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Cocktails with PbP and Special Discount for Plate by Plate 2018

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Free admission!

Join us for food and drinks at Middle Branch, one of the featured beverage mixologists at Plate by Plate (October 19) this year!

This is a great opportunity to connect with the PbP community, learn more about Plate by Plate 2018, our annual tasting benefit on October 19, and what we do!

Special Plate by Plate ticket discounts will be available for ONE DAY ONLY on September 28 during this mixer. You will be able to purchase your 2018 Plate by Plate tickets for 20% off (a $40 savings!) at $159.20.... AND no Eventbrite fee!!!

More information HERE.

Plate by Plate NY: Ticket Launch Mixer

Free admission!

Join us for food and drinks at Ms Yoo in downtown Manhattan as we kick off ticket sales for our annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate NYC 2018 (October 19)!

Exclusive pricing will be available for ONE DAY ONLY on August 17 during our ticket launch mixer. You will be able to purchase your 2018 Plate by Plate tickets for the absolute lowest price, at $149 per ticket.

For more about Plate by Plate NYC 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/209991136509850/

WHEN Friday, August 17th 6:00PM - 10:00PM *Happy Hour food and drinks available until 8PM!

WHERE Ms. Yoo (2nd floor) 163 Allen St, New York, NY

DRESS CODE Smart Casual

ADMISSION Free! Take this time to hang out with us AND purchase your Plate by Plate tickets!

~~~PLATE BY PLATE PRICING @ TICKET LAUNCH MIXER~~~ General Admission: $149* (25% off!) Price will go up at 12 midnight on 8/18! Purchase in person at the ticket launch mixer, or via Eventbrite on Aug 17th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plate-by-plate-nyc-2018-benefiting-cacf-tickets-48077778931

PbP-NY x AAIFF 2018

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July 17, 2018

PbP-NY x 41st Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)

PbP-NY is proud to be a community partner for this year’s Asian American International Film Festival held annually by our past partner, Asian Cinevision. The festival will run from July 25 – August 4 and showcases the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema. To learn more about the festival and this year’s lineup, go HERE.


Can't decide what film(s) to watch, check out some of the selections below:

INVISIBLE HANDS (Dir. Shraysi Tandon | Indonesia, Ghana, China, India, USA | Documentary | 80 mins | English | New York Premiere | Q&A to follow with filmmakers) July 27, 2018, 8:00pm - Village East Cinema

Shot in 6 countries including the U.S, India, Indonesia, Ghana, Hong Kong and China. INVISIBLE HANDS is a harrowing account of children as young as 6 years old making the products we buy and consume everyday. A modern day slavery system quietly supported by some of the world's biggest corporate giants. The film also shows chilling undercover footage of children being sold like animals by a child trafficker. The film marks the directorial debut of journalist Shraysi Tandon and is produced by Academy award winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson.

8 MINUTES AHEAD (Dir. Ben Hoskyn | Canada, Hong Kong | Drama | 72 mins | Chinese (Cantonese), English with English subtitles, US Premiere) August 1, 2018, 6:00pm - Village East Cinema

Workaholic, success-obsessed Zhou Li spent decades building a shipping company from the ground up—and now, at the end of his life, he wonders whether it all really amounted to anything. When he makes a sudden change to his will and to the inheritance his children stand to receive, his two sons are faced with an age-old dilemma: how much wealth is enough, and how far are you willing to go to get it? Each must decide between devoting his life to the family business or breaking away from it in order to live a life his father never could. Eldest son Danny is fully consumed running the business his father started. He takes the recent adjustments to the will as a personal affront and refuses to accept any change to his standing, making him even more oblivious to the needs and troubles of his own family. Nineteen-year-old Cheng is the son Zhou never met. Cheng has been obsessed with getting rich ever since he understood what money was. Now that an opportunity has presented itself, Cheng soon realizes that money comes with strings attached and he'll be lucky if he can make it out alive.

8 MINUTES AHEAD is a directorial debut that incorporates the very best of Hong Kong filmmaking: exciting action, romance, and vibrant color.

FROM THREE FEET TALL SHORTS PROGRAM (117 mins) August 2, 2018, 6:00pm - Village East Cinema

Do you remember what it was like to be a child? These films ask us to see through the perspective of children facing very adult situations, and who yet react with a strength and heart that many grown-ups still aspire to have.

ART BEYOND THE SCREEN SHORTS PROGRAM (95 mins) August 2, 2018, 8:30pm - Village East Cinema

Going beyond the cinematic talents of our community, the following shorts showcase and dive into other art forms. How Asian talents from around the world transform and use art to expand what it means to be an artist.


For being a PbP-NY supporter, you can get 25% off using code: PBP_41

Just choose the film(s) and enter the code at checkout.

