TAP-DC: Wreaths Across America

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 AM – 12 PM

Where: Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22211

On December 15th, TAP-DC will return to Arlington National Cemetery to join thousands of volunteers in Wreaths Across America. This year, we are going to be joined by our friends at FYP-DC and NOVAL-DC

Due to anticipated congestion on Memorial Ave, we are going to meet at Starbucks in Rosslyn (1501 17th St N) at 7:00am and proceed to the Ord-Weitzel Gate at 7:45, near the U.S. Marine Corp War Memorial.

Plans may subject to change. If you are attending with us, please mark that you are going so we can get a sense on how many people will be coming.

Rideshare is your best bet to reach us on time. If you are driving, please reserve your spot ahead of time on Spothero in one of the parking garages in the area. There will be limited cell service so please arrive at our designated meet up spot. All latecomers will be required to catch up with the group on their own. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Questions? Email TAP-DC’s David Chang (david.chang@tap-dc.org) or FYP’s Raymond Javier (raymond.javier@fypdc.org).

We hope to see you there!

This event is hosted by the Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC, the Taiwanese American Professionals Washington, D.C. Area, and the National Organization for Vietnamese American Leadership.

2018 Winter Holiday Party

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: Bar Bao, 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201
Near the Clarendon Metro Station

In partnership with the Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC and NAAAP DC, the Greater Washington Chapter of Ascend invites you to the 2018 Holiday Party for another fantastic year-end celebration at Bar Bao in Arlington, VA. Join us for food, libations, and fun networking as we bring 2018 to close!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – DMV.

Get your tickets from Eventbrite
Ascend Member: $5.00
Non-Member: $15.00

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12th Annual Multi-APA Collective Toy Drive

When: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Where: Calico Blagden Alley, 50 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Please join us for our Annual Multi-APA Collective Toy Drive. 

We have been doing this for 12 years and we love how Asian Pacific American Film – APA FilmNAAAP DC and Christian Oh helps get all these other community and APA organizations to help collect toys for charity.

For our 12th Year, we are supporting Toys For Tots once again and ensuring that this Holiday season will be a big one for all the families who have suffered the many disasters and catastrophes across the country. 

The format is simple. Basically, we ask that attendees bring an UNWRAPPED toy and take in the fun and networking spirit of the holidays. (If you don’t bring a toy, we ask for a MINIMUM $15 donation).

Please get in the spirit of the holidays and help make a child’s Christmas a little warmer!

THANKS TO Oomlato for donating the brand new Echo Dot for raffle!!

Food & Drink Specials 
5-7 pm
$2 off Victory Pilsner, Smuttynose Brown Ale, Draft Prosecco, Draft Dolcetto
$3 slices of Tomato Pie


Asian Marketing Services
Ascend Greater Washington Chapter
DC Asian Pacific American Film – APA Film
Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC
KATCH Hallyu Group
KSM 메릴랜드한인회 – Korean Society of MD
Korean Waves language culture ESL food (DC VA MD Meetup)
NOVAL-DC (National Organization of Vietnamese-American Leaders)
OCA- Greater Washington DC Chapter
The Social Tea House
Taiwanese American Professionals – Washington, D.C. Area (TAP – DC)
T-MODE Festival

and more to come!!!

WHEN: DECEMBER 7, 2018 Friday 6-9pm
WHAT: 12th Annual Multi-APA Collective Toy Drive – Unwrapped Toy or $15 min donation

November Social & Fundraiser for Typhoon Mangkhut

Big shout out to everyone that stopped by for November Social & Fundraiser for Typhoon Mangkhut last night!

We were able to raise over $600 and 100% of the proceeds will be going towards the victims of Typhoon Mangkhut!

It’s not too late to donate! You can Venmo us at “FYP-DC” 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all for donating to such a great cause & we are very excited to see you all at our future events!

Please be on the lookout for our next event TAPDC x FYPDC : Wreaths Across America

Our ongoing event FYPDC Executive Board Applications! — with Míkéy Lümmünnsad and Rissa Dizon.

Special Spotlight: Dr. Bart Santos

Special Spotlight: Dr. Barton Santos

A special spotlight goes out to former FYP Social Chair and Dragon Boater Dr. Bart Santos, a dentist who graduated from Rowan University and got his DMD from Temple Dental School and the brother-in-law of the wonderful Randy Lizardo.

He also is a DJ and is participating in Miss DC’s “Man of the District” competition tomorrow (May 7th) from 7-9 pm EST at Penn Social! Let’s support our friend and fellow community leader!

Weekly Spotlight: Patrice Cleary

Patrice Cleary, Owner of Purple Patch Food & Drink

Patrice Cleary, Owner of Purple Patch Food & Drink

Our weekly spotlight focuses on the beloved Patrice Cleary who owns the amazing Purple Patch, a staple of FYP. Along with being an incredible cook, she also considers herself a “pool shark” who won MVP for her skill level. Cleary is a “pyromaniac” and also sets her drinks on fire.

Patrice, FYP would not be where it is without you. We love and appreciate you so much!

Pathways to Law: FALA and FYP Networking and Development Series

Pathways to Law Series with FALA-DC

The Filipino Young Professionals of DC and the Filipino American Lawyers Association of DC will be collaborating for an exciting event as part of their professional development series.

Many folks think about going to law school, especially in DC, but many are unsure of this career option. FALA & FYP will be hosting a panel to talk about law school as an option with FALA members sharing why they decided to go into law school and at different stages in their career. Hear from folks who went right after undergrad, after receiving a masters, or even after working for several years. We want attendees to realize there are many paths to law school and it is accessible to everyone no matter how old you are or at what point you are in your professional development.

Location: Whiteford Taylor Preston | 1800 M Street, NW Suite 450N, Washington, DC 20036
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Doors open/Networking (appetizers will be served)
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM: Panel of Lawyers & Q&A
7:30 PM: Optional Networking Session at Vapiano’s next door

RSVP to this event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/913997145449360/

We are very excited for our panelists! Check out their bios below:


Manila Mail and FYP Collaborate for Filipino Stories

Call for Filipino stories, FYP and Manila Mail collaborate to share stories of Filipino Americans

ANNOUNCEMENT: We love hearing your stories at FYP! As a professional and cultural organization, YOUR journeys matter the most to us. That is why Manila Mail, the Filipino community newspaper and FYP are partnering to start featuring FYP’s stories. Do you have some photos you want published? Do you want to write about how being Filipino has shaped your professional and personal journeys?

If so email VP of Communications, Isabella Basco at laurenbasco@gmail.com.

Visit Manila Mail at http://www.manilamail.us/.