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May 6, 2021
January 20, 2020
  • Bonjour NY MLK Day Camp - en Français!

  • Jan 20, 2020 from 8:15am to 6:00pm
  • Location: SLA - 9 Hanover Place
  • Description:

    Join us for one of our mini-camp sessions!

    Bonjour NY offers fun-filled camps during school breaks and holidays! Our mini-camps provide a FUN, ENGAGING, and SAFE place for children to spend their day.

    Register Now Spots are limited! 


    Modeled after our popular Summer Day Camp curriculum, our mini-camps incorporate various arts and craft, sports, songs, cooking and recreational activities to keep your child active, learning, and moving all day - en français. 

    Mini-camps are available for kids ages 3.5 to 11. Children are split into 2 age groups.

    Camps take place from 8:15am to 5pm at our BROOKLYN location (9 Hanover Pl). After camp care is available until 6pm.

    It's going to be a blast! 

  • Created by: Bonjour NY French Summer Camp
July 14, 2019
  • Online 17th-century graduate French literature course at Montclair State University

  • Jul 14, 2019 to Aug 8, 2019
  • Location: Online
  • Description:

    FREN527: "17th-century French literature seminar"

    Dr. Kathleen Loysen

    15 July-8 August 2019

    In this course, we will study the major innovations and trends of seventeenth-century French literature. Crossing genre boundaries from prose and poetry to theater, we will investigate such areas as the development of the roman d’analyse and the epistolary novel; salonnier and communal writing productions such as poetry, letters, and moralist literature; the establishment of the norms of tragedy and comedy; the interplay between movements toward linguistic purity stemming from the Académie française and those toward linguistic diversity emanating from précieux circles; and influence on literature from religious and political spheres. Readings will be drawn from the works of Madame de Lafayette, Mlle de Scudéry, Mme de Sévigné, Voiture, Descartes, Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, Corneille, Racine, and Molière.

    To apply:

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Emery
May 2, 2019
March 29, 2019
  • French Decolonization in Global Perspective - Conference

  • Mar 29, 2019 from 5:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Institute of French Studies Conference
    Organized by Jessica Pearson (Macalester College) and Herrick Chapman (NYU)

    This conference will explore the process of French decolonization in the twentieth century in the context of broad global developments, movements, ideas, and policies. It aims to evaluate recent trends in the fields of French history and the history of decolonization and to suggest possible avenues for future inquiry. It will focus on several intersecting themes, such as decolonization and European integration, the rise of international organizations and the role they played in shaping French decolonization, and the Algerian War in global context.

    9:30 – 9:45 a.m.  Opening Remarks

    Herrick Chapman, New York University
    Jessica Pearson, Macalester College

    9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Decolonizing Development

    “Fashioning the Future: Global Catholicism at the End of Empire in French West Africa”
    Rachel Kantrowitz, Brown University

    “Decolonizing ‘la brousse’? Medical Expertise and Rural He

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
March 26, 2019
  • Divine Diamonds: Gender, Embodiment, and Movement in the French Banlieue - Margaret Flinn

  • Mar 26, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Two recent French films (Divines, Benyamina, 2016; Bande de filles, Sciamma), directed by women and featuring racially and ethnically marked girls’ bodies in movement, have achieved notable critical and popular success. Residents of the Parisian banlieue, these girls share a heritage of post/colonial immigration. This talk interrogates how these films represent gendered bodies and how those bodies are offered to be seen, but also how they relate to the space of the banlieue. To what degree do the social microcosms these “bandes de filles” represent figure as aspirational utopian alternatives to the lived realities of French suburban poverty? Embodying histories of migration, the girls' filmed representations show a transcendent movement that seeks to escape or surpass that history—as they aspire to a future do they engage in forgetting or remembering of the past via their narratives or movements?


    Framed by feminist and phenomenological considerations of the body in film, Margaret C. Fl

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
March 24, 2019
  • TILT Kids Festival: Philosophy for Kids

  • Mar 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
  • Description:


    Philosophy for Kids returns for a fourth year at the Brooklyn Public Library, this time with an all new vision. Thinkers specializing in philosophical practices with children will lead a series of workshops on themes built around this festival’s edition: inclusiveness, openness, and acceptance of differences.

    This year, adults will also be invited to engage in conversations related to family and parenting questions.

    Free & open to the public

  • Created by: Suzanne Buracas
March 23, 2019
March 16, 2019
  • TILT Kids Festival: Ajoyo by Yacine Boularès and Sarah E. Charles

  • Mar 16, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Harlem Stage
  • Description:

    screen_shot_2019-01-16_at_12.52.16_pm.png?itok=0NisDwTg&profile=RESIZE_710xAJOYO is the vision of saxophonist Yacine Boularès: a joyful ceremony bringing musicians and the audience close together.

    For the first TILT collaboration with Harlem Stage, the young at heart are invited to engage with an instrument-making workshop before joining the band for an eclectic musical celebration.

    Music • Ages 3 & up • 120 mins

    Free with RSVP

  • Created by: Suzanne Buracas
  • Paris Travel Course

  • Mar 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: The Yard Williamsburg
  • Description:

    Be a Traveler NOT a Tourist. Explore the gems of Paris through the eyes of an expert. Gain an insider’s scoop on how to: communicate, navigate, eat, shop, party, gallery hop, and blend in like a boss on that too-long-prolonged Paris holiday.

