Saturday, June 20, 2009

Top New York Bánh Mì Experts Participate in “Hay Qua!" Bánh Mì Tasting on June 27th!!! Only 2 DAYS LEFT to purchase tix at regular price. Join us!


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(303) 808-1361
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Top New York Bánh Mì Experts Participate in “Hay Qua!" Bánh Mì Tasting on June 27th!
Only A FEW DAYS LEFT to purchase tickets at regular price. LIMITED SEATING!

New York City, NY (June 20, 2009) – The elusive best Vietnamese sandwich, or bánh mì for fanatics, of New York will be within reach on Saturday, June 27th at the Bitter End (Greenwich Village). Some of New York’s top bánh mì creators are entering their wildly-popular masterpieces in the Tasting portion of “Hay Qua!” Mini-fest. The tasting will precede the decadent food-themed panel moderated by Serious Eats' Tam Ngo, speaking to the likes of Food Party's Thu Tran, An Nguyen Xuan of BEP, Food Blogger Mindy Lvoff, LUNCH blogger Yen Ha, and An Choi's Tuan Bui. Audience members will have the chance to savor the passion that goes into each layer, slice, and spread of this new foodie favorite.

Hungry fans can register to taste and judge the bánh mì, amidst the exhilarating line-up of creative Vietnamese American thinkers, dreamers, and champions on The Bitter End stage. Join the room full of bloggers, designers, architects, writers, chefs -- wide eyes, smiles, laughter, and that renewed sense of possibility and dreams. It's going to be a good Saturday.

As with all good things, tickets are going quickly due to popular demand and limited seating. Register today to save your seat, as you won't want to miss Tim Be Told bandmember Luan Nguyen, French-Vietnamese chef An Nguyen Xuan, Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui, Obama campaign photographer Bao Nguyen, architect Yen Ha of LUNCH blog, filmmakers, singer/songwriters, among many others.

Get our $50 Combo Deal! Hay Qua in the day, KollabNY at night! That's $25 to listen to over 20+ inspiring AA speakers in the daytime! (fashion consultants, bloggers, environmentalists, architects, publishers, film-makers, spoken word artists and more!) And for another $25, a chance to listen and watch Asian American Talent (singers/songwriters/comedians/hip hop groups/dancers).

Banh mi tasting at Hay Qua + Pink Berry reception @ KollabNY!
What more do you want?!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

our whole list of speakers is up! come meet them on 6.27.09


Did you ever wonder:

What it was like to photograph the Obama campaign?
What lunch has to do with design?
What lessons can be learned from the fashion world?
How art and science are coming together?
Who is part of the Banh Mi Boom?

What happens when you put THIS many creative people with THIS many ideas together in one room?

If you like listening to stories, if you want to be inspired, please come find out with us:

"Hay Qua!" Mini-Fest
Saturday, June 27th / 10-4PM
The Bitter End (147 Bleecker St)
Register: http://www.thatsneaat.com

Limited number of seats. Get your tickets now before they sell out.



ADELE RAY, FILM
Ina Adele Ray, a.k.a. Adele, is a half-Vietnamese and half-American filmmaker and professional video editor residing in Brooklyn, New York. She recently produced Parallel Adele, with director Adele Pham, which has been frequently showing on the film festival circuit. Ms. Ray is currently working on the post production of an hour long documentary, Lost Pictures, that is a personal exploration that spans three wars, three continents, and her family's experience as a Vietnamese diaspora living in France and the US. Website: www.adeleray.com


ALEX NGUYEN,
JAZZ
14 years ago, Alex Nguyen picked up a trumpet and has yet to put it down. Alex has since performed on famous stages from the likes of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, to the Savannah Onstage International Arts Festival, and across Europe and Asia. Nguyen was also the winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition and the Jamey Aebersold Award for Artistry at the National Trumpet Competition. Alex Nguyen just turned 24. Website: www.alexnguyenmusic.com


ALI WONG,
COMEDY
It's not easy being an Asian American comedian... but Ali Wong has been doing it and doing it well. Being half Vietnamese American, she shares with the audience the little tidbits of her Vietnamese culture, such as the power of mighty Nuoc Mam (fish sauce). Ali has recently graced the cover of Hyphen magazine as a fake import car model, opened for Dave Chapelle, and picked as "Best Comedian of 2009" by SF Weekly. She is currently now living in NY, creating a heavy buzz in the stand-up comedy scene. Website: www.aliwong.com


