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March TAPpy Hour

Monday March 5, 6-8:30 PM • Tiger Fork

🎉Happy Year of the Dog! 🐶 Since you like Tiger Fork's food so much at our Lunar New Year Celebration, we are bringing TAPpy Hour to Chinatown!

As many of you know about Taiwan's major earthquake recently, TAP-DC is taking action to help! We will be collecting donations at this event for the Taiwan earthquake relief fund. Cash, Venmo, credit card - we take them all! ❤ Every little bit can make a difference :)

This is a free event, but don't forget to sign up through Eventbrite in advance for fast check-in. Registration at the door is available as well.

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922 N Street NW (Blagden Alley), Washington, DC

Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday February 3, 8 PM-0 AM • National Union Building

Usher in the Year of the Dog - Raise the Woof with TAP-DC!!

Lunar New Year 2018 is fast approaching and we'll be bringing the best parts of Asia to you at this 3rd annual signature event! There will be night market festivities, food, drink, games, music, and who can forget dancing all night long... #WhoLetTheDogsOut

Join TAP-DC and our community partners for a night to remember on the top floor of the charming National Union Building.

• Doors open 8:00PM; Event ends at Midnight
• All 21+ are welcome
• Formal/cocktail dress attire
• Open bar with premium liquor, wine, and beer (All Night)
• Night Market themed activities
• Delicious Asian food- See options below (Until 9:30PM)
• Special Performances (Begins 9:15PM)
• APA Short Films
• Don P Ham aKa DJ Fly2k spinning all the latest hits
• Dance Floor
• Photo booth
• Raffle Prizes

VIP: $150
Regular: $79
At the door: $99
Early Bird: $69 (ended, sold out)

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-2018-tickets-41191326366

~~~~~~~~~PROGRAM SCHEDULE~~~~~~~~~~
20:00 Doors Open
20:45 Opening Intro
20:00-21:30 Open Food Stations
21:15-21:30 Traditional Dance Performance
21:30-21:45 Lion Dance Performance
23:00 Closing Announcements

~~~~~~~~~~OPEN BAR~~~~~~~~~~
• Liquor: Absolut Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Knob Creek Bourbon, Bacardi White Rum, Milagro Tequila
• Wine and beer options
• Assorted non-alcoholic beverages

~~~~~~~~~~~FOOD~~~~~~~~~~~Unti l 9:30PM
Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken 鹽酥雞
Braised Pork Rice 滷肉飯
Stinky Tofu (Vegetarian) 臭豆腐
Dried Bean Curd (Vegetarian) 豆干
Squid Balls 章魚丸
Dan Dan Noodles 擔擔麵
Veggie Stir Fried Noodles (Vegetarian) 炒迷粉

~~~~~~~~~~ PERFORMERS~~~~~~~~~~ Starts 9:15PM
East Rising Lion Dance Troupe
Emerald Dove Dancers

~~~~~~~~~~ RAFFLE PRIZES~~~~~~~~~~
Round trip China Airlines ticket to Taiwan from LAX/ONT/SFO/JFK!!
Yoga pass week pass unlimited class
Taiwanese goodies
Judy Wang books
Blackfinn gift cards

~~~~~~~~~~ EVENT SPONSORS~~~~~~~~~~
China Airlines
Judy Wang
APA films
Tiger Fork
Jumbo Jumbo
Eastside Yoga

~~~~~~~~~~PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS~~~~~~~~~~
Asian American Law Enforcement Association - National Capital Region
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)
DC Asian Pacific American Film - APA Film
Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC
Mid-Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Student Associations (MAUVSA)
National Federation of Filipino American Associations Naffaa Region 2
National Organization for Vietnamese American Leadership DC
華府台灣同鄉會 TAA Greater Washington Chapter
AASuccess YouthCon 2018 Scholarship (https://youthcon.aasuccess.org/)

* If your organization wants to be an event sponsor or partner, please contact info@tap-dc.org to learn more about event sponsorship and partner packages.

~~~~~~~~~~GETTING THERE~~~~~~~~~~
• Closest Metro Stations: Gallery Place - Chinatown (Green, Red Yellow Line), 2 blocks walking
• By Car: 918 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
• Street Parking available
• Nearby parking garages

* You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the event. No one under 21 will be admitted, so please do not buy tickets as there are no refunds. You must bring a valid, Government-issued photo ID. Without proper ID to show proof of legal age, there will be no entry; no exceptions.

* All Sales Final – No Refunds. However, you can resell or transfer your ticket to another person. They must have the tickets to enter.

#LunarNewYear2018 #NationalUnionBuilding #OpenBar #YearOfTheDog #LionDance

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918 F St NW, Washington, DC

January TAPpy Hour at Blackfinn

Wednesday January 24, 5:30-9 PM • Blackfinn Ameripub - DC

First TAPpy Hour of 2018!! Come join TAP-DC and find out what events we have in store for you this year! Remember to bring your business cards for networking. All are welcome and be sure to RSVP for free on eventbrite.