Let's support Asian American films and filmmakers and fill up those seats! See you there!


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Defying Stereotypes: Interview with Lin Chen, CEO & Founder of Pink Moon Co.

June 17, 2018

By Sarah Tung

At Project by Project New York (PbP-NY), we’re always excited to hear inspiring stories from the Asian American community. Stories about work-life harmony, overcoming the odds, and pursuing unconventional career paths – while remembering to give back. Generosity is at the heart of it all.

How can we elevate Asian American narratives to include broader definitions of success? How can we encourage the younger generation to pay it forward?

We sat down with PINK MOON CO. founder Lin Chen to chat about how she got into the natural beauty industry, how her multicultural background has influenced her business and personal growth, and her thoughts on this year’s PbP theme, immigration. She also shares her career goals and her recommended reading list.

Lin Chen is carving out her own path in the natural beauty industry, one that is unique to her skillsets and identity as a Taiwanese-American woman.

PINK MOON CO. founder Lin Chen

PINK MOON CO. founder Lin Chen

ABOUT LIN CHEN // BREAKING INTO THE NATURAL BEAUTY INDUSTRY

It all started with PETA.

In middle school, one of Chen’s friends was an avid advocate for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)and wasted no time in sending Chen a stash of pamphlets to read. To her horror, Chen learned about animal testing in the products she consumed. She adopted a pescatarian diet, avoiding red meat and poultry for 10 years.

“I was really against wearing fur,” said Chen. “My mom would buy me rabbit fur sweaters and fur jackets and I’d be like, ‘I am not going to wear this.’”

Chen’s mom also enjoyed buying her daughter L'Oréal products. Much to Chen’s chagrin, L'Oréal conducted animal testing. She printed out a list of “approved” brands for her mom – brands that did not test on animals.

Natural beauty seemed the way to go.

According to Statistica, the market size of the natural and organic beauty industry is projected to reach $21.78 billion USD by 2024. That’s an increase of almost 150% from $11.06 billion in 2016.

In college, Chen began learning more about the chemicals in her commercial beauty products, i.e. parabens, phthalates and silicones. She discovered EWG.org, the Environmental Working Group’s comprehensive online database of harmful ingredients in cosmetics, sunscreen, pesticides in produce, and more.

Chen began applying to jobs in public relations, looking for roles in fashion, beauty and restaurants. She found a job on Craigslist for a “cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics company” that didn’t disclose its name, and applied for it. Within a week, she nabbed an intern role there. That company turned out to be 100% Pure.

In May 2017, Chen then left Bottega Organica, where she had served as the Global Marketing and Sales Director. She had been there since 2014, and leaving the company served as the impetus to founding her own company, PINK MOON CO.

What kind of clients does she seek? Women-founded companies with sustainable practices. Chen believes in holistic wellness – for the mind, body and soul.

Initially, her mom wasn’t quite on board with the idea of her daughter striking it out on her own.

“I was definitely freaking out…what am I going to tell my mom?” said Chen. “Will [my mom] think I’m a failure?”

PbP Steering Committee member, Hai Yen, interviewing Lin

PbP Steering Committee member, Hai Yen, interviewing Lin

ON IMMIGRATION AND MULTICULTURAL BACKGROUND

Chen’s parents are immigrants who moved to California from Taiwan in the 1970s. They were both on full scholarships for their Master's degrees. Chen’s parents have always had high expectations for their children. While her brother became a doctor, Chen had something else in mind…

“Growing up, I didn’t have straight A’s,” said Chen. “I had some pretty bad grades in high school. I wasn’t very education-focused. I’m more creative.”

Chen’s mom advised her to go back to grad school, study to become a CPA, or apply to a big corporation. But Chen had been working at start-ups since 2013 and had no intention of returning to the corporate world.

“I was like, ‘I’m going to be so unhappy,’” said Chen. “I don’t want to do that. I want to be my own boss.”

Instead, she built PINK MOON CO., a “strategic branding + marketing consultancy for women-founded indie eco beauty, wellness & sustainable fashion startups,” according to Lin Chen’s LinkedIn page.

Her foray into entrepreneurship came at the tail end of a devastating breakup. Crushed, Chen began to reevaluate her self-described “co-dependent” habits.

“That’s when I woke up,” said Chen. “OK, I need to really build a life for myself that I’m happy about and proud of.”

A month after her breakup, she booked a trip to Norway. Her first solo trip.

“Traveling for sure opens up your mind and makes you more open-minded and accepting of other cultures and other people, thoughts and ideas,” said Chen.

ON CAREER GOALS AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

That global citizen mindset has served Chen well in her business endeavors. One of Chen’s personal convictions is to “defy” Asian stereotypes.

