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News on Francophone Events - May 2011



French Embassy Report 2011 - French Language Education Programs in NYC

September 2011 will mark the opening of two new French bilingual public elementary schools in New York City, as well as the second year of a charter elementary school featuring a French...


World Nomads Morocco Festival at the FIAF

Throughout the month of May, the French Institute Alliance Française is hosting a festival that honors Moroccan culture and art. Through musical performances, art exhibits, round-table discussions and film screenings, this festival gives new yorkers a glimpse into the immense diversity and richness of Moroccan culture...




Yael Naïm et David Donatien

Le Poisson Rouge - May 9, 2011

Thanks to the success of her international hit “ New Soul,” Yael Naim’ s self-titled 2007 release propelled this French-Israeli singer-songwriter on a yearlong promotional trek around the globe. But rather than record her follow-up album in studios scattered here ... More


Francois Moutin

55 Bar - May 9, 2011

Francois Moutin was born in Paris. His early interest in music was encouraged by his parents. At age 5, Francois began studying guitar, then piano by age 11. The acoustic bass became his most lasting passion as a teenager... More

New York City Master Chorale: 5th Anniversary Concert

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - May 20, 2011

Under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Thea Kano, the New York City Master Chorale will celebrate its fifth anniversary by performing the New York City premiere of contemporary composer Paul Leavitt’s ... More


Master Gnaoua Musicians

Florence Gould Hall - May 21, 2011

Morocco's leading Gnaoua masters, representing the major Gnaoua centers of Essaouira and Marrakech, will present an unprecedented performance of this entrancing and mystical music ... More

Marouan Benabdallah

Carnegie Hall - May 26, 2011

Marouan Benabdallah, part of the new generation of emerging Moroccan pianists, makes his U.S. debut at Carnegie Hall. With a thoughtful approach to classical western music cultivated ... More


A Summer Holiday in France with Films on the Green Festival
Fridays in June and July, 2011
From the seaside villages of Brittany to the rocky hills of southern Provence, Films on the Green will take you on a cinematic tour of France this summer... More


Moroccan Cinema Through May, 2011
This series highlights contemporary issues that pervade artistic production in Morocco: the legacy of the years of political repression, undocumented workers' migration to Europe, Casablanca as an urban metropolis, and Morocco's increasing commitment to cultural... More


Special Sneak Preview : My Afternoons with Margueritte
May 18, 2011
This touching film follows the development of an improbable friendship between Germain, an ungainly, nearly illiterate middle-aged man, and Margueritte, a delicate, well-read nonagerian... More


CinéKids : Special Double Screening l' Hiver de Léon and le Printemps de Mélie
May 14, 2011
Screening will be followed by a twenty-minute workshop of arts and crafts inspired by the film, led by Guitty Roustaï and Emmanuelle Bonin of FIAF's Language Center... More

African Films Festival
Now to May 31, 2011

African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center present the 18th edition of the New York African Film Festival! A multi-venue, two-month celebration of African arts and culture, the festival will feature a gallery exhibition, fashion show, panel discussions, Q&As with directors and actors, live performances... More




Wanted Design: An International Design Event
May 13 to May 16, 2011
This month, Wanted Design is hosting its first annual three-day international design event. This series of workshops, conversations and viewings brings together designers of all fields from around the world... More


Ron Agam
From May 5 through June 4, 2011
The Bertrand Delacroix Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings by French artist Ron Agam. In his work, Agam further examines the interaction of colors, seeking to expose the harmony and effective balance of these varying colors... More


Tania Mouraud Exhibition & Sound Performance
From May 5 through June 16, 2011
French artist Tania Mouraud will present her work at Cueto Project, an art gallery in Chelsea. Mouraud works in a number of mediums including painting, photography, video and installation... More


Art Fundraiser to Benefit the Construction of Water Wells in Cameroun
May 12, 2011
American friends of About Water in Africa are hosting a fundraiser event at the Haim Chanin Fine Arts gallery to benefit the construction of water wells in Cameroon. The French artist Vicky Colombet has donated an edition of 300 prints entitled “Cloud”... More