February 3rd Lunar New Year Celebration event page below. We will have a ticket sale special during the Wednesday TAPpy hour :-)

~Happy Hour Specials extended until 8PM~

Closest metro stops are Farragut North (red) and Farragut West (orange, silver). 5 minute walk from metro stops.

About us:
TAP-DC is an official chapter of TACL/TAP!
Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) enhances the Taiwanese-American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American Identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire, empower, develop, and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders. TAP-DC is a chapter of the Taiwanese American Citizen’s League (TACL) who’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for Taiwanese Americans. Find out more at www.tap-dc.org, subscribe to our eNewsletter for a monthly email of our events, and follow our Facebook page (Taiwanese American Professionals Washington, D.C. Area - TAP DC) for more details.

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1620 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC

TAPpy Hour December

Wednesday December 20, 5-8 PM • Saint Yves

You're cordially invited to TAP-DC's December Happy Hour, the last of this year as the end of 2017 is near! Mingle with other TAPers and spread the holiday cheer. Let's end the year on a high note!
We have exciting events planned in 2018, including our annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb 3 so come out to learn more :D

More about us at www.tap-dc.org and subscribe to our eNewsletter on our fb page, Taiwanese American Professionals Washington, D.C. Area - TAP DC ,for a monthly email of our events.

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1220 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

TAP DC: Wreaths Across America

Saturday December 16, 8 AM-12 PM • Arlington National Cemetery

TAP-DC will join thousands of volunteers across the country as we lay wreaths on the tombstones of our nation's fallen. Come out as we honor those who served this holiday season.

Please report to the Arlington National Cemetery visitors center no later than 9 am. Due to restrictions, the parking garage will not be available. Public transporation is strongly encouraged. Metro opens at 7 am.

For those who still want to drive, parking is available at the Pentagon City mall. From there, you can take Metro to Arlington National Cemetery.

We may arrange limited carpools. Stay tuned for the latest.

If you have any questions please email david.chang@tap-dc.org. For more information, please visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/volunteer-at-arlington/#schedule.

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1 Memorial Avenue, Arlington, VA

Nov TAPpy Hour & Date Auction

Wednesday November 29, 6-8:30 PM • Piola Restaurant (Washington, DC)

Get ready for another TAPpy Hour! This time with a twist - Date Auction! Enjoy amazing brick oven pizza at Piola Washington DC, sip on your favorite drink, and bid on a date ;)

This is a free event, and make sure to hit the Get Tickets button to RSVP. We will take cash or venmo for date auction payment - all funds will go into TAP-DC's future programming. See you very soon!

>>>>>>>>>> HOW IT WORKS<<<<<<<<

This is how our "Date Auction" works:
There are beautiful and handsome auctionees that go on the stage one by one, introducing themselves with a bit of their background, hobbies, pet peeves, etc. Within the audience, there will be more eligible bachelors and bacheloretts that are happy and excited to meet the auctionees!

Bidders can get a bidding number at the registration for $5 and participate in the exciting auction. The auction will begin promptly at 7:00 pm so if you are volunteering as an auctionee, please arrive early!

Then the most exciting part begins: The bidding. The initial price to bid for a gentleman auctionee begins at $10, while a lady auctionee begins at $15. The date will be awarded to the top bidder.

Finally, the new match will be awarded with a gift card to fun and fabulous dating location, such as Dave & Busters, mailed to the bidder's house, so they can enjoy each other's company and hopefully through the long Winter months!

For any questions, please feel free to reach me at jonathan.chen@tap-dc.org


Ladies! Do you have that dress you've been dying to find an excuse to show off?
Gentleman! Do you have that new freshly tailored suit you thought was too cocky to wear on a normal occasion?
Well now's your chance to show off your magnificence! Come volunteer to be an auctionee and be admired by the audience. It's free to participate. Just E-mail me at jonathan.chen@tap-dc.org.
I will respond back to you with a form and you can fill out what you want your ideal date to know about you!
Our lovely board members are already beginning to sign up, but I know there's more confident people that will join us too!
See you all there~

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2208 14th St NW, Washington, DC

TAP-Dc Tours Dept. Of Justice

Friday November 17, 11:50 AM-1 PM • The United States Department of Justice

Update: A few spots are still available for the tour. Please remember to email Daphne at daphne.lin@tap-dc.org to be placed on the tour list. Clicking "going" on the Facebook event page DOES NOT get you on the list!!!! Deadline to respond is November 10, 2017!


