Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (9)

Apr 7, 2015
September 8, 2014
  • French immersion classes for preschooler in Brooklyn

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 5:00am to Jun 26, 2015 at 9:00am
  • Location: In Williamsburg
  • Description:

    Dear parents,

     Our French immersion program in Williamsburg / Greenpoint  which will begin in September 2014 has spots open  for children  2.5 yrs to 4 yrs old.
    Led by experienced and dynamic French speakers this program will follow a curriculum and  offer our children an opportunity to learn about our world through creative and dramatic play, arts, stories, singing, playing, learning alphabet, numbers sharing meals all immersed in the French language.
    Our drop-off classes will meet in a child-friendly rented room at Play, 33 Nassau avenue ( by the MC Carren park) in Brooklyn from 9:00am to 1:00pm Mondays- Fridays ( 2, 3 and 5 days options) starting September 8, 2014 to the end of June 2015.
    For more info contact me at frenchforlittleones at gmail dot com

  • Created by: Magda Lahliti
November 5, 2014
  • Theresa Flores, A.P.

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 3:15am to Jun 26, 2015 at 11:15am
  • Location: P. S. 84
  • Description:

    P. S. 84 in Manhattan is seeking a French speaking Teacher Assistant to work full time in a K and 1st grade French Dual Language Class.  PTA Funded.  

    If you are interested, email me Tflores@schools.nyc.gov or call (212) 799-2534.

  • Created by: Theresa Flores
February 24, 2015
  • Joyce Kozloff Social Studies

  • Feb 24, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    Visual Arts
    Joyce Kozloff
    Social Studies

    Wed, Feb 25–Sat, Apr 25, 2015
    FIAF Gallery

    Colorful, commanding, and detailed, the captivating pieces in Social Studies tell histories not taught in classrooms. Layering collaged images and textured paint onto mid-century classroom maps, Joyce Kozloff transposes new perspectives onto archaic world views.

    An original member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, applied and decorative art practices are often the basis for Kozloff’s large-scale public and fine art works. Since the 1990s, she has been using maps and globes to explore issues of social and institutional injustice.

    Free and open
    to the public


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

    Related Event:
    Joyce Kozloff: Maps & Patterns
    On view Mar 26–Apr 25
    DC Moore Gallery, New York

    Prints for this series were made with Fran Flaherty at the Digital Art Studio, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; additional prints were produced at the Advanced Media Studio, NYU with the Morgan R. Levy.

  • Created by: FIAF
March 24, 2015
  • The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

  • Mar 24, 2015 to Apr 7, 2015
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description:

    Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale. 

    With a nod to O. Henry's short story, The Ransom of Red Chief, the film explores the dramatic territory where the personae of criminal and victim are remade in unexpected and surprisingly amusing ways. -Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum

  • Created by: Sylvia Savadjian
March 31, 2015
  • Dominique Riviere: Capturing the Melodies of China at Agora Gallery NYC

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 7:00am to Apr 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    Franco-American artist Dominique Riviere is an award-winning jewelry designer who has more recently turned his attention to two-dimensional fine art. With an exceptional eye for compositional elements, such as color and form, Riviere creates enchanting portraits of women in traditional garb playing classic Chinese instruments. Although Riviere’s paintings are inspired by the masters of the meticulous Chinese watercolor paintings that came out of the Song Dynasty, he chooses to utilize hard pastels as a medium over these traditional watercolors in order to cultivate a more mystical mood.


    Riviere has spent much of his life traveling to China, and these experiences have formed much of the basis of inspiration of his work. Each of Riviere’s figurative renderings contain strong emotive elements that help to create a spiritual and numinous effect. For Riviere, the point of his work is not to uncover a deeper meaning, but it is rather about “the exaltation of culture and beauty.”


    Dominique Ri

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
April 7, 2015
  • Beyond Piketty (and Before the Deluge): Natural Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • Apr 7, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    A panel discussion with Claude Henry, Geoffrey Heal, Peter Keleman and Stephen Cassell

    Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is a major contribution to economics, economic history and our understanding of fundamental social and political issues we face today. Equally fundamental, as far as capital in the twenty-first century is concerned, is the condition of those components of natural capital – biodiversity, water, soil, energy, climate – that will shape the future of mankind on earth.

    This distinguished panel will discuss natural capital from the perspectives of a physicist turned economist, geochemist, architect/urban planner, and professor of public policy and corporate responsibility. 

    This event is sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Alliance Program, with support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise