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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Pink Moon Clean Beauty Pop-Up

Pink Moon

Discover and shop clean wellness brands, sign up for free classes at Just Like OM, and get a hair tutorial from Taiwanese beauty expert Ta Ming Chen! TAP-NY member Lin Chen of Pink Moon will be hosting a pop-up featuring clean self-care brands on Saturday, March 9th, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at Just Like OM (147 W 25th St, #802 New York, NY 10001). Each brand is women-owned, mission-driven, and created with your spirit and health in mind. You'll discover brands from the US, Canada, and Mongolia – featuring a curated collection of post-workout self-care essentials, such as bath bombs, body...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: MJ116 Concert Ticket Giveaway

MJ116

頑童MJ116 has become a phenomenon for the past decade and they’re bringing their talents to North America! Formed by their love and passion for rap, three friends came together to create MJ116 in 2004. Their lyrics are straightforward and easy to understand, which brings out the very basic desires of Taiwan's young generation. Their music as a revolutionary rap style is taking over the Mandarin music scene by storm! Come join Kenzy, ESo, and Muta as they travel through LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, NYC, and Washington DC! TAP-NY is giving away two pairs of tickets...

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From Taiwan to NYC: Exploring indie jazz with Little BUH

From Taiwan to NYC: Exploring indie jazz with Little BUH

Taiwanese-American musician Chien Chien Lu plays the vibraphone as part of New York-based indie-jazz band Little BUH. With her bandmate Sebastian Chiriboga, Little BUH recently released their debut EP and will be performing in NYC and in Taiwan. In between preparing for her upcoming Little BUH shows and a global tour with jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, TAP-NY was able to learn about her background and plans for this year. Can you introduce yourself? My name is Chien Chien Lu; I'm a musician and I play the vibraphone as part of an indie jazz band called Little BUH. We play music all the time...

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Volunteer and Play Basketball with Two Bridges Elites

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Looking to do good and get some exercise? Join Two Bridges Elites (“Elites”) to play basketball with their teams (ages 17 and up) on March 11th and March 18th. Games will be from 7pm to 9pm at Basketball City (299 South Street), a world-class facility where many NBA events are held throughout the year. To sign up, complete the form here. Registration will be first come, first serve until spots are filled. Two Bridges Elites is part of Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (TBNC), a nonprofit dedicated to serving New York’s Lower East Side and Chinatown communities by creating equitable...

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Member of the Month: Darlina Liu

Darlina at apple picking

For our February Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Darlina Liu! 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. Hey there! My name is Darlina and I was born and raised in Flushing, NY. I spent four years in the city of brotherly love studying biology and anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Now, I’m a medical student by day (and sometimes night) at the NYU School of Medicine. I run a podcast called Doctors Who Create, where I interview physicians about...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Catmint Wheel Cake

TAP-NY Deal Alert: Catmint Wheel Cake

Craving traditional Taiwanese desserts? Love wheel cake? TAP-NY has got you covered with an exclusive, limited-time deal. Through February, enjoy 10% off your purchase at Catmint Wheel Cake, the latest Taiwanese dessert shop to join the Taiwanese food craze in NYC. They've got six flavors to choose from, from matcha red bean to custard with boba fillings! Read more about Catmint at our exclusive interview here. Just mention TAP-NY when ordering to qualify for the discount -...

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Elevating a Taiwanese street food favorite at Catmint Wheelcake

Elevating a Taiwanese street food favorite at Catmint Wheelcake

Wheel cakes (車輪餅) are a popular dessert made from a waffle-like batter cooked in cast iron pans. Named after its rounded shape, this Taiwanese street food staple originates from Japan's imagawayaki and has been localized over time. Today, wheel cakes are a common sight across Taiwan at roadside carts and within night markets. In 2016, frequenters of New York's food festivals and street markets were finally able to try this dessert thanks to the team behind Catmint Wheel Cake. Two years later, owners Nicole and Pio have recently opened Catmint Wheel Cake's first permanent location in...

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Introducing TAP-NY’s New 2019 Board Members!

Introducing TAP-NY’s New 2019 Board Members!

This year, TAP-NY is welcoming four new board members! Learn more about them here – and be sure to make it out to an event this month to meet them! ALLISON, Social Chair What drew you to TAP and why did you decide to join the board? My brother introduced me to my first TAP event soon after I moved to the city, and I found TAP to be really down-to-earth and welcoming. I've always enjoyed meeting new people, and I saw this as an opportunity to do exactly that, and help others create new bonds with a great community. What do you hope to accomplish in your...

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PVP Welcome to 2019!

TAP Family at Olympics

Dear TAP-NY Family, Reflecting back on 2018, it was truly an exciting year filled with fun events, new members, and lifelong memories. We started the year evaluating our impact and ensuring we make a positive, lasting one within our local communities. We hope we did just that, with a few highlights of 2018 including a wellness series (yoga, dance, meditation, and mental health discussions), our first Your Power, Your Politics political engagement event, our interpretation of "The Amazing Race," and a data science panel. These portray only a fraction of the diverse events we organized for...

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Farewell to TAP-NY’s Outgoing Board Members!

Farewell to TAP-NY’s Outgoing Board Members!

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. Mike Chuang, Outgoing Social Chair Andy Tien, Outgoing Tech & Membership Chair Joanne Wu, Outgoing Professional Chair Linn Yen, Outgoing Vice President Mike Chuang – Outgoing Social Chair (TAP-NY Board 2018) 1) What was your favorite TAP memory and why? My favorite TAP memory is not for a particular night or event but more of an overall feeling of warmth, coming from...

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