JULY 13, 2017

Launch of Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki

By French Culture

On July 11th, Deputy cultural counselor Thomas Michelon welcomed Governor Pataki, Ambassador Castellenata, General Consul Kumin, George Sape and authors Allison and Owen Pataki for the launch of their novel on French Revolution: Where The Light Falls.

JUNE 28, 2017

France Honors Liesl Schillinger

By French Culture

On June 27, Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, awarded Liesl Schillinger with the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. Liesl Schillinger is an accomplished literary critic, journalist, and translator who has greatly contributed to the growth of French culture in the United States.

JUNE 22, 2017

Graduation of Students of PS 110 & PS 133

By French Culture

On June 20, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon gave a commencement address at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the graduation of the students participating in PS 110 and PS 133's French Dual Language Program. He praised the hard work and dedication of both the teachers and students and encouraged the students to continue their studies in French.

JUNE 22, 2017

Graduation of Students of PS 58 & PS 84

By French Culture

On June 21, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon gave a commencement speech at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the graduation of the students in the French Dual Language Progam at PS 58 and PS 84. He commended the students for their efforts and thanked the schools' teachers and administration for creating such a strong program.

JUNE 21, 2017

Graduation of Students of New York French American Charter School

By French Culture

On June 19, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon gave a commencement speech at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the graduation of the students of the New York French American Charter School. He praised their work as "pioneers of the French Bilingual Revolution" and commended the teachers for their dedication to the students.

JUNE 21, 2017

Graduation of Students of MS 256, MS 51, & SIS

By French Culture

On June 20, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon gave a commencement address at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the graduation of the students in the French Dual Language Program at MS 51, MS 256, and the Boerum Hill School for International Studies. He encouraged the students to continue their pursuit of the language and praised their dedication to the program.

JUNE 19, 2017

France Honors Dave Kehr

By French Culture

On June 15, Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, awarded Dave Kehr with the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. Dave Kehr is a brilliant film critic and journalist with a passion for French cinema. Throughout his career, he has significantly contributed to the growth of French culture in the United States.

JUNE 13, 2017

Films on the Green 2017 Opening Night

By French Culture

On Friday, June 2, 2017, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon welcomed guests to the opening night cocktail reception for the 10th edition of Films on the Green Festival, the free outdoor French film festival produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. The reception was followed by a screening of François Ozon's Potiche in Central Park.

JUNE 7, 2017

On French Laicité

By French Culture

On June 1st, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, Thomas Michelon welcomed the LICRA (International League Against Racism & Anti-Semitism), Adam Gopnik, Pascal Bruckner, Paul Berman, and Patrick Weil to Albertine Books for a discussion on the concept of French Laïcité.

MAY 12, 2017

France Honors Mark Osborne

By French Culture

On May 10th, 2017, director, producer, and animator Mark Osborne was awarded with the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts at a ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur conferred the insignia to him in recognition of his achievements in film -- notably his animated adaptation of The Little Prince by French writer and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry –- and his work with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation dedicated to improving the everyday lives of disadvantaged youth according to author Saint-Exupéry's humanist legacy.

MAY 5, 2017

Flora in the Art of Jewelry: An Conversation with L'ÉCOLE

By French Culture

On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy welcomed L'ÉCOLE school of jewelry arts professors Inezita Gay-Eckel and Gislain Aucremanne for a conversation about flora in the art of jewelry. Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor, introduced the speakers.

MAY 4, 2017

Paris&Co Learning Expedition: NYC VR/AR Discovery Session

By French Culture

On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy welcomed Paris&Co, the economic development and innovation agency of Paris, for a Learning Expedition focusing on the discover of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor, opened the event with a welcoming speech.

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