    LFBK head teacher: Emile Bertherat – French Native and 20 + years Paris resident has explored, caroused and dined in all the best known, lesser known, not-to-miss, definitely-avoid, hippest, over and underexposed spots the City of Lights has to offer.

    Under the LFBK Full Fluency model: this workshop will leave you 100% prepared to take on Paris. A fast-moving three-hour tour leaves both someday and soon-to-be vacationers set with:

    • Enough French Language education to deftly and accurately eat, shop, commute, and begin to communicate in French-worth finesse
    • About town and out of town trekking how-to,
    • Only-a-local would know sightseeing intel – the hot spots and the secret spots,
    • Dining tips and tasty leads,
    • Gratuity best practices (Don’t be a waiter hater!)
  • Created by: Magda Lahliti
March 14, 2019

  • Mar 14, 2019 to Apr 26, 2019
  • Location: Quad Cinema and Film Society Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of revered director Jia Zhang-Ke’s new film, ASH IS PUREST WHITE, a masterful blend of gangster film, romance, and social critique, spanning two decades of contemporary China, and starring his frequent muse and collaborator Tao Zhao. A critical hit at film festivals including Cannes, New York, and Toronto, and French co-production, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is scheduled to open in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on Friday, March 15 followed by a national roll out.

    A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu (criminal underworld setting,) ASH IS PUREST WHITE begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 postindustrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives. With a three-part structure and stunning cinematography by French director of photography Eric Gautier (Motorcycl

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
  • Dance through Time: Antiquity and the Ballets Russes - Illustrated Lecture

  • Mar 12, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Clare Fitzgerald
    Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Director, ISAW

    Rachel Herschman
    Co-curator, Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, and curatorial assistant, ISAW

    The lecture, presented at La Maison Française, is held in conjunction with the exhibition Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, on view at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th St., from March 6 to June 2.  

    In English

    Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and La Maison Française


    Léon Bakst
    Costume Design for Tamara Karsavina as Chloé, for Daphnis et Chloé
    ca. 1912
    Graphite and tempera and/or watercolor on paper
    H. 28.2 cm; W. 44.7 cm
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund: 1933.392
    Image: Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
March 11, 2019
  • 20th Century French Music: A Clarinet Recital

  • Mar 11, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:15pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    The ventures of Debussy and Ravel into impressionism and the responsive compositional output from Les Six produced a flowering of innovative and compelling wind music.

    The clarinet chapter of 20th century French music is saturated with tonal nuance and trademark French lyricism at their finest. In addition to the well-known nonpareils composed by Debussy, Poulenc, Messiaen, and Ravel, there is a vast underground of forgotten gems by lesser known masters: Bozza, Cahuzac, and Pierné. While these latter pieces are mainstays of the clarinet repertoire, they are largely unknown by wider audiences.

    Clarinetist Sam Boutris and pianist Marina Iwao will provide a fresh look at these unjustifiably unheralded treasures. Commentary by Michael J. Gilligan.

    Reservations: 212-998-8750 or
    Tickets: $20 General Admission; $10 Students with ID

    Musicians' bios at

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • TILT Kids Festival: Musical Journey by Malika Zarra

  • Mar 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Description:


    © Becca Meek

    Multilingual French-Moroccan vocalist Malika Zarra and her collaborators will perform a new commission, a musical experience introducing children to a variety of sounds and rhythms from North Africa.

    Music • Ages 5 & up • 60 mins

    World Premiere • Tilt Commission

    For more information and rsvp, visit

  • Created by: Suzanne Buracas
March 9, 2019
  • Bonjour NY French Immersion Summer Camp Open House UWS

  • Mar 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Location: Solomon Schechter School
  • Description:
    Bonjour NY invites you to our Open House event at Solomon Schechter School, on Saturday March 9th, at 2:00 pm.
    Click here to register for the Open House Event
    Bonjour NY French Immersion Summer Camp in July and August for children ages 3.5 to 11
    In Upper West Side Manhattan, with daily bus transportation.
    Come and find out about our program on Saturday March 9th, 2:00 pm at Solomon Schechter School, 805 Columbus Avenue (W. 100th St)
    Bring your children along!
    For more info, please visit our website or call us 646-588-5068
  • Created by: Houaria
  • TILT Kids Festival: Kids The Dumpster Ball by Marc Boutavant

  • Mar 9, 2019 from 6:30am to 7:30am
  • Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Description:


    © Marc Boutavant

    World renowned French author and illustrator Marc Boutavant—creator of MoukEdmond, and All Aboard, among many others—will lead a special event on Saturday, March 9. Families are invited to come to the French Cultural Services’ Gilded Age mansion wearing their quirkiest creative outfits made of scraps of trash for a not-so-formal dancing ball and live drawing experience!

    Illustration • Ages 5 & up • 60 mins • In English

    World Premiere • Tilt Commission

    For more information and rsvp, visit

  • Created by: Suzanne Buracas
  • Bonjour NY French Immersion Summer Camp Open House Downtown Brooklyn

  • Mar 9, 2019 from 5:30am to 6:30am
  • Location: SLA International School
  • Description:

    Bonjour NY invites you to our Open House event at SLA International School, on Saturday March 9th, at 10:30 am.

    Click here to register for the Open House Event

    Bonjour NY French Immersion Summer Camp in July and August for children ages 3.5 to 11 in Downtown Brooklyn with daily bus transportation.


    Come and find out about our program on Saturday March 9th, at SLA International School, 9 Hanover Place 10:30 am.

    Bring your children along!

  • Created by: Houaria