I love making things come to life, which is why organizing events appeals so much to me. Whether it's for a cause, a conference, workshop, panel discussion or simply to network, it's all incredibly rewarding when I think of all of the interactions, exchanges and connections that have taken place at events that I’ve personally organized. Below is a list of events that I'm personally involved in hosting/organizing or that I've been invited to speaking or participate in, in some official capacity. 

 

Upcoming events:

Stay tuned for updates.

 

PAST EVENTS:

 

November 1, 2016, 10am-2pm Demystifying Facebook Promotions

I'll be speaking about how to promote on Facebook at Score NYC. In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Facebook analytics, reach your target audience, build brand awareness, and create effective Facebook ads.

Register for the workshop here: http://conta.cc/2dhGMoW

Event details:

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 10am- 2pm
Venue: Score NYC
Address: 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center New York, NY 10278 (Enter from Lafayette St. between Duane and Worth St.)
Subway: N/Q/R train to Canal St., A/C train to Chambers St., N/R train to City Hall, J/Z to Chambers St.
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4WrciRq6QH52

RSVP: http://conta.cc/2dhGMoW

Online registration$59 , Walk-ins $69

 

October 11, 2016, 6pm-8pm: Social Media and Business Strategy Tips Workshop

If you are using social media for business, interested in picking up some new social media tips or looking for ways to get more focused in your business, then this workshop is for you!


In this workshop you'll learn how to manage your social media strategy, what types of content to post, and insider tricks and tips for using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We'll also discuss how working with a business coach could help you to reach your business goals more quickly.

Register to attend here: www.socialmediabusinessstrategy101116.eventbrite.com/

Event details:

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6pm- 8pm
Venue: New York Open Center *this event is not affiliated with the New York Open Center
Address: 22 East 30th Street, Room 3-C, New York, NY 10016
Subway: N/Q/R train to 28 St., 6 train to 28 St., 6 train to 33 St.
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4WrciRq6QH52

RSVP: www.socialmediabusinessstrategy101116.eventbrite.com/

$10 with RSVP on Eventbrite, $15 at the door

 

August 16, 2016, 6pm-8pm: Business and Social Media Strategy Workshop

Now that we are halfway though 2016, it's time to assess what's happened during the first half of the year and to see if you are on track to where you want to be at the end of the year. In this short workshop, business coach Marita Rosado will offer strategies to help you achieve your business goals, and I will share some useful social media tips. 

Join us for this workshop and networking event- all rolled into one! Participants are invited and encouraged to network before and after the workshop.

Register to attend here: www.businessandsocialmediastrategy.eventbrite.com 

There is a $10 admission fee to attend the workshop. Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers:

Marita RosadoBusiness Coach, Green Star Coaching

Marita is dedicated to helping you create and meet your goals. In this workshop, Marita will help you make any adjustments that you might need and help you to achieve your goals. She'll also talk about how you can look ahead at what you want to accomplish in the new year. Learn more about Marita's coaching business at: www.GreenStarCoaching.com

Felicia LinAuthor and Social Media Strategist

Felicia will talk about how to create social media posts for your business and share some insider tips about Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Need some advice on what to do with your social media or want to know what you can improve on? Felicia will be offering a free social media assessment call to attendees of the workshop. Learn more about Felicia at: www.FeliciaLin.com

 

Event details:

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6pm- 8pm
Venue: New York Open Center *this event is not affiliated with the New York Open Center
Address: 22 East 30th Street, Room 3-B, New York, NY 10016
Subway: N/Q/R train to 28 St., 6 train to 28 St., 6 train to 33 St.
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4WrciRq6QH52

RSVP: www.businessandsocialmediastrategy.eventbrite.com

 

April 3, 2016, 11am- 9pm: A Retreat in the City for Women Artists in NYC

I've been invited by the International Women Artists' Salon to participate on two panels:

1) 2:30pm: Achieving parity for women in the arts

2) 7:30pm: Building audiences for women in the arts

Tickets are *ONLY $16* for the entire day of events covering a broad range of topics related to the health and wealth of women artists: http://saloncreativelounge.brownpapertickets.com/

Round out Women’s History Month and celebrate SWAN (Support Women Artists’ Now) Day in style, with ALL day of events focused on a variety of topics of interest to women artists.

