Saturday, March 31, 2012 (17)

Mar 31, 2012
February 1, 2012
  • Arne Quinze - "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse"

  • Feb 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2012
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:

    The Vicky David Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the Belgian artist Arne Quinze.


    The gallery will present pieces from the series "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse" which plays on the dichotomy between chaos and equilibrium. From the appearant fragility of his material emerges overflowing energy and pure beauty.  Arne Quinze dreams of an ideal society in which all individuals communicate and interact with each other. Eclectically he uses paintings, drawings, sculptures and monumental installations to develop his work in the urban movement, by focusing on the themes: Order, Disorder, Structure and Habitation.


    Beginning in the early 2000’s, Arne Quinze’s œuvre is the subject of many public and private installations around the world such as ("Uchronia", Nevada, USA; "Timegate", Miami, USA; "Rebirth", Paris, FRANCE; "Red Beacon", Shanghai, CHINA; "Camille", Rouen, FRANCE; "The Sequence", Brussels, BELGIUM; "The Traveller", Munich, GERMANY ; "The Visitor", Beirut, LEBANON).

    Arne Q

  • Created by: Vicky David
February 18, 2012
  • Edith Piaf, alive and living in New York

  • Feb 18, 2012 at 4:30pm to Jun 21, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: The Metropolitan Room
  • Description:

    Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York

    Introducing Floanne

    Written by Floanne Ankah & Alice Jankell

    Directed by Alice Jankell

    Piano: Audrey Saint-Gil, Accordion: Kate Dunphy

    Guitar: Marcel Van Dam, Percussion: Alby Roblejo

    Saturday, Jan 21/Feb 18/Mar 17 at 9:30

    Thursday, April 19/May 17/Jun 21 at 9:30

    The Metropolitan Room

    34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 Tickets $20.00, 2 drinks minimum (212) 206-0440,

    French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presenta- tion that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.

    Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France... with a modern twist. She w

  • Created by: Flo Ankah
February 24, 2012
  • Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art

  • Feb 24, 2012 at 6:00am to Apr 14, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:


    This February, Fashion at FIAF extends into the Gallery with a witty collection of colorful fashion drawings and paintings by Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, one of the most delightful satirists in fashion today.

    Delhomme is a painter, writer, cultural blogger, and fashion illustrator, whose illustrations have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The New Yorker. In this exhibition, he explores how fashion, contemporary art, and design interact with each other and influence today’s popular culture.


    Free and open
    to the public

    Gallery Hours
    Tue–Fri: 11am–6pm
    Sat: 11am–5pm

  • Created by: FIAF
March 2, 2012
  • Middle Eastern Music Lessons/Classes at Alwan for the Arts

  • Mar 2, 2012 to May 25, 2012
  • Location: Alwan for the Arts
  • Description:
    Alwan for the Arts is excited to announce weekly group and private Arab Music Instruction this spring. Opportunities are available for beginners and seasoned musicians of all ages to learn fundamentals of Arab music and/or study specialized topics, such as focusing on many iterations of a single Maqam throughout a few decades, learning to sing and perform many maqams and popular songs along with classical Arabic poetry, studying vocal repertoire in an all-woman setting, and learning to play and jam on Arabic percussion instruments. Private lessons are also available on traditional as well as Western instruments and voice.  

    Group Classes include:  
    Maqam theory and practice (Maqam Rast in Early 20th c. Egypt)
    Arabic Percussion
    Women's Choir (Arabic repertoire, no knowledge of Arabic necessary!)
    Iraqi Maqam (repertoire and variation)


    Private lessons also available on violin'oudbuzuqqanunsanturtrumpetpercussionvoice (male and female).
    All other instrumentalists encouraged to stud
  • Created by: Lety ElNaggar
March 6, 2012
  • Act French: French language classes for theater lovers

  • Mar 6, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 17, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description:

    Six-week interactive French language classes for theater lovers

    20% discount for NY in French members with code: NYinFrench

    Our fast-paced classes are designed to help you learn to speak French with confidence and make friends with a wonderful group of like-minded foreign language lovers. The class culminates in a big cultural party where you'll get to practice the language with native speakers, eat delicious food from the region and, if you choose, present the  theater scenes you work on during the semester in a relaxed, friendly environment (no one is forced to perform). There will be actors in this class but no acting experience is necessary. All you need to bring to this class is a passion for international culture and a spirit of adventure!