Interested in what goes on at the U.S. Department of Justice? Take a tour of the Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice building, dubbed "Main," and learn about the history of the DOJ as well as see the artwork displayed in the public portions of the building. The tour usually lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour. You are welcome to take pictures of the artwork; however, you may not take pictures of the building entrances and exits. The tour will be capped at the first 14 confirmed attendees. Please only email Daphne if you can confirm your attendance.

What: Private tour of the U.S. DOJ
When: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at noon
Where: 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW (day-of meeting point at the visitor center will be emailed out to confirmed attendees)
How: Please email daphne.lin@tap-dc.org to confirm your reservation. Note: you will have to send Daphne your full legal name, bring a government issued ID, and pass through security to be able to gain access to the building.

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950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC


Tuesday October 31, 6-10 PM • Bar Bao

🎵This is Halloween👻🤡 this is Halloween☠💀
Everybody scream! Everybody scream!!🎵🎶
Who is ready for the Halloweentown?!

🎃TAPPY HOUR: The Halloween Edition🎃
Invite your friends for a WICKED night out and meet other skeletons, monsters, witches, and maybe some humans. Enjoy cocktails, sake, Bao buns, dumplings, wonton nachos, and other deliciousness from Bar Bao’s creative menu 🍻🍶

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$5 admission fee, but WAIT!
FREE if you come in costume!!
Don't forget to sign up through Eventbrite in advance for fast check-in. Registration at the door is available as well.

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Anyone wearing costume is eligible for the contest. The winner will be announced at the end of the night! Let’s see who can take the GRAND PRIZE HOME!!! 🏆🎁

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3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA

TAP DC Hikes Shenandoah National Park

Saturday October 21, 10:30 AM-5 PM • MP 45.6 on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

MP 45.6 on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

We're going for a hike in Shenandoah National Park, just in time to take in beautiful views of the fall foliage!

We will be doing the Hawksbill Trail Circuit. The first half of this circuit is a forest walk that passes 2 feeder streams for Rose River, and the second is vista after vista from both the Appalachian Trail and Hawksbill Summit. The views from Franklin Cliffs look out on the Massanutten range to the west, and there is a spectacular 270 degree panorama from the Hawksbill Summit with a view of Old Rag (from Hiking Upward).

Rating: Hard
Distance: 9.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,980 feet
Estimated Hiking Time: 5-6 hours (including 30-minutes for food and breaks)
Map: http://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/HawksbillFranklinCliffs/images/Map.pdf

===Carpool Signup===

===Meeting location and Hike Start Time===
Hawksbill Gap Parking Lot at 10:30AM. Hike starts promptly at 11:00AM
Coordinates: 38.556172, -78.3873842 (https://goo.gl/maps/kKbLWN1WhSM2)

Also, don't speed (too much) on Skyline Drive. Expect speed radars policing the route.

===Shenandoah Entrance Fee===
$25 PER CAR or use your National Park Pass.

===What to bring===
Wear athletic wear and sneakers/hiking shoes
Food - Bring snacks and lunch
Bring at least 2 quarts of water (equivalent to 4 bottled waters)
Sunscreen protection
Small backpack to hold your stuff

===Post-Hike Dinner Ideas===
El Toro (86 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186)

Questions/Concerns? Contact Karen (karen.hsu@tap-dc.org) or David (david.yi@tap-dc.org)

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TAP Book Club

Sunday October 15, 2-4 PM • Address will be sent by email.

Address will be sent by email.

Join us for another install of our TAP-DC Book Club! RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/oPLGV9N6lZd2Zr4B3

This month we set our focus on Vanessa Hua's Deceit and Other Possibilities (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30109843-deceit-and-other-possibilities). A collection of short stories that center around immigration. Whether it is navigating a new country or discoving an old ancestry, Hua's short stories are full of memorable characters and touching stories.

Join us on Oct 15 as we gather to eat good food, imbibe good beverages, and share our own experiences with the book. Please RSVP here (https://goo.gl/forms/oPLGV9N6lZd2Zr4B3) if you plan on joining us! Meeting location and other details will be sent the week prior through email.

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/oPLGV9N6lZd2Zr4B3

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2017 Mid-Autumn Festival Bazaar 中秋市集

Saturday September 23, 11 AM-2 PM • 901 Wind River Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1960, United States

901 Wind River Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1960, United States

Join us to celebrate 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival Bazaar!
There will be food vendors and you will fully enjoy the authentic Taiwanese cousine and snacks!

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Thursday September 21, 6-9 PM • Hanaro Sushi

Let's celebrate the end of summer and welcome the beginning of autumn together! Come mingle with us and learn more about the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hiking Trip, and Book Club!

TAPPY HOUR is a free event, but don't forget to sign up through Eventbrite in advance for fast check-in. Registration at the door is available as well.

Closest metro: Bethesda Station on Red Line

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7820 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD