2016 Taiwan Gay Pride Parade in NY

HELP Taiwan be represented at the 2016 New York Gay Pride Parade! Did you know that Taiwan is the home of Asia’s largest Gay Pride parade? But the last time there was a float representing Taiwan in the New York Pride Parade was in 2010! There hasn’t been a Taiwan float these past couple of years because registration fees and the cost of a putting together a float are quite high. Now more than ever, in the wake of the June 12th shooting at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, we need to show our support…

Taiwanese 7-Eleven to Open in Four U.S. Cities Early 2017

The Taiwanese American Dream ... is Coming True First, Din Tai Fung launches in the Bay Area this May. Then, Taiwanese-influenced supermarket 99 Ranch opens its first East Coast locations end of this year. And now, Taiwanese 7-Eleven open their first U.S. locations early next year!!! Right now, news is still early and only being reported in Taiwanese newspapers but confirmed cities include Los Angeles and NYC with a yet undetermined location in the Bay Area. Seattle, Chicago and Houston have…

Hello Taiwan Concert and Food Bazaar in NYC

Every year, the Hello Taiwan concert showcases top Taiwanese musical talent to the NYC community. This year, the line-up features two Taiwanese groups as well as a local band that’s already making waves in the music scene. As part of the event, there will also be a Taiwanese Food Bazaar featuring delectable and authentic Taiwanese dishes. All proceeds from the event will benefit Taiwan’s Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation. Good food, good music, and a good cause - what else could you ask for? EVENT: Date:…

TACL National Convention Kick-Off Happy Hour in NYC

Join Taiwanese American Professionals - New York (TAP-NY) as we show our visiting sister chapters (from SF, LA, Boston, Atlanta, and more) how it’s done in NYC. On Friday, September 4th, we’re taking over Circle, the legendary epicenter of Asian nightlife. Starting at 6 PM, we’ll kick off the TACL National Convention with a massive TAPpy Hour to welcome our visiting friends. Come out to enjoy drinks served from Circle’s two bars, and kick back with a friendly crowd to beats from a laid-back…

Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe Performs in NYC

Its been 2 years since Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe have performed for the New York City audience at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and 8 years since their last Passport to Taiwan Festival performance. Passport to Taiwan 2015 and the Taiwanese American Association of New York - TAANY (大紐約區台灣同鄉會) is proud to invite Chio-Tian to once again perform in New York City at two different venues in May of 2015 Founded in 1995 by Hsu Cheng-Rong; Chio-Tian has made a name for…

NYC’s Taiwanese American Cultural Festival: Passport to Taiwan

It's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate the Taiwanese American community by joining them at the largest festival of its kind in New York City. At the Passport to Taiwan event each year, participants can sample local delicacies from in Taiwan, observe dough figurine makers and calligraphy masters at work in the arts & crafts area, learn about various organizations and agencies, play children’s games, learn about traditional Taiwanese toys in the interactive…

TAPpy Hour in NYC

Taiwanese American Professionals - New York (TAP-NY)'s TAPpy Hour is moving to midtown in May - and this month we'll be at rooftop lounge The Attic, a penthouse that boasts glass windows, gorgeous west side views, and bold, modern decor. Everyone is invited to come out to bask in the (finally) warm weather, sip on a drink or two, and learn more about upcoming TAP events and getting involved. With a chill DJ spinning in the background, there's no better place to lounge and unwind after work with…

Award-winning music stars A-Lin, Luantan Ascent & Dwagie perform in NYC!

Taiwan Music Night returns to CMJ Music Marathon 2014--featuring award-winning Stars, A-Lin, Luantan Ascent, and Dwagie! Taiwan Music Express, a week-long cross-cultural showcase of Taiwanese music, features these top Taiwanese artists representing three music genres: award-winning pop sensation and “born diva” A-Lin; solo rock artist, songwriter, and six-time Golden Melody Award-winner Luantan Ascent; and internationally acclaimed rap artist and activist Dwagie. These artists perform at Taiwan…

September 13th | Keep Taiwan Free Movement in NYC!

[caption id="attachment_11876" align="alignnone" width="610"] Photo Credit: MengLing Hsieh[/caption] Despite being one of the world's youngest successful democracies, Taiwan continues to be excluded from the United Nations. Among many consequences, that means Taiwan is unable to fully participate in and contribute its resources to global institutions such as the World Health Organization and forced to enter international competitions under the name of “Chinese Taipei." Keep Taiwan Free and…

NYC Cravings, Taiwanese-Style Food from the Truck: Like Your Grandmother Cooked It

Update: NYC Cravings is now called Bian Dang! Where can one get Taiwanese-style fried chicken over rice, seasoned with a delicious home-cooked pork sauce, with tea eggs and handmade dumplings on the side? Earlier this summer, possibly the first Taiwanese-style food truck in the United States drove into town and opened for lunch at neighborhoods around New York City. The response? Long lines and lively word-of-mouth between friends and foodblogs—enough so that NYC Cravings sold out of…