In the green beauty industry, “Asians are still under the radar,” says Chen. If you take Korean Beauty (or “K-Beauty”) out of the equation, there’s even less Asian representation. Currently there are no prominent Asian female founders. Most of the natural beauty brands’ founders are white women.

Chen hopes that brands will feature more diversity soon.

“I’ve been telling some of my clients, ‘You should show diversity on your website and feature women of color, Asian women, Indian women, and all kinds of women or men, too, on your social media pages,’” said Chen.

Recently, Chen envisioned a media campaign to highlight Asian female founders in beauty. She pitched this idea to a beauty publication but it didn’t take.

“I’m definitely really proud of myself,” said Chen. “It has taken me a long time to get to where I am and who I am today. I was taking these small steps to building my own life and building a foundation for myself.”

“I’m definitely really proud of myself,” said Chen. “It has taken me a long time to get to where I am and who I am today. I was taking these small steps to building my own life and building a foundation for myself.”

ON HER BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO FAR

Chen continues to define success on her own terms. PINK MOON CO. celebrated its one-year anniversary in May 2018.

“I’m definitely really proud of myself,” said Chen. “It has taken me a long time to get to where I am and who I am today. I was taking these small steps to building my own life and building a foundation for myself.”

While Chen is happy about her company’s progress, she doesn’t see her current success as the pinnacle.

“A big accomplishment for me would be if one of my brands got bought out by, like, Estee Lauder,” said Chen.

Chen’s journey demonstrates her dedication and drive. If you see a need in the world, create your own opportunity. Don’t wait for others to take the initiative. Motivate others and lead the way by example. Others will follow.

Now that is something we can all aspire to.

PbP Steering Committee member, Hai Yen, with Lin

PbP Steering Committee member, Hai Yen, with Lin

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LIN CHEN’S READING LIST

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Your Shit Together by John Carlton

Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose by Alexandra Elle: “Her words are so beautiful and they’ve been helping me a lot through heartbreak or hardships. She [Elle] is all about self-love, self-care and women empowerment. She also has another book called Words from a Wanderer which are one or two sentences…like a mantra.”

Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life by Agapi Stassinopoulos (Arianna Huffington’s sister): “Her book is about little vignettes from her life. She’s had a pretty hard life. At the end of each chapter is a meditation. Each chapter is related to certain subjects. If you feel a certain way, you can just open the table of contents and open up to that chapter.”

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Follow Lin Chen and PINK MOON CO. on social media! Facebook: @pinkmoondotco Instagram: @pinkmoon.co Website: https://www.pinkmoon.co/

ABOUT SARAH TUNG

Sarah Tung is a guest contributor for Project by Project New York. She is a writer, storyteller and content curator with a focus on personal growth, leadership, and the intersection of arts and activism. You can read more of her writing at https://medium.com/@sarahtung

PbP-NY Asian Heritage Month Celebration


Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with us!

Project by Project NY is closing out the month of May with our happy hour this Thursday, May 31st - please bring your friends and join us at our happy hour/networking event. There will be cocktails and snacks at our event space next to Gansevoort Market (355 W 14th St). Check out the event details HERE.

WHEN Thursday, May 31st 2018 Happy Hour: 6:00PM - 10:00PM (*portions of Happy Hour drink proceeds will go to PbP)

WHERE 355 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014


Apply to be part of CACF's 2018-2019 student leadership cohort!

 

Our partner this year, Coalition for Asian American Children + Families (CACF), is currently recruiting public high school students for their 2018-2019 youth leadership group, the Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP). For more details, see below!

Click here to download an application or here to fill out an online application!


 Phrase of the Month

안녕하세요 an-nyeong-ha-se-yo

Origin: Korea Pronounciation: an-nyeong-ha-se-yo Translation: Hello Did You Know? There are multiple ways to say hello in Korean! Learn more about the different ways here.

Try it on your Korean coworkers to see if they understand! How well did you do? Tell us on social media!


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Project by Project NY 2018 Annual Retreat Kickoff during APA Heritage Month

Project by Project NY: May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! PbP-NY goes to the Poconos!


Project by Project NY (PbP-NY)’s Annual Leadership Retreat in the Poconos!

Retreat Theme: Activate the Hive!

What better way for PbP-NY to kickoff this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month than to host our Annual Leadership Retreat! We escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City to spend a weekend of unity in the mountains to discuss the state of Asian leadership in US, this year's partnership goals, and this year’s PbP-NY focus: Asian Americans and immigration.

Our theme for this year’s retreat: Activate the hive!

How do bees relate to Asians?  It goes beyond the yellow pigments.

