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Internship Opportunity!

AsianInNY is currently seeking two social Media/Marketing Interns starting Aug 1st.

Qualifications

  • Willing to learn more about the social media world!
  • Excels at research, possesses excellent writing skills and the ability to foster online conversations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
  • Familiar with blogging, Twitter and use of Facebook
  • Demonstrated creativity and documented immersion in social media
  • Able to follow a marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics
  • Possesses functional knowledge or some experience with HTML

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create regular content for Twitter and Facebook that is on-brand.
  • Grow followers and supporters on both networks through conversation, creativity and outreach
  • Create and update monthly reports
  • Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising the social media campaigns.

TO APPLY

Send your resume, a sample Tweet that would make sense for us and a question you would ask our Facebook fanpage to: info@AsianInNY.com

Intern applicants will be contacted if their skills and interests match with our requests. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview within 1-2 weeks of receipt of resume and cover letter. We will also provide training and school credits.

35th Annual Asian American International Film Festival

July 25- August 5

NYC

Full schedule has been announced! For more, check out their website: 

http://www.asiancinevision.org/aaiff/#

About Asian CineVision:

Now in its 35th year, ACV has steadily defined and progressively broadened its role as an Asian American media arts center by serving a growing constituency that includes filmmakers, media programmers, and the local and regional Asian American community and a national audience. ACV is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity in independent cinema.

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AsianInNY Lunar Celebration

Happy Lunar New Year!  AsianInNY hosted a grand Lunar New Year Celebration with a night of drink, food and BEST performance from singers, dancers, comedian, martial artists and 2 Asian designers fashion runway shows.

1. Two Fashion Shows:

- Menswear: NINH Collection by Ninh Nguyen

- Womenswear: FEARLESS DREAMER Collection by Meiling Chen

* Handbag: Me Char Handbags by Charmaine Ho

* Jewelry: String Theory By Jing and Kallisti by Xing Xu

* Hair/Make-up: Haruo Noro Salon

2. Comedy/ MC: Victor Chu

3. Performance:

- Reni Mimura: Cosplay Singer

- Nina Sophia Mojares: singer/Dancer

- Rima Strauss: entertainer

4. Martial Arts demonstration: Gao’s Kung Fu Academy

New York Fashion Week!

AsianInNY, New York’s premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment, is hosting a grand Lunar New Year Celebration during New York Fashion Week with many outstanding Asian designers to present their new collections with runway fashion shows on Saturday, Feb 11th, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm at the Bennett Media Studio (723 Washington Street, NY).

Asian in NY will feature the following designers:

MEILING CHEN: Meiling is from Taiwan and now NYC-based designer whose designs have been featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Japan (Green Issue) and in the pages of Vogue Italia, WWD, Positively Green, Boho Magazine, PIG (Italian) and Sure (Korean) as well as on green design blogs, such as Inhabitat, Treehugger, Hiphonest, Eco Fashion World, and Ecco*Eco.  She has participated in numerous runaway shows during New York Fashion Week and gallery exhibitions. Her FEARLESS DREAMER Collection is designed to express the belief that sustainability is vital to our future and to the survival of the planet. Website: www.meilingchen.com

NINH NGUYEN:  Ninh is a two-time scholar of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and has won Best Menswear for the Arts of Fashion Competition. He graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology and debuted his first collection during NYFW in February of 2011. He is the men’s fashion blogger for “Another Men’s Blog” and the designer behind the bow-tie line “Mad Handsome”.  Ninh’s design NINH Collection has an eclectic approach: it combines the simplicity, traditional fit of London, the contemporary and fresh style of Japan, and the chic mode of Korea. Website: www.ninh.co

CHARMAINE HO: Charmaine was born in Hong Kong, and raised in Macau. While studying fashion merchandising at the Parsons School of Design, in New York, she entered a competition for emerging handbag designers and won first place, earning her a spot in Cosmo Girl! Magazine. Charmaine launched her own line Me Char Handbags that uses a range of high-quality Italian leather to feature the very delicate detailing on each bag, and is known for being the affordable luxury. Website: www.mecharhandbags.com

JING HE: Jing is from Beijing and now a New Yorker, she created an original jewelry line called “String Theory“. Each design reflects a harmonious marriage between the Chinese traditional macramé techniques and western contemporary designs. All pieces are handmade with the utmost care for originality, quality, and ease of wear.
Website:  www.StringTheoryByJing.com

XING XU: Xing is from Shanghai, lives in New York, and formerly worked as a model, now as a fashion producer and the designer of Kallisti Jewelry, a collection of handmade items including body draping chain jewelry, two-finger rings and other accessories. This new collection is elegant, yet subversive. Kallisti has been mentioned on Elle, NYMag, Racked, NBC.com and has been praised by the Associate Editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. Website: www.kallistifashion.com

HARUO NORO: Haruo is from Japan and came to the U.S. to open his own salon after finding success as a stylist in Japan and London. Haruo has worked on numerous editorial spreads and collaborating with leading editors, socialites, singers, and industry luminaries. After five years with famed stylist Oscar Blandi, Haruo then moved on to the renowned Rita Hazan Salon, where he continued to hone his signature style. Haruo has opened his own salon Haruo Noro Salon: an intimate, high-end salon encased in a luxurious space that exudes style and sophistication. Website: www.haruonoro.com

Private Danny Chen would have turned 20 years old on May 26th. Sadly, his life was cut short when he was just 19 years old, following weeks of constant mistreatment and discrimination by his superiors while stationed in Afghanistan.

