Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Kim-Williams Residence, 224 Gates Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Parking: Parking may be challenging, as the location is along Eagle Rock Reservation. Drivers may want to park along South Mountain Avenue or Clinton Avenue. We highly recommend using a rideshare service; Uber and Lyft vehicles are readily available in our area.
We have an amazing lineup of auction items and we encourage you to download the Givi App before you arrive to register and preview the auction.
Auction now open! Bidding closes 10PM Saturday, September 17.
Thank you to our Co-Hosts for making this event possible and partnering with us to make historic change possible.
Amouage is a High Perfumery House renowned for creating some of the most finely crafted perfumes in the world. Founded in the Sultanate of Oman in 1983 to be ‘The Gift of Kings’, the House has redefined the Arabian art of perfumery and garnered a global reputation for bringing innovative modernity and true artistry to all its creations. They’ve generously donated three of their perfumes to our silent auction - be sure to check it out!
HRCap is the largest Global Asian-American Executive Search & HR Consulting Firm. They provide local and global talents to clients ranging from medium-sized businesses to Global Fortune 500 companies across various industries. They are not only trusted HR advisors, but cultural ambassadors to their clients, candidates, and community.
Hunan Taste The Hsiung family has been purveying Chinese cuisine for over four decades, offering exceptional tastes from the Sichuan, Cantonese and Mandarin regions. They opened their first Sichuan restaurant in New York’s Chinatown in the ‘70s, eventually expanding to locations in Queens, Long Island, and New Jersey. Their restaurants have won numerous accolades and are major landmarks in downtown Denville and uptown Montclair. We thank them for supporting us tonight as well as providing much of the delicious food you’re enjoying.
Sojo Spa Club offers an unparalleled wellness experience — a re-imagined Korean bath house, bringing spa cultures and treatments from around the world under one roof. Located just outside New York City, SoJo is situated on the Hudson River in Edgewater, NJ. The expansive, multi-level, state-of-the-art facility has been thoughtfully designed as a fully immersive rejuvenation and relaxation experience. Thank you for supporting us and additionally donating five day passes to our silent auction!
We invite you to participate in blessing our new initiative, Teach Asian American Stories by feeding the pig!
Gosa is an ancient traditional Korean ceremony of wishing luck and good fortune for a new venture. An altar is set up for the gods and ancestral spirits with various foods but the main offering is a pig's head with money stuffed in its ears and mouth. In traditional folklore, the pig represents wealth and the act of placing money in the pig's mouth is to ward off misfortune and bring good luck.
In current times, no matter what your religion or beliefs may be, this tradition has become a fun way to start new projects and businesses. Bring bills if you would like to participate!
We are honored by Senator Vin Gopal's New Jersey Senate Resolution recognizing Michelle Li, Teach Asian American Stories, and our Harvest Moon Soirée.
Michelle Li, founder of the Very Asian Foundation. Michelle Li was criticized for telling her TV audience that she eats dumplings to celebrate the New Year. Callers said they found it offensive and “Very Asian.” Soon after Michelle shared a video, #veryasian went viral. Michelle started the Very Asian Foundation, whose May Book Project supports the inclusion of books by Asian American authors in libraries and schools. Guests will mingle with Michelle in an intimate setting during our pre-event Luminary cocktail hour (6:30 - 7:30 PM) and hear from her during our main event (7:30 - 11:00 PM).
Michelin Star Chefs Michael and Meichih Kim of Bǎo Bèi and formerly of Maum in Palo Alto, will prepare a gourmet dumpling tasting for a pre-event Luminary cocktail hour (6:30 - 7:30 PM), inspired by the origins of the Very Asian story. The husband and wife duo’s cuisine draws on their fine dining background in classical French cuisine (Per Se, Craft, Benu, SPQR, Namu Gaji) combined with their Taiwanese and Korean heritage and Southern California roots.
We are delighted to announce Kyungmoon Kim, Master Sommelier will join our Harvest Moon Soirée and lead us through a soju tasting and create a special cocktail just for the event!
Learn more about Kyungmoon Kim and the Master Sommelier designation here (there are fewer than 300 around the world!) and reserve your ticket to Harvest Moon to meet him in person.
Amaris will grace us with her rendition of Stand By Me during our welcome.