Color Moves : Art and Fashion by Sonia Delauney
Daily through June 5, 2011
Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles... More


Senses and Essence: Amina Agueznay, Safaa Erruas, and Najia Mehadji Delauney
Daily through June 5, 2011
As part of FIAF's World Nomads Morocco Festival, the FIAF Gallery presents a site-specific group exhibition featuring specially-commissioned pieces by three leading women contemporary artists from Morocco... More

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
Through June 5, 2011
Since its opening on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in style and design innovation. This exhibition will explore the historical significance of the firm's contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century... More

Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914
Through June 6, 2011
Sometime between October and December 1912, Pablo Picasso made a guitar.Cobbled together from cardboard, paper, string, and wire, materials that he cut, folded, threaded, and glued, Picasso’s ... More


Lynda Benglis Retrospective at the New Museum
Through June 19, 2011
A retrospective of Lynda Benglis’ work opened on February 9th at the New Museum. The exhibition was previously shown at several international museums ... More


Business Travel: Challenges & Opportunities
May 25, 2011 at 6.00 pm
The challenges facing business travel today, including complex security measures, airline mergers and fluctuating prices, are of increased concern to business executives and their bottom line... More


Atelier Coaching: "la Peur du Changement "
April 7, 2011 at 7.00 pm
"La peur du changement": Atelier Coaching présenté par Nicolas Serres-Cousiné et Véronique Bressard, Life Coach et Career Coach à New York... More


Pierre Assouline
May 9, 2011 at 7.00 pm
Writer; biographer; author of Hergé, The Man who Created Tintin; Simenon, A Biography; Gaston Gallimard: A Half-Century of French Publishing; journalist, blogger, La République des livresS... Mo re


Essaouira & Fes : Sustaining Cultures
May 11, 2011 at 6.30 pm
World Nomads is honored to welcome key Moroccan cultural visionaries André Azoulay, Royal Advisor to King Mohammed VI, and Dr. Faouzi Skali, a widely recognized cultural and intellectual force, for... Mo re


John Ashbery
May 12, 2011 at 7.00 pm
Recognized as one of the greatest twentieth-century poets, John Ashbery has won nearly every major American award for poetry. In May, Norton will releasehis translation of Arthur Rimbaud's prose poem sequence, Illuminations, originally published in 1886... Mo re


What's going on in the Head of the Monastic Artist?
May 10, 2011 at 5.00 pm
An artist's way of choosing and thinking out his subject is conditioned by his environment. Starting from this premise, an attempt will be made to show how, in eleventh and twelfth-century France, the mental set... More

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  • French Summer Camp For Toddlers (3-4)


    We are offering a half-day summer camp for children entering Pre-K and Jr-K (Age 3 to 4 years old). The camp will be held at The EINY at 111 E. 22nd St. (between Park Ave and Lexington Ave).


    This camp has been designed for any French-speaking toddler. This half-day camp is an ideal opportunity for your kids to learn, play and speak with fellow French speaking children. Activities include songs, arts & crafts, games and various physical activities (Dances and gymnastics)


    There are two sessions including one two week session and one three week session. There is the option to combine both sessions for a total of five weeks.


    Session 1: June 20th-June 30th (M-Th 9am-12pm)

    Session 2: July 18th- August 4th(M-Th 9am-12pm)

    Session 3: June 20th- June 30th and July 14th-August 4th


    Session 1: 2 weeks $350 (includes snacks and supplies)

    Session 2: 3 weeks $540 (includes snacks and supplies)

    Session 3: 5 weeks $890 (includes snacks and supplies)

    *Class size is limited to ten students per session only.

    **All art classes with be accompanied by Brigitte Saint-Ouen


    If you are interested in registering your child for this unique opportunity, please contact Brigitte Saint Ouen at


     212 780 0932 or email at frenchpg@32finearts.com




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