Like bees, we are an integral part of society. We work silently without being noticed but we are often overlooked. We shouldn’t be. Without bees, nature cannot exist and without Asians in the workplace, most companies wouldn’t either.

Currently, the Asian community is buzzing stronger than ever!

If there’s anything to take away from the retreat, it’s that we truly are a group of thoughtful, passionate, intelligent, hardworking, and witty team of individuals; we never hesitate to give without complaint. Our fearless chapter President, Tiffany Lin, is the brightest shining example of this ethos.

Already, our small group has achieved and accomplished so much over the years. We’ve helped out countless organizations, donated countless hours of volunteer work, and inspired countless peers to be corporate and community leaders. Still, after this weekend together, we all realized that we could achieve so much more, especially if we continue to lean on each other,  to constantly lift each other up, and to push each other to do better. To be better. During this retreat, we learned that, together, we can grow stronger and move forward as a hive.

We have some seriously talented Asian Americans not only in PbP, but all across the U.S., in all levels of society. We need to work to not only activate the PbP hive but to activate all Asian leaders across this wonderful country of ours.

We need to break the stereotype of the model minority and instead be perceived as the model citizen, model professional, model parent, model community member, and model community leader.

We need to inspire, motivate, and give each other a voice of hope.

We look forward to having more talented Asian professionals join us in the years to come and make our hive even stronger. Together we are “Hive Strong"!

For more info on this year’s retreat and what we did, visit our blogpost!

Keep the conversation going! Use #PbPHiveStrong and #PbPHive to send out a positive message and show us how YOU'RE changing the conversation! We will feature select entries on our social media accounts!


E Q U A L I T Y

A conversation about equality

A major discussion took place during the retreat, around the topic of equality. There’s been much in the news about the bad things that our fellow Americans have done and said. But equality should not be about anger or disdain toward these groups. Many of them still have so much to offer to all of us. We must learn to be like the best of them and not react to the worst of them.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best - even though his situation was a lot more dire and tenuous than ours currently is, the same concept holds true:

“And that is something that I must say to my people who stand on the worn threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.“

Compared to Dr. King, our struggle is a much easier one. Our struggle is only for inclusion and recognition. But like Dr. King, we should use dignity and hope as our allies, not hatred or resentment.

The perception remains that Asian Americans are not suitable for the C-suite. The excerpt below was taken from “Why Asians remain absent from the tech industry’s highest echelons”.

…..the perception of the “model minority” has had a pernicious effect on Asians working in Silicon Valley by inculcating a belief that they lack leadership qualities…. Diligence and deference to authority are useful skills for getting hired. But “as you move up the ladder,” she said, “soft skills like communication, networking, and influencing become more important.”

In the years to come, we should seek to change and challenge this perception.

I implore every one of you to get out of your comfort zones and explore something new. Learn something new. Try new things. Bring something interesting to the conversation.

We need to challenge the common perception of Asian Americans in everyone’s minds. We must seek to carry the best conversations and carry ourselves with the most dignity. We must exhibit the best etiquette both inside and outside the workplace. The impression you leave on everyone should be the best that anyone has ever made, in the course of that day, that month, or that year. Only then, can we hope to get a place at the table.


Introducing: David’s corner.

This section will be available at the end of each newsletter to share with readers some wisdom regarding a certain topic.

This month’s topic is health.

We tend to put our career first and struggle with healthy work life balance. To this, I would say, please prioritize your health first, before your career.

That’s right: Health before career.

The story:

A pharmacist took every overtime shift offered at his local pharmacy. Overtime paid 1.5x his salary. So, with enough OT shifts, he was able to earn twice as much in one year. But he neglected his health and failed to spend time with his family. Eventually, this led to a stroke at a young age. He lapsed into a coma and left behind his wife and three young children.

The why:

  1. You may lose your job but because you’re physically and mentally healthy, you have the energy and mental acuity to land a new job or start a new company. In the story of the pharmacist, when he lost his health, he lost everything.
  2. Health is a virtuous cycle: as you become more active -> you make better decisions -> your work life improves -> you see the benefits -> you eat healthier -> you feel better -> you have more energy -> you become more active. Rinse. Repeat.
  3. You will give others a positive aura as your health grows better. You will have “the healthy glow” as your circulation improves. Your coworkers will like you more because you're more alert. Your boss will appreciate you as you “bring the energy”.

Start pushing on the flywheel, engage in 30 minutes of exercise 3x a week. Eat just one healthy meal a day. Forgive yourself. If you can’t keep up with one healthy meal a day, do one healthy meal each week. If you can’t do 30 minutes of exercise 3x a week, try once a week. Just keep pushing. The momentum will grow. That flywheel will turn.