    *Act French for beginners: 
    Tuesdays (March 6-April 17)
    Time: 8:15-10pm


    *Act French for intermediates
    Tuesdays ( March 6 - April 17)
    Time: 6:15-8
    Last class party is 8-10pm

    Visit to register

  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
March 10, 2012

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 22, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    Daniel Horowitz is an award-winning illustrator and art director. Working primarily as a digital artist over the last decade, one day Daniel Horowitz considered what might happen if he were to pull out a blank page and begin to draw. Not on commission and with no particular purpose in mind. The self imposed minimum, one drawing a day, was to serve as an exercise to pull himself away from the computer and to begin to explore analog creativity. Daniel was concerned that the quality of these artworks would be too different from, or inferior to, his better known commercial illustrations, so he had little intention of sharing this experiment. However, as days turned into weeks he began to realize that within the spontaneity of this process, something curious and new began to emerge.

    Horowitz formed a blog and began to post his daily explorations. The overwhelming response helped to see the project through to its end at 365 drawings.  Although the requirement was to post a sketch or line draw

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to May 5, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    A sculptural installation overwhelming the ground floor of the Invisible Dog Art Center inspired by R. Justin Stewart’s research into the Jewish concept of the messiah and curated by Risa Shoup

    After two years of research, R. Justin Stewart, a professed agnostic, will install Distorting (a messiah project, 13C), an intricate environment constructed of fleece, rope and plastic that will serve as a 3-D representation of the concept of the messiah in the 13th Century. Distorting is a visual delight that will overwhelm the viewer with color and shape as it invades the Invisible Dog. Those viewers wanting to understand the connection between the sculptural elements and the information that inspired them will need only to scan QR codes, discreetly embedded throughout the sculpture, with their phone or other mobile devices to download the information they seek.

    In the coming years, Stewart will unveil additional installations under the umbrella of “a messiah project.” Just as Distorting only fo

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
March 13, 2012

  • Mar 13, 2012 to Apr 25, 2012
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center & Sunshine Cinemas
  • Description:

    Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends, family and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus (comic star Francois Damiens, Heartbreaker).

    At first stunned by Nathalie’s unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her feelings and shifts into romantic high gear. As their relationship goes from awkward to genuinely loving, Nathalie and Markus will have to overcome a host of obstacles including everyone else’s judgmental perceptions as well as their own self-doubts.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
March 29, 2012
  • Michèle Caussin-Bellon: Painting on Light

  • Mar 29, 2012 to Apr 19, 2012
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist, Michèle Caussin-Bellon in Portals of Perception. The exhibition is scheduled to run from March30, 2012 through April 19, 2012 (opening reception: Thursday, April 5, 2012).


    About the Artist


    Michèle Caussin-Bellon was one of France’s leading pastel artists until an accident forced her to look for a new form of expression. After much research she developed her unique and distinctive style of short, crosshatched brushstrokes of tempera in a palette of earth-toned hues. The resulting canvases span still lifes, portraits, landscapes and nudes, her impressionist-style aesthetic infusing subtle dashes of color and surprising lighting effects into exquisitely executed compositions.

    Her particular style of paint application, which she follows with a layer of soap or wax to achieve an unexpected textural effect, privileges light, making every image appear as if it is emerging from a sun-bleached midsummer aft

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
March 31, 2012
  • World Brooklyn- are you interested in Global-Minded Education?

  • Mar 31, 2012 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Description:

    Dear Friend,

    How do you bring the world to your child and bring your child to the world?

    For educators and parents alike, it is an exciting time in New York City with so many people recognizing the importance of raising globallycompetent children to be citizens of the world.

    As a colleague or parent interested in global-minded education, we invite you to join us for an exciting event!

    On Saturday, March 31, 2012, World Brooklyn, a consortium of Brooklyn-based educators – Hands on World, International School of Brooklyn, Lango, and Language and Laughter Studio, will host an event to celebrate and showcase the work of educators, community groups, and researchers in the area of global education.

    Homa Sabet Tavangar, author of the widely-acclaimed, Random House release, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World, will begin the afternoon with a presentation about how every child can grow up global. Participants will then be invited to attend rotating workshops and pa

  • Created by: Pascale Setbon
  • "Threatened Languages of France and Surrounds", a panel discussion

  • Mar 31, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: Midtown Manhattan
  • Description:
    WHO? Charles Kergaravat, president BZH New York; Marie-Reine Jezequel of the Diwan movement; Thierry Kranzer,    President of l'Union Alsacienne de NY, Secretary General of the Committee of French Associations of NY;     Juliette Blevins, Endangered Language Initiative; Daniel Kaufman, Endangered Language Alliance, and others. 