AN NGUYEN XUAN, 'BEP'
An Nguyen Xuan, born and raised in Paris, France, now finds his home in NY. His restaurant 'BEP' ('kitchen' in Vietnamese) opens exclusively on Mondays and shares its home w/ Simple Cafe, a cozy french eatery in Brooklyn. Xuan prides BEP on using natural ingredients as he serves Vietnamese staples like Pho, Hu Tieu, Cha Gio, and Banh Mi. Every week, An posts the menu for the upcoming Monday. We can't wait to see what he has next! Website: www.beprestaurant.blogspot.com


AUDREY TRAN, ENVIRONMENT/ART
At the start of this year, Audrey Tran became the author of ArtfulGreenDot, a new weblog about environmentally conscious art. Since then, her work has been picked up by bloggers from the New York Times and the BBC. Currently, she lives and works in New York scouting out and writing about the visual forces behind the Green Movement. After recently earning her B.F.A. in studio art and journalism from New York University, Audrey hopes to continue making and showing her own artwork in the city while continuing the evolving dialogue on eco-art over the blogosphere. Website: www.artfulgreendot.wordpress.com

BAO NGUYEN, PHOTOGRAPHY
Accomplished photographer Bao Nguyen's most well-known subject ? President Obama. His beautiful photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and New York Magazine, among others. Last summer, Bao left New York for a bit to join the Obama campaign in Virginia as AAPI State Field Director. When he wasn't taking photos of the President, Bao could be found coordinating field operations and working to advocate issues important to Asian American voters. He is now working alongside fellow filmmaker Adele Pham on The Transition, a documentary following the lives of Obama campaign volunteers during the first year of the Obama administration. Website: www.baonguyenphoto.com


DOAN HOANG, FILM
Đoan Hoàng is a producer, director, and writer of films, heading her own production company, Nuoc Pictures. Her documentary, Oh, Saigon, about her family divided in the Vietnam War, has had over 150 broadcasts on PBS nationally and has played in 10 countries, including Vietnam, Israel, Spain, the United Kingdom & Germany. Oh, Saigon is the winner of numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Sundance Institute's Documentary Fund Award, and Best Feature Documentary at the 42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival. She is currently writing a semi-autobiographical script called Love London and directing a new feature documentary called American Geisha.
Website: www.ohsaigon.com


HAI NINH, FILM
Hai Ninh is a New York actor and model but originally hails from Oregon. In 2008, Hai had the honor of working for the Obama Campaign as a Deputy Field Organizer in the swing state of Pennsylvania. Hai is currently President of the Asian American Film Lab: a non-profit organization that supports filmmakers and coordinates a national short film competition called the "72 Hour Film Shootout" now in its 6th year. Website: www.haininh.com




JARED REHBERG, MUSIC/FILM/ART
Jared is a Vietnamese singer/songwriter and artist. Born in Vietnam, he is one of the 219 orphans who, in April 1975, when the communists were 12 miles from Saigon, were evacuated from An Lac Orphanage in "Operation Baby Lift". "Operation Baby Lift" was a $2 million dollar US initiative that airlifted over 2,500 Vietnamese orphans out of a war-torn country to protect them from the impending threat of the Communist Regime. Jared now performs for his fellow "Operation" brothers and sisters. He can be seen playing open mics and small gigs around New York.
Website:
www.jaredrehberg.com


JESSICA DANG, FASHION/PR
Jessica Dang is a co-founder of Thunder Perfect, a branding/marketing/PR consulting firm working with emerging fashion and luxury brands. She is also contributing Editor at JC Report, an online global trend report for fashion insiders. Previously, Jessica was an Account Executive at Chanel Inc. She received her B.B.A. in Design Management from Parsons School of Design and M.A. in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute of Art. Website: www.thunderperfectnewyork.com


KIM SPURLOCK,
FILM
Kim Spurlock is a Vietnamese-West Virginian filmmaker. Her film "Buoi Chieu" (Afternoon), which premiered at the Slamdance Film festival, went on to win numerous awards including the Jury Prize at the Vietnamese International Film Festival. Before earning her Master's Degree at NYU, Kim studied Anthropology in Nashville, TN, worked as a bicycle courier in Washington, DC and shot a documentary in Sofia, Bulgaria. Website: www.kimspurlock.com

