Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (13)

Sep 19, 2012
May 17, 2012
  • French Apéritif Thursdays in Greenpoint

  • May 17, 2012 at 1:00pm to Sep 27, 2012 at 8:00am
  • Location: Le Gamin Greenpoint
  • Description:

    French Aperitif Thursday parties at our Greenpoint location launches this coming thursday May 17th and then every Thursday for the all summer..

    Event :
    Where : Le Gamin Greenpoint, 108 Franklin Street, bet Oak & Noble St. in Greenpoint/Brooklyn
    « BEFORE & AFTER HOURS » will be offering unique house cocktails, wine, beers coming along with charcuterie, cheeses, vegetable dips, traditional French bites, as well as small tasting sample plates from LE GAMIN GREENPOINT new summer dinner menu.

    The concept is based on traditionnal French Aperitif, it offers moment of simple, multiple and spontaneous dégustation which brings a variety of local products on the table such as bread, cheese, cured meats, garden products, cocktails and wines.

    Please let me know if it is something you would like to cover?  We would love to have you at The restaurant on May 17th to share a glass of wine and a plate of cheese.

    I can obviously send you more info about the event, ou
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August 23, 2012

  • Aug 23, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
  • Location: Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    LITTLE WHITE LIES, the generational ensemble dramatic comedy by Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of Tell No One, stars Academy Award® winners Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) along with François Cluzet (Tell No One, The Intouchables) and Gilles Lellouche (Point Blank, Mesrine), LITTLE WHITE LIES follows a close-knit group of friends whose bonds are tested and strengthened over a summer holiday.

    Bringing together some of the top names from France’s current generation of actors, Mr. Canet weaves a joyous and heartfelt ensemble film out of the dilemmas of eight thirty and forty-something close friends as they vacation together in the summer beach house of uptight restaurateur Max (Mr. Cluzet). Starting out light and carefree, tensions begin to fill the air when Ludo is clinging to life following a motorcycle accident, and Max is grappling with unwanted affections from Vincent (The Piano Teacher's Benoit Magimel), whose married l

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
August 31, 2012
  • InhabitBlue Yoga in Santorini

  • Aug 31, 2012 at 10:00am to Sep 19, 2012 at 10:00am
  • Location: Santorini, Greece
  • Description:

    An ancient island that endured one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history, Santorini feels like no other place on earth. 120 miles southwest of mainland Greece, everything is brighter: the whitewashed cube-shaped houses, the lapis lazuli sea and the sunsets that light up the caldera. One could not find more beautiful, perfectly quiet and spiritually inspiring grounds for a yoga retreat. Here guests recharge within a healthy and peaceful atmosphere conducive to both serenity and excitement.

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September 6, 2012
  • ThinkFrench

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 2:00pm to Oct 29, 2012 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Think Coffee meeting room
  • Description:

    Whether you are looking to start learning French, brush up on your skills, or take an advanced conversation class, ThinkFrench might be just what you need. The teachers at ThinkFrench are both university professors and native speakers, with over ten years of practice teaching French as a second language. Our classes offer a truly unique learning experience - each 8 week session gives you access to a private blog that has been specifically designed to help you master contemporary French, the kind of French that is being spoken on the streets of Paris today. The first 8 week sessions for levels 1, 2 and 3 are starting in early September. A few spots remain open at the moment. 
    Please visit our blog for more details :

    We look forward to hearing from you. À très bientôt.

    The ThinkFrench team. 

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September 13, 2012
  • “So You Think You Can Dabkeh” Festival Celebrating the Folk Dance of the Levant

  • Sep 13, 2012 to Oct 13, 2012
  • Location: Alwan for the Arts
  • Description:

    Alwan for the Arts, New York’s leader in promoting the diverse culture and arts of the Middle East, presents So You Think You Can Dabkeh, a series exploring the traditional and popular line dances of the Levant region of the Middle East. Through participatory and performance events in Manhattan and Brooklyn from September 8 - October 13, 2012, Alwan will celebrate one of the most publicly performed and beloved traditional dances of Arab Americans. The events are open to the public and funded in part by NYSCA.

  • Created by: Alwan for the Arts
September 14, 2012
  • Step Up to the Plate (Entre les Bras) opens Sept. 14th in NYC

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 9:00am to Sep 20, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza and The Quad Cinema, New York City
  • Description:

    Cinema Guild is proud to present the U.S. theatrical premiere of Step Up to the Plate, a documentary on legendary French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, and the passing of his three-Michelin-star restaurant to his son Sébastien.  After premiering at the 2012 Berlinale, Step Up to the Plate opens September 14, 2012
    in New York (Lincoln Plaza and The Quad) with a national release to follow: 9/21- Washington D.C., Boston, San Diego, Denver; 10/12- Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, etc.

