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TAP – Fall Apple & Pumpkin Picking

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Join TAP-Chicago as we embark on a fun and adventurous trip of apple & pumpkin picking + corn maze (one of this year’s theme is World Series Champion Maze)! Carpool will be arranged for attendees. Volunteer drivers will also be appreciated.

Ticket details: $12 pass including General admissions for apple & pumpkin picking, corn maze, and tractor rides.

CORN MAZE: This year has 3 themes: World Series Champion Maze, Albanese Maze, and Culver’s Maze. Admission is included in the ticket price

APPLE PICKING: Nothing beats the crisp, sweet taste of an apple picked at its peak ripeness. General admission is included in the ticket and additional $1.79/lb of apples you picked.

PUMPKIN PICKING: Perfect place for a photo op and find your favorite pumpkin. General admission is included in the ticket and additional $0.40/lb of the pumpkins you picked.

SUNFLOWERS PICKING: Did I mention there is a sunflower field as well?! General admission is included in the ticket and additional $2 for a small bunch/large sunflower.

Tickets: https://fallapplepicking.eventbrite.com/

Please contact Tuyet Ngo or Eleanore An if you have any questions about the event.
Tuyet Ngo / tuyet.t.ngo@gmail.com / 312-752-8044
Eleanore An / an.jingwei25@gmail.com / 734-604-9808

 

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TAP-Chicago: Mock Interview Workshop and Networking

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A job interview does not have to be daunting once you know what to expect. Join TAP-Chicago for a free mock interview session with experienced professionals from a variety of fields including accounting, computer science, law, and marketing. Give yourself the opportunity to interview with an experienced professional from your intended career who can provide you with insider knowledge of what to expect and how to best present yourself for your ideal job.

Interviewers and interviewees will be paired up according to the background and interest. The event will be two-fold: first, recruiters will help interviewees prepare for the mock interview and then the interviewers will conduct the mock interview. After the mock interview session, there will be a networking session for everyone at the event.

We encourage you to register soon as space is limited. Mock interviews will be scheduled based on availability, first-come, first serve basis.

Schedule
2:00pm Welcome
2:15pm-2:30pm Interview Tips Seminar
2:30-3:30pm Interview Sessions
3:30-4:00 Networking

* * * REGISTER NOW via Eventbrite* * *

Any questions, please contact ada.tong@tapchicago.org.

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2nd Annual Asian American Kickball Tournament

Kickball picAnyone else bummed that summer is over? Well so are we, and we’re here to hold on to it for as long as we can! Join the Typhoon dragon boat team and local Asian American organizations including AACN, CMAA, KACC, TAP-Chicago, and TJCCC for a fun kickball tournament!
If you’re the competitive type, you have the chance to enjoy 1st place glory. If you are not, no problem. BBQ, beer, wine, and snacks will be provided. Come out and enjoy the day with fun company!

Teams are coed and the standard team is 10 with a minimum of 4 female players.**

When: Sunday, Oct. 1st, 12pm to 4pm (may be earlier depending when the games finish)

Where: Lincoln Park, Waveland Softball diamonds 1 & 4

Cost: $25 per player early bird, $30 general admission, signup via Eventbrite

Hope to see everyone out!

If anyone has any questions or run into issues getting to the venue, please contact Cynthia Yang at cyang0806 (at) gmail (dot) com or (708) 800-7803.

We thank our sponsor, MingHin Cuisine for the prizes.

**Teams as small as 8 (minimum 2 females) or as big as 11 (minimum 4 females) are allowed, but must maintain a batting ratio of 2 females for every 3 males.

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TAP-Chicago Volunteer Session at The Greater Chicago Food Depository

 

The Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository

Join TAP-Chicago’s Community Service team for a rewarding afternoon by volunteering with The Greater Chicago Food Depository!  GCFD is a non-profit organization that helps to end hunger in Chicago and surrounding areas by distributing food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.  You will be helping this cause by repacking donated food and other products (which come in bulk quantities) into smaller sizes.  Once this is done, they are ready to be loaded to their trucks for distribution.

Registration Required: The Greater Chicago Food Depository (All volunteers must register to participate) (New/First time volunteers account creation required)

Parking:  The parking lot is open to volunteers during Saturday sessions.  There are additional parking on either Karlov or Keeler – the streets east and west of their building.  They are meter-free and Karlov (the street east of them) usually has closer parking spaces.

Dress code: Long pants, covered shoulders, and enclosed shoes are required to work in the warehouse.

Contacts:

Wally Soriano email: wsoriano@gmail.com cell: 847-630-5023

Shannon Wen email: swen904@gmail.com

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Who is Arthur Chu?

WHO IS ARTHUR CHU

Please join TAP-Chicago to enjoy the theatrical premiere in Chicago – WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? on September 16th at 2pm at the historic Music Box Theatre! Each ticket is only $12, and you can enjoy $2 OFF using promo code “TAP” here.

Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-is-arthur-chu-theatrical-premiere-tickets-37405632253

WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?
A FILM BY: YU GU, SCOTT DRUCKER
STARRING: ARTHUR CHU, ALEX TREBEK, ROCQUE TREM, ELIZA BLAIR
Run Time: 90 minutes (Check out the trailer below)!
https://vimeo.com/229938851

Arthur Chu hacked Jeopardy! and won big. Now he’s using his newfound celebrity to battle dark forces on the internet as a blogger and cultural pundit. Raw, unfiltered and poignant, we follow Arthur as he realizes he can only create positive change in the world if he first heals his own wounds by reconciling with his estranged family.