LUAN NGUYEN, 'TIM BE TOLD'

Luan Nguyen is the guitarist and backup vocalist of the up and coming band 'Tim Be Told', which launched their debut album in 2007. Combining elements of soul, pop, rock, gospel and blues, the band has gone on to perform across the East Coast, from the Knitting Factory to the Satellite Ballroom. With each show, the band gains new listeners with their infectious guitar hooks, captivating melodies, and driving rhythm parts; but most importantly, they hope that their music will cause people to view life through a different lens, one of honesty, hope, redemption, and change. Tim Be Told’s new album, “From the Inside,” recently launched on June 4th. Website: www.timbetold.com


MINH-DANG LVOFF, FOOD BLOGGER
Minh-Dang (Mindy) Lvoff disappointed her father by abandoning her stressful, high-paid Finance career at Goldman Sachs to join the stressful, low-paid world of cooking. After graduating from The French Culinary Institute, Mindy worked with the FCI's Director of Culinary Technology, Dave Arnold, and most recently writes for and helped create Cooking Issues - a blog dedicated to advancing and sharing food technology application. Mindy also writes her own blog, "Mindy's Recipe for Disaster," chronicling the many, many mishaps that are her culinary and personal life.

Website: www.mindysrecipefordisaster.wordpress.com


PHI HA, INTERACTION DESIGN
Phi-Hong Ha is an award-winning Interaction Design and Strategy Consultant for products, services and digital interfaces. She has been working with TED over the last year, and last month helped them launch the Open Translation Project. Since launch, more than 1000 new volunteers have signed up to translate TED talks, including into Vietnamese, and there are over 1600 new translations in progress. Outside of client work, Phi enjoys teaming up with artists and non-profits to explore nontraditional design solutions to the world’s economic and social challenges. Along with her sister Yen Ha, Phi helped create the Viet Club Blog of creative Vietnamese Americans in New York. Phi is currently excited about designing for services and making Vietnamese breakfast "cakes." Website: www.pdh3.com



PHONG BUI, ART/PUBLISHING
Born in Hue, Vietnam, and now a popular Brooklynite, Phong Bui is the editor and publisher of the widely-read monthly journal Brooklyn Rail, which offers critical perspectives on arts, politics, and culture in New York City, and has helped launch dozens of young writers into the Big League. "Having been brought up in a family where divided politics was always a source of conflict, I recognized the Rail as a place where these kinds of differences could be brought together onto the printed page." Artist, writer and independent curator, it is clear that Phong is passionate about everything he does. In one YouTube video interview, one can see portraits he has done of artists line almost an entire wall of his home. Phong has taught at the prestigious Columbia University and School of Visual Arts. Website: www.brooklynrail.org


TAM NGO, FOOD/LAW
A contributor to Serious Eats, Tam Ngo is an attorney who enjoys scotch, jerky, and a good fog. She has a slow walk, slow talk, and fast metabolism. Exacting in her field studies, her fetishes include hot bread and dry noodles. She is drawn to most forms of carnage and all forms of strange. She is also a Board member of Open House New York, a non-profit organization dedicated to revealing the city's extraordinary architecture through access and education. This year, she hopes to combine her love for food, design, and urban history in developing programs to feed the public's appetite for all.

THU TRAN, FOOD/MEDIA
Thu Tran gets to do what we all were told not to do as a child: play with our food. Born in Malaysia, raised in Ohio, now living in Brooklyn, Thu continues to play her heart out. Host of Food Party TV, the greatest cooking show ever (think Food Network + Pee Wee's Playhouse on a sugar high), Thu's time has been in demand. From the New York Times to the Gothamist to Paper Mag's “New York’s Most Beautiful People” ... the world is starting to take notice. Oh, and love Girl Talk ? Thu went on the GT 35-city tour styling their props/visuals. Ain't that neat (aka we're jealous). Thu currently refers to herself as a 'mixed media artist' but we refer to her as 'awesome' for short. Website: www.thutranthutran.com


TUAN BUI, 'AN CHOI'
If banh mi is the 'it' food right now, then Tuan Bui's "An Choi" is the 'it' place to be. Located on the corner of Manhattan's Lower East side, An choi's is designed to make you feel like you're one of those great hole in the wall joints in Vietnam. Tuan has been published in the NY Times, NY Mag, Serious Eats NY, The Onion and is also active in the NY community, having hosted a soft opening for the New York Fashion Week. Website: www.anchoinyc.com