    Official film site:

    In 2009, three-Michelin-star French chef Michel Bras decides to hand over his legendary restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sébastien is ready. But it’s not easy to take over the family business when your father is a world-renowned master
    in his field. Filmed in the gorgeous Aubrac region in the South of France, home to the Bras family for generations, Step Up to the Pl

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September 15, 2012
  • Sylvie Vermandel: Studies on the Beauty and Spirituality of Nature

  • Sep 15, 2012 at 7:00pm to Oct 5, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:


    Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist, Sylvie Vermandel The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, September 20, 2012 from 6-8 pm

    About the Artist

    The oil paintings of French artist Sylvie Vermandel, which the artist refers to as ‘jewel paintings,’ are simultaneously representational and symbolic, reflective of the beautiful natural world that surrounds us as well as the spirituality and light that underscores everything we experience. Rather than using a palette, Vermandel mixes her colors directly on the canvas in thin layers, creating varying contrasts so that the observer is able to attain new perspectives on the painting. She adds an entirely new dimension of light and texture by incorporating such elements as crystals, gold leaf and silver sequins into each piece. What results is a harmony of color, tone and light that celebrates the artist’s great love for Mother Earth and is designed to bring out the positive side of life through sy

  • Created by: Amanda Michaels - Agora Gallery
September 18, 2012
  • LE TASTE OF FRANCE TOUR 2012 - September 19-30, 2012 - Presented by Le Taste of France

  • Sep 18, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
  • Location: United States
  • Description:


    French is Everywhere!





    Le Taste of France Tour is a 10-day celebration of French cuisine and culture that will be taking place throughout the United States from September 19th, leading up to Le Taste of France Show in New York ending on Sunday, September 30th. This national French Lifestyle campaign is in honor of “La Fête de la Gastronomie” in France.


    Le Taste of France Tour will feature events ranging from all aspects of French culture: Restaurants; Drinks; Picnics; Desserts; Fashion; Beauty; Kids; Sports and Arts. Everyone across the United States is invited to participate and celebrate French Lifestyle and products.


    In New York City, we are offering a French Passport, available at select locations throughout the city, which will act as a guidebook to all Le Taste of France Tour sanctioned events and participants. Passport holders will be encouraged to visit our select partners’ locations and ha

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  • Le Grand Fooding in NYC invites you

  • Sep 18, 2012 to Sep 23, 2012
  • Location: Brooklyn mythical places
  • Description:

    Le Grand Fooding New York is back!

    This year, in a borough yet to be visited by Le Fooding, on not one, not two, but on many a day, come join us, Action Against Hunger and our amazing international chefs and friends, day and night, standing up or sitting down, in the dark, under the sun, surrounded by speakers and/or stoves, for an unprecedented tour de force.

    1. Le Clicquot Brooklyn Tour
    September 19-22, 2012

    Le Fooding is taking over four Brooklyn hot spots for 100% champagne dinner-performances! Expect unseen creations including, depending on the dinners, forbidden foie gras, potted plants and many other dangerously delicious dishes...

    *September 19 at Vinegar Hill House: The great host Brian Leth + the famous Animal dudes, Vinny Dotolo & Jon Shook (Los Angeles, USA)

    *September 20 at Frankies 457: Brooklyn pioneers Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli + farm-to-table hero Sean Brock of Husk (Charleston, USA)

    *September 21 at Maimonide of Brooklyn: Unfathomable NY-Paris vegan duo Neal Hard

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September 19, 2012
  • IFP | Filmmaker Conference: Conversation with... Michel Reilhac

  • Sep 19, 2012 from 6:00am to 7:00am
  • Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
  • Description:

    With an impressive career balancing the role of producer and curator, Michel Reilhac is showcasing and creating some of the most unique immersive campaigns as the Executive Director of ARTE France Cinema.

    In this talk, hear why Reilhac - and ARTE, one of Europe’s top cultural public broadcasters - are investing in the future of storytelling by producing transmedia programs. What is the foundation of this medium, and what draws us to expanding the stories we love onto multiple screens and even real life? Reilhac also helps us to see a bit into the future, and understand what is at stake for media makers, besides just creating these cross-platform stories. 

    We draw lessons from his own experience, and through sneak previews of new works that ARTE is unveiling in the coming months, including “Cinema City” , a geolocalized augmented reality project mapping Paris through its films, showing the iconic French films taking place on the Parisian corner where you are standing, “LARP this Movie,” w

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • AAisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

  • Sep 19, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Altschul Auditorium, 417 International Affairs Building at Columbia University
  • Description:

    Lecture by Jacques Rancière

    Please note: RSVP required at

    Eugene J. Sheffer Distinguished Lecture  

    Followed by a roundtable discussion with Professor Phil Watts (French, Columbia), Patricia Dailey (English, Columbia), James Swenson (French, Rutgers), Nico Baumbach (Film, Columbia) and Madeleine Dobie (French, Columbia)

    Jacques Rancière discusses his new work Aisthesis (2011).  In Aisthesis, Rancière examines some 15 moments over the last 200 years, from James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and an evening Mallarmé spends at the Folies-Bergère to Dziga Vertov's newsreels, all of which put into question what art is and what art can do.  With this book, Rancière continues to refine his concept of the "aesthetic regime" and to challenge the frontiers between art and everyday experience.

    Jacques Rancière is a French philosopher and author, with a focus on politics and aesthetics. He is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Paris (Saint Denis) and is

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • Lecture by DIDIER FASSIN

  • Sep 19, 2012 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française NYU
  • Description:

    Institute of French Studies Colloquium. Lecture in English


    James D. Wolfensohn Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study; author of La force de l'ordre: une anthropologie de la police des quartiers

    Anthropology of the Police in the French "Banlieues"

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU