Monday, November 4, 2013 (6)

Nov 4, 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
October 29, 2013
  • Innovative and Talented French Artists Henri Gueguen and Joëlle Kem Lika Featured at Agora Gallery Art Show

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 7:00am to Nov 19, 2013 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    The original work of two gifted French artists Henri Gueguen and Joëlle Kem Lika will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC. The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 29, 2013 through November 19, 2013.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, November 7, 2013 from 6-8 pm.Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend, enjoy and meet some of the artists whose works make up this delightful show. 

    About Henri Gueguen

    In his art, French artist Henri Gueguen seeks to forge new ground in terms of visual structure, textural consistency, and diversity of materials. Working in a variety of media (from lacquer paint to ballpoint pens), Gueguen captures his subjects both in two dimensional and three dimensional contexts, masterfully combining rich colors, bold lines, a strong sense of light, and rhythmic compositions to create a distinct and original art form.

    A central theme in Gueguen’s work is the “tall, slim lady,” both elegant and dynamic, which was inspired by

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
October 31, 2013
  • Dominique Nabokov: The World of the New York Review of Books, Photographs 1980–2009

  • Oct 31, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    For over three decades, French photographer Dominique Nabokov has turned her camera lens on friends and colleagues at The New York Review, producing an incisive and intimate portrait of many of its key players. The approximately 50 black and white photographs in the exhibition capture both the spirit of the magazine and offer informal portraits of its editors, contributors, and supporters. Nabokov has subtly documented many convivial moments and the occasional intellectual jostling between the Review’s varied personalities. The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of The New York Review, which famously coalesced during the New York printers’ strike of 1963.

    The exhibition is made possible by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

    An illustrated catalogue with introduction by Ian Buruma will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. It will be available online for free download; visit for details. La Maison Française is open to the public Monda

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
November 4, 2013
  • Info Session Dual Language Programs Western Queens

  • Nov 4, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location: Queens Library, Steinway Branch
  • Description:

    Come learn about the benefits of bilingualism, 

    Hear stories about how parents have successfully created Dual language programs in Manhattan and Brooklyn

    Learn more about the efforts to  bring a French/English Dual Language program to Western Queens! 

    If you are a parent residing in Western Queens (Astoria, LIC, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Woodside, East Elmhurst) with a French-speaking child entering Kindergarten next September or in the near future, this meeting is specially for you. 

    For more information, please email 

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    Please RSVP here 

  • Created by: Diana Limongi
  • Creating a Dual-Language Program in Astoria/Long Island City

  • Nov 4, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Steinway Branch / Queens Library
  • Description:

    Together, we can create French-English Dual Language Programs (DLP) in public schools throughout the City.
    If you are a parent with a French-speaking child entering Kindergarten next September or in the near future, this meeting is specially for you.

    The Astoria/LIC Group is comprised of individuals who are eager to promote and incorporate the French language in New York City public schools. They strongly believe that a bilingual education offers children countless opportunities. 

    If you want to get detailed information, come meet and talk to the group of people behind the French-English Dual Language Program in Western Queens public schools and discover what the program is really about. School administrators, parents, teachers and representatives from the French Embassy and the Haitian Consulate will be present to address your concerns and answer your questions.

    RSVP necessary:

    Please, download our brochure here :

    AstoriaLIC English Version
    AstoriaLIC French

  • Created by: Marine Behilil
  • Talk & Book Signing with Joël Dicker

  • Nov 4, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: FIAF, Le Skyroom
  • Description:

    Co-presented with Vacheron Constantin and the Consulate General of Switzerland .

    Meet Joël Dicker, a 27-year-old Swiss sensation whose second book, La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert kicked Fifty Shades of Grey off the bestseller list of, and has won three major literary prizes, including the novelist’s award from theAcadémie française.

    Dicker will speak in French about his bestselling novel, a classic, whodunit murder mystery set in New York City. Talk will be followed by a book signing.

    In French.

    FIAF Members: $10

    Non-Members: $15

  • Created by: FIAF