invite link.

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Sticky Locals Support Chinatown Businesses

Sticky Locals Support Chinatown Businesses

Sticky Locals is a collective of artists and entrepreneurs who collaborate with local AAPI-owned businesses to create branded stickers that fundraise for AAPI charities and nonprofits. They just launched their first collection and are excited to share the stickers they’ve created in partnership with five historic and beloved AAPI-owned businesses in NYC, such as Super Taste! Proceeds go towards the respective, individual business and Heart of Dinner, an organization that provides warm meals and groceries for the elderly in NYC's AAPI community. The goal for Sticky Locals is two-fold: they...

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Artists for Asian American Federation

Artists for Asian American Federation

Artists for Asian American Foundation is a fundraiser by Sirui Ma, FAR-NEAR, and friends who are offering their work for sale or auction to support the Asian American Federation (AAF), a pan-Asian non-profit representing the collective voice of 70 community-based organizations serving 1.3 million Asian Americans in NYC. Check out the fundraiser's website here to see the artists' work and to purchase or bid on items. Highlights include the acclaimed Taiwanese American restaurant Win Son’s recipes for their version of Lu Rou Fan and Dan Bing and the FAR-NEAR t-shirt featured on GQ’s Best...

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Member of the Month: Bryan Yan

Member of the Month: Bryan Yan

For our June Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Bryan Yan! 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. Hi, my name is Bryan Yan. I grew up in Canada, and I moved to New York City about six years ago for my career as a software engineer for Bloomberg. I haven’t left the city or the company since.  I never thought I would stay here for so long. I always thought of New York as a place to jump start my career then move on to something bigger and greater. But this...

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In Solidarity with the African American Community

Black Lives Matter

Update as of 6/10/20: After further research and news on Campaign Zero, including leadership changes and recent statements from the organization, and learning from different perspectives on their campaign #8CantWait, half of the donation match from Julie is changing to The Movement for Black Lives, and the other half will still go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The horrific recent events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among many other injustices against the African American community, have made the following clear: Black lives are valued...

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Serving Stories: Cooking and Convos with Asian American Cookbook Authors

Serving Stories: Cooking and Convos with Asian American Cookbook Authors

UPDATE: If you missed the below event, you can watch on YouTube here. Feel free to share the video too using the hashtag #ReadAsianAuthors! **This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom - you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.** DIGITAL DOORS: 7:40pm ET (be the first to submit a question and chat with fellow attendees!) EVENT START: 8:00pm ET (or shortly after once everyone is checked in) Join us for a fun...

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Crazy Talented Asians Comedy Show

Crazy Talented Asians Comedy Show

Come celebrate APA Heritage Month with Flushing Town Hall as they present a brand new production, “Crazy Talented Asians & Friends.” Their curated, animation short films will wow you with the animators’ creative digital art and storytelling talents. Roll on the floor laughing as their comedians share their authentic experiences live. Each program is one hour long, with the Animation Shorts starting at 6:00 PM, and the Live Comedy at 8:30 PM, both on Saturday, May 30th. To watch this live, simply tune into the Flushing Town Hall Facebook with more details linked here. The animation...

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On the Same Boat: Mental Health Series

On the Same Boat Series

Rock the Boat is hosting a weekly mental health series! As we continue to practice social distancing, mental health has become top of mind for so many of us. From experiencing racism to job loss, from managing relationships with those we're quarantined with, to applying for loans, there are so many things we have to deal with during these unprecedented times. Rock The Boat is partnering with mental health professionals Darlina Liu, Dr.David Mou, Dr.Steven Sust, Daniel Tanh (LSCW), Dr. Dana Wang, and more to bring you a weekly mental health series over Zoom with the goal of bringing...

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Launching TAPpy Minds Chat Group

Launching TAPpy Minds Chat Group

Sign up for the launch of TAP-NY’s first mindfulness chat, TAPpy Minds, coming to you this month! This will be a place to share any resources to boost mental health and encourage mindfulness and meditation practices. Fill out this form here if you are interested.

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