Wednesday, October 2, 2013 (6)

Oct 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
September 6, 2013
  • Méditation Calligraphique : L’Art Conscient de Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Sep 6, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
  • Location: ABC Home
  • Description:

    Le 7 septembre prochain l’institution new yorkaise ABC Home, ouvrira ses portes pour la première fois aux Etats Unis aux oeuvres calligraphiques de Thich Nhat Hanh, à travers l’exposition Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh

    Tich Nhat Hanh, maître du Bouddhisme Zen, fervent défenseur de la non violence lors de la guerre du Vietnam fut soutenu par Martin Luther King lors de sa nomination pour le prix Nobel de la Paix en 1967. Il est considéré par le New York Times comme le deuxième personnage le plus important du Bouddhisme après le Dalai Lama.

    Son histoire est intimement liée à celle de la France, où il trouva refuge en 1972 après avoir été expulsé des Etats Unis. Son opposition à la guerre du Vietnam le contraint à l’exile alors qu’il enseignait à Princeton et Columbia. En 1982, il fonda dans le Périgord un monastère qui allait devenir la plus grande communauté bouddhiste d’Occident. Son enseignement et ses écrits ont depuis atteints des millions de personnes à tr

  • Created by: Francois Servranckx
September 10, 2013
  • Exhibition: Columbia Maison Française Centennial 1913-2013: Celebrating a Century of French Culture and Ideas at Columbia University in New York

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 6:00am to Oct 30, 2013 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Exhibition opening reception on September 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibition on display through October 30.


    Exhibition curated by Shanny Peer, and co-organized by the Maison Française and Rare Book & Manuscript Division of Columbia Libraries


    This exhibition celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Columbia Maison Française, founded in 1913 and the first French academic and cultural center on an American campus.  It presents a wonderful collection of unpublished photographs, documents, program materials, and AV archives. These are woven into a narrative celebrating the rich history of the Maison Française and the role it has played in exposing Americans to notable French thinkers and artists, disseminating French and Francophone culture and ideas in the U.S.,  and nurturing strong ties between Columbia University, France, and the Francophone world.   


    The Centennial Exhibition is on display at the Maison Française in Buell Hall. It is free and open to the public from September 5-October 30, M

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
September 20, 2013

  • Sep 20, 2013 at 3:30pm to Oct 6, 2013 at 1:00pm
  • Location: La MaMa ETC
  • Description:

    We would like to invite you and your community to join us for an upcoming La MaMa event -- with a special discounted offer.

    Adapted and directed by Irina Brook from Virginia Woolf "A Room Of One's Own" (1929) and Marguerite Duras "La Vie Materielle" (1986), the production centers on a fantasy dinner party where Duras and Woolf and three other women prepare a meal live on stage while singing, dancing, and discussing the condition of women in society.

    Featuring a diverse ensemble including:
    Obie-award winner Winsome Brown as Virginia Woolf;
    former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck as Maugerite Duras;
    actress Nicole Ansari; concert violin soloist Yibin Li;
    and British singer/songwriter Sadie Jemmet.

    This fall, La MaMa is introducing a new initiative, 10@$10, through which ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Hurry and plan your vis

  • Created by: A. Surratt
October 1, 2013
  • Le Poisson Rouge / The Goldfish

  • Oct 1, 2013 at 3:00pm to Oct 6, 2013 at 3:00pm
  • Location: 4th Street Theater
  • Description:

    La pièce « Le Poisson Rouge » est une comédie noire, écrite en français et traduite vers l’anglais sous le titre « The Goldfish ». « Le Poisson Rouge » sera présentée en français et en anglais, en fonction de la soirée à laquelle vous choisissez d’assister, permettant ainsi au public de choisir la langue dans laquelle il préfère voir la pièce. La pièce mêle également trois genres artistiques: théâtre, mime et danse. Cette comédie  de situation dans laquelle deux blondes un peu cruches cherchent un moyen pour se débarrasser d’un cadavre sur scène rend ce travail inventif, comique, et en fait une  pièce à part. Par conséquent, prenez deux blondes, un mort qui marche et danse, un poisson rouge qui fait « du dos crawlé » et c’est la catastrophe assurée.

    The play “The Goldfish” is a dark comedy, which was originally written in French, with the title “Le Poisson Rouge”. “The Goldfish” will be performed in both French and English, depending on the evening you attend; thus allowing the audience

  • Created by: Samantha Grassian
October 2, 2013
  • French Classes for Babies and Toddlers

  • Oct 2, 2013 at 6:00am to Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00am
  • Location: Coucou Brooklyn
  • Description:

    Coucou Brooklyn, a French language school and cultural center in Williamsburg, now offers French classes for babies and toddlers. Children who are under age 4 are at the ideal age for learning a new language and Coucou is happy to be a part of this formative stage!  


    The instructor previously ran the babies and toddlers program at the Alliance Française in Boston, and is an expert in catering to the learning habits, needs, and attention spans of little ones. Classes promote a fun, stimulating, and soothing environment, and will include a colorful array of songs, games, nursery rhymes, and fun activities that kids and parents alike will enjoy.


    The “Baby Steps” program is divided into two groups, one geared towards 1-2 ½ year olds, and one for 2 ½ - 4 year olds. Each group will meet once a week, and one caregiver must attend class with their child or children. Classes start October 2nd, and registration information can be found on the “Specialty Classes” page at

  • Created by: Léa Perret