*Hosted by the International Women Artists' Salon and the Performance Project @ University Settlement

Event details:

Date & Time: Sunday, April 3, 2016, 11am- 9pm
Venue: University Settlement (www.universitysettlement.org/us/programs/arts)
Address: 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Subway: F to Delancey Street, J/M/Z to Essex Street
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/yDJqqmLuBsu

RSVP to A Retreat in the City for Women Artists in NYC by clicking HERE

The International Women Artists’ Salon and The OPTimistiks is delighted to present a full day of workshops, led by key arts practitioners of all disciplines in NYC.

 

March 30, 2016: A Metropolicks Reading: Stories of Lust and Love in NYC

Join me and my Metropolicks co-author Victor Scott Rodriguez as we read excerpts from our sexy romantic comedy novel, Metropolicks at Babeland's SoHo location (43 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013).

Come early! FIRST 10 guests to arrive will receive a "toy" to try at home.

*Print copies of Metropolicks will be raffled off at the event*

And Prosecco will be also be served at the event.

Event details:

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 7 pm
Venue: Babeland, Soho Store
Address: 43 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
Subway: N/Q/R to Prince St., N/Q/R to Canal, 6 to Spring St.

RSVP to A Metropolicks Reading: Stories About Lust and Love in NYC  by clicking HERE.

Babeland and its fun workshops are recommended in Lin and Rodriguez's #1 Amazon bestseller, The Metropolicks We Call New York City: A Guide for Singles.

February 12, 2016: Asia Society's Valentine’s Day Japanese-themed Leo Bar Happy Hour

Experience a night of fun and culture at the Asia Society's Valentine’s Day Japanese-themed Leo Bar Happy Hour!

My co-author, Victor and I will have a table for Metropolicks at the event. We will also have some exciting announcements about our latest book, The Metropolicks We Call New York City: A Guide for Singles. The Asia Society is one of the organizations that we've recommended in the singles guide.

The Metropolicks We Call New York City: A Guide for Singles is now available on Amazon. Click HERE to purchase a copy of the book.

This event features free Museum tours of Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, music, specialty cocktails, an origami demonstration with Michael G. LaFosse. and more!

Free admission. Cash bar.

 

October 8, 2015: The Rotary Club of New York Talk: Biographer of Su Beng

I'll be speaking at the Rotary Club of New York about my work on documenting the life of Su Beng.

Event details:

Date & Time: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12-1 pm
Venue: 3 West Club
Address: 3 West 51 Street (between 5-6 Ave)
Subway: E/M to 5 Av/53 St

Tickets to my Rotary Club talk about Su Beng can be purchased here.

 

September 26, 2015: Writer's Lounge @ WILLiFEST, Books and Blogs Panel 2:00-3:00 pm

I've been invited to speak on a panel about Books and Blogs at WILLiFEST (the Williamsburg International Film Festival)

Event details:

Date & Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2-3 pm
Venue: Videology
Address: 308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Subway: L to Bedford Ave + 8 minute walk

Tickets to WILLiFEST can be purchased here.

 

July 2, 2015: 30 Days of Metropolicks/ASIANATION Launch Party

Join us as my Metropolicks co-author, Victor Scott Rodriguez and I prepare to kick off 30 Days of Metropolicks and to celebrate the launch of ASIANATION TV with an evening full of Asian culture, live performances and screenings of ASIANATION TV channelsCooking with GrannyMetropolicks and Nicki Sun.

 

What's the 30 Days of Metropolicks?

It's exactly what it sounds like- for 30 days we'll be sharing something related to the romantic comedy novel, Metropolicks. Every day we will be sharing a chapter of Metropolicks. You'll get to meet the characters of the book and to see what's inside. Learn more about the 30 Days of Metropolicks campaign here: www.metropolicks.com/30-days-of-metropolicks

ASIANATION TV celebrates everything Asian in lifestyle, music, the arts, news and information and much, much more. WATCH ASIANATION TV channels: Cooking with GrannyMetropolicks and Nicki Sun on FOOTPRINT.tv.

The event will also feature the following performances: 

Martial arts demonstrations by Pai-Sen Wang (who’s done stunt work for Daredevil and Orange Is the New Black) and Tao Jiang (who worked on Denmark's first martial arts film Fighter)

Live performances by: Chinese folk dancer Cece Pan

Japanese contemporary dancer Hitomi Nozawa

Violinist Sophia-Shu Wang

DJ B.O will close The event...

with a unique set mixing Asian sounds from old school Hong Kong music to Thai and Malaysia music, and beyond. DJ B.O will then head to artsy watering hole Leftfield for an afterparty presented by Brooklyn-based promoters New Island Entertainment. NOTE: All who attend the 30 Days of Metropolicks and ASIANATION TV Launch party are invited to the afterparty and will be given a *special password* at the event which will entitle them to a discount entry fee of $5 to the afterparty.

 

Event details:

Date & Time: Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6-9 pm
Venue: Libation NYC
Address: 137 Ludlow Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10002


Tickets to the event are available online here: www.metropolicksasianation.eventbrite.com

 

FEBRUARY 14, 2015: 8th Annual Love Actually International Short Film Showcase, presented by SCENEPR!

My Metropolicks co-author Victor Scott Rodriguez and I have been invited to host SCENEPR!'s 8th Annual Love Actually Short Film Showcase!

 
 
 
 

The event will open with a wine and cheese pre-screening mixer from 6:00-6:30pm. There will be an intermission and post-screening networking. And we are excited to announce that:

1) TWO NEW Valentine's Day themed Metropolicks videos* starring Maria Aparo, Mieko Gavia and Migina Tsai will be premiering on the big screen at the event. You may recognize these talented actresses from the January 8th Metropolicks Book Release Party.

*the two new Valentine's Day themed Metropolicks videos will be posted on our YouTube channel on February 14th. In the meantime you can see what we've already produced here: www.youtube.com/user/Metropolicks

 
Maria Aparo

Maria Aparo

Mieko Gavia

Mieko Gavia

Migina Tsai

Migina Tsai

 

2) We'll be raffling off printed copies of Metropolicks at the Love Actually Film Screening!
 

Event details:

Date & Time: Thursday, February 14, 2015, 6-10 pm
Venue: Downtown Community Television
Address: 87 Lafayette St., Ground Floor, New York, NY 10003


Tickets to the event are available for purchase in advance online here: http://love8.eventbrite.com/

 

JANUARY 8, 2015: The METROPOLICKS Book Release Party, presented by Felicia Lin and Victor Scott Rodriguez

METROPOLICKS was four years in the making and we wanted to celebrate in a BIG way! So we booked Toshi's Living Room in the Flatiron Hotel. 

There were LIVE performances by singer Jami Jackson, a theatrical reading of an excerpt from the book, raffles for the very limited print edition of Metropolicks, appearances of Metropolicks models, body painting by Jim Su, complimentary Balls Vodka shots and much, much more! 

Event details:

Date & Time: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6-9 pm
Venue: Toshi's Living Room in the Flatiron Hotel
Address: 9 W. 26 St., New York, NY 10010

Tickets for The METROPOLICKS Book Release Party can be booked here.

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014: Raising the Money: Crowdfunding Tips Panel,  presented by Crowdzu at WILLiFEST

I was invited by Crowdzu to be on this panel about crowdfunding. On December 15, 2013, with 11 days left, my MAKING HISTORY: The Story of Su Beng crowdfunding campaign was fully funded.

If you're thinking about running a crowdfunding campaign, I highly recommend taking every opportunity you can to hear from people who have run successful and unsuccessful crowdfunding campaigns. Pick up all the tips and advice you can, try to understand what you could be getting yourself into, and really think about whether or not you have what it takes to meet your crowdfunding goal. Before I even decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign, I attended a slew of crowdfunding panels and workshops. I also thankfully got a lot of great the advice a number of crowdfunding experts while planning my crowdfunding campaign. 

What a trip down memory lane it was for me- being on this panel and sharing my experience with the MAKING HISTORY: The Story of Su Beng crowdfunding campaign. I'm always happy to be able to share advice with others considering crowdfunding. I also really enjoyed hearing about the experiences of the other panelists on the Crowdfunding Tips Panel.

Click here for full details regarding the panel.

Event details:

Date & Time: Friday, September 19, 2014, 5-7 pm
Venue: Sandbox (lower level)
Address: 257 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Subway: L to Lorimer or Bedford, G to Metropolitan Av

Tickets to WILLiFEST can be purchased here.

 

AUGUST 27, 2014: LUX Connections and WILLiFEST Celebration Networking Event *with a SPECIAL Sneak Peek of the Metropolicks Promo Video

This event celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Williamsburg International Film Festival aka WILLiFEST. THREE pairs of VIP tickets to WILLiFEST 2014 were raffled off. The VIP tickets valued at $140, include a full festival pass and special admission to Opening Night on 9/18.

There was be SNEAK PEEK screening of a promotional music video for Metropolicks, the hot, romantic comedy novel written by Felicia Lin and Victor Scott Rodriguez. 

Several of the models featured in the video appeared at the screening!

If you were unable to attend, you can watch the Metropolicks Let Love Live music video which was screened at the event here:

Event details:

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7-9 pm
Venue: IchiUmi Lounge
Address: 6 East 32nd Street (bet. Madison & 5th Ave.), New York, NY 10016
Subway: B/D/F/N/M/Q/R to 34th St. - Herald Sq.

 

JANUARY 27, 2014: The Making History Victory Party

An event to celebrate the success of my MAKING HISTORY crowdfunding campaign, which got fully funded on December 14, 2013, 11 days before the end of the campaign!

Event details:

Date & Time: Monday, January 27, 2014 7-9 pm
Venue: The Liberty NYC
Address: 29 W. 35 St., New York, NY 10001
Subway: B/D/F/N/M/Q/R to 34th St. - Herald Sq.

 

JUNE 2013-NOVEMBER 2013: Relationship Smarts Workshop Series

A workshop series that I organized about how we can work smarter and not harder in our relationships.

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2013: Lunar New Year of the Snake Celebration with four co-hosting organizations: LUX Connections, Crowdzu, WILLiFEST & ScenePR

 

DECEMBER 11, 2012: Standup to Sandy Comedy Show

For this event I got seven comedians to do standup comedy to help laugh our troubles away and to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. 100% of the cover and donations collected were donated to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts:  http://rwalliance.org.

 

JULY 22, 2011: Revolutionary in New York: a reading, talk, Q&A with Su Beng 

During Su Beng's first visit to the U.S. in nearly 20 years, he stopped by New York, so I organized reading, talk and Q&A with Su Beng.

Here's a brief description of the event:

Su Beng, a 92-year-old Marxist revolutionary from Taiwan will be in conversation about his life with his biographer, Felicia Lin. Lin will read an excerpt from The Conscience of Taiwan: The Memoirs of Su Beng (a work she is writing in collaboration with Su). Q&A with the audience will follow.

Su Beng is best known for his lifelong work for Taiwan independence and as the author of Taiwan's 400 Year of History

The event concluded with the screening of the trailer for Almost Home: Taiwan, a road-trip documentary on Taiwanese independence and identity. In the film, filmmaker Victoria Linchong unearths her roots and shines a light on the history and culture of an island long at the center of political debate.

If you'd like to know more about this event, read my two blog posts from AboutSuBeng.com: Click HERE to read the first blog post about the event, and click HERE to read the second post.