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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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TACL 2020 Census Social Media Challenge – $500 Prize!

TACL 2020 Census Social Media Challenge – $500 Prize!

4 Chances in the Month of April to win $500! TAP-NY's parent organzation, Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL), is running a nationwide social media challenge for a chance to win $500 for your favorite nonprofit! Make a Facebook post and follow these rules to be eligible: 1. Follow the theme guidelines2. Tag @write.in.taiwanese.census3. Obtain more than 100 likes The winner will be determined by which post has the most likes. If there is a tie, the $500 will be split between the winners. The same organization/program cannot win twice (e.g., if someone wins in TAP-NY in one week,...

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Member of the Month: Alex Yang

Member of the Month: Alex Yang

For our April Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Alex Yang! Read on to learn more about him. From Alex: Before anything else I just want to take a moment to wish everyone well in this current situation! And give thanks/appreciation to any health professionals, transit workers, businesses, and anyone else keeping our communities going. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. I've lived on the west coast for most of my life. I was born+raised in the Bay Area (Cupertino for those familiar w/...

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Contemplating the Quarantine

Contemplating the Quarantine

It’s our second newsletter during the quarantine, here in New York City. I almost wonder if I should be typing The Quarantine, since it has affected all of our lives in so many significant ways. Even so, I hope that you have found solace in your fellow New Yorkers, your friends, your family members, and all your loved ones. I have collected some musings and advice from your fellow TAP-NY members and some of our board members to share with you! I hope these can brighten up or inspire your day! Musings from the Great Indoors [I’ve become] much more appreciative of my family and friends. We...

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A Letter to Our TAP-NY Family: Coming Together

TAP-NY Family Letter

Dear TAP-NY Family, This last week has undoubtedly been a rollercoaster. My inbox has been flooded with coronavirus updates as place by place reduced hours and announced closures, so I hope this letter may be a bright spot in your day. I wanted to update you on what TAP-NY is doing with existing events, but just as importantly, how we are refocusing our efforts to support you and communities most in need through a variety of virtual events and initiatives (scroll down for more information!). The Not-So-Fun NewsWhile we had a wait and see approach two weeks ago when we first cancelled our...

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Opening Reception: Against All Odds

Opening Reception: Against All Odds

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join Pearl River Mart at their new exhibit: AGAINST ALL ODDS: ASIAN WOMEN WHO DARED TO BE GREAT. The exhibit is curated by Kelly Lan, the Taiwanese American founder of Hello Prosper, and features stunning illustrations by Chinese German artist Bo Feng Lin. Pearl River’s next art exhibition presents the stories of six incredible Asian and Asian American women who strove against sexism, racism, adversity, and more to make their mark in history. The opening reception is on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 7 pm, and will be catered by women-owned...

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Member of the Month: Kaitlin Yang

Member of the Month: Kaitlin Yang

For our March Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Kaitlin Yang! 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 Taiwan and moved to the states when I was 15. I didn’t grow up going to international schools, so please excuse any grammatical mistakes and awkward english in my responses (It took me years to stop calling my kitchen my chicken, so I’ve come a long way you see)  I graduated from WashU in 2018, and I am currently a Children’s Book Designer by...

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Chinatown Fire Relief Fundraiser

Chinatown Fire Relief Fundraiser

Join TAP-NY and numerous community organizations for a fundraiser to support the recovery and rebuilding process of five cornerstone organizations displaced by the devastating fire on January 23rd, 2020, at 70 Mulberry Street. Date/Time: Saturday, March 7th, 6pm - 10pmLocation: 301 Henry St, New York, NY 10002 For more details and to purchase a ticket, click here.If you cannot attend, but want to donate, click here. Your donation/ticket purchase grants you access to an upbeat, impactful evening including small bites and drinks from local businesses, music courtesy of local Asian American...

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Taiwanese American Lawyers Association Kickoff Reception

TA Lawyers Association

*Note that this event has been postponed until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. Join fellow Taiwanese American attorneys from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut as we launch the first bar association for Taiwanese Americans in the Greater New York metropolitan area. Come meet and network with fellow lawyers, business people, and other professionals as we take the first step in building a legal industry organization for the Taiwanese American community. Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pmLocation: Cozen O'Connor, P.C. (277 Park Avenue,...

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