SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Upcoming Performances from Harpist Melanie Genin

By Francerocks

Hailed by the Epoch Times as a “singular virtuoso with an exquisitely sensitive playing” Mélanie Genin, is a French harpist currently based in New York. She has recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the Debussy Dances for harp and orchestra as the first prizewinner of the International Shining stars series. An international representative of the French harp school, she is the only harpist finalist of the 2014 prestigious Concert Artist Guild competition of New York and a semifinalist of the 2014 International Young artist competitions. A passionate and dedicated chamber music player, Ms. Genin is also very dedicated to gaining a larger audience for the harp and developing its repertoire. A fervent advocate of new music she has commissioned several pieces, and premiered several works of composers such as Wei-Chieh Lin, Jules Matton and Yuri Boguinia.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

President Hollande Announces Creation of $100M Fund for Safeguarding Threatened Global Heritage Sites

By French Culture

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, on the occasion of United Nations General Assembly Week, French President François Hollande delivered a speech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on the importance of protecting and preserving cultural heritage sites.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Lecture by Jean-Marc Ayrault at Columbia University


On Thursday, September 22, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, will give a lecture at Columbia University on The World Today and the Future of France-U.S. Relations.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Jean-Marc Ayrault launches France Alumni USA


A new online platform and network for students and professionals who completed part or all their studies in France.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Director Abbas Fahdel presents “Homeland: Iraq Year Zero” in a special tour of US Universities


Director Abbas Fahdel will be presenting his latest film Homeland, Iraq Year Zero, in multiple universities on the East coast of the United States. The film is a 6 hours long documentary feature devided in two parts.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

New York's Bilingual Fair 2016


Our favorite event of the year is coming up and we want you to be part of it.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

French-American Digital Lab 2016 Startups Selected

By French Culture

Six French startup teams have been selected to participate in the 2016 New York edition of the French-American Digital Lab.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Jeremy Albet

The Fall Publishing Season in France is marked by the return of most prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Review of Books promotes the upcoming release of four novels translated from French, Lithub spotlights the young writer prodigy Edouard Louis with his sucessful book "The End of Eddy Bellegueule", The success of Festival America in Vincennes.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Films on the Green 2016 Photo Album


The ninth annual Films on the Green festival has closed a sometimes rainy but successful year! Follow the much loved French film festival as it made its way from park to park, in our online photo album.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

My Favorite French Dish or Pastry Contest for Chicago Area K-12 students

By Laurence Geannopulos

As part of the à la carte festival, the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago and the American Association of Teachers of French (Chicago – North Illinois Chapter) are organizing a drawing, writing and video contest around the theme "My Favorite French Dish or Pastry".


"French Comics Framed" Festival


The French Comics Association is pleased to present the inaugural French Comics Framed, a monthlong festival devoted to highlighting the best work of Francophone comics artists and graphic novelists. The festival comprises an exhibition at The Cooper Union and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.


Cartooning for Peace: The Art of Democracy

By Solene Vilchien

Join world renowned political cartoonists Jean “Plantu” Plantureaux (Le Monde), Michel “Kichka” (TVMonde, Courrier International) and Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) for a fun, engaging, and provocative reflection of free speech in a democratic society.