Under the high patronage of Her Excellency, Jane D. Hartley, Ambassador of the United States to France and the Honorable Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York, the Paris American Cub will hold its 75th Anniversary Luncheon and the American Club of Paris will hold its 70th Anniversary Dinner on Wednesday, June 1st:
12:30 pm, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
7:00 pm, Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, 33 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
The American Club of Paris, founded in 1913 and one of the oldest non-diplomatic American institutions in France (and perhaps the world), has the dual purpose of providing Americans living in and around Paris with opportunities to meet, and at the same time, to preserve the special ties that the United States has had with France for more than two centuries.
The Paris American Club began informally in 1940 as American expatriates, many members of the American Club of Paris, returned to New York during the Occupation. Its activities and purpose preserve a tradition begun in 1777 by Benjamin Franklin’s “Sunday Dinners” for Americans in Paris. Participants, approximately half French and half American or other nationalities, hail from business and diplomatic circles, the arts and education.
Ambassador Hartley and Consul General Lortholary will address the guests at both events simultaneously by video teleconference.
A portion of the luncheon’s proceeds will be donated to the School for International Studies (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn), New York City's first public high school featuring a French Dual Language 6-12 International Baccalaureate program, created in partnership with the French Embassy and French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation). Please take an ad in the program to show your support for this effort.
For more information, contact:
John F. Bennett, President
Paris American Club