On November 15th, 2016, executive music producer Daniel Glass and Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Nile Rodgers were conferred the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters by Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. The award was presented with the following speech at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur welcomed guests to the opening night cocktail reception for the 3rd Festival Albertine, an annual festival that brings together French and American artist, authors and intellectuals to discuss topics that impact both countries.
On October 25th, 2016, Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, welcomed guests to a Demo Night hosted by General Assembly celebrating the close of the 2nd edition of the French-American Digital Lab, an annual program for early stage startups in the cultural sector co-produced by the French Embassy and Business France.
On Wednesday October 5, Cultural Counselor Benedicte de Montlaur delivered the following words during an opening reception for French Comics Framed, a month-long festival celebrating Franco-Belgian comics art and featuring a selection of some of France’s best comic-book illustrators. The event took place at the Cooper Union in New York.
On Sunday, August 21, 2016, New Yorkers gathered for the France Run, an 8k race, to celebrate the shared history and values between France and the United States. Prior to the race, Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy made the following remarks.
On June 23, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York welcomed the students of the French Heritage Language Program for the end of the year party and the annual reward ceremony. Nearly one hundred students took part in this festive event.
On June 22, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York welcomed students from the Lycée Français de New York and from the French American School of New York who received the Mention Très Bien distinction on the Baccalauréat exam. Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur congratulated the students with the following speech.
On Monday, June 27, 2016, Ambassador of France in the United States Gérard Araud awarded Steven Guttman the distinction of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. He honored him with the following speech, during a ceremony held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.
On June 15, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York celebrated the 5th grade graduation of students from the French-Dual Language programs at PS58 and PS84. Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon addressed the students with the following speech.
On June 21, 2016, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur honored Laurent Dubreuil and Laurent Ferri with French ministerial distinctions which were presented during a ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.
On June 20, 2016, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy celebrated the graduation of MS51 and MS256's bilingual program students. These students have followed a bilingual education program in French and English in New York City public schools. Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon addressed the students with the following speech.
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.