Past Events

TAP-Chicago Volunteering at Hanul Senior Day

Hanual Senior Day

Hanual Senior Day

Hanual Family

Hanual Family

Join TAP-Chicago and KACC as we volunteer at Korean Senior’s Day. We will serve over 600 participants in 2 shifts Saturday morning and afternoon. Volunteer duties include greeting, guiding seniors, packing and passing out lunch boxes, handling raffle prizes, and more. Free delicious Korean lunch & t-shirts will be provided!

Why volunteer? Korean American senior citizens face linguistic, cultural and economic barriers and often suffer from social isolation and depression in everyday life away from their home country. Each year, the festival hosts Korean American seniors and their families for a day of recognition and celebration. The highlight of the event is performances of local, international, and senior artists in the Cultural Art Program. The event is primarily sponsored by donations from local business owners.

Registration FREE on Eventbrite at https://hanulseniorday.eventbrite.com

Getting There: Very close to CTA #50 and 92 buses and walking distance from Brown line Damen stop. Free parking available in public parking lot next door to Amundsen High School. Note Damen Ave in front of the school will be blocked off for school buses.

Volunteer Shifts 
(1) May 25th (Friday): 3:30pm-5:30pm, Hanul Chicago office: 5008 N Kedzie Ave (loading and preparing gifts)
(2) May 25th (Friday): 5:30pm-7pm, Amundsen High School: 5110 N Damen Ave (prep)
(3) May 26th (Saturday): 8am-11:00am, Amundsen High School: 5110 N Damen Ave (volunteer orientation & helping at Senior Day, first shift)
(4) May 26th (Saturday): 10:30am-2:00pm, Amundsen High School: 5110 N Damen Ave (volunteer orientation & helping at Senior Day, second shift)

Questions? Please contact
Mavis Meng (TAP-Chicago) mavis@tapchicago.org
Karen Hwang (KACC) karen@kac-chicago.org
Yichen Sun (TAP-Chicago): yichen@tapchicago.org

Learn more about Hanul at www.hanulusa.org.

Registration FREE on Eventbrite

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TAP Chicago Runs with Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K

 

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K

***REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN*** 

Join the TAP Chicago Team at the second annual Dim Sum and Then Some: The Uptown 5K. Proceeds will directly support Chinese Mutual Aid Association’s efforts to provide crucial services to Chicago’s immigrant and refugee communities!

Register here:
https://www.active.com/chicago-il/running/distance-running-races/dim-sum-and-then-some-the-uptown-5k-2018

Go to “Team Information” and select Taiwanese American Professionals Chicago (Yu). Tom from TAP Chicago will arrange packet pickup for the entire group so that you don’t have to wait in line before the race. More details to follow as time gets closer to the race.

DISCOUNT CODE! Use “TAP” to get some dollars knocked off your registration.
If you have any questions, please reach out to tom2786@gmail.com.

Event Description:
This isn’t your typical get a shirt, and go home type of race. The Dim Sum & Then Some is the only 5K running through Uptown and Chicago’s only race where runners (walkers, joggers, and crawlers are all welcome!) are treated with dim sum at the end of the route!

In 2017, over 400 runners joined for the first ever Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K! Swarms of runners descended upon one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods – Uptown. Renowned for its historical theaters, unique music scene and Asian influence, runners traversed through both the streets and Chicago’s scenic lakefront.

And what better way to cap off a run through Uptown than by eating some dim sum?! Each runner last year received their own Dim Sum box compliments of one of Uptown’s famous restaurants, Furama. Additional free goodies were given on race day, including Bubble Tea samples!

5K Highlights:
*Register before May 14, 2018 to receive a technical running shirt

*Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the race course, including CMAA’s lion dancers

*Every registrant will receive a dim sum box compliments of Furama restaurant. Vegetarian options are available
(Dim Sum items subject to change)

*Other free goodies courtesy of local Uptown businesses

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Dog Walking with TAP-Chicago

Dog walking event with TAP-Chicago

Dog walking event with TAP-Chicago

Kick off spring with the TAP-Chicago community service team and lend a helping hand/paw to man’s best friends at Chicago Canine Rescue! We will be walking dogs and enjoying the outdoors around the Forest Glen Woods preserve. Space is limited! So sign up ASAP. First timers and experts are welcome.

The Chicago Canine Rescue was founded in 2001 to help find permanent homes for dogs considered too young, old, ill, or have special needs that would otherwise be euthanized at local shelters. There are currently 80 or so dogs at the Rescue that would love to your attention and care!

Details:
1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Photo ID is required.
2. Please print and fill out Chicago Canine Rescue’s volunteer waiver form
3. All volunteers must arrive on time at 10:00 am for mandatory orientation and dog handling instructions. No Asian time =P
4. You must register via Eventbrite link below to secure your spot as space is limited

Questions? Please contact Shannon Wen at swen904@gmail.com

To learn more about Chicago Canine Rescue, please visit:
http://www.chicagocaninerescue.com/

To learn more about TAP-Chicago, please visit:
http://www.tapchicago.org/

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TAP Chicago – Cinco de Mayo Networking Mixer

TAP Chicago - Cinco de Mayo Networking Mixer

TAP Chicago – Cinco de Mayo Networking Mixer

Join TAP-Chicago and fellow Chicagoland young professionals for a Cinco de Mayo celebratory networking mixer on Thursday, May 3rd at Ronero Chicago. Ronero/Esco Bar is one of Chicago’s hottest bars/clubs with its upscale Latin American restaurant and speakeasy-style rum bar.