Support our friend at OCA-NY.Org for their campaign to send a birthday card to Private Danny Chen!

The community’s response to Danny’s tragic death has continuously secured more just outcomes in his case. Most recently, it was announced that any court-martial of the 8 soldiers charged in connection to Danny’s death would take place in the US at Fort Bragg, NC. Justice has yet to be served, however, and we need your help with the next step:

1) Create a birthday card for Private Danny Chen.

• You can create your own card, buy a card, or email oca-ny@oca-ny.org for a sample template. Be as creative as you can!

• The messages on these cards should reflect our continued fight for justice and reiterate our demand that the courts-martial of the 8 individuals take place on U.S. soil.

2) Mail your card to OCA-NY, P.O. BOX 3233, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008. We must receive your card no later than May 21, 2012.

3) Prior to mailing the cards to us, you may also upload an image of your card to this site, using the application below.

In mid-May, we will personally deliver your messages to Members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees in DC.

Please don’t let Danny’s tragic death be forgotten, and don’t let his case fall through the cracks.

For more info: http://justicefordannychen.tumblr.com/submit

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From the AsianinNY Moon Festival celebration on October 1, 2011.

I’m so sad I didn’t go! If you’re in the New York area, you should definitely keep AsianinNY on your bookmarks bar. There’s plenty of events and workshops going on!

Friday, April 13th, 2012  6:00 – 10:00PM
87 Lafayette Street, NY

TAP-NY presents its first ever annual Night Market! Escape to a place that transports you back to Taiwan’s most iconic and well known attraction. AsianInNY has prepared a few performances (including singers Jonathan Lee and Pamela J Powell) to spend the amazing night with you all! Come join us!

One ticket gives you the chance to taste wonderful Taiwanese snacks (小吃) and foods like snowflake ice, Asian-inspired cupcakes, pork chop rice, and Taiwan Beer! Tickets also give you access to Taiwanese night market games, performances, and a chance to win fun raffle prizes like Apple ipods, Apple Sidra, and more!
Friday, April 13th, 2012
VIP Hour: 6:00 – 7:00PM
Main Event: 7:00 – 10:00PM

VIP TICKET
$50 – VIP Early Entrance Ticket Price
The exclusive VIP ticket includes:
Entrance to the night market one hour early (6:00pm). Early sampling from a handful of restaurants, VIP TAP-NY Night Market gift that will be available one night only, access to full event from 6:00 – 10:00pm featuring sampling from 10+ merchants and food vendors, game booths, a photo booth, fun raffles, 3 live performances, DJ sets and Taiwan Beer.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET
$35 – General Admission Ticket Price
The General Admission ticket includes:
Entrance to the event from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Sampling from 10+ merchants and food vendors, game booths, a photo booth, fun raffles, 3 live performances, DJ sets and Taiwan Beer.

click the link above for more info!

Young Professionals Expo

Thursday, November 03, 7 – 11pm
Studio XXI, 59 West 21st Street

Last year, YPX 2010 brought nearly 300 of New York City’s young professionals together to celebrate Asian American culture, creativity and couture.

This year, YPX 2011 celebrates cultural and community connections. The event will pose some big questions: what connects me to you? What connects us to the past? What connects the past to the future?

The heart of the celebration will be the inauguration of the second class of M88 honorees: young Chinese Americans who have transcended boundaries, convention and stereotype on their way to achieving extraordinary success.

Confirmed YPX 2011 honorees thus far:

  • Rachael Chong – founder & CEO of www.catchafire.org, a network connecting non-profits with skilled volunteers
  • Chieh Huang, William Fong, and Chris Cheung – founders of Astro Apes, a mobile gaming company recently purchased by Zynga
  • Sean Leow – founder of neocha.com, an online community for artists in China

YPX 2011 also marks the kick-off of Digital MOCA: an extension of the MOCA experience onto the immersive, always-on web. Spearheaded by MOCA Trustee – and cofounder and CEO of TheKnot.com (now XO Group) – David Liu, Digital MOCA aspires to be the virtual fabric for the community, connecting us all in our increasingly digital lives.

And featuring:

  • DJ, musical performances, and more
  • open bar & dim sum 7-9pm
  • cash bar from 9-11pm

Tickets purchased before 10/24: $50 for MOCA members, $60 for non-members
Tickets purchased after 10/24: $60 for MOCA members, $70 for non-members
Tickets purchased at the door: $88

China Heavyweight will open on July 6, 2012.
IFCCenter: 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street

The new film from the makers of Up the Yangtze and Last Train Home.

Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape—this time through the lens of sports. In China Heavyweight, Chang follows the charismatic Qi Moxiang, a former boxing star and state coach who recruits young fighting talent from the impoverished farms and villages across Sichuan province. A select few boys (and girls) are sent to national training centers, with the hope of discovering China’s next Olympic heroes. But will these potential boxing champions leave it all behind to be the next Mike Tyson? Their rigorous training, teenage trials and family tribulations are expertly intertwined with Coach Qi’s own desire to get back in the ring for one more shot at victory. Cinematically rich and intimately observed, China Heavyweight is all at once thrilling sports drama, astute social commentary and a beautifully crafted portrait of an athlete.

For more info click here