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Below is an extended list of events that may be of interest to our community. Those with our logo on them are sponsored by us and you may register for them on this site. We have no affiliations with the other events on the list and you may have to register for them as directed in the details.

Have an idea for an event? Couldn't find what you were looking for here? FCCNY is a 100% volunteer organization. All of our own events and programs are made possible by members like you. We would love to have more people involved; we, and many others, would be grateful for your efforts toward bringing our community together! Please fill out this form with your idea for an event.

FCC SPONSORED EVENTS

Upcoming Events of Interest

    • 04 Sep 2021
    • 24 Sep 2021
    • Extended Deadline: September 24th!
    Register

    FCCNY Mentorship Program Application

    The application for FCCNY’s Mentorship Program for Chinese Adoptees, mentees (ages 10-17) and mentors (18+), is now open from September 4th through the 24th!

    The Adoptee Board is excited to offer you an opportunity to participate in the third year of FCCNY’s Mentorship Program! We hope to continue providing opportunities for Chinese adoptees to create long-lasting relationships. Our goal is to foster a strong community within FCC and allow young adoptees to have role models with similar identities and life experiences.


    Please read the following instructions carefully before applying:

    We are delighted to welcome back some of our mentees and mentors who were involved in our program last year! Consistent with last year, we will be capping this year’s program at 28 people (14 mentees and 14 mentors). Please note that space is LIMITED: due to spots already reserved by previous members, there are currently 8 open mentee spots and 7 open mentor spots. Please register ASAP if you would like to claim one of these spots!

    Mentors must be 18 years old and up, mentees must be from the ages of 10 to 17.  A waitlist will be enabled if the program is full before the deadline of Sept 24th. We will not be accepting late applications.

    Parents may sign their children up as mentees through their FCCNY accounts and prospective mentors can sign up through their Young Adult accounts.

    In order to register, you must log into your membership account (join or renew your membership if you have not already).

    Applicants must have active FCCNY membership, but do not have to be located in the New York area since this will be an entirely virtual program. We are excited to offer this program to people outside of the New York area who have recently joined our FCCNY community through our virtual events!

    The price for this program will be $150 for mentees ($20 per additional child) and $20 for mentors. This contribution will allow us to send materials for special events we will host throughout the year. 

    Payment for the program will be requested after the informal interview/before the start of the program. If you are unable to pay at this time, please email us to see what we can work out.

    This program will launch in October and is a full academic year commitment, ending in June. 

    There will be two meetings per month: one meeting in your small group and one meeting with the whole mentorship program. At both meetings, we plan to have fun activities and discussions that will create strong bonds between mentees and mentors. Additionally, mentors will serve an important role in helping the mentorship program committee brainstorm future event ideas that they think mentors and mentees will enjoy. Ultimately, mentors will serve as role models and friends to mentees, especially during a time where a lot of us are staying indoors. 

    The mentorship program team is working hard to come up with events that will help us bond! Here’s what to expect: 

    • Both prospective mentors and mentees should expect an informal interview with one of our team members

    • Monthly activities/Netflix Parties/Game Nights hosted by our Mentorship Team 

    • Mentor-only events and increased mentor participation to help us improve our program

    • Consistent scheduling for events and meetings with advanced notice so that you can mark your calendars early!

    After receiving positive feedback from last year, we will be continuing our 4-person pods throughout the program. With these “pods,” each small group will have two mentors and two mentees. We are hoping that this will also allow mentees to bond with more than one older adoptee as well as another adoptee around their age! 

    Applications open on September 4th and close September 17th

    After signing up, all applicants can expect to receive a follow-up email from one of the mentorship program committee members to conduct an informal interview so that we can get to know you (or your child) better!

    **You must be able to schedule an interview with us between September 17th and October 1st. A member of our team will reach out to you to make those arrangements** 

    Questions? E-mail rhiannahopkins@fccny.org

    We look forward to another great year of the FCCNY Mentorship Program!

    • 07 Sep 2021
    • 26 Sep 2021
    • online application is OPEN now!


    Check out FCCNY.ORG/ADOPTEEBOARD for more details.

    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom, Register for Link
    Register



    FCC Invites you to a

    Dads (virtual) Happy Hour

    Thursday September 23,  6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT

    (Hosted by Will Zook and Edward Li)

    A little jazz, BYOB, and some (hopefully) scintillating conversation.

    if you are interested, jot down possible topics to get

    us started, e.g. family and personal hobbies, travel, et al.

    Event is Free but registration at www.fccny.org is required.  Registration is for members only.  please log in to RSVP.
    As a reminder, please join or renew your membership
    if you have not already.

    Questions: events@fccny.org

    Contact: edwardli@fccny.org and willardzook@fccny.org




    • 26 Sep 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, 10011
    Register


    FCCNY eat up at Chelsea Market

    Date/Time ~ Sunday, September 26th @ 2 PM ESt (*Weather permitting). 

    Location ~ 75 9th ave. New York, NY, 10011  

    Join FCCNY at Chelsea Market for our September Young Adult Eat-Up! 

    As a COVID precaution, we ask that you bring or buy your own lunch to enjoy as we catch up. There are many fast-casual restaurants located conveniently in Chelsea Market. As CDC guidelines change, please be aware that some restaurants are now requiring proof of vaccination. Masks are still encouraged. If the weather is nice we may eat outdoors in a nearby park. Participants will be responsible for their own safety. 

    Although this event is free, please RSVP so we have an idea of how many people will be in attendance. Adoptees only, 18+ are welcome! We hope to see you there! 

    Questions/Contact: adopteeboard@fccny.org.*If lost or if you can't find us call: 917-921-2318.
    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • meet at 62 Mott Street, NYC Chinatown
    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Purple Patch, D.C.
    Register

    FCC Capital Area invites you to join us on Saturday, October 9th, from 12- 1:30 PM EST for our October Eat-up at the Filipino-owned and inspired DC restaurant, Purple Patch!

    We plan to meet at the restaurant at noon and will choose to be seated outside. Per CDC guidelines, masks will be required when moving around the restaurant but not while eating or drinking. Participants will be responsible for their own safety.

    Purple Patch specializes in yummy traditional Filipino dishes and flavors. You can check out their Brunch menu here: http://www.purplepatchdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/07.02-Brunch.pdf

    If you plan to take the Metro, the closest metro stop is Columbia Heights located on the Green Line.

    Please register for this event on fccny.org so we have an accurate idea of how many people will be in attendance. Event registration will close 24-hours prior to the event. All adoptees ages 18+ are welcome! As with all of our Eat Ups, this is pay your own way. We're looking forward to meeting everyone face-to-face!

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom, Register for Link
    Register



    FCC Invites you to a

    Dads (virtual) Happy Hour

    Thursday October 21,  6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT

    (Hosted by Will Zook and Edward Li)

    A little jazz, BYOB, and some (hopefully) scintillating conversation.

    if you are interested, jot down possible topics to get

    us started, e.g. family and personal hobbies, travel, et al.

    Event is Free but registration at www.fccny.org is required.  Registration is for members only.  please log in to RSVP.
    As a reminder, please join or renew your membership
    if you have not already.

    Questions: events@fccny.org

    Contact: edwardli@fccny.org and willardzook@fccny.org


    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Zoom: Register for Link
    Register


    THE FCC READERS GUILD

    invites you to join our next virtual gathering!


    BOOK FOR DISCUSSION:


    MINOR FEELINGS

    An Asian American Reckoning


    By Cathy Park Hong


    DATE  and TIME:      Friday, October 22,  7:30 pm EDT

    Brilliant ... To read this book is to become more human.