John F Bennett's Events (4)

September 14, 2017
  • Paris American Club

  • Sep 14, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
  • Description:

    Join members and friends of the Paris American Club for dinner with a speaker (TBA) on a topic of interest to the French-American community.

    Since 1940, the PAC continues Benjamin Franklin's tradition of gathering French and Americans for dinner at his home in Passy. Our dynamic Young Member Committee is revitalizing the club and also plans many diverse events this fall.

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June 1, 2016
  • Paris American Club 75th Anniversary Luncheon

  • Jun 1, 2016 from 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Location: National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
  • Description:

    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

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October 8, 2015
  • Paris American Club October 8th Luncheon

  • Oct 8, 2015 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • Location: National Arts Club
  • Description:

    The Paris American Club brings together citizens of France, America, and other nations who share a passion for France and an interest in fostering the centuries-old Franco-American friendship. Participants in our gatherings and events hail from business and diplomatic circles, the arts and education.

    Thursday, October 8th Luncheon at the National Arts Club

    Guest Speaker:
    David Garrow Lowe
    “The Invention of the Riviera: English in Winter, Americans in Summer”

    Register on our website

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September 10, 2015
  • Paris American Club September 10th Luncheon

  • Sep 10, 2015 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • Location: The National Arts Club - Gramery Park
  • Description:

    Inspired by Benjamin Franklin's Sunday suppers at his home in Passy, outside of Paris, from 1776 to 1785, and putting aside our lineage going back to 1940, when prominent American expats returned to the US during the Occupation, the Club provides a genteel alternative for developing relationships in today's harried, on-line world.

    Of course, there are many groups in New York that offer business and social networking opportunities, “What is special about the Paris American Club?” you may ask.

    While there is a time and place for everything, consider meeting a potential business prospect at one of today's typical "speed dating" style card exchanges, trying to read their name-tag while juggling a glass of wine and piece of cheese and fumbling to exchange business cards...

    Now imagine the next step of building a relationship: inviting that contact to join you for a civilized luncheon in an elegant setting, with a sparkling welcome, where you share a gourmet, three-course meal, accompanied by F

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