If you’re new to the area, looking to meet new young professionals or simply want to socialize with old friends, come out and help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style.

This will be an extra special networking session as we’ll also be sharing details on this year’s upcoming Lunar Ball celebration. Early bird tickets are on sale now!

Registered guests will enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail and passed appetizers (ceviche, empanadas and mini Cubano sandwiches).

Registration: $5 general admission and at the door. Get your ticket now on Eventbrite

Getting There: West Loop, close to Morgan El stops and several CTA buses.

Questions? Contact the organizers:
Yuange Yang – yuange@tapchicago.org
Kevin Chang – kevin@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago partners up with Exodus

After fleeing persecution or war in their homeland, refugees approved for resettlement arrive in the U.S. with nearly nothing. Separated from their families and friends, as they start their lives again in a foreign country, one of their most basic needs is setting up a new home and household supplies. Through Exodus’s Care Pack program, you’ll provide families an assortment of essential items during an in-person visit (1-3 hours) that shows love and hospitality to our refugee neighbors. We have already made some care packs; volunteers are welcome to contribute additional supplies to care packs if they choose.

Registration: Limited space, please register on Eventbrite at https://tapchicagoexodus.eventbrite.com

Getting There: We will first meetup up at a central location in Rogers Park for orientation and then split into various teams and carpool to different houses. More details will be provided for those who register.

Questions? Contact the Organizers
Kevin: kaiwen.sp@gmail.com
Quinn: qguan2@gmail.com

Exodus World Service mobilizes the community to welcome and befriend refugees by connecting volunteers with refugees through practical service projects and equipping leaders to advocate on behalf of refugees. Find out more about Exodus at http://exodusworldservice.org.

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Cup of Tea Conversations

Join TAP as we collaborate with Chinese-American Service League (CASL) in their Saturday morning tea time program! This program helps Chinese immigrants develop their conversational English. Each volunteer gets a vocabulary packet with different dialogues and new words to learn and put to use. Come enjoy a hot cup of tea and warm-hearted conversations as we help one another and give back to the community.

Get your ticket on Eventbrite today!

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Spring Mixer April 12 at Untitled

Untitled Supper Club is a contemporary revival of a classic 1920’s Prohibition-era upscale dining establishment mixed with a classic social club featuring live music and vintage cabaret-style entertainment. Untitled offers one of America’s largest Whiskey and Bourbon selection to pare with the Michelin rated food.

On top of the fine dining and networking events, Untitled will also be playing host to a burlesque show named Birthday Suit – A Celebration for Michelle L’Amour starting at 9pm. Don’t miss out! Get your ticket at Eventbrite today.

Your ticket includes:
– A Drink Ticket
– Happy Hour specials
– Free Raffle Prize Entry
– A Color coded name tag
– The Best Networking in Chicago
– FREE Burlesque Show

Please bring your business cards to distribute and for the free door prize raffle.

The event will proceed in all weather, therefore there will be no refunds.

Attendees must be 21 years or older with a valid ID.

Untitled is located behind two large, unmarked doors, in the heart of River North at 111 W. Kinzie

 

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TAP-Chicago February Happy Hour @Bounce Sporting Club

Come celebrate the new year with new and old friends at TAP-Chicago February Happy Hour on Wednesday, February 28nd at the newest and hottest venue in River North, Bounce Sporting Club!

Bounce opened recently with its unparalleled style and ambiance of a chic nightclub meets the iconic energy of a sports arena known for lively dining, sips, and sports-centered revelry. Bounce Chicago is poised to forever change the Chicagoan definition of a “sports bar” with the delivery of an unmatched entertainment experience. The N.Y. import specializes in big games, allowing customers to enjoy a hip, upscale experience in a hybrid sports bar/nightclub that attracts professional athletes, DJs, and socialites. TAP guests will enjoy appetizers as well as food/drink specials:

$5 House wine, beer, sangria, and wells drinks
$5 Happy Hour Bar Bites including: Wings or strips, Flatbread (truffle mushroom, buffalo chicken, or hot sausage), Fried cauliflower, Fried mutz curds, Smoked chicken nachos, Fried mac & cheese, Truffle cheese tater tots, and House cut bistro fries.
Cost: Free ticket in advance by Wednesday, February 21, $5 afterwards and at the door.

RSVP Here.

Questions? Email:
Lisa Mansmith: Leemoozee15@gmail.com

To find out more about Bounce Sporting Club, check out their website: https://www.bouncesportingclub.com/upcoming-chicago/

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Asian American Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs 2018

Asian American Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs 2018On Thursday, February 15, 2018 join AMOA, 1871, and community partners at the 1871 Auditorium inside the Merchandise Mart as we hear from prominent Chicagoland Asian American leaders and entrepreneurs. The panelists will discuss their journeys to success and offer advice to those seeking to advance their careers or start new businesses. There will be a networking reception following the discussion and Q&A. Light food and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be served.

Listen to a panel of prominent Asian American business leaders and entrepreneurs as they discuss their journeys to success and offer advice to those seeking to advance their careers or start new businesses. A networking reception with light food and beverages will follow the panel program and Q&A.

Get your ticket here.

Questions? please email: Connie Yip connie@tapchicago.org

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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.

Questions?

Please refer to the Maggie Daley Park official website:
http://maggiedaleypark.com/things-to-do-see/skating-ribbon/

Email: Lisa Mansmith, leemoozee15@gmail.com

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