TUNG BACH LY, FILM/MUSIC
Tung is credited as the sound/concept for the "50 People 1 Question" project. Filmed by Benjamin Reece, their crew asked the same question again and again -- in fact, 50 times to 50 different people on the streets of New York as well as various other cities. So far, they've received fifteen hundred responses from seven hundred and ninety-nine cities. As one viewer commented: "Everyone can make their day better by watching this 8-minute video." Twitter: www.twitter.com/tungly


VINH HUA, SPOKEN WORD
Vinh Hua is a Vietnamese American performance poet from Boston, currently living in New York City. He’s a former trashboy, a former sous chef, a former boyfriend and a former lot of things, but he’s currently trying to connect the past with the present and find some less obscure path to the future. Vinh has performed at venues as diverse as DC's Lincoln Theatre to Madison Square Garden, from Harvard and Yale to the Bowery Poetry Club, at prestigious conferences and street corner rap sessions. He thinks you are as dope as a durian icicle on a hot summer day for having read this. Website: www.vinh-hua.com


YEN HA,
ARCHITECTURE/FOOD
Dubbed as one half of "New York City's most dynamic Asian women-owned architectural partnerships," Yen Ha of FRONT STUDIO has a thoughtful yet creative approach to design, often taking inspiration from whimsical places. It is also not unusual for Yen and her colleague to take photos of their lunch, often near their SoHo office, to put on their wildly-popular food blog "LUNCH". Yen also worked on local favorite "Viet Club" with her sister Phi-Hong, in search and celebration of creative Vietnamese Americans in NY. From the New York Times to Page 6, Yen is one to watch. When she's not thinking about how to incorporate space, her French/Viet heritage, and humor in her designs, she's thinking about other big questions like: "Where to go for lunch ?" Website:
www.frontstudio.com / lunchstudio.blogspot.com



"Hay Qua!" Mini-Fest
Saturday, June 27th / 10-4PM
The Bitter End (147 Bleecker St)
Register: http://www.thatsneaat.com


DON'T MISS OUT.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

registration price goes up to $60 on june 22.



REGISTER FOR $50: www.thatsneaat.com

our newest press release! please share with friends!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

From Food to Fashion: 'Hay Qua' Unveils Jam-Packed, Out-of-the-Box Line-Up of Rising Asian American Innovators

Contact:
Lisa Nguyen
Communications Director
(303) 808-136
ln.lisanguyen@gmail.com
thatsneaat.carbonmade.com

NEW YORK, NY (June 13, 2009) -- New York is the stuff of dreams, and "Hay Qua!" celebrates this day and night. On Saturday, June 27th, the mini-fest is celebrating big with an impressive roster of passionate, creative thinkers/performers who have continuously pursued their dreams.

In inviting the renown presenters to share their ideas/insights, projects, and anecdotes, "Hay Qua!" hopes to inspire its audience to revisit their own dreams, to draw inspiration, to connect with one another, to wonder, to take away something new, to bring something forth. To witness the beauty of the human imagination at work.

A sampling of imaginative minds at "Hay Qua!":

Alex Nguyen, Trumpet Player // www.alexnguyenmusic.com
Ali Wong, "Best Comedian 2009" by SF Weekly // www.aliwong.com
An Xuan Nguyen, Owner of 'BEP' // www.beprestaurant.blogspot.com
Bao Nguyen, Photographer // www.baonguyenphoto.com
Doan Hoang, Director of 'Oh Saigon' // www.ohsaigon.com
Ina Adele Ray, Director of 'El Paso, Vietnam' // www.adeleray.com
Jared Rehberg, 'Operation Babylift' // www.thebabylift.com
Kim Spurlock, Director of 'Buoi Chieu' // www.kimspurlock.com
Phong Bui, Publisher of 'The Brooklyn Rail' // www.brooklynrail.org
Tam Ngo, Reviewer for 'Serious Eats' // www.seriouseats.com
Thu Tran, TV Host of IFC's Food Party // www.thutranthutran.com
Tracy Nguyen, Publicist for Estelle // www.iprmktg.com
Tuan Bui, Owner of 'An Choi' // www.anchoinyc.com
Vinh Hua, Spoken Word Artist // www.vinh-hua.com
Yen Ha, Partner at FRONT STUDIOS Architects // www.frontstudio.com

But hurry, folks. The "Hay Qua!" + Kollaboration Combo Tickets are now $50 and are only available until 6/22, or until it's SOLD OUT – whichever comes first! Join others from as far as Canada, California, Oregon, Arizona, Louisiana, DC and and as close as Philly and Connecticut. And if you're in a group, email thatsneaat@gmail.com for the group discount and accommodation help!

