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Albertine's Free Events In February

FEBRUARY 2017 EVENTS AT ALBERTINE BOOKS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH

WHAT:     Dans les coulisses de la loi

ABOUT:   Join us as we reflect on the making of a French law, from its inception to its publication, with reporter and painter Noëlle Herrenschmidt.

In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Sunday, February 5 - 11AM 

 

 

WHAT:     French Story Hour with Marion Bataille

ABOUT:   A morning of reading and fun activities with children book author, Marion Bataille.

In French. For kids ages 3 and up. Free with rsvp to rsvp@albertine.comWHEN:     Saturday, February 11- 11AM

 

Résidents de la République

ABOUT:   An evening of poetry, performances and discussions with French slam artist and poet Capitaine Alexandre, winner of the 2015 Verlaine Award.

In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Thursday, February 16 – 7PM

 

 

French Story Hour

ABOUT:   In French. For kids ages 3 and up.

No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Saturday, February 18 - 11AM

 

French Story Hour

ABOUT:   In French. For kids ages 3 and up. No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Saturday, February 25– 11AM

 

 

Reagan/Gorbatchev: Rekjavik, 1986. The Summit of Hope

ABOUT:   Guillaume Serina looks back on the1986 Reykjavik summit which came close to ending the nuclear competition between the East and the West.

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Monday, February 27– 7PM

 

All Stars: A Conversation with Valérie Belin & Quentin Bajac

ABOUT:   French artist Valérie Belin and Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at The MoMA Quentin Bajac discuss Belin’s new book, Valerie Belin (Damiani).

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Tuesday, February 28– 7PM

 

WHERE:  Albertine Books in French and English

                   Cultural Services of the French Embassy

                   972 Fifth Avenue (between 78th and 79th street)

                   New York, NY 10075

 

Video of live and past Albertine events can be viewed here: https://new.livestream.com/frenchembassy

All events are free and open to the public with no RSVP, unless otherwise noted. Media who wish to attend should contact: camille.desprez@diplomatie.gouv.fr

 

About Albertine

Albertine is a reading room and bookshop that brings to life French-American intellectual exchange. A permanent venue for free events and debates, the new space offers more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from over 30 French-speaking countries around the world in French and in translation. Visit www.albertine.com. Follow Albertine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @albertinebooks.

 

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, educational and university programs to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts.

www.frenchculture.org

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Media Contact

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