Past Events

TAP-Chicago Ice Skating Event

Let’s go ice skating with TAP @Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon on Saturday, January 20th! Admission is free. Rental charge for ice skates is $14 or feel free to bring your own. The Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon is located in the heart of downtown Chicago near Millennium Park.

About Skating Ribbon:

The skating ribbon is dramatically different from typical civic ice rinks, creating a multisensory activity that is integrated into the landscape. Skaters can experience “alpine in the city” as they lace up their ice skates and follow a path twice the length of a lap around a traditional skating rink. Complementing the ribbon are places to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and rent skates. In the summertime, the Ribbon can be used to watch climbers on the climbing wall.

Additional Information:
•Parking: Available at Millennium Lakeside Garages
•Skate sizes available are child’s size 8 through men’s size 13. Figure and hockey skates available.
•Locker space is available for bag storage.

RSVP here.


Please refer to the Maggie Daley Park official website:

Email: Lisa Mansmith,

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TAP-Chicago January Happy Hour @Benchmark

Come socialize with new and old friends at TAP-Chicago January Happy Hour @Benchmark (second floor) on Thursday, January 25th!

Benchmark is one of Chicago’s most popular and fun bar/restaurant in the old town neighborhood. The whole second floor is reserved for our TAP members. Guests will enjoy appetizers as well as drink specials:

$12 Domestic Buckets
$3 Domestic Bottles
$5 Svedka Drinks
RSVP and get your free tickets early! $5 for walkins, non-refundable.

It pairs great food and drinks with friendly service and strives to provide our customers with a powerful experience each time they visit. Our Benchmark concept is the perfect fit for the Old Town area in Chicago.

The Benchmark menu includes some new and creative items as well as updated twists on familiar menu favorites. With 46 TV’s Benchmark is the perfect place to catch a game with old friends or make some new ones. The highlight of the venue is the first of its kind, fully retractable roof covering most of the 2nd floor. It’s Chicago’s first convertible beer garden.

RSVP here.

Questions? E-mail:
Zi Lin:

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TAP-Chicago Goes To Blockchain: The New Digital Trust

In the midst of this year’s cryptocurrency frenzy, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs invites TAP-Chicago to join a discussion among industry leaders about the blockchain, potential applications, and surprising industries set to be revolutionized by this disruptive technology. Use code TAP to enjoy a discounted member registration rate. To sign up and see more details about the event, please go to:

If you are not able to join us at the talk, we will be socializing afterwards at Commons Club. Meet us there at 8 pm!

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KACC/TAP Toy Drive!

Come join TAP-Chicago and KACC for our Holiday Party and 5th Annual Toy Drive at Nellcôte on Wednesday, December 20th! Inspired by the French chateau where the Rolling Stones recorded “Exile on Main Street” in the 70s, Nellcote is one of Chicago’s most luxurious and fun restaurant hotspots.

We are partnering with the youth program at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association and your toy donations will help make it a happy holiday for 80+ underprivileged children. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers as well as drink specials all night.

Join us to celebrate the holiday season the right way with good friends and for a good cause!

Registration on Eventbrite at
+FREE with new, unwrapped toy ($10-$25 value), please try to use the registry below OR
+Early Bird – $10 donation to toy fund by Dec 18th OR
+General Admission – $15 donation to toy fund

Getting There
CTA Green Line Morgan and buses nearby; limited street parking (e.g., Peoria/Sangamon/Morgan/Kinzie); also valet

There are 3 ways you can buy an item from the registry:
1. Pick item up or have it shipped to you before event, then bring the toy to the event. If you don’t buy from the registry, mark the item purchased at (Preferred)
2. Have item shipped to CMAA (the default registry address). The item must be delivered (not ordered) by Dec 19th. Bring a printed or electronic copy of your order confirmation to the event.
3. Have item available for store pickup by CMAA staff at Chicago Wilson Yard at, 4466 N Broadway St Chicago. Search Zip 60640. The item must be ready for pickup (not ordered) by Dec 19th. Select “alternate pickup person” and enter “Margaret Smith” and ““. Bring a printed or electronic copy of your order confirmation to the event.

Questions? Contact
Cece Tran (TAP-Chicago Social)
James Lim (KACC)
Mavis Meng (TAP-Chicago Community Service)

More Information

The Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community social service agency providing low-income immigrants, refugees, and other minorities throughout Chicagoland with youth education, health care, job training, legal, English education, housing, and senior services. More info at

More info about KACC and TAP-Chicago at and or Facebook

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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.


Please contact Tuyet Ngo or Eleanore An if you have any questions about the event.
Tuyet Ngo / / 312-752-8044
Eleanore An / / 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.

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

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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.


Wally Soriano email: cell: 847-630-5023

Shannon Wen email:

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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:

Run Time: 90 minutes (Check out the trailer below)!

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


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:

RSVP here.

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