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Member of the Month: Steve Fan

Steve Fan

For our August Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Steve Fan! 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. I spent the first ten years of my life growing up in the rural south of Taiwan (i.e. Xinying 新營). I went to a public elementary school and actually grew up under an era of Taiwanese education when Taiwanese was taught as a class in school and physical punishment was allowed. So, if you are interested in practicing Taiwanese / curious about what local Taiwanese...

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144 Hours in Taiwan: OCAC Trip Recap

144 Hours in Taiwan: OCAC Trip Recap

By Jordan Hu, TAP-NY Content & Marketing Chair Not by popular opinion, I truly believe that summer is the prime season to visit Taiwan. I have always noticed an undeniable feverish buzz that permeates through the city, especially during the summers. As Taiwan is very community-focused, there is always a wide variety of emerging pop-up shops, community fairs and local events to participate in – everyday truly feels like a new adventure! Embarking on a week-long journey with my #taclfam Earlier this summer, I joined a total of 38 representatives and leaders from various TAP chapters,...

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Census 2020 T-Shirt Sale

Census T-Shirt

TAP-NY's parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL), has been running a Write In Taiwanese Census 2020 campaign ahead of the 2020 US Census (see a recent feature in Taipei Times). To raise awareness for this campaign and to raise funds to support this effort, TACL is selling snazzy Census 2020 t-shirts! Click here to get yours now. For more details about the campaign and how you can get involved, click...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Anchor Taiwan Program in Taiwan

Anchor Taiwan

Join Anchor Taiwan and explore opportunities to learn from the most innovative minds in Taiwan this September! Anchor Taiwan’s programs equip you with the knowledge, connections and resources for cross-border success. Join trailblazing changemakers from YC, 500 Startups, Intel, Microsoft and more for a transformational journey. ➤ 10-Day Innovation Sprint: Sept 20 - 29, 2019 ➤ 1-Month Entrepreneurial Residency: Sept 20 - Oct 19, 2019 Program focuses: AI, Image and Voice Recognition, Circular Economy Apply here by Aug 20, 2019. Enter “TAP” in your application to get a special...

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Taiwanese Waves at SummerStage ft. Wan Fang / Tizzy Bac / A Bao / 9m88

Taiwanese Waves

For its fourth consecutive year, promoter Mia Min Yen’s Taiwanese Waves showcase collects some of Taiwan’s most inspiring talents for Summerstage. This year’s edition features an all-woman lineup from the island’s Mandarin music scene: the delicate ballads of the singer, radio DJ, and actress Wan Fang (萬芳), best known for singing the original theme for the 1993 romance film C’est la vie, mon chéri; the veteran guitar-less piano-rock band Tizzy Bac; the Paiwan singer A Bao (阿爆), and the Taipei-raised, New York-based emerging artist that has been on everyone’s radar, 9m88. Saturday, August...

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Crushing The Myth 05 (NY): Summer Rooftop, Speakers & Music!

CTM

Crushing The Myth is a speaker series dedicated to Asian American topics. For August, we're renting out a Soho rooftop and packing it with speakers, food, drink, and music! The old “Model Minority” label is outdated and doesn’t reflect modern-day Asian America. So let’s CRUSH the myth, and talk about cultural issues that are important to our current generation. - Each topic below will be narrated by a speaker through their own story and experience.- Audience members are encouraged to meet and discuss the stories in between speakers and during the intermission. When: August 8th, 2019,...

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42nd Asian American International Film Festival

AAIFF

TAP-NY is excited to partner with Asian CineVision for their 42nd annual Asian American International Film Festival. AAIFF is the first and longest running festival in the U.S. to showcase the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema. This year, three films by Taiwanese teams are part of the all-star lineup, and we're excited to see them in theaters. In addition, TAP-NY has the hookup for discounts! Use code TAPNY2019 at checkout to receive 20% off your tickets for any of the following films. "Fresh Kill"Friday, July 26 @ 8:30PM (Asia Society and Museum) Directed by Taiwanese...

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Member of the Month: Martha Hao

Martha

For our July Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Martha Hao! 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 was born in Chicago - but I spent most of my childhood growing up in different places! I lived in Taipei, Bangkok, and San Francisco....I didn't go back to Chicago again until my college years (then I spent awhile living in Avignon). And now I'm finally settled down in NYC ever since I moved here for grad school (I know - confusing timeline). I'm an...

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Peter Lin’s TNT Quartet CD Release

Peter Lin’s TNT Quartet CD Release

Come out to support Peter Lin's TNT Quartet CD Release! All attendees will receive a special copy of Peter's Jazz Comic Book "New Age Old Ways" ! When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmWhere: Birdland Theatre (315 W 44th St Suite 5402, New York, NY 10036) Get your tickets...

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Member of the Month: Matt Chen

Member of the Month: Matt Chen

For our June Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Matt Chen! 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. I was born and raised upstate in Ithaca, New York where I actually ended up going to school as well. As such, after 20-some years of my life in one place, I ended making the only logical decision to move halfway across the world to Singapore after graduating. I ended up living and working out there for about 3 years before moving back to the city where I have been...

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