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TAP-NY Summer 2019 Mentorship Program

Mentorship

This summer, we're kicking off our first ever 3-month summer mentorship program to empower interns and new graduates with the skills they need to achieve their personal and professional goals! This year’s program will launch in June 2019 and connect mentees with experienced TAP-NY professionals in our community. To help foster these relationships, TAP-NY will host workshops and facilitate check-ins throughout the summer. To apply to be a mentor, please fill out our Google Form application by May 18, 2019 11:59 P.M. EDT. For mentees interested in joining the mentorship program, learn more...

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March Madness with TAP-NY

March Madness

TAP-NY is bringing back our annual March Madness bracket challenge, and you have another chance to win some sweet cash money in our tournament! In order to qualify for participation, you must: Follow our InstagramLike our March Madness post on InstagramTag two of your Insta-pals on our March Madness post in the comments and name your favorite team to win! The prize amounts will be 1st place for $75, 2nd place for $45, and 3rd place for $20! There will also be a consolation prize for last place of $10. May the odds be ever in your favor. Complete your bracket! *Brackets must be fully...

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Member of the Month: Ryan Szeto

Ryan Szeto

For our March Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Ryan Szeto! 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, Ryan here. I was born and raised in the melting pot of Queens, NY. I went to study 2D Traditional Animation at the School of Visual Arts (check out my thesis film here). By day, I am a Solution Business Analyst at Toll Global Forwarding, and at night, I might be freelancing on the side. This weekend, I just came back from a week-long getaway to Tucson,...

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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

basketball

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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