JUNE 30, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Sade on sale; author passings; Einstein, the graphic biography; Marguerite Duras’s Abahn Sabana David; side-by-side translations of Abdellah Taïa

JUNE 29, 2016

Fête de la Musique Brings 4,000 People to Central Park SummerStage

By Francerocks

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export and SummerStage welcomed nearly 4,000 music fans to Central Park SummerStage on June 21st for free performances from La Femme, General Elektriks, Yael Naim, and CharlElie Couture to celebrate la Fête de la Musique, a global tradition dating back to the early 1980s in France.

JUNE 29, 2016

FACE Awards Twelve Contemporary Music Fund Grants

By French Culture

In 2016/2017, the FACE Contemporary Music Fund will support a great deal of ambitious, high-quality contemporary music projects. Twelve were selected through a competitive process and each received up to $14,000 in funding, with total grants to all projects amounting to $100,000.

JUNE 27, 2016

Emel Mathlouthi and Ginkgoa FREE at Lincoln Center Atrium

By Francerocks

After a stand-room-only performance from Ayo last week, France Rocks Summerfest is proud to present the following FREE shows at Lincoln Center Atrium: Emel Mathlouthi on June 30th and Ginkgoa on July 7th.

JUNE 27, 2016

‘Degas in New Orleans’…the scandalous tale as told by playwright Rosary O’Neill

By FRENCH CULTURE NEW ORLEANS

Playwright Rosary O'Neill, is proud to be a seventh generation, bilingual, New Orleanian. Though she now lives and works in New York City, she maintains a soft-spot for people who were associated with Louisiana, such as the famous voodoo witch Marie Laveau. At present, Rosary is working on a project involving the famed French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, who visited New Orleans in 1872.

JUNE 23, 2016

TV5MONDE Voyage and TV5MONDE Cinema Now Available

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM LA

TV5MONDE Cinema--providing travelers with the best in recently released French films.

JUNE 14, 2016

Opening of France Rocks Summerfest 2016

By French Culture

On June 14, 2016, Michele Amar, Head of the Music Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, opened the first annual France Rocks Summerfest—the largest French music festival in the United States, which includes 30 concerts across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx—with the following remarks. Part of the Paris-New York Tandem transatlantic cultural exchange initiative, France Rocks Summerfest takes place at Lincoln Center Atrium, LPR, MoMA PS1, Pianos, Arlene's Grocery, Drom, National Sawdust Factory, Knitting Factory, Matte Projects, and Baby's All Right and many other venues.

JUNE 13, 2016

Introducing Blind Spot: French Science Fiction in Translation

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

By Julien Wacquez, editor of Angle Mort and Blind Spot« Science Fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity »

JUNE 13, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

The passing of Maurice Pons; rhythmic reviews for Tram 83; annual Queer Issue of Words Without Borders; an interview with translator Christiana Hills; 2016 French-American Foundation Translation Awards; a Blutch classic now available.

JUNE 13, 2016

Films on the Green 2016 Opening Night

By French Culture

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur welcomed guests to the opening night cocktail reception for the 9th annual Films on the Green Festival which coincided with the launch of the first Paris-New York Tandem at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. The reception was followed by a screening of Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" in Central Park.

JUNE 10, 2016

Philosophy for Kids

By Suzanne Buracas

On March 19, 2016, as part the Tilt Kids Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York initiated a one-of-a-kind event for children, inspired by the French books "Les Goûters Philo". Under the starry ceiling of Albertine Books, 80 children gathered in small groups to deep dive into philosophy and express their thoughts on subjects such as friendship and the infinite. The workshops were led by Critchley’s PhD students, who shared their experiences with us following this first-time event.

JUNE 10, 2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault Visits the Cultural Services & Albertine Books

By French Culture

On June 9, 2016, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the Franco-American Children’s Book Publishers Conference, presented by the International Bureau of French Publishing (Bureau International des Editeurs Français).

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