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TAP-Chicago 5th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Celebration - February 23rd

The TAP-Chicago 5th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at the beautiful National Hellenic Museum in Chicago’s West Loop. The celebration will be the largest holiday gathering of Asian American young professionals and friends in the Chicagoland area.

The event will feature a delicious 10 course dinner, networking, DJ, dancing, photobooth, performances, raffle, and open bar. If you haven’t attended a TAP-Chicago event before, there’s no better time than the Year of the Snake to meet new friends!

Space is limited for this unique event and tickets have sold out the previous 4 years. We have a very limited number of tickets left. Make sure to get your soon!

Tentative Schedule

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cocktails and Networking, Lion Dance, and Opening Remarks
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner, Traditional Chinese Dance, Taiko Drumming, Hip Hop Dance Crew, Raffle
10:00 – 11:00 pm Networking and Dancing
11:00 pm and On After Party at Tantrik

Businesses interested in sponsorship and silent auction donation opportunities should view the sponsorship packet and contact Hauwei Lien, Sponsorship Coordinator at hauwei@tapchicago.org | 302.559.5948 or Daisy Yang, Silent Auction Coordinator at daisy@tapchicago.org | 616.308.8271.

Host Committee (in formation)

Anica Wu, Anne Fan, Anny Chou, Autumn Chim, Chen Chen, Daisy Yang, Edwin Nam, Frank Jiang, George Dong, Grant Wu, Hauwei Lien, Jennifer Peng, Jonathan Chu, Karen Chiu, Karen Huynh, Karen Hwang, Norm Leong, Patty Shih, Paul Ko, Phil Liou, Phil Ren, Pirada Molina, Sam Chae, Shannon Sung, Shelley Xu, Shenny Wu, Sue Chang, Tiffany Huang, Tina Ho, Tracy Lin, Yenchih Tsai

Community Partners

Asian American Chicago Network (AACN), DePaul Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Korean American Coalition Chicago (KACC)

Marketing Partners

JAConnect (Japanese American Service Committee), JETAA Chicago (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association), Northwestern University Asian American Alumni Association (NU-A5), Project Vision, UChicago Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

Want to become a host or community partner? Other questions? Call or email:

Shannon Sung 312.961.3883 | shannon@tapchicago.org
Patty Shih 773.203.6536 | patty@tapchicago.org
Hauwei Lien 302.559.5948 | hauwei@tapchicago.org

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/533836896640658/

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Recap: TAP-Chicago Taiwanese Breakfast

On Sunday, TAP-Chicago hosted a Taiwanese breakfast event at Tamarind, where owner Lisa Ko made traditional Taiwanese breakfast food. Thanks to you guys, we had an amazing turnout, and are planning a part 2 next month! Check out our Facebook for event updates.

TAP-Chicago, Tamarind, Taiwanese Breakfast Thank you, Lisa, for making the event possible, and reminding us of our hometown. 

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What a great turnout!

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The menu consisted of
碗粿 Wah Kueh (Steamed rice pudding with delicious savory topping)
油條 You tiao (Fried Donut)
花生湯 hua shen tang (peanut soup)
甜豆漿 Tian dou jiang (Sweet soybean milk)
鹹豆漿 Xian dou jiang (Savory soybean milk)
飯糰 Fan tuan (Taiwanese rice ball)
胡椒餅 Hu jiao bing (Pepper Pancake)

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Nom Nom

Tamarind, TAP-Chicago, Food, Taiwanese
Nom Nom Nom

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Satisfied TAP-Chicagoans.

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Click here for more nom nom pictures!

Special thanks to Lisa Ko for the amazing meal
Paul Ko for the pictures
Shannon and Phil for coordinating the event
and of course, all of our members who came out to enjoy food with us!


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