"Hay Qua!" Mini-Fest
Saturday, June 27th / 10-4PM
The Bitter End (147 Bleecker St)
Register: www.thatsneaat.com
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"hay quá la` hay!"



thanks to our friends at VANG for being in on this !

"hay quá la` hay!" - kristine sa

watch the kristine sa show
7pm wednesdays, VAN-TV


Thursday, June 4, 2009

a sneak peek at a few "hay qua!" speakers...

They inspire us. We hope they will inspire you too.

And when you're done reading, make sure to register if you haven't already. Do it by June 7 for a discount. :)


TV HOST THU TRAN


Thu Tran gets to do what we all were told not to do as a child: play with our food. Born in Malaysia, raised in Ohio, now living in Brooklyn, Thu continues to play her heart out. Host of Food Party TV, the greatest cooking show ever (think Food Network + Pee Wee's Playhouse on a sugar high), Thu's time has been in demand. From the New York Times to the Gothamist to Paper Mag's New York’s Most Beautiful People ... the world is starting to take notice. Oh, and love Girl Talk ? Thu went on the GT 35-city tour styling their props/visuals. Ain't that neat (aka we're jealous). Thu currently refers to herself as a 'mixed media artist' but we refer to her as 'awesome' for short.


PHOTOGRAPHER BAO NGUYEN


Accomplished photographer Bao Nguyen's most well-known subject ? President Obama. His beautiful photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and New York Magazine, among others. Last summer, Bao left New York for a bit to join the Obama campaign in Virginia as AAPI State Field Director. When he wasn't taking photos of the President, Bao could be found coordinating field operations and working to advocate issues important to Asian American voters. Since then, he has been working alongside fellow filmmaker Adele Pham on The Transition, a promising documentary following the lives of Obama campaign volunteers during the first year of the Obama administration. Watch out, he may be following you.


ARCHITECT/FOODIE YEN HA

Dubbed as one half of "New York City's most dynamic Asian women-owned architectural partnerships," Yen Ha of FRONT STUDIO has a thoughtful yet creative approach to design, often taking inspiration from whimsical places. Perplexed by a particular design challenge one day, Yen found her solution during a lunch break in Korea Town, observing the raised platform she was sitting on. "All the little pieces came together like a Japanese puzzle box: things slide out, things fold in, things tuck away.” It is also not unusual for Yen and her colleague to take photos of their lunch, often near their SoHo office, to put on their wildly-popular food blog "LUNCH". Yen also worked on local favorite "Viet Club" with her sister Phi-Hong, in search and celebration of creative Vietnamese Americans in NY. From the New York Times to Page 6, Yen is one to watch. When she's not thinking about how to incorporate space, her French/Viet heritage, and humor in her designs, she's thinking about other big questions like: "Where to go for lunch ?"


PUBLISHER/ARTIST PHONG BUI

Born in Hue, Vietnam, and now a popular Brooklynite, Phong Bui is the editor and publisher of the widely-read monthly journal Brooklyn Rail, which offers critical perspectives on arts, politics, and culture in New York City, and has helped launch dozens of young writers into the Big League. "Having been brought up in a family where divided politics was always a source of conflict, I recognized the Rail as a place where these kinds of differences could be brought together onto the printed page." Artist, writer and independent curator, it is clear that Phong is passionate about everything he does. In one YouTube video interview, one can see portraits he has done of artists line almost an entire wall of his home. Phong has taught at the prestigious Columbia University and School of Visual Arts.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

speaker thu tran + kogi truck (LA)

"hay qua!" speaker thu tran (FOOD PARTY) will be doing a skit AT THE KOGI TRUCK IN LA !


how cool is that.


for you brooklynites, maybe we'll catch you next tuesday at 10:30p at monkey bar in williamsburg.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

what's hay qua??






thanks to our good friends at VANG2009 for lending their voices to HAY QUA!


in order of appearance:


you are all inspirational. see some of you in june. :)


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"owl and the sparrow" in nyc this friday.

our dear friend stephane gauger's film "owl and the sparrow" is premiering in new york this friday, may 29th. he will be in attendance for q&a's on friday and saturday, at cinema village.