Featuring a Q&A with Scott J. Drucker and Yu Gu, moderated by Chicago-based journalist, Peter C. Baker, a freelance journalist and contributing editor at Pacific Standard magazine. In 2015, he profiled Arthur Chu, and in the years since has written extensively about masculinity and the Internet for New York Times Magazine and Elle. He is a 2017-2018 Carter Center Fellow in Mental Health Journalism.

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TAP-Chicago Pacific Garden Mission

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Join TAP-Chicago in lending a hand to Pacific Garden Mission homeless shelter! Pacific Garden Mission, the nation’s oldest rescue mission, strives to provide food, shelter, and clothing free of cost; it is a safe haven for the needy. Come be a part of the effort by making beds, folding bath towels, blankets, organizing hangers, assisting in the dining room with serving meals, and helping clean up.

For more information, please contact: vinc3ntzzz@gmail.com

RSVP here.

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Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise

TAP-Chicago, AACN, AAPC, Ascene, APALSA, APAMSA, KACC, KACS, Kollaboration, Social Quarters, TJCCC, and UIAAAN present the 2017 Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise on Saturday, August 12th. Join 400+ friends as Chicago’s Asian American community comes together on a party yacht for the biggest networking event of the summer. This is one you won’t want to miss!

+Multiple DJs & live performances on multiple levels
+Newly renovated sun deck with more open space, and newly installed bar
+Full cash bars on all levels
+A portion of the proceeds benefit Chinese Mutual Aid Association to aid refugees, youth, and elderly as well as partnering community organizations

Purchase tickets at https://asianyachtparty.eventbrite.com
Use promo code TAP for $5 off!

1:30 PM Check-In Opens
2:00 PM Boarding Starts
2:30 PM Yacht Departs Dock
5:30 PM Yacht Returns to Dock

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3 Hour Summer Yacht Cruise
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35
DAY-OF: $45 (if space remains)
VIP: $50 (includes priority boarding and separate VIP seating)

Purchase tickets at https://asianyachtparty.eventbrite.com
Use promo code TAP for $5 off!

COMPARE TO same old 1 hour architectural tour: $35, $36, $39, $41, $43, or $46

+Please arrive early, the yacht will depart as scheduled
+Theme: White linen suggested, but not required
+Dress Code: Smart Casual (summer dresses / no jackets required)
+All sales final, no refunds, but ticket transfers permitted

Questions? Contact yachtcruise@tapchicago.org

Purchase tickets here.

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TAP-Chicago & KACC Present: An Inside Look at the CIA

CIA-slideAn exclusive program by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for business professionals of all backgrounds. Attendees will learn what the Asian American experience is like in a not-so-well-known organization. Hear first-hand perspectives from a panel of Asian American CIA officers representing careers in Operations, Analysis, and Technology. Each panelist will share the experiences of his or her journey to and through the CIA in a thoughtful and entertaining fashion.

Learn about what the CIA is responsible for today and how it accomplishes its mission with the assistance of Asian Americans as well as the variety of internships and career opportunities for Asian Americans within the intelligence community.

After the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to network and foster valuable connections with members of the CIA as well as other professionals in the Chicago area. Attendees will enjoy complimentary heavy appetizers and a cash bar.

REGISTRATION IS FREE BEFORE AUGUST 15, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED.

Sign up now via Eventbrite.

Program

6:30-7:00 pm – Registration
7:00-8:00 pm – Panel/Q&A
8:00-9:00 pm – Reception/Networking

This event is sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency and presented by Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals and the Korean American Coalition-Chicago.

Community Partners: NAAAP-Chicago, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA); Ascene Chicago

Please submit your inquiries regarding this event to Jennifer Wong at jen@tapchicago.org and Greg Wu at greg@tapchicago.org.

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TAP-Chicago Rooftop Happy Hour @ The Gwen Hotel!

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Join TAP-Chicago at our July happy hour mixer on the newly renovated rooftop terrace at The Gwen Hotel! Named one of the Best Hotels in Chicago 2016 by Travel + Leisure, The Gwen is located off of the Magnificent Mile in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building near all of the things to do in Chicago.

Don’t miss this chance to mingle and network with Chicago’s Asian American professionals.

Drink and food specials – TBD

Cost: Free ticket in advance by Tuesday, July 18th, $5 late bird/at the door

RSVP here.

For more information, visit Facebook.

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TAP-Chicago Volunteering at Breakthrough Fresh Market

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Join TAP-Chicago’s Community Service team as we strive to make a difference in the community. We will be volunteering with Breakthrough’s Fresh Market. Fresh Market is eliminating hunger and transforming neighborhoods in East Garfield Park by providing a sense of dignity, community and hope. Come be a part of this effort by serving at the indoor Fresh Market which provides fresh food, groceries, and supplies to low-income families!

Instead of receiving a bag of canned goods, guests are paired with a personal shopper and are guided through the shopping area to find fresh ingredients to create meals for their families. Residents also receive access to legal aid, food stamps, housing and employment information, financial management, GED certification and family workshops. You may be asked to fill one of these volunteer roles: Greeters, Computer Registration, Hospitality, Personal Shopping Assistant, Stockers, Set-up and Tear-down.

Registration: Limited space, please register on Eventbrite here.

Getting There: Close to Green line Kedzie stop. Street parking available in front of the building

Special Instructions: Recommended clothing is casual and comfortable, you may be on your feet for much or the whole time.

Questions? Contact the Organizers
Hauwei Lien hauwei@tapchicago.org
Elaine Oetomo elaine@tapchicago.org

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