The science:

From: The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Train Your Mind and Body

  • What follows are two strategies that will give you absolutely the most bang for your buck in regards to improving Willpower
    • Also they will help with general health and happiness

The Willpower Miracle

  • Megan Oaten and Ken Cheng conducted a study on a technique for improving Willpower
    • At the end of the treatment here is what happened to the subjects:
      • Improved attention span
      • Improved ability to tune out distraction
      • Less smoking, drinking, and caffeine
      • Less junk food, more healthy food
      • Less television
      • More studying
      • Saving more money, fewer impulse purchases
      • More in control of emotions
      • Less procrastination, and better at being on time
    •  So, what was this miracle drug?
    • Physical exercise.
  • Exercise helps in pretty much every aspect of your life
  • It is the closest thing to a Willpower wonder drug we have
    • Heart variability shoots ups with fitness
    • More gray and white matter throughout the brain
      • Most increases in the prefrontal cortex
    • In some cases as powerful as prozac for depression
  • So, how much do you need to do?
    • How much are you willing to do?
      • No point in setting a goal that you will abandon in a week
        • Even 5 minutes can help
  • So, what kind of exercise is best?
    • The kind you will actually stick to
      • The body and brain don’t really discriminate, so do whatever you are most willing to do

Willpower Experiment: The Five Minute Green Willpower Fill-Up Feeling like you need a quick dose of more Willpower?  Get outside for just five minutes and move around.  This will help give you a quick willpower “fill-up”.  If that outside is green space, the effect is greater.  It doesn’t have to be a mega workout.  Here are some examples:

  • Get out of the office and head for the closest greenery
  • Cue up your favorite song on your iPod and walk or jog around the block.
  • Take your dog outside to play (and chase the toy yourself)
  • Do a bit of work in your yard or garden
  • Step outside for some fresh air and do some stretches
  • Challenge your kids to a race or game in the backyard

In the long run, exercise will give you much more energy and power than it takes away.

You can also view the video here: https://youtu.be/V5BXuZL1HAg


Mandarin Phrase of the Month

Traditional text (Taiwan/HK):

社會公平 shè huì gōng píng

 

Simplified text (China): 社会公平 Pin Yin: shè huì gōng píng Pronunciation aid: Shuh Huay Gong Ping Translation: Social Equity

Try it on your Chinese coworkers to see if they understand! How well did you do? Tell us on social media!


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PbP-NY March 2018 Partner Selection Newsletter


Project by Project NY (PbP NY) selects Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) as its 2018 beneficiary partner!

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is the nation’s only pan-Asian children and families’ advocacy organization, bringing together community-based organizations (CBO) as well as youth and parents to fight for equity for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

The coalition’s work is especially compelling because they train and equip community members, including students, parents, teachers, and CBO staff, to become forward-thinking change-makers, and to push for change in such places as schools and workplaces. As part of its Social Justice Leadership Institute, CACF works with APA youth through a program called the Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP), to develop Asian leaders of tomorrow.

Both Co-Executive directors are looking to re-commit the coalition and would benefit greatly from an influx of talented and resourceful volunteers as the coalition looks to devote resources towards strategic planning and communication efforts this year. PbP volunteers will be instrumental in helping the coalition think about how best to connect and engage with young professionals in NYC.

Stay tuned to learn more about ways you can work with PbP and CACF this year!


Partner Kick Off Mixer

Come join us at Gansevoort Market on Friday, 4/6/18, to celebrate the launch of a year of advocacy and awareness with our 2018 beneficiary partner, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF). This will be a great opportunity to learn more about what PbP NY has planned for this year, and to meet our friends from CACF. Bring along your friends and mingle with us over happy hour specials! We are looking forward to a memorable night!

**UPDATE** HAPPY HOUR is now 6PM-9PM! (bonus one hour!) Please note that this is a PbP NY x Belly exclusive collaboration, and you will need a wristband to get food and drink specials. Find us near Belly to get your wristband (suggested donation $5)!

Drinks: $10 (beer/wine/korean cocktails) Food: free Belly hors d'oeuvres (limited qty, make sure to come early) and of course, you can order from the Belly menu

ABOUT BELLY: Known for offering the world's first bacon omakase menu, Belly was PbP NY's annual tasting benefit winner last year and we are thrilled to collaborate with them at this year's partner kickoff! BuzzFeed's "Worth It" series recently featured them on their bacon episode and you can try those foods for yourself this Friday!

RSVP to our Facebook event HERE!