"time out new york" has just given the film a four-star review:

Owl and the Sparrow
FOUR STARS 
Dir. Stephane Gauger. 2007. PG. 97mins. In Vietnamese, with subtitles. Pham Thi Han, Cat Ly, Le The Lu.

Orphaned ten-year-old country girl Thuy (Pham) flees rural Bien Hoa for the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. In another kind of movie, her fate would be a dismal one. But in Vietnam-born, U.S.-raised filmmaker Stephane Gauger’s sweet-natured fairy tale, a lost child can broker redemptive romance between two lonely adults: a heartbroken zookeeper (Le), recently jilted by his fiancée, and a stewardess (Cat) who’s mired in a dead-end relationship. Sentimental without being cloying, the film is a charmer, just like the gravely wide-eyed Pham. (Opens Fri; Cinema Village.)—Maitland McDonagh

just heard word that the new york vietnamese meetup group will be attending the 9:20pm friday showing.

see you all friday !


Friday, May 22, 2009

unleashing the press release...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


VASCON PARTNERS WITH KOLLABORATION NY TO LAUNCH "THAT'S NEAAT!/HAY QUA!" MINI-FEST IN NYC FOR VIETNAMESE AMERICAN CREATIVE THINKERS, DREAMERS, DOERS


NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2009) -- The imaginative and unconventional "That's Neaat!/Hay Qua!" Mini-Fest is unfolding, almost out of nowhere, fast and furious. A collaboration between VASCON andNEAATO , Mini-Fest was also quick to partner with highly-anticipated Kollaboration New York 2009(KNY2009) and take inspiration from TED with very humble beginnings. The Mini-Fest will present its out-of-the-box programming during the day on June 27th at New York's iconic Bitter End venue, home to legends like Woody Allen and Norah Jones, followed by KNY2009 later that evening a couple of blocks away at NYU Skirball Center.


Mini-Fest has at least one goal: to alter the way you think about life, dreams, and everything in between. Already, rabble-rousing publishers, award-winning architects, writers, musicians, film directors, environmentalists, and rising chefs are signing up to present their bite-size talks and performances about what stirs their hearts and opens our eyes.


Sharing a mission to elevate Asian Americans in entertainment and creative fields, KNY2009 and Mini-Fest are excited to provide a discounted 2-in-1 registration package, for a mere $40 (limited time only). VASCON veterans will be elated to hear that VASCON royalty Magnetic North, Vudoo Soul, and VASCON board members among others will be in attendance for the reunion of the year. A number of them linked up in KNY2009's latest remix of Ne-Yo's "Closer", as seen here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m90uNe08iuc

The $40 Early Bird combo registration kicks off on May 21st until end of month (or while supplies last!), with Regular registration following on June 1st. There is limited seating, so make sure to book your flight and register before the events sell out. Flights to New York for that weekend are currently averaging at $250.


Visit the continuously-updated website for more information: http://thatsneaat.carbonmade.com


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

press release launching.


watch for the press release launching this week ! some of the people we admire most in new york have already begun to reply to our invitations to present. it's going to be a crazy/amazing time, we can feel it. in the meanwhile, take a peek at the beginnings of our website...



Thursday, May 14, 2009

"that's neaat!/hay quá!" mini-fest



what: "that's neaat!/hay qua!" mini-fest
when: saturday, june 27th / 10-4pm
where: the bitter end (147 bleecker, nr laguardia)


long story pretty short:
one day (yesterday, was it?), after watching some pretty awesome TED videos, we thought to ourselves: why not bring the most creative vietnamese americans in new york together and see what comes of it? imagine, a roomful of vietnamese american dreamers and doers in one of the most passionate cities in the world. don't know about you, but we think that's (pretty) neaat. or as we say in vietnamese, hay quá!


currently accepting cool people who want to: share cool ideas, show their films & documentaries, play their instrument, sponsor, donate a service, attend, volunteer, be our friends...

also, picking up where the wonderful HA sisters and VIET CLUB left off, we will continue to add to our links of creative viet americans in ny, as well as anywhere else in the world. if you have any suggestions, please email them over!

leave a comment or email us privately: thatsneaat@gmail.com