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TAP – Chicago June Happy Hour @ Concrete Cowboy

Come celebrate the summer with new and old friends at TAP-Chicago June Happy Hour on Thursday, June 21st at Concrete Cowboy in River North. Guests of TAP Chicago will enjoy a private section of the venue and half off appetizers in addition to the happy hour prices below for the entire night.

Appetizers $7:

Margherita Flatbread
Frito Pie
Cheese Quesadillas
Chips and Guacamole
Carnitas Tacos
Spicy Beef Tacos
Fiesta Flatbread
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Mac and Cheese Squares
Happy Hour Drinks:

Domestic Buckets of Beer $15
Imported Buckets of Beer $15
Bottles of Beer $4
Pints of Beer $5
Wells $5
$6 Craft Cocktails & Wine Selections:

“OH MY” Margarita
CC Mule
Concrete Crush
Cowboy Paloma
Texas Press
Kenwood Cabernet
Irony Pinot Noir
Kung Fu Girl Riesling
Meiomo Chardonnay
Cost: Free ticket in advance by Tuesday June 19th, $5 afterwards and at the door

Questions? Email:

Lisa Mansmith: Leemoozee15@gmail.com

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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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Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise 2018

Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise 2018

Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise 2018

The Chicago Asian American community presents the 2018 Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise on Saturday, July 14th. Join 400+ friends as the 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!

  • DJs on multiple levels
  • Newly renovated sun deck with more open space, and newly installed bar
  • Full cash bars on all levels
  • Proceeds benefit partnering community organizations

Event Schedule:
12:30 PM Check-In Opens
1:00 PM Boarding Starts
1:30 PM Yacht Departs Dock
4:30 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)

Get your ticket now on Eventbrite.

COMPARE TO same old 1-hour architectural tour: $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

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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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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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Get Ready for the 6th Annual Lunar Ball on Aug 11th

Lunar Ball 2018 on August 11th

Due to a date conflict beyond our control at our venue, Lunar Ball 2018 originally scheduled for Saturday, May 19 has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 11. Rest assured that the event will be bigger and better than ever!

We apologize for the change in date and have applied a discount to all current ticket holders in appreciation of their flexibility. If any ticket holders are not able to attend on the new date, we are happy to process a refund. Please contact hello@lunarball.org with any questions or concerns.

We are excited for the new date and hope you join us as we enjoy food and beverages from amazing sponsors including Seoul TacoKizuki Ramen & IzakayaPokéworksMeet Fresh ChicagoCH DistillerySaboo Asian Craft BeerA Place By DamaoBIBIBOP Asian Grill, and more!

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to celebrating with you on August 11th!
-The Lunar Ball team

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Over 1,000+ Attendees Expected!

The 2018 Lunar Ball will be held on Saturday, May 19th at the contemporary Zhou B Art Center located in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood.

As Chicago’s largest fundraiser for Chicago local Asian-American charities, the Lunar Ball is expected to bring together 1,000+ of Chicago’s most accomplished young professionals and community supporters from over 30 organizations.

Attendees will enjoy a royal evening of premium drinks, delicious food, great entertainment, and social networking, all in the beautiful Zhou B Art Center adorned with award-winning sculptures and arts.

Highlights include tastings from top local restaurants, a premium full open bar including CH Distillery, Saboo craft beers, and other fine spirits.

Come for the fun. Stay for the people. At the end of the evening, feel great that you supported local charities. We hope to see you on May 19th!

Don’t miss out and reserve your ticket today on Eventbrite  use “TAP” for $5 off the regular ticket price.

Giving Back to Chicago

All proceeds from the Lunar Ball benefit Chicago local Asian-American charities. Grants help provide services to youth, seniors, refugees, as well as leadership development, promote cultural awareness, and support other important charitable causes.

To learn more, visit www.lunarball.org for updates!

Dress Code and Theme

Wear your best semi-formal attire. Should you feel more adventurous, black ties and ethnic dresses are encouraged! The theme will be announced closer to the event date. Follow Lunar Ball Facebook Page for the latest information.

Private Reception for VIP Ticketholders

Meet influential community leaders, accomplished professionals, and generous donors in a private reception starting at 6 pm. VIPs can also enjoy an exclusive bar, express entry to the event and after-party, and much more!

Questions & Contact Us

Please direct all questions or comments to info@lunarball.org
Please note that tickets to Lunar Ball are transferable but not refundable.

Thank You to the Lunar Ball 2017 Sponsors!

We are grateful to all of the sponsors and partners who supported Lunar Ball 2017, and looking forward to announcing new partnerships for 2018 soon!

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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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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.

BENCHMARK, A FOUR CORNERS® TAVERN
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: linzicareer@gmail.com

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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 https://asiantoydrive.eventbrite.com
+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 http://tgt.gifts/CMAA (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 “margarets@chinesemutualaid.org“. Bring a printed or electronic copy of your order confirmation to the event.

Questions? Contact
Cece Tran ctran165@gmail.com (TAP-Chicago Social)
James Lim jameslim@gmail.com (KACC)
Mavis Meng comeonmavis@gmail.com (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 https://www.chinesemutualaid.org/

More info about KACC and TAP-Chicago at https://www.kac-chicago.org/ and http://tapchicago.org/ or Facebook

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TAP – Fall Apple & Pumpkin Picking

20171021 apple picking

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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