WHEN Friday, April 6, 2018 Happy Hour: 6:00PM - 9:00PM (*portions of Happy Hour drink proceeds will go to PbP)

WHERE Gansevoort Market 353 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014


Project by Project NY launches its "Immigrant Speaker Series" with Jack Liang, of PokéSpot and Project Cozy fame

About Jack Liang: Jack is a native New Yorker, successful entrepreneur and restauranteur. He is one of the co-founders of two iconic NYC hotspots: PokéSpot and Project Cozy. Follow him on IG: @mrjackma

Interview Highlight: When asked about how Jack's parents felt about his risky venture into the coffee and (at the time) little known poke business, Jack responded by saying that his parents took an even bigger risk when they left China in search of a better life. His parents came to the US without a safety net or being able to speak the language, and yet through hard work and sacrifice, created an opportunity for Jack to become a risk-taker and a successful entrepreneur.

About the series: "Immigrant Speaker Series" is a YouTube series aimed toward inspiring leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. In this series, Project by Project NY is seeking out Asian American leaders to share their stories about what it was like growing up in an immigrant community and what advice they would give to their peers and other young Asian Americans who wish to follow in their footsteps. If you have someone you would like to nominate, or would like to share your personal story, be sure to reach out to marketing.ny@projectbyproject.org with your info!

To learn more about Jack's interview, make sure to follow PbP NY on social media and stay up to date on when his interview comes out!


Mandarin Phrase of the Month

Traditional text (Taiwan/HK): 恭喜發財 Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái Simplified text (China): 恭喜发财 Pin Yin: Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái Pronunciation aid: Gong hsi fah tsai Translation: Good fortune and well wishes Literal translation: Congratulations on making money Click HERE for a step-by-step tutorial on how to write the phrase


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Call for Partner Applications - Deadline: Friday, January 19th, 2018

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PbP seeks to partner with local community-based organizations to tailor sustained campaigns to raise awareness, volunteerism, and capital support for their work with our 2018 theme, Asian Americans and Immigration.

About This Years’s Theme: In 2018, Project by Project (PbP) will join American philanthropic organizations, educational institutions, community leaders, public officials, business leaders, the faith community, and the American public in the urgent imperative to stand up for immigration and immigrants at a time when ongoing anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy changes has left our communities in a state of fear, uncertainty, and confusion.

Call for Application Information: Project by Project (PbP) a national 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization with the mission to develop leader through innovative philanthropy is seeking partner applications for its 2018 campaign in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. PbP seeks to partner with local community-based organizations to tailor sustained campaigns to raise awareness, volunteerism, and capital support for their work with our 2018 theme, Asian Americans and Immigration.

Criteria: - Organization’s mission and programs must fit our theme for the year, in whole or in part. - Only tax-exempt non-profit organizations will be considered. - Must be a U.S. based organization serving the Asian American community. - Organization should have a pan-Asian focus or run a program with a pan-Asian focus. - Organization must demonstrate ability to continue to operate full-time for at least 4 years. - Organization must commit to a close working relationship with PbP in designing the campaign and educating PbP members and constituents regarding its programs.

Fill out the 2018 Application today! Submit applications to: outreach.ny@projectbyproject.org

If you have any questions, please email: outreach.ny@projectbyproject.org.

PbP NY November 2017 Newsletter


Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year we're grateful for the amazing volunteers we have, the privilege of being able to volunteer and contribute to our community and the support of all of you! The Project by Project NY team wishes you a memorable holiday with your loved ones and lots of delicious food!


Project by Project is excited to announce our 2018 theme: Asian Americans & Immigration

In 2018, Project by Project (PbP) will join American philanthropic organizations, educational institutions, community leaders, public officials, business leaders, the faith community, and the American public in the urgent imperative to stand up for immigration and immigrants at a time when ongoing anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy changes has left our communities in a state of fear, uncertainty, and confusion.

Project by Project seeks to utilize this opportunity to highlight and assist in the important work being done by our Asian American Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) who provide support and provide resources for Asian immigrants. We aim to raise awareness of the issues, concerns, and experiences of our immigrant communities while bringing the skills and resources of PbP volunteers to further the impact, capacity, and sustainability of our CBO’s.

Partner applications will be available shortly.  If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please email outreach.ny@projectbyproject.org.

Project by Project Holiday Party

Celebrate the end of 2017 with us at LeGrande Lounge!  We'll be toasting to old friends, #pbp20years and a new year.

WHEN Saturday, December 16 8:00PM - 12:00AM

WHERE LeGrande Lounge 224 W 49th St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019

RSVP on Facebook HERE.


Support PbP through AmazonSmile

When you shop through AmazonSmile in support of Project by Project, a percent of your purchase is donated to our organization!


Support Project by Project on #GivingTuesday

Help us continue to develop leadership through innovative philanthropy and work toward our vision of an empowered Asian American community!  If you believe in our mission and want to support our work toward next year's theme of Asian Americans & Immigration (and all our themes in the future), consider adding Project by Project to the list of organizations you'll support this #GivingTuesday!


Come Volunteer with Us!

Ready to take the step from supporter to Project by Project member?  Join our steering committee for 2018!  We're always looking for great additions to our team and Project by Project is a great way to meet people, develop your leadership skills and give back to your local community!


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Plate by Plate

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BUY TICKET

Plate by Plate is the premier annual tasting benefit organized by Project by Project (PbP). The event showcases New York City’s premier restaurants and is attended by over 200 food and wine loving guests who look forward to sampling what the city’s best has to offer. Plate by Plate has been featured on Bravo TV’s hit reality show, Top Chef, and MTV-K, as well as some of New York’s best culinary publications. You’ll also have the chance to interact and mingle with the city’s best chefs. Between tasting intricate bites and sipping beverages, don’t forget to check out our wide array of silent auction items.

Our partner this year is National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). Net ticket proceeds garnered from this event will benefit our partner organization; PbP will help develop and implement a sustainable marketing campaign intended to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues within the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities.

NQAPIA is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations and seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.

We look forward to your attendance at Plate by Plate to support us in raising attention to NQAPIA’s amazing commitment to its mission.

If you are interested in becoming a participant of Plate by Plate, please email events.ny@projectbyproject.org.

For media inquiries, please email marketing.ny@projectbyproject.org.

If you would like to sponsor our event or donate to the Silent Auction, please email fundraising.ny@projectbyproject.org.

Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion, The Level (5th Floor)

Admission: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dress code: Black Tie

Event is 21+

Summer Soiree 2016: Get your Plate by Plate Tickets!

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Join us at Super Nova (in the Novotel Hotel) on August 26th for an exclusive chance to purchase pre-sale tickets for our 2016 Plate by Plate tasting benefit. This event will be the only place for you to get the absolute lowest price so you do not want to miss this event!

WHEN Friday, August 26 6:00PM - 10:00PM

WHERE NOVOTEL TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK 226 W 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 212.315.0100

FREE Entrance and Happy Hour Specials! 6PM - 8PM : $5 Bud Light, Budweiser, House Red/White Wine

Get your Plate By Plate tickets for $200 at http://bit.ly/2at38Ug *Regular price is $250* *Available only UNTIL our August 26th Ticket Kickoff Event

Plate by Plate is the premier annual tasting benefit organized by Project by Project (PbP). The event showcases New York City's premier restaurants and is attended by over 200 food and wine loving guests who look forward to sampling what the city's best has to offer.

Net ticket proceeds garnered from this event will benefit our partner organization, The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance - http://www.nqapia.org/ as we raise awareness of LGBTQ issues in the Asian American Pacific Islander communities.

Liquid Gold: Unique Whiskeys at The Grain

Join us and whiskey expert Blake Borah for an exclusive event at the speakeasy, The Grain, as we toast to the AAPI and LGBTQ community! Enjoy single malt scotches and premium high-demand Japanese whiskeys exclusively selected for Project by Project (PbP)! PbP and The Grain's whiskey expert will walk you through 3 single malt scotches and 3 prestigious Japanese whiskeys. Learn the history behind these whiskeys and what differentiates these from the others.

Single Malt Scotch - Balvenie 12yr. Double Wood - Auchentoshan American Oak - Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Unique Japanese Whiskeys - Akashi White Oak - Ichiro's Malt & Grain - Yamazaki 12yr. Single Malt

Your ticket includes the tasting, lesson, and appetizers (soy garlic wings, beer battered calamari, truffle fries and more!). Limited seating available.

Price: $85 per person. Bring a +1 and your total is $150 ($20 savings)!

Visit the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liquid-gold-unique-whiskeys-at-the-grain-tickets-26253679462

Art & Apéritifs

Join Project by Project (PbP) at the first LGBTQ art museum in the world for an evening of art and aperitifs! Every year, Project by Project champions a theme within the Asian American population, themes that often have been undermined or hidden from the mainstream spotlight. This year we're focusing our efforts to increase awareness of LGBTQ issues in the community.

In support of our theme, Project by Project will be hosting an event at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art located in Soho to introduce our partner and the work we will be doing together this year. Come enjoy great conversation over your drink of choice and enjoy the artwork on display!

The event is open to the public, business casual attire is recommended.

Early Bird: $40; General Admission: $50

Your ticket includes: - after hours admission to the museum - open bar/cocktail hour during the event - hors d'oeuvres and various appetizers

Tickets are available through Eventbrite now!

All proceeds will go to charity.