    WHEN? 1-3 pm, Saturday, March 31st

    WHERE? Room 5414, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC This event is scheduled to coincide with similar events going on throughout France the same day in support of regional and minority languages. French is the only official language of France, though dozens would qualify under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. France is one of the only major Western European countries that has not ratified this Charter. Please join us to discuss issues related to minority languages of France and surrounding countries.
  • Created by: Angus Grieve-Smith
  • Conference at City University of NY: Endangered regional languages of France

  • Mar 31, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: CUNY Graduate Center - Room 5414
  • Description:

    As our planet becomes more globalized it is expected that thousands of languages will become extinct by the end of the century. We ask that you join BZH New York as we team up with other French regional associations of NY (Alsace, Basque, Corsica) for a conference at City University of NY to highlight the endangered status of regional languages in France today.

    Where: CUNY Graduate Center Room 5414, 365 5th Avenue between 34th and 35th street

    When: Saturday, March 31st from 1-3pm

    Some of the many topics to be discussed:

    - Endangered status of Breton, Corsican, Alsacian, Basque and other languages of France

    - Analysis of viability and continuity of languages

    - Causes of endangererment

    - Non signature by French government of the European Charter of Regional or Minority Languages

    - Benefits of Biligualism

    - Language revitalization programs, practices, conservation and revitalization

    At the same time we are organizing this conference at City Unversity of NY, associations across France will be mobili

  • Created by: Anne-Sophie Kergaravat
  • French playdate fun fun from 3pm to 5.30pm with reading and singing! 31 mars at 111 eat 22nd street must RSVP

  • Mar 31, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:30pm
  • Location: 111 east 22 nd street NYC at EINY school organsed by brigitte saint-ouen must rsvp
  • Description:

    SATURDAY FUN PLAYDATE.from 3 to 5.30pm in French once a month
    Saturday 31 mars at 111 east 22 nd street from 3 to 5.30pm

    4 more playdates before summer... I appreciate your referrals  must rsvp at

    Come join myself and my 4 year-olds Caroline and Charlotte for a series of French themed play dates! I am introducing a new series of interactive, creative and fun play dates that will occur this January through this coming summer. One Saturday a month from 3 to 5:30pm, bring your kids aged between a few months and seven years for an afternoon of playful french language immersion.

    With song and talk, children's french language skills will be encouraged in a fun setting. Every play date will include 30 minutes of musician, artist, or teacher instruction. Also included will be a time set for reading three different books. In order to create different age appropriate reading groups, I am looking for parents who would be interested in reading.

    The play dates will take place in

  • Created by: brigitte saint Ouen
  • New Directors/New Films | Donoma by Djinn Carrénard

  • Mar 31, 2012 from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
  • Location: MoMA
  • Description:


    Djinn Carrénard

    2011. France. 135 min.
    Writer/Director: Djinn Carrénard
    Director of Photography: Djinn Carrénard
    Music: Franck Villabella
    Cast: Emilia Derou-Bernal, Laura Kpegli, Salome Blechmans, Sekouba Doukoure, Vicent Perez, Matthieu Longatte, Delphine II, Laetitia Lopez, Marine Judeaux

    Rumored to have been made for about $200, Donoma announces the arrival of an intriguing new talent: Haitian-born, Parisbased Djinn Carrénard. The film is a choral piece chronicling the romantic destinies of three women. High school Spanish teacher Analia suspects that her confrontations with a student mask something else. Chris, a young photographer who’s never been romantically involved, decides she’ll bed the first man she meets, but on one condition: no talking. Salma considers herself an atheist but claims to have stigmata anyway, attracting the attention of the religious Raïné. Marked by fresh, unexpected performances, these stories expand and contract, cross, and then double back. D

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Wits End: The Bootlegger Social

  • Mar 31, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Flute Midtown
  • Description:

    The Jazz Age is calling all flappers & bootleggers! The Red Hook Ramblers will be performing music from the 1920s and 1930s at Flute Midtown for the monthly Wit's End party. Celebrate the social life of the Jazz Age with Wit's End. Come in your finest vintage or vintage-inspired evening attire and celebrate in style! Dance to music from the era and sip classic cocktails. Dress Code: Vintage/Jazz Age. Free dance lesson at 8:30

  • Created by: Flute Champagne Bar