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Plate by Plate 2015 Presented by PbP New York

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11902548_1127456517267812_5834249479009489143_n We’re excited to announce that Plate by Plate 2015, PbP’s premier annual tasting benefit, will be on October 2, 2015 at the beautiful Metropolitan West. Each year, the event showcases New York City’s premier restaurants and is attended by over 500 food-loving guests who look forward to sampling what the city’s best has to offer. Net ticket proceeds garnered from this event will benefit our partner organization, Asian Americans for Equality(AAFE).

Asian Americans for Equality is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need. Through a wide range of multilingual counseling services, AAFE provides education, financial assistance, and training to empower people, small businesses, and neighborhoods. Its research, advocacy, and grassroots organizing initiatives help to shape government policy and to effect positive change. Founded in 1974 to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has committed over 40 years to preserving affordable housing throughout New York and to providing new opportunities for the city’s diverse immigrant communities. We look forward to your attendance at Plate by Plate to support us in raising attention to AAFE’s amazing commitment to its mission.

We look forward to your attendance at Plate by Plate to support us in raising attention to their amazing work!

Summer Soiree: Plate by Plate Kickoff

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maxresdefault Come join us at Proper West on Thursday, August 27 for our Summer SoireePlate by Plate 2015 is fast approaching and we will be offering special ticket rates at the Summer Soiree happy hour.

We are very excited to announce that Chef Hung Huynh (Top Chef Season 3 winner and former executive chef at Catch) will be co-hosting this year’s event! Join us at Proper West as we celebrate the kick-off of our much anticipated tasting benefit and snag limited early bird tickets, or just kick back with us for a few drinks and learn more about how we are helping our beneficiary partner, Asian Americans for Equality this year.

Plate by Plate will take place on Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Discounted tickets will be available for sale at Summer Soiree – Get them before prices go up!

$10 donation at the door gives you access to happy hour deals:

$5 Draft : Bud Light, Brooklyn Lager, Shock Top, PW Ale $6 House wine $7 Well drinks

The Equality Tour: A Journey Through Chinatown and LES

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11224052_1112404945439636_2302383997681567051_n On Saturday, August 8 Project by Project and our beneficiary partner Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) took a walk through Manhattan's Chinatown and Lower East Side and delved into its rich history. The tour was an education in NYC housing policies and the politics currently influencing low income housing, urban planning, the immigration patterns of past and current residents, and the small businesses that comprise this epicenter of the Asian American community.

 

Holiday Party!

 

Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Barn Joo
893 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
6:30-9:00pm

Happy Holidays! It has been a great year for Project by Project and we couldn’t have done it without all of your support! We've partnered with Henry Street Settlement in raising awareness for an important issue - mental health. With your support, we were able to raise funds from our annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, to help improve the mental health services at Henry Street Settlement. Thank you so much!

To celebrate an amazing year, we’d like to invite you to our holiday gathering at Barn Joo! Come join us for some holiday cheer and to find out what we’re planning for next year. We are also recruiting for our 2015 steering committee, so if you’ve missed our Open House, stop by our holiday party to speak with our current members. We look forward to seeing you there!

Last Call

 

Last call for presale tickets to Plate by Plate! 

Join Project by Project for happy hour at The Empire Hotel Rooftop to purchase your Plate by Plate tickets at presale prices!

DATE: Friday, September 20, 2013 TIME: 6:00-9:00pm VENUE: The Empire Hotel Rooftop 44 West 63rd Street,  New York, NY 10023

 

Extended Happy Hour specials!

$5/$6 Beers

$8 Well Drinks

$8 House Wine

 

$10 suggested donation

 

 

 

Project by Project's Annual Tasting Benefit PLATE by PLATE 2013 DATE: Friday, October 4th, 2013 VENUE: 82Mercer @ 82 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

TIME: VIP Reception, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

General Admission, 7:30pm - 10:30pm ADDITIONAL INFO: http://www.platebyplate.org/ny

 

Our 15th annual tasting benefit will feature restaurants such as Bell Book & Candle, Spot Dessert Bar, Thalassa, Jin Ramen, and Yerba Buena Perry--just to name a few.  Our silent auction includes items such as an autographed NY Jets football, vouchers for 7 nights at St. James Club-Antigua, VIP tickets to Sleep No More performances, and much more!

 

Plate by Plate attendees will receive a gift bag full of goodies with items such as Uber vouchers and passes to Stepping Out Dance Studio. VIP gift bags includes $80 worth of Dr. Perricone products! Net ticket proceeds from Plate by Plate will benefit the Film News Now Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates films to provide information, awareness, and content that serve to build capacity and community for social justice and change, such as the Oscar-nominated film, Who Killed Vincent Chin? Save up to $75 off with presale tickets! Prices will increase after 9/20, so get them now!

General Admission $150 ($200 at door)

VIP $225 ($300 at door)

Grab 3 friends and purchase tickets as a group